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#1 Billy Kingsley

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 09:56 AM

Here's something I've been working on for the past few months. I started with Revell's 1995 Chevy Street Pickup, and started modifying it. I lowered the front suspension and raised the rear, I removed the door handles and scratchbuilt a bed cover.

I drilled out the wheels...
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Really pleased with how the Chevy logo on the grill came out. The bowtie logo is Testors gold, and the trim is Red Sharpie.
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The frame and engine are gold, too.
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The rolled pan was scratchbuilt. I also sealed off the tailgate. It used to open.
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This is about how it's going to sit.
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Here's the bed cover. It was clear plastic.
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It was primered then. That didn't come out so good.

Now, I've sanded a bunch more, and it's sitting home with putty in several places. I filled in the vents on the nose, and I'm in the process of smoothing out the bed and other various parts. There's lots of putty on it, and it should be ready for sanding when I get home from Massachusets...

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 02:31 PM

Great looking truck so far Billy. I really like how you did the wheels. If you're not using it already, try some scratch filler primer as your first coat....it helps to hide some of the sanding marks and then you can cover it with a finer primer if you want.

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 05:30 PM

Thanks Bill! I gave it a coat of Testors Model Master Lacquer White Primer (My Primer of choice!) but most of that has been sanded off now! Once I sand out the putty, I will give it another coat. This is by far the most body work I've ever done before!

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 06:28 PM

Looking good. The bed cover and roll pan really change the look.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:11 PM

Thanks Bobby! Here is how it looks as of tonight, from the TNMCC meeting...
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Not a real good picture as it's not the focus, but it's a shot, right? :)

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 04:52 AM

Lookin good.I also like the way the chevy emblam turned out.Nice touch.