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#1 W-409

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:05 AM

This Chevy Van was built from Revell's recent re-issue of Monogram's old kit. The kit was okay, though there was pretty much Mold flash and other cleanup to do. My plan was to build Chevy Van with '70s style but at the end I decided not to install some equipment like Side Pipes or other stuff like that.

 

The build started when I bought those Turbine Wheels from a friend who cast them in resin. Very nice quality, so I had to install them somewhere. I thought this would be great body for them, so I fitted them on kit's tires. Body and chassis were painted Metallic Red from spray can. Then I clear coated them and body got some polishing. Chassis went together well, and I decided to keep that stance too that came when assembling chassis with kit parts. Interior was fairly simple, it was built with box stock parts, I only added seat belts and some painted details. Some BMF on the body and final assembly, which went well.

 

If you have any questions, ask me and I'll try to answer. All kinds of comments are welcome.

 

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#2 W-409

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:06 AM

Two More.

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#3 cavespeedway

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:09 AM

great build,very clean, nothing over the top.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:57 AM

Nice build, nice wheels!



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:11 AM

NICE van!! :D 



#6 Dominik

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:54 AM

looks very clean. good job! like it!



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

That's a really cool lookin' van, the wheels really give it a bit of attitude but it's still clean and classy. Nice job!



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:12 AM

Nice looking Van!



#9 b_lever1

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

Awsome thats what I'm talking about



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:26 PM

Kinda on the high side, but I sure like the SHINY :) :) :)



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:04 PM

Sharp build Niko, nice touch on the wheels...



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 02:08 AM

Very classic old school build



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:40 AM

Nice build, and you are right . . . the wheels are perfect on that van.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:30 PM

Thanks guys for the kind comments! I appreciate them a lot.

 

I really like how this one turned out, too. Except polishing, it was a lot of fun to build, but I've never liked polishing and this body had lots of smooth surfaces to polish. :wacko:  But it turned out okay.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:11 AM

Nice!



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:33 PM

Thanks Brizio! I appreciate your comment ;) .



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:29 AM

Good job Niko.

The chrome (or would it be stainless)trim looks good.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:50 PM

Looks great



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:28 PM

very clean build !! looks great

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:58 AM

Good looking van!