Looks good so far, quite awesome actually!!!
'62 Impala Stocker.... '60s Style!
Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:41 AM
Looks awesome so far! I like that engine alot and all detailing on it is beautiful. Cant wait to see this one finished.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:39 AM
Thanx Kerry and Matti !
Here's some more... I painted all of the chassis parts yesterday, and today I installed the Front and Rear Suspension pieces to chassis. I had huge problems with connecting to rear tires to the chassis... But somehow I got them on place. Also flocked the interior floor.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:36 PM
You're doing some really nice work on this Niko. You've got to keep ahead of your dad.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:03 PM
Thanks for the great comments.
Steven: I use Flocking which I bought from local model car show maybe few years ago. I really don't remember the manufacturer, but I think the bag looks like this:http://www.modelcarg...sp?idproduct=70 . It's really easy to use, just put enough material over wet paint, and when it dries, knock all spare flocking away and you're done.
I'm planning of starting the interior tomorrow.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:11 AM
Niko, the progress you are making as a modeler on every front, from concepts to technical execution, is impressive! This project shows it on all fronts. I'm really enjoying following this! Keep it goin'!
Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:12 AM
That engine and all the other components look real fine. Looking forward to more.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:16 AM
Looks really good! I had also big problems with rear tires when I build my Impala so your not the only one who had problems with them. Interior and chassis looks very good so far and I love those wheels and tires.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:10 PM
Thanks A Lot Bernard, Doctor and Matti! I got to say those wheels and tires turned out very good. Have to thank Revell, who made excellent kit of this car.
And sorry for the delay on this. I have been really busy in school, and the time I've had, we have been in Garage building the 1:1 Chevelle. Yesterday I managed to get something done, though. Started the seat belts, installed them to the Roll Bar. I'm very glad to see Revell Made a Roll Bar with cross member where the seat belts can be installed. I'm still planning if I have to make one Roll Bar on the side of that bench seat, then it would be NHRA correct, but since it's '60s style Stocker, I'm still not sure about it. We'll see...
The Seat is just Mocked Up.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:26 PM
My first look at this thread. That engine is a real gem. Nice work.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:42 PM
This one is turning out sweet! A very masterful job so far. A great kit to begin with, you are doing it justice, nice work.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:40 AM
Nice looking progress, great engine detail. excellent work so far..
Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:54 AM
Thanks for the positive comments guys! They really keep me going.
I had to put this one as a Back Burner for now, since I'm finishing The '53 Hudson Hornet for Model Car Show on January 26th. The Hudson can be seen in CBP section (The Hornet's Nest: Hudson Hornet Build Madness- topic). Once that is done, I will attack to this one again with full attention. I have sanded the seat smooth, though. Or at least pretty smooth, it needs some more putty before paint.
Hope to have more soon.
Edited by W-409, 20 January 2013 - 07:54 AM.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:10 AM
Since the Hudson is Finished and posted to Under Glass (http://www.modelcars...showtopic=70023), I decided to take the Impala back on the bench. I installed the Battery Cable to starter, and after that painted the driveshaft joints and installed the whole engine to Frame. It's gettin' there, only shocks to add and then all brake lines etc and the Chassis is done.