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#1 HOLMES55

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:50 AM

First time post for me. I started with the Revell 1955 Chevy "Street Machine" and was disappointed with the lack of detail on this model so I decided to try some things I've seen on this forum and read about in Model magazines and books. With the engine I made some fenderwell headers out of solder, added the 2-4bbl carbs and made some velocity stacks out of aluminum tubing. I also added the spark plug wires which I have never done before.

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The glass on this model was one piece and extra thick so I cut the front and back windshields off and made this a no-post version. The "B" pillar was molded in the glass and the "C" pillar didnt look right so I trimmed that down to make it more realistic

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The headlights were chromed with no clear lenses so I added a wash and applied some canopy glue to them and opened up the grill.

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The interior was not to bad it had good dash detail so I painted it and added some decals I printed to the speedometer and radio speaker grill. The steering wheel is from parts box

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The body is painted duplicolor phantom grey pearl and I added BMF to some of the trim. The rear slicks are from the parts box. Overall I think it was an improvement from what I started with and now I feel more confident customizing my models.

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#2 rmvw guy

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:40 AM

My favourite parts are the fenderwell headers and the velocity stacks! You gave this one a lot of love. This kit is just not on my fav. list at all. I think you are ready to step it up to one of the newer versions. I do love '55 Chevys!

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#3 Davewilly

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:40 AM

Looks pretty good! You did some nice work on it.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:40 AM

Nice ! You did a very nice job with that kit.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:53 AM

Thanks for the comments..appreciate it. I was thinking of adding fuel lines and linkage to the carbs but with the dual carbs it got to complicated. I think i'll try it out with a single carb first.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:12 AM

You did a good job on a not great kit. l like the result...

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:15 AM

Great work Brad ! You really improved on a so-so kit that is lacking in alot of areas . The stacks and header are impressive and so is the BMF you applied . You are definetly ready to move up to more detailing !

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:28 PM

Nice Build and great job on this kit

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:33 AM

Beautiful build of this kit. This shows that it is possible to build nice Gasser Chevy from this kit too. I built mine years ago and I remember that it wasn't the best kit I had. All in all yours looks good. Nice paint and nice details. Good job all over. B)