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1957 Black Widow while still at SEDCO


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#1 Billy Kingsley

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:17 PM

Here is one I finished off last week. My original plan was to build Rex White's #44 but after laying down my best ever two tone paint scheme, I couldn't bring myself to decal it. If I hadn't converted it to NASCAR specs already, I would have built it as a black and white street car.

Some facts: I used Photo Etch for the four Chevrolet Scripts, and the V on the hood and trunk. It's only the 5th time I've ever used PE parts, and two of those times were pedals-which I simply super glued over the kit pedals. Nothing I've ever done with PE that was this integral to the car before.

Scratchbuilt side boldster for seat, made up of four parts. Scratchbuild headlight covers/blockoffs as the ones Revell provided are nice but not accurate in any way, shape or form. Scratchbuilt exhaust pipes.

Plastic Performance Products tires and wheels, in the proper for racing 6-lug pattern.

Revell only included one taillight so I left them both off, I am hoping to get a copy from one of my friends who has built a bunch of these kits already. I also somehow managed to lose the right side door handle some time between finishing the model on April 30th and taking the pictures on May 2nd.

I took the photos outside because it's a hassle to break out the photo set up and I won't do it unless I have a lot to shoot! :unsure:

Well, enjoy the pictures..

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The decal for the large main gauge was blown away by my high powered fan...
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#2 trogdor

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:59 PM

Very nice job you did. How did you finish the seats?

#3 David G.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:58 AM

You're right! A-1 paint job, and the rest of it looks really good too!

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:59 AM

Billy, that is one super nice job!

The two tone paint is flawless as well as your BMF! It's nice to see these with no numbers on 'em, as that's how Chevrolet would've delivered 'em anyway! ;)


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Posted 05 May 2010 - 06:17 AM

Beautiful work!

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:07 AM

Outstanding build Billy ........... your modeling skills have become quite formidable :lol: B) B)

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:21 AM

Looks Great Billy! Very nice work!

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 04:26 AM

Billy,
Your Black Widow really came out nice, an EXCELLENT job!

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 06:13 PM

Billy as a fellow guy learning how to lay down black I say AWESOME! Clean and great work!

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 04:08 PM

Very nice paint, great build. I wish I saw these shoe boxes race.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:33 AM

That is one astounding model!!! I love the exhaust system in front of the big rear tire. The seats are amazing!

#12 Billy Kingsley

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:36 PM

A very belated thanks for the comments guys! Kinda dropped out of the message board scene cold turkey for a while there and didn't see your posts until just now!

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:57 PM

Looks like an awesome sleeper car. I wouldn't want to pull up next to that at a light. Great paint and finish.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:48 PM

Nice build, Billy!

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 01:00 PM

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 02:33 PM

That is one slick looking 57 Billy! Gotta love a well done two tone!
My great uncle had one sitting in his yard for years in two tone blue I'd like to replicate some day!

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:10 PM

That really looks great Billy... Great job on the paint and the detail is awesome... :o

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 07:44 AM

Looks great Billy, that sure is a nice paint job. I would decal it anyway!! I mean, why not? Thats what its for! :D

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 07:56 AM

Looks Graet Billy

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:47 AM

Great job Billy , But sadly the ppp tires and wheels make it look more like a modern street machine then a car from Sedco. They may be six lug but they are way to big to be accurate. Your right to keep the decals off.