Bit of a story to this one, I'll fill you guys in.
At Christmas time, me and my Da were hunting around in the old shed at the side of our house for decorations. It ain't a nice, cozy shed. It's a damp place that really isn't a great spot to put Christmas decorations. Or model kits.
My da, was an avid model builder. Always was. Probably always will be, but due to time constraints and stuff, he's not really anymore, and got rid of a load of old kits. He'd been a modeller for 40 odd years, since he was around my age, if not younger. He's a lot more hands on than I am, and still knows far far more than me. But in some respects, there's been things I've taught him too, as I've had the beautiful thing of sites such as this to give me more help than I could ever imagine. I wouldn't even be spraying cars right now if it weren't for these sites!
Anyway, amongst decorations and such, and as we never really cleaned the place out.. I spotted a Revell '56 Nomad, as you'd assume, in pretty bad nick. There was scratches all over the body, and pillars broken, as you can see. The interior was half started, in an ugly green colour, and so was the engine, in the wrong colour for a Chevy. So I've tried the best with what I can do. I know already that it's not gonna be a show car. But I think that for the fact that my da had started it, I'll build it regardless of flaws just to say that it was (kinda) a team effort.
As you can see, the back windows are gonna be a pain. They're in separate parts and I've no pillar to glue them to.. So, what I'm thinking about doing is creating a custom panorama style back window, one piece. I'll try to use plastic from a coke bottle or something. Might work, might not. I've sprayed the white on the body and masked off the back, as I'm painting a white and blue two tone, the blue is going on tomorrow, and then doing the chrome in BMF. Also, I don't know if you can see it from the photos, but the chrome bits around the front windows is broke too. This thing'll be a handful, I've never taken on this much restoration work before!
I'm ditching the kit whitewalls in favour of these, they came with Revell's street '67 Chevelle. I thought they didn't suit it, but they suit this Nomad lovely I think.
Now, the interior, my favourite bit so far. I stripped down and repainted this a blue colour, and did the floors and two front floor mats. Then I put an oil drum and a weathered funnel for fuel in the back too. Then I made a coke can (first time ever trying anything like this, by the way, so it's far from good) from aluminium tubing and BMF. Wish I could do small detailing like the lettering better.