this is just another 57 chevy again..
anyway i built this kit way back in the day (87-88) for the first time ,like most here
as far as i can recall i never built the thing factorystock back then ,but more of a at the time current sreetmachine with the blower ,slicks Cragars and those strange flame decals
now 25ish years later things have changed a bit in terms of taste and skill
so after getting the chance to buy an original non reissued 1/12 57 Chevy i decided to do it all again
these original kits aren't really easy to find overhere,,so i was glad to find one in an online shop for 25 euro's which is about 20 Usd?
somebody had already started sticking pieces of the engine and tub together with somekind of household glue (and lot's of it too)
also most of the kit chromesprees had lot's of red styrene bleeding through making most of them useless
to top it all ,,the body had been cracked...i guess had been stepped on in the past or something
after all this i really didn't feel like doing the ###### thing anymore ,but after a week or so i pulled myself together and began work
carefully refitted the 283 and painted it 'chevy engine orange',
started with sanding of big blobs of glue somebody used for the windowwinders...
they must have been wearing sunglasses or something ..
shot a few coats of primer after fixing the crack in the roof..
ditto with the pan and chassis
i did a lot of searching for referencephoto's on the net for these cars...but 'real' unrestored 57's barely excist these days so i stuck with resto..and what people who know their bussines told me
i hope i sort of hit the spot on this one
the interior finished in gloss red...which didn't happen overnight..,did some flocking too
floorpan airbrushed in red oxideprimer and black overspray
did some tons of detailpainting on that..
if you people would like to see more ,let me know
i hope you like it..the overall part fitment is not 2013 but i'm getting there..