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What Color Is Best For A '57 Chevy?


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#1 Junkman

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:25 AM

For me the Chevy is the dullest offering of the low priced three for 1957 and I always wondered why it enjoys such a populatity plus over the Failane 500 and most of all the Plymouth.

I hence cannot bring myself towards building a 57 Chevy stock. The plan is to build my Revellogram 1/12 as a mild custom with all chrome intact, but fancy wheels, a slight rake and a fancy paintjob, possibly two tone.

Please, no wild stuff like fadeaways or flames - I was thinking a dark rich brandywine metallic for the body and white pearl for the roof. What color - or color combination at that - do you think would make it a real standout?

Edited by Junkman, 15 January 2008 - 06:26 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:46 AM

I've seen some recent street machines done in two tone silver. Use the factory color breaks but with a modern light and dark metalic silver finish.

Red or maroon accents keep it from being overlooked.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 04:44 AM

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 05:23 AM

This is my 1:12 '57, just love the candy-red

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:34 AM

A rarely seen but original factory offered color was a really cool copper. It would look great with a white roof. This is the color:

http://auto.howstuff...let-two-ten.htm

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:07 AM

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 12:04 PM

How about some more pics of that 1/12th 57 Steef. That thing look's good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never mind, I just checked out your gallery. Impressive work.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:48 PM

How about some more pics of that 1/12th 57 Steef. That thing look's good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never mind, I just checked out your gallery. Impressive work.


Thanks :o

Edited by Steef Hartither, 22 January 2008 - 10:48 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2008 - 04:12 PM

That copper color was called Sierra Gold.It was also used on '66- 67 Chevelle's under a different color code, but same formula. I mixed a lot of that color back then.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:29 AM

That copper color was called Sierra Gold.It was also used on '66- 67 Chevelle's under a different color code, but same formula. I mixed a lot of that color back then.


It is a nice colour. Especially when it is complemented with that cream seen on the pic of the Chevy wagon. I'm tempted to use this combination on my 1/25th scale 57 Chevy. On the 1/12th I would like to go with something custom. I do like the cherry red one very much, but this will be hard to do in 1/12 if you are not equipped with a fairly large sized airbrush.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 02:36 AM

Getting the candy-red paintjob is actually quite simple.

I used spraycans for automotive. First the normal primer, than I used aluminium mettalic as base-coat.

Than I used a can from MoTip/Duplicolour which is used to paint rear-light clusters red ( or black ).

I used 20 coats of red to achieve this result, the best thing is that you don't have to clear-coat it, since it is a clearcoat with a bit of colour in it.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 03:24 AM

IMHO!
Larkspar and Harbor blue two tone,
But I have owned one that color since I was Twelve.