stevekouw

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About stevekouw

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location Zeeland, MI
  • Full Name steven kouw

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  1. stevekouw added a post in a topic Show your 1957 Bel Airs!   

    Here are a couple shots of mine I built for my wife.



  2. stevekouw added a post in a topic 1965 Chevy Chevelle SS   

    I got a little more done this weekend. It has been hard for me to stay at the workbench due to a back injury at work so I am moving a little slow on this build LOL . I hope to get the body in color and clear this week sometime weather permitting.

    Alternator work:



    Muffler clamps:



    Fuel lines to the carb and fuel pump:


    Thanks for following
  3. stevekouw added a post in a topic 1965 Chevy Chevelle SS   

    Well, the front lettering was just not working out for me so I decided to remove them. They will be replaced with P.E. lettering in the future.



    Some body work:



    engine assembly primed:


    Chassis painted flat black:

  4. stevekouw added a post in a topic 1965 Chevy Chevelle SS   

    Thanks Bryan. I have used the walmart primer before too, but the duplicolor seems to cure faster for sanding. I really like doing the foil this way so far as long is it turns out good in the end. A lot cleaner in my opinion. I am debating a vinyl top on this one, but have never tried that yet. I am doing so many new things with build I don't know if I should just go all out or try it later. I have time to decide I guess lol. Anyone out there ever use the MCG photoetch set for this specific build? I have used some P.E. stuff a little now, but never a set for a specific car. Are they worth the time and money? Thanks All!
  5. stevekouw added a post in a topic 1965 Chevy Chevelle SS   

    Here is the engine half glued together. Will take some time to clean up any visible seams.



    And while I wait on primer to dry I like to pick away at small details. I clipped the exhaust off the tree and remove the molded clamps. Finally going to try the P.E. muffler clamps I bought a while back


  6. stevekouw added a post in a topic 1965 Chevy Chevelle SS   

    Here is the body in primer, I went with duplicolor sandable primer. Seems to build up enough and not fill in detail too bad:



    Before revealing Bare metal foil:


    Using a simple pencil eraser seemed to work well:




    Now I will scribe the panel lines, do any bodywork and wetsand then one more stage of light primer. Thanks for looking!
  7. stevekouw added a post in a topic 1965 Chevy Chevelle SS   

  8. stevekouw added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1965 Chevy Chevelle SS
    I am started my next build now and am going to step up my detailing a little bit since I have a little time on the bench now
    I will be building the Revell california wheels 1965 Chevelle, but will be doing the stock SS Z-16 version. I really enjoy factory muscle cars so I'll give this one a shot.

    Parts out of the box:


    The hood will need a little work for correct fit:


    I am trying my hand at foiling before primer and paint and cleaning off the paint on the scripts and lettering after primer and paint:

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  9. stevekouw added a post in a topic 1925 model T traditional style hot rod   

    Thanks for the compliments everyone. This was a fun build since I have usually done muscle cars. I will be doing a 65 chevelle next. Keep a lookout for it!
  10. stevekouw added a topic in Under Glass   

    1925 model T traditional style hot rod
    Just finished this one up this morning. I shared the build in the workbench section and now I would like to share the final pics.




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  11. stevekouw added a post in a topic 1925 Model T (FINISHED! 9/25/2012)   

    It's finally finished! Here is a quick pic. Head over to the Under the Glass section to see more of the final shots. Thanks everyone for following.


  12. stevekouw added a post in a topic 1925 Model T (FINISHED! 9/25/2012)   

    Just waiting on the grille to dry then assemble it and this rod will be in the under the glass section this afternoon. Keep your eyes peeled!
  13. stevekouw added a post in a topic 1925 Model T (FINISHED! 9/25/2012)   

    Here is a pic of the motor set in the chassis for good! Finally lol


    Upclose of some detail



    Thanks for looking and to those who have been following this build I appreciate the comments. I have been dealing with kidney stones for the last two weeks so I have not done as much as I would like, but I am in the home stretch. Then I have to decide what to build next
  14. stevekouw added a post in a topic 1925 Model T (FINISHED! 9/25/2012)   

    A couple more pics:

    The generator bracket:


    I really liked the look of the opened front window so I decided to give it a try: