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#1 rmvw guy

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:41 AM

I started this one with a resin cab with a chopped top and the quarter windows removed.  I used the AMT pickup with the custom parts on the bed.  Since it had Corvette tailights a lightbulb went on in my head!  Why not go with a Corvette theme?  I wanted the lakester look so I already had decided on the Moons.  Looking back I probably should have just used the Corvette wheels.   I robbed parts from a '93 AMT Vette and the rearend from the Monogram '37 Ford. 

  Had a few issues with the resin body.  First the kit hood would not fit so, I heated the body in warm water to reshape the cowl.  Then after I painted it with Dupli-Color primers and Model Master Green Go, I noticed the rear of the cab had caved in .  Upon reheating the body to reshape it I was afraid I had ruined my paint.  Forunately the water marks buffed out with Meguiars Scratch X2.0 later.

  A fun build that went a different direction than I had originally intended.  No windshield wipers, antennas or mirrors but, strangely has AC. :lol: Enjoy.50ChevyPickupGreen014_zps8f62611f.jpg50ChevyPickupGreen013_zps9d9c5653.jpg50ChevyPickupGreen011_zps933e3499.jpg50ChevyPickupGreen025_zps5be4f879.jpg



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:45 AM

More photos.50ChevyPickupGreen023_zps4112a999.jpg50ChevyPickupGreen020_zps3d8d8234.jpg50ChevyPickupGreen018_zpsd59c454e.jpg50ChevyPickupGreen017_zps7d289e59.jpg50ChevyPickupGreen016_zps776caa96.jpg50ChevyPickupGreen014_zps8f62611f.jpg50ChevyPickupGreen013_zps9d9c5653.jpg



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:07 PM

very nice, I would have matched the motor with more of a resto mod theme'd wheel , or stuck a classic engine with the wheel choice, but that's me. Otherwise looks awesome



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:12 PM

moons set off the green nicely!



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:27 PM

Really cool

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:14 PM

Nice!  :) 



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 01:05 AM

very nice, I would have matched the motor with more of a resto mod theme'd wheel , or stuck a classic engine with the wheel choice, but that's me. Otherwise looks awesome

Me too but, it's just a model.  I am thinking more about the use of big brakes and cooling with some other wheels but, like I said I changed directions on this one after the wheel choice.  I would have preferred more retro, the Corvette tailights threw me off.

 

Thanks guys for the other comments also and please leave criticisms also. I still consider myself a rookie.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:08 AM

Great idea and well executed.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:27 AM

does it go fast? Nice build



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:14 AM

does it go fast? Nice build

:lol: It would probably fall apart.  No speed records yet. :D I just noticed the windshield is popping out. So much for resin. :(


Edited by rmvw guy, 19 March 2014 - 04:16 AM.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:40 AM

Smooth.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:01 PM

Cool and sleek custom Ron, very nice touch on the engine and disk. I really like this truck...



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:10 PM

Very nice pickup!



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:39 AM

Thanks guys, this one will probably die now, I never seem to get many comments on pickups.  Out of he 13 comments so far 4 of them are mine.  When you think of all the people in the whole world and only 9 people commented, I didn't make much of an impact on the modeling world with this one.  I am thankful for the comments I did receive.  It's really harder than this to get a comment from my Wife.  Anyway  thanks for looking.


Edited by rmvw guy, 20 March 2014 - 04:50 AM.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 05:50 AM

I love it . the color is perfect.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:07 AM

It ain't easy being green.  Nice job!



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:53 AM

If it's not too late to drop a compliment, I would like to add how clean and uncluttered the build is. It is a classic pickup body, but has a streamlined appearence, like it would do very well in a wind tunnel to test for drag.
Love them LT1 motors. Here is a pic of my stroker LT1 after the LS7 coil pack conversion last summer.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:54 AM

Double post.

Admin: Please delete.

Thank you :-)

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:10 PM

Thanks guys, I am surprised to still get posts on this today.  Most of the new topics I post die young.  Thanks for keeping this one alive a little longer, it is now on life support. ;)


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