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Revell 1957 Chevrolet 150 Utility Sedan - Finished!


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#21 Rob McKee

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

Look great Randy.

 

I really like the wheel and tire combination you have choosen.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

Looking sharp...right up my alley.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

Yes!  She's lookin' good!   I've been looking to create a business coupe base car as a Gas / Electric Company meter reader's car in honor of my late Uncle Dan, who died last year at 91.  The only job he ever had was working for Public Service Gas company as a meter reader.  Did it for some 40 years before retiring.  I originally thought about doing so with the new '57 Ford kit, but I'd have to delete the seat and buy a resin six for it.  I have the plastic 6 for the '57 Chevy, no problem.  As you can see, I have the decals all figured out.

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

Looks like an interesting project Tom.

 

Thanks guys for the fine comments so far.

 

Well after looking through my reference pics I have noticed that the hubcaps were in need of a blackwash treatment. Not sure how I missed this the first time. Here are the pics with the blackwash applied to the hubcaps.

 

Engine pics to follow later today.

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

Okay...engine is finished and ready to be installed into the chassis.

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

Again Randy, your detailing talents are very apparent. I'm enjoying this WIP! :) Fury3



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

Nice engine detail,Randy



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

Looking very good so far.

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:01 AM

Thanks Dave, John and Charlie.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:34 AM

Looking very nice,I can honestly say I haven't seen too many of these built.Can't wait to see more.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:51 AM

looks great very nice work!!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

Thanks Mike and Bill.

 

Mike you are right, most '57 chevy builds are usually bel airs. I have seen a few of these 150's on the forums but not many.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Randy- Great work on the engine and in detailing out the hub caps.  A suggestion. Since the wheels look so good, add a valve stem! You just need to drill a small hole and a short length of engine wire.  See the photo below.

 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Looking good.

 

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:07 AM

Thanks Tom and Danno.

 

Tom...that is a great idea for the valve stems. I would have never thought of that. I shall give it a try. Thanks for the tip.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:06 AM

Nice engine and detail randy. I touch on the hubcaps...



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:55 AM

Looking good!  I'm waiting on the new 57 Bel Air convertible due out later this year to snag the dual carb and batwing aircleaner set up to replicate a 1:1 150 Utility restoration I've seen.   I've got the parts from the AMT Pro Shop 57, but they just don't match the detail level of the newer Revell tooling.  

 

How did you do the Chevrolet script on the valve covers?  With the kit decals, or paint? 



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

Thanks Carl and Brett.

 

Brett the scripts on the valve covers were kit decals but I wished now I had painted them instead. The decals didn't line up very well with the raised lettering.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Thanks Carl and Brett.
 
Brett the scripts on the valve covers were kit decals but I wished now I had painted them instead. The decals didn't line up very well with the raised lettering.


That's what I was wondering. I think I'll sand them off before painting and use the decals.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Tom on this forum had suggested to me to use some black engine wire to simulate valve stems and I must say it was a brilliant idea. Have a look.

 

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