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MPC '78 Chevy Stepside , Dec. 4, almost done.

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  Really awesome job on that interior !

 

 

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  Gator

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I've been directing more of my free time to my 1/1 project lately so it's been slow going on the models. 
I have done a bit more on the pickup though. 

I added some rub strips on the bumpers with sheet plastic cut into strips and painted semigloss black.

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And I've done up the alternator and power steering pump on the engine. I want to add more detail to this one than I usually do.
I didn't like the look of the belt assemblies I could find so I made my own by cutting the pullys free from a couple parts box pieces and making the belts with some small Evergreen strips.

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I like the looks of that engine. Great work on the color, metal/ aluminum look of the inake and the ignition system and belts. Nice work.

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 This one is looking very good from where I sit ! I like it.

 

 

 

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Getting down to final details now.  Hope to have it finished later in the week or next weekend.

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I love that truck. Those old MPC late '70's/Early '8's Chevies are very scarce. I was able to restore a '78 a couple of years back, and I was able to get my hands on an unbuilt '78, and an '80. I want to do a '80 Fleetside 2wd one day, but these kits are too valuable to cut up. I'll figure something out. I picked up a set of Fireball Resins' excellent 6-Lug Rally wheels for an '84.

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If you have the time could you post some details on your headlight castings. I've been experimenting with different molds but just can't get them right, they look too toy like.  Yours look have the look I'm trying to get.  

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