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Tyler62990

47 Chevy Hot Rod

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Here's my take on the 47 Chevy kit by Galaxie. I was awarded this kit as a prize last year in a Facebook build off, and finally got the chance to dig into it. First off, let me start by saying that this is one of the nicest kits I've built to date. My only complaints were the air cleaners molded to the carbs and the hood fit. Aside from those two minor things, this one is really a cherry. For mine, I decided to go with the lowered, hot rodded version. The only added details to this one is the obvious stuff under the hood and the plates, everything else is OOB. I went with Tamiya White Primer and Torch Red from Duplicolor for the paint, then laid down some Testors Wet Look clear for some shine. The interior is a slightly different red, but I can't remember the exact color. The floor was also flocked with red embossing powder. I also really wanted to use the scallop decals since I think the car on the box is unbelievably cool looking, but even though this has been done for a couple weeks, I still can't decide if I like them with this particular paint scheme. One thing I do know is after the 10 or so decals broke into about 30 smaller decals during application, after all that work piecing them back together, they're staying on there whether I like them or not lol.

 

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Man that is real nice Tyler, I have a coupe of these my self and now I really want to start them.

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Nice crisp detail and paint. Looks real good to me. Great work 

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Great looking Custom. I like how you detailed everything under the hood. I guess the chassis is done in much the same manor. I also like your little Green '49 Ford.

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That's a real tasty sled!  I totally agree with your assessment of the kit.

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A very clean and tasteful build of that kit! Beautiful old custom!

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Nice custom.  I am going to have to pickup one of these kits.

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Thanks guys! Sorry for the super late reply. The desktop bit the big one and I'm slowly learning how to use the forum from my phone.

 

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You nailed it!

Great colour combo and the scallops were worth the effort 👍

I agree, this is a great kit. Worth every cent.

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