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1966 Chevelle Malibu Wagon Sleeper

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Over the weekend I completed Revell's 1966 Chevelle Wagon. The kit itself is great, fell together with much ease. I decided to ditch the big rims and tires that came with the kit (WHAT?!?!) and go with more of a sleeper / stockish appearance. Paint is Tamiya Light Blue metallic with Pledge Floor Care for clear. Interior is Tamiya aircraft USA Intermediate Blue with ZING! blue embossing powder for carpet. I'm a little unhappy with a few mistakes I made, but I'll let you find them on your own :)

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I swapped the big chrome wheels for some subtle but cool Rallye's.

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The only external hint that there might be a little more than you expected here is the NSRA sticker in the rear windshield.

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MCG supplied the alternator bracketry, Preston's distributor.

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What's a 4-speed without a tach and shift light?

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Hard to see in the pics, but I added seat belts. My first time ever working with them. Well worth the effort.

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As always, comments and constructive criticism are welcome.

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Wow, in the right setting that could come off a real 1/1. Nicely done

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Very nice! That would make a great daily driver or weekend cruiser. And your building style is very clean, too. Well done and model on!

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Really diggin' the steelies and bigger meats out back. Great choice! That's a good looking model.

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There's no such thing as mistakes. It's all about the fun!

Way cool wagon dude. Love the finish. Colour choice and the seat belts look ace. Kudos.

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Awesome interior, awesome paint, a great build all around. Pretty cool!

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Love the detailed work on the interior. What did you make the seat belts out of?

The seatbelts are actually MCG "Seat Belt Material" along with their PE buckles. It's more "fabric" than using ribbon, although it's also more expensive. I'm going to try to find something similar next time I'm at the craft store.

I do want to add, for those of you who haven't built this kit, it is quite well detailed from the box. Those heater hoses were actually part of the kit, and the interior isn't a "tub", so it has nicely detailed seperate panels for each side. Went together very well, minimal flashing, and they did a good job minimalizing the mold lines on the body. The chassis isn't bad either. I'd definitely recommend this kit. My only complaint is that the "glass" is a little wonky, but you could replace most of it with thin polycarbonate if you felt so inclined.

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Nice build of one of my favorite cars. I always liked the early Chevelles.

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