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    '57 Chevy

    Thanks everyone. The texture on the seats is molded, comes that way. I simply sprayed everything red, painted the inserts black, dry brushed red over the textured inserts, used Detailmaster detail wire for the tubing, and sprayed it all flat clear. Thank's again for the interest and comments.
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    '57 Chevy

    First completed model in 3.5yrs. Busted the slump. It's rough but I've chiseled my tools from the dust and got moving again. This AMT kit left some things on the table to be desired as well. Moving on.....
  3. Way to go James. Glad you took on the project. I'm a little burnt out on all the things these old kits need addressed. I think the reward will be worth it though.
  4. Jump in James. After seeing your Merc you have my interest peaked as to what you can do. Thanks again for the comments and interest everyone. Sledsel, I love the name.
  5. Very cool, good taste with the mods.
  6. Thanks for your interest fellas. Skip, I haven't decided on the engine yet. I'm leaning toward the flat head though. Norm @ R & M of MD puts out some real nice upgrades for those. Plus I love the way they sound! And thanks for the tips with the body. I will use due diligence. Tom, as per your request I sharpened my saws and slept with them under my pillow for good luck the night before. I present to you a chop topped roof.... Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki I removed two scale inches from the A pillars, three from the B to get my slope and the rear just rested where it landed. Went to the hardware store and got me one of them there five gallon buckets of floor glue to piece it back together. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki A little perspective anyone???? Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki OK, so now the fun is over and the real work begins. I'm in the process of filling, shaping, and sanding. Will update when I have something more presentable. Thanks for checking in.
  7. It's coming a long very nice. Your time and care are showing. Good luck with the rest of it.
  8. Really enjoyed viewing this. Great job on car and the way you captured it in the pics.
  9. Well it's been some time (1yr.+) since I've touched a model. I should start by saying hi to my friends, both of them, it's been too long it seems. About two weeks ago I started with the itch and ideas started flowing while I was working on other things not model related so I drug out this old coupe. It was one out of many models I picked up in a lot. There was a whole big box of someones old builds. Like 8 or so in the box with three of these '40's. Got the whole thing for like $5-10. Been a while so I can't remember exactly I just know it seemed silly cheap to pass up. The event that took place to get my brain moving with models again is an old custom car modeling book simply landed in my hands. In this book was an article from a fella that performed a step-by-step on how to chop the top on this very same kit. BAM! Light bulb!!! I have three of these kits!! Lets do something about that!! Hosted on Fotki First things first. Let's be rid of those drip rails. I like them and am considering putting them back on after the chop. Just gonna be a chore to scrape all that dust back up and glue together. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki So instead of traditionally stripping the car of its old paint I just started sanding. It makes for a gauge to see high and low spots and man did I find a bunch of those. My attention was quickly distracted from chopping the roof to molding the rear. I have an opportunity here to claim I carved this car from plastic. So sanding sticks, paper, scrapers, files, scibers and bobbers and doodads is what the past two evenings have been filled with. The trunk lid simply seemed nothing more than a mold line and it was wompy at that. I removed a bunch of material to pronounce the lid and flow the rear of the body to the rear fenders. Made a little guide line here to separate lid from body and show what I started with. Hosted on Fotki Here you can see some progress starting to take shape. I kept sanding till the body line showed up and also massaging the body to have a better flow to the fender. It was at this point I started thinking I must be crazy. You can also see the difference in hieght to were the body meets the fender. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Oh geez, round two... Hosted on Fotki OK, so now I have a trunk lid and the body flows to the fenders much more better. I'm still on the fence as to whether I'm going to mold the rear fenders to the body or simulate felt line. I will be lengthening the whole thing in the back regardless. Here is my progress as of now. Thanks for checking it out. Updates will be slow and steady is the plan. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
  10. Certainly a great job Steve! Your hard work paid off for sure. Beautiful.
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