1964 Chevy 4X4 pickupAlmost done...
Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:58 PM
I've got three weeks into this one so far (averaging about 7-8 hours a week), giving myself two more weeks to finish it.
No mods to body, just the usual hood & grille surround assembly/fit issues associated with this kit. Cut off the stock chassis' suspension mounting points to accept scratchbuilt leaf springs/hangers out back, and scratched/modified kit pieces for the front coil-sprung mounted Mercedes Unimog axles.
Tires are dullcoated SoReal IROKS, mounted on modified old MPC Dodge pickup 8-lug steelies.
All chrome was stripped and painted with Krylon semi-flat black enamel. Body/rims are covered in Tamiya TS-2 military dark green. Scratched bed cover painted with Rustoleum texured black.
Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:11 PM
Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:27 PM
Body and engine is looking good.
Gonna flip it over so we can see a look underneath?
Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:22 AM
Seriously though. Very cool idea. Looking forward to seeing this take shape.
Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:46 AM
Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:23 PM
Rodney, once I finish the chassis/powertrain, I'll flip it for a few pics...
Roger, the rims are old MPC 70s Dodge pickup 8-lugs, with the front too-long-as molded hubs shortened more to scale. Rears are as molded. Supposedly these wheels are repopped by RMR, although Ron's catalog doesn't reflect that. Next time I see him at a show, I'll ask.
Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:30 PM
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:11 PM
Steve, that LS in there is the one out of the Revell Chevy SSR kit. Not sure if I'm using that one yet or not. As far as the transfer case goes, I'd like to use an aftermarket Atlas, but there are none (any longer) in resin, and I don't want to get bogged down with scratchbuilding one (please step up aftermarket!), so I'll probably use the venerable NP205 from the old R-M 1/24 Chevy pickup/Blazer kits.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:18 PM
Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:33 PM
Dave Zinn mastered another nice Atlas case, but I don't think he ever had it reproduced?
Alan @ Ma's resin has many more offroad-specific parts in the works also...
Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:13 PM
Posted 24 September 2011 - 04:55 AM