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'70 Chevelle 2012 Revell-Gearz entry, in April 'other' mag: whoopee!


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#21 PARTSMARTY

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:59 AM

This is very original-and very awesome.what kind of paint/color did you use?

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:20 AM

This is very original-and very awesome.what kind of paint/color did you use?


Thank you. The paint is Testor's rattle-can Flaming Orange "one coat" lacquer, 5 coats actually, over white Duplicolor primer (over gray high-build Duplicolor primer) and 4 coats of Testor's "wet look" clear, the top surfaces sanded and polished.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:47 AM

1) Nice to see you over here, Ace. Posted Image

2) Nice to see a completed build. Your starts are always so spectacularly promising and your skills so tantalizingly apparent. Posted Image

3) Which leads me to 3 - This build really struts its stuff; beautiful proportions, highly original and out-of-the-box within this idiom, and fine, fine, super-fine on the technical level. Oh yeah, and the color is nice, too! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

What was it about the Gearz contest that prompted this?! :lol: :D B)

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:32 AM

Thanks very much, Bernard.

To answer your question, I guess it was the twin challenges to complete something by a deadline and the requirement to work outside of my particular box, which doesn't usually include muscle-cars, that prompted me to go for it. I had been thinking of doing something similar with an AMT '69 Trans Am shell I had, but when the Gearz contest came up, I started wondering how the same treatment would work on the Chevelle. I looked at pix of the car in 1:1 chopped, and thought most of them kinda missed the mark, flow-wise, so it became a challenge all around. Once I got into the kit itself and found it had some issues, primarily mold parting-lines badly messing with the character lines on the front fenders, it was starting to look like I'd never make it. I had originally planned to do Lambo-style doors too, but thankfully a friend talked me out of it. I just barely made the deadline as it was. I made plenty of mistakes during the build I had to correct too.

I have a history of not completing my own projects that seem to start well, and I felt if I really held my feet to the fire, so to speak, on this one, maybe I could finally break that bad habit. All of the builds I have going are experimental in one way or another, and I've been polishing old skills and learning new ones for the past 5 years after about 40 away from the hobby. I'd sometimes get to a point where a build would require me to stretch my abilities a little more than I was comfortable with, and I'd shelve it rather than risk screwing something up that already had a lot of time in it.

But it just seemed that everything lined up to make it happen now, and I figured if I let myself slide another year or waited for another contest, I'd probably never finish anything.

You asked. And thanks again.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

Wow. I really like the louvers in the hood. Good luck Man, very nice car.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

This is really cool, great idea, great execution, and great color!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:50 PM

That's pretty sweet!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:03 AM

Smokin hot car

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:56 AM

Thanks again for the comments, guys. They mean a lot.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:24 AM

That thing is just sick! What a great build, I can only imagine how your other builds would turn out. I hope you find some more inspiration for your other projects.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:07 PM

Thanks Jason. I'm really focused on 3 to finish ASAP. This one is getting lonely, being the only one "done".

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:13 AM

Thanks Jason. I'm really focused on 3 to finish ASAP. This one is getting lonely, being the only one "done".

Sweet, I look forward to seeing them done. Should we give you some sort of deadline to help you turn out some more great work? lol
So do you have any build pages? I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to see your work

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:01 PM

Jason, since you asked, I have two build threads on here now. The first is a '61 Dodge Dart Phoenix restoration / custom:

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=58538

The second one is a re-design of the old Monogram Orange Hauler :

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=58969

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:43 AM

Jason, since you asked, I have two build threads on here now. The first is a '61 Dodge Dart Phoenix restoration / custom:

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=58538

The second one is a re-design of the old Monogram Orange Hauler :

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=58969

Hey will, not sure why I didn't see this before but I checked out those 2 builds, real nice work! You have some great projects, looking forward to seeing how they turn out. Keep it up

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:36 PM

thats sick

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:44 PM

Thats clever thinking and a really great build

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:34 AM

what are those tires from?

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:34 PM

If Stacy doesnt pick this one, it's rigged for sure. This build is all around amazing. Are those Vette taillights? Man, they blend in so well.
Good luck with the contest.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:40 PM

My own opinion is (what everyone else had to say and then SOME)
I love it !!


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Posted 14 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

Thanks again to everyone who's posted comments. I'm really glad you guys like it.

C-man405, the tires are no-name roadracing slicks from the Revell C5-R Corvette.

Albie D, yes, the taillights are Corvette C5. Actually, the rear panel is C5 (NOT R) turned upside down and mated to the stock rear pan.

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