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#1 base905

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:16 AM

whats up havent posted anything on this site in a while
i got this 55 chevy street machine kit on friday and had the intention in turning it into an altered wheelbase
heres where im at as of saturday night




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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:31 AM

i couldnt stand the rear wheel wells so i had a revell 55 chevy vert i swapped the rears so i could put the stock wheel wells back on it

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:40 AM

Cool, will be watching.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:42 AM

very cool cant wait to see it finished.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:58 PM

thanks for the words guys!
heres some more pics

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how much i cut out, no measuring i just eye balled it the whole time, took me like 3 hours to cut up the whole car and put it back
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:01 PM

more pics

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also i got out the file and made the hole in the hood more square, i cant stand the hood scoop the kit came with, not using it!
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:07 PM

last pics for now

smooth enough for me!
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heres the main body colour im using, testors mystic emerald
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and for the roof and the rear trunk lid, im undecided, i think i want to do flake but not sure, heres what im leaning towards
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or maybe i dont want to use the flake and just go with the testors white lightning?....

thats all for now, thanks for looking

Edited by base905, 06 February 2012 - 07:20 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:52 AM

i say flake it!

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:21 PM

Perfectly captured. For me I wouldn't go all glittery. But it is your model.


I would go with a period color for this. It's too nice already.


IMO



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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:07 PM

I like it...and I'm pleased as punch you didn't label it as a Gasser! :lol:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:53 PM

I like it...and I'm pleased as punch you didn't label it as a Gasser! :lol:



thanks :D

lately i have been bitten by the altered wheelbase "bug"!! i like them alot more then gassers! B)

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:03 PM

Perfectly captured. For me I wouldn't go all glittery. But it is your model.


I would go with a period color for this. It's too nice already.


IMO



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thanks,
im going for more of a clean 70's street style paint job, thinkin maybe just the roof in flake?... im still unsure yet, and i dont have any decals for it at all either
any ideas in colors?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:39 AM

got a bit more work done on the 55 over the last couple weeks.
new wrinkle wall slicks from speed city resin
new chevy hilborn injection from speed city resain
shortened pontiac rear end
almost time for some paint!!!! just gathering up what i need for it

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:42 AM

more pics

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and heres a pic of the 55 with the 65 GTO i did as a AWB
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:50 PM

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:51 PM

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

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heres a pontiac i painted while i was building this 55 chevy, the pontiac isnt finished yet

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

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i got some bmf on the trim on this the other day and heres where im at now, its pretty much finished other then the name being painted on and a few clear coats, i hope you guys like it

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:57 PM

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heres the name i came up with! i'll hand paint it on as soon as i can find a small enough brush to do it!!


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:52 PM

Both of your altereds look awesome Matt.
Keep up the great work.
Corey