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#1 W-409

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:35 PM

Since the Senior-Lindström posted his '57 Chevy, I decided to show what I'm working currently in a side of that Torino, Chi Town Hustler and so many more other projects.... This is a Revell '62 Impala (Special Edition kit, non Bubbletop version) which I got as a Christmas Present. It's really great quality kit, lots of parts inside and once you open the box, it's very possible that you can't get the parts inside the box again. :D

 

My plan for this kit is to build '60s style Super Stocker. There are nice decals and other DragRace parts inside the box. Well actually even if there were parts for original Impala only, I would have built it as a Super Stocker anyway.

 

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I started by sanding the rear tires, here the other one is sanded, other is still to be sanded.

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Then I started building the engine, Block, Heads and Oil Pan are painted orange, Intake Manifold is aluminium etc. The basic 409 colors! The kit had nice decals for the engine, two for each Valve Covers, two for the Generator, one for the Oil Filler tube and one for the belt. I installed them, and made plug wires too. Started detailing the carburetors, but the linkage is still in progress in these pics, and I need to do a lot more detailing to the carbs before I call them done.

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Edit: The last picture didn't show... Now it's fixed again.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:42 PM

I did some heat staining for the Headers, here you can see it bit better:

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I also finished the tires and wheels for this one. I wanted to use those WhiteWall Decals that came with the kit, I was afraid of using them in the beginning since I remembered how I tried to apply them to my '64 Impala Custom many years ago... And Wow, they were very tricky, but once I got the hang on of it, the last three decals went easier. Wheels are painted Gloss Red and I installed those Dog Dish Hubcaps for the front. I'm thinking of installing valves to those wheels too, but I'm not sure of it yet. Somehow it would be interesting to try, well let's see...

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The interior needed full carpet because removing the backseat, so I covered the sheetmetal area with paper, today I'm planning to paint the whole floor pan and put some Flocking on it.

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More to come, Stay Tuned!


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:40 PM

Looking good so far



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

Niko..you're doing a great job clean, neat work on the engine....

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:06 AM

Thanks Fellas!

 

I've been bit sick and had no power to do anything big, I've been eating chocolate and playing Street Challenge :lol: (BTW an excellent Drag Race game, and Free. Today I drove new personal best for my NitroFish Pro Stocker: 6,7573, Pro Mod runs high 5's too.)

 

Anyway I got the carburetor linkage done and installed fuel lines from carburetors to Fuel Pump. Also sanded the body a bit, there were only minor mold lines and painted it with primer. However I didn't have Maston's grey primer I like to use, so I had to paint it with Maston's Red primer. Same time I painted the interior floor with primer, too.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

My my son...you have indeed come a long way in a short time!  Your work is looking better and better with each build!  :D



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

Good looking project Niko, you're off to a great start.  Very nice work on that 409.....she's so fine!



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

Great progress, engine is a gem



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

I believe that the drag car shown on the box cover was at the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals Car Show in Rosemont, Illinois last month.



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

Niko... This build is looking good so far and can't wait to see more of it. Keep up the great work.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

Thanks Guys for the kind words!

 

I was going to spray some primer over the chassis, but I had to remove the textes from it. Now there's some putty-work to do, since I've noticed that even if you sand them smooth, they can be still seen under the paint. So, I'm going to fix the problem with little amount of putty today, and hopefully tomorrow I can go to paint booth with that part again. But if everything goes well, I will paint the body today with white.



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:29 AM

what a great start Niko! everything looks fantastic buddy!



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

Niko ~ your skills are showing!!  WOW, that engine is a thing of beauty. She's real fine, that 409. From what I see of the interior, its progressing nicely too. You've sure upped your game.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:45 AM

Thanks Bill and Brad! And yeah, once I get 409 on the bench I have to try to do it a justice. :lol:

 

I got the body painted today. It's Maston's Gloss white, paint turned out quite good, it's hard to photograph though. It is more shiny in person. I will try to get decals on in couple of days once the paint has dried.

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I'd like to wish Happy New Year To All Of You Modelers! B)



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

Looking great Niko....makes me want to work on an old stocker. I always loved this car, your doing great with it.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:49 AM

Thanx Jeff!

 

These Stockers are really fun to build, if you decide to build one, post some pics. ;) 



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

Nice paint Niko, keep up the great work!



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

Looking good! The engine detail is amazing! My 63 year old eyes would have serious trouble doing that work!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

Thanks Tony and Sam!

 

And the main problem is that my fingers are in trouble sometimes when I'm doing this. They just seem to be too big and it takes many tries, but usually the end result is Okay. And if not, I try again. :lol:



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

Back from page three. I had no time to build for the past week, but now it seems I can get something done again. I added some thinned gold paint for the carburetors, to make them look more like metal parts. Then I painted the chassis with flat black, and after that I painted the frame Gloss Black.

 

Trying to get it on four wheels soon.

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