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  1. Had a few problems with it, but all in all it came out ok. Paint is Tamiya X-14 Sky Blue and Testors Gloss White Acrylic. I don't have much experience with BMF so had a few mishaps with it, but it looks ok. All stock OOB except for some plugs wires and fuel line on the engine. I did try to weather the engine a little. The missing rad hose has now been installed.  All comments welcome, thanks for looking.









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  2. Started piddling around with this today. I built one stock about a year ago, but want to go a little different with this one. Gonna try and put a 2017 Camaro engine in it, and also use the wheels and tires from the Camaro. Not sure how much modding I'll have to do, may end up putting it all back in the boxes.  Haven't decided on a color yet, but thinking maybe metallic grey or gunmetal.



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  3. On 1/26/2023 at 8:42 AM, Andrew McD said:

    Looking good!  Very nice color combo and foil work.



    On 1/26/2023 at 9:43 AM, David G. said:

    Excellent color choice, nice work on the chrome trim, looks great so far!

    David G.

    Thanks David.

  4. 22 hours ago, espo said:

    The chrome foil looks great. 

    Thanks David.


    19 hours ago, KWT said:

    Nice foil work. So far you got a nice looking ride

    Thank you.


    19 hours ago, Tcoat said:

    Beautiful! The two tone paint really ups the elegance of these early 50s Chevys. 


  5. 34 minutes ago, Farmboy said:

    My dad had a 52 Pontiac, overall navy blue, I remember it well.  Started my '51 about 6 years ago.  Nosed it, frenched it, shaved it, chopped it, and put a boat tail on it.  Just got it out of storage a couple of months ago.  Maybe now I'll finish it.  You've got a lovely finish on yours.


    Thanks. Looks like you got a nice start on it, finish that boy up.

  6. 1 hour ago, ismaelg said:

    Very nice color combo!

    Not to hijack this thread, but I built this model and it holds a very special place in my heart. I built it for my dad in 2019. He was a huge fan and had a nice collection of 1/18 diecasts, but never found a '51 so I built this one for him.  Unfortunately he passed away only 2 years later.



    Original thread here: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/138925-1951-chevy-for-my-dad/

    Miss you Dad!!


    It looks great, and nice tribute to your Dad.

  7. Got the body painted and some of the chrome trimmed. I tried a two tone ( the blue is the Tamiya X-14 and the white is Testors Gloss Acrylic) and it came out ok, but the masking tape I used left some residue that I can't get off. I used some 3m fine line at the dividing lines, but used Duck Tape Blue Clean Release on the rest and it left the residue. What kind of tape is everyone using? I did the window trims with molotow pens, but I think I will do the side mouldings with some BMF.


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