'57 Chevy 150Split Personality
Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:43 PM
This is my first WIP here at MCM forum. It's not my first car, but close.
A group of 8 of us are all building the same car, Revell's '57 Chevy 150 Utility Sedan, as part of a group build. For mine I'm doing a split personality of sorts. The driver's side will be presitine (hopefully) while the passenger side will be beaten up and aged.
I started on the passenger side by making the rust holes.
The headliner was created using tips I learned here, from Dr Cranky as I recall.
I'm going to give the hairspray method a try so I've painted up one half of the body with a two shade of rust colour.
Any comments/advice/warnings will be much appreciated by this rookie.
Thanks for looking.
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Oh, and EYEGORE is nervously looking for his next fire hydrant!
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Castrol Super Clean does a find job of striping chrome, and it won't harm the plastic. In fact, you're left with very smooth parts afterwards.
After I primed all the parts with MM gloss black, I textured the bumpers where I wanted to show rust bubbling up from underneath.
The end result looks a lot more convincing than what came in the box, the photos notwithstanding.
And the textured bumpers will look better once they've received a bit of colour.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:12 PM
Step one, hairspray. I know most of you will probably cringe at the thought, but I sprayed the stuff directly from the can, but this time I tested first to see what kind of spray pattern I would get. It seemed to work.
Then came the Tamiya paint thinned with automotive grade lacquer thinner.
I either left the paint too long, put on too much paint, or more likely both, but it took a bit of work to get the paint to "chip" off. I think it looks like a good start for more future weathering.
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stock and custom,even the engine is split in half.This was a LOT of fun.Great start on yours,keep it up!!
Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:54 AM
I sprayed the blue on today. North of the 49th parallel it's hard to get proper car colour model paints like MCW paints, so I went with looked closest to Larkspur Blue.
I layered the paint on a bit thinner this time and didn't wait as long to start working at it. This time the paint chipping went better.
I'll let the thing sit for a day or two in order to make sure the paint is cured and then I'll move on to the other side.
Oh, and I've come up with a name for her; Eve.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:52 PM
Now I need to weather the one side to show it's age.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:43 PM
Whoa this is pretty cool. Hope you're still going on it!
Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:36 PM