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Revell 1957 Chevrolet 150 Utility Sedan - Finished!


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#1 RandyB.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

After building my recently posted 1957 Ford Custom Tudor I have decided to go with another entry-level vehicle. This time I am going with the Revell 1957 Chevrolet 150 Utility Sedan. This will be one of those "no frills, maximum bang for the buck" vehicles. This build will sport the 283 Fuelie with blackwall tires and dog dish hubcaps....nothing fancy...bland but with performance or if you prefer, a sleeper! As with my '57 Ford this also will be one colour..no two-tone. I have already painted this one in Model Master factory colour "Tropical Turquoise" and it will have the standard gray interior. Stay tuned for more progress.

 

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Edited by RandyB., 27 January 2013 - 10:08 AM.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

That car looks great in that color.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

Nice start!



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

Nice color. I haven't seen this design for MM paint on the shelf. Is the color new?



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

Awesome color!



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:31 AM

Oh boy ! One of my favorite cars in one of my favorite colors !

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:54 AM

Nice color and start !



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:20 AM

LOOKS GOOD, HOW IS THAT KIT? I HAVEN'T BOUGHT ONE YET

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:59 AM

Hmmm.Testor's enamel.You're a brave man.Still a beautiful finish.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

Nice color. I haven't seen this design for MM paint on the shelf. Is the color new?

Thanks guys...I'm looking forward to this build. Tony...I have had great luck with enamel paints, you just have to be a little more careful when applying.

 

Tim......I didn't realize this paint was enamel until I looked at the pic that I had posted of the can. I had already painted the model thinking it was lacquer. I have used this colour before but it was lacquer not enamel so I assumed this was the same. Oh well, I applied it like it was lacquer and it turned okay.......I guess I didn't need to primer it first.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

I can't wait to see this one finished

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

I've never been able to figure out what color I want to do my 150 in. I'm probably going to do mine in Harbor Blue or something like that. I'm also toying with solid silver.

 

You have a nice building style and I like what you do with your builds.

 

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

 

You have a nice building style and I like what you do with your builds.

 

Charlie Larkin

 

Thanks Charlie...glad you like my builds!



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

The back half looks like a '55 instead of a '57

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:56 AM

The back half looks like a '55 instead of a '57

That's the way the 150 looks....unlike the Bel Air with the wedge shape aluminum insert on the rear quarter panels.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:04 PM

Well I finally got some progress to show on this build. Interior is now finished and I thought I would show a better pic of the body painted. This pic shows a better example of the colour Tropical Turquoise.

 

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

The headlight bezels have had the black accents painted on them and the grille has had the blackwash applied.

 

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I swapped out the generic kit tires for some Firestone blackwalls.

 

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

Great work!  I love the rear seat delete option. I was just thinking that we'll see a lot of those in scale, but I've only seen one in 1:1 in real life.  Back probably 20 years ago someone had restored a absolute bare bones car and had it at the Englishtown, NJ show.  It had a six, manual trans, no power anything, radio delete and the business coupe rear seat delete.  I was happy that they restored it that way to show what actually existed in the day, rather than hot rodding it and distorting history!



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

Thanks Tom. I can say I have never seen a 1:1 without the backseat. Actually I'm not sure if I have ever seen a 150...most of the ones you see are Bel Airs!

 

Anyway, I finally got back to the bench and got the BMF on the body. I don't mind foiling these entry-level vehicles...only took me about an hour to do this one!

 

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Great work, love that color.