Jump to content


'57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible - 1/16 - Junk Car


  • You cannot reply to this topic
42 replies to this topic

#1 Model Junkyard

Model Junkyard

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Location:Amsterdam / Zurich
  • Full Name:Seb Perez

Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:37 AM

Hi guys,

This is one of my favorite projects. I already started it a while ago but for some reasons I just froze the model. This weekend I had finally time to continue with my Chevy project. We were working on our website the last weeks. It was a lot of work but it looks great now.


Here you have some pictures:

Posted Image

Posted Image





Pay attention, the window of the right door works. It goes up and down.
I still have to build that door again as it is not as good as the left door.

Posted Image




Posted Image



Trunk with rust holes:

Posted Image



Here you see the front seat. The original seat is made out of two pieces (20 & 21). An awful thing for this huge scale.

Posted Image


So I glued the two pieces together and cut them again in the real parts as it should be.

Posted Image



And here you see the finshed job:

Posted Image

Posted Image

Now it looks and it works like real!

#2 dwc43

dwc43

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,251 posts
  • Location:Tn.
  • Full Name:D.W.

Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:41 AM

WoW! Working windows and seats. Never seen that before. Great job. Look forward to seeing more of this build.

#3 W-409

W-409

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,150 posts
  • Location:Vantaa, Finland
  • Full Name:Niko Lindström

Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:58 PM

:lol: :blink: :blink: :blink: WOW!!! This is very interesting project, that work on the engine is outstanding! That cylinder head looks like 1:1. And engine block looks 1:1 too even without those super autentic looking cylinder heads, exellent job with them. Working windows: :blink:, awesome! But that seat, it it just at the same position than '60 Impala's so it's very good! Only thing I can ask is: How is that possible?!?

#4 lowriderphil

lowriderphil

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 447 posts
  • Location:md

Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:29 PM

looking good, gonna make Mr. Obsessive jealous j/k

#5 Darren B

Darren B

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,117 posts
  • Location:Albuturkey NM
  • Full Name:Darren B.

Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:20 AM

awesome workmanship so far i love the bare door panels and engine work, very, very good details.

#6 Model Junkyard

Model Junkyard

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Location:Amsterdam / Zurich
  • Full Name:Seb Perez

Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:46 AM

Hi guys,

thank you all for the great feedback!

Here you have one more piece I've been working on the last days:

Posted Image

#7 Jim Gibbons

Jim Gibbons

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 760 posts
  • Location:Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Full Name:Jim Gibbons

Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:34 AM

Looking really good! I will be following this.

#8 Model Junkyard

Model Junkyard

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Location:Amsterdam / Zurich
  • Full Name:Seb Perez

Posted 03 September 2010 - 02:40 AM

Hello guys!

I'm sorry for the long absence. Summer, trips, lots of work, etc. I just couldn't continue with my Chevy.
Also, I decided to build the gas pump that will be accompanying my Chevy in the diorama.

So here you see a Tokheim 39 gas pump (my favorite of all times) 100% scratch build.
It's not 100% ready yet. I painted all parts and put it with tape together just for the pictures.

As the Chevy is going to be a junk car, the gas pump at his side should be a junk gas pump too.
I still have to make the weathering and rust effects on it.

Posted Image

#9 Model Junkyard

Model Junkyard

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Location:Amsterdam / Zurich
  • Full Name:Seb Perez

Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:37 PM

Hi guys,

here a new small update, the rear axle.
I just couldn't leave the original rear axle that way in this scale!

I hope you like it.

The original:
Posted Image


Improved:
Posted Image

#10 Model Junkyard

Model Junkyard

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Location:Amsterdam / Zurich
  • Full Name:Seb Perez

Posted 21 September 2010 - 08:10 PM

I've been working on more details for my Chevy the last days.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Here you see: before (left) and after (right)
Posted Image

#11 David G.

David G.

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,306 posts
  • Location:Phoenix, AZ
  • Full Name:David A. Gudzinas

Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:12 AM

Looking good! Is that putty on the frame and splash guard going to be gunky dirt-rust?

#12 codie27

codie27

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 439 posts
  • Location:Perth,Western Australia
  • Full Name:Codie Lawrey

Posted 22 September 2010 - 05:17 AM

WOW!!! Obsess much? LOL. Just jokin, the detail work you are putting into this one is a whole other level. I have no idea how you would go about making the windows roll up and down that sort of thing blows me away. This is one build I will definately be looking forward to more updates of!!! Great workmanship, thanks for sharing.

#13 cruz

cruz

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,467 posts
  • Location:Maryland
  • Full Name:Marcos Cruz

Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:52 AM

Very impressive work, another talented builder and one I will be closely watching!!! :D

#14 Railfreak78

Railfreak78

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,141 posts
  • Location:Phoenix, Arizona
  • Full Name:Brian Wiltbank

Posted 22 September 2010 - 05:12 PM

Looking fantastic already! I love the engine detail. Are you going to set it up so that you can remove the valve cover and head? It would be a shame to cover up such detail.

#15 Model Junkyard

Model Junkyard

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Location:Amsterdam / Zurich
  • Full Name:Seb Perez

Posted 26 September 2010 - 02:49 AM

Thank you guy for the positive feedback!

@David G.: Yes, that putty is going to be dirt!

@Railfreak78:The engine will be "incomplete", typical for a junkyard car, so you'll be able to see all details when finished.

I'm working on a new firewall now. More picture coming soon!


I invite you all to have a look at this calendar for 2011 that my brother and I finished a few days ago using pictures of our scale models.
I hope you like it!

Edited by Model Junkyard, 26 September 2010 - 02:50 AM.


#16 Jantrix

Jantrix

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,900 posts
  • Location:Tampa, FL. USA
  • Full Name:Rob Mattis

Posted 26 September 2010 - 03:18 AM

Wow. Some serious work going on. Fantastic.

#17 Model Junkyard

Model Junkyard

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Location:Amsterdam / Zurich
  • Full Name:Seb Perez

Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:45 AM

Wow. Some serious work going on. Fantastic.


Thank you for your feedback! I love your avatar! I'm a big fan of retro pin-up girls. :rolleyes:
I think I was born in the wrong decade :(

#18 Jantrix

Jantrix

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,900 posts
  • Location:Tampa, FL. USA
  • Full Name:Rob Mattis

Posted 29 September 2010 - 12:44 PM

Thank you for your feedback! I love your avatar! I'm a big fan of retro pin-up girls. :rolleyes:
I think I was born in the wrong decade :(


I love 'em too. The challenge was, finding one that would be acceptable on this forum.

#19 David G.

David G.

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,306 posts
  • Location:Phoenix, AZ
  • Full Name:David A. Gudzinas

Posted 29 September 2010 - 01:58 PM

I love 'em too. The challenge was, finding one that would be acceptable on this forum.



And it's even car related! ;)

#20 Model Junkyard

Model Junkyard

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 60 posts
  • Location:Amsterdam / Zurich
  • Full Name:Seb Perez

Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:50 AM

@jantrix: yeah! I can imagine!

Well, let's continue with the Chevy.

Here you see the original firewall and a picture of a real firewall printed on scale.
The difference is so huge I decided to make it completely new... while doing that I actually realized that I had to make the whole engine compartment new.

So here you have pictures of the firewall. I'll post pictures of the complete engine compartment as soon as it's ready.

Before:
Posted Image

After:
Posted Image