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Revell 68 Chevelle SS 396 white

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I don't post many completed builds and have two for today.   This is Revell's 68 SS 396.  Nothing special about the build.  The build up photos are over on the workbench page if you want to see those.    I didn't do any interior or chassis photos of completion yet.  I am looking forward to the 69 that I hope comes along next.   

These two latest builds I tried to smooth out the bumps and dimples on the bodies and scribed the panel and trim lines before paint.   And I tried to do all the prep work for a good finish on the body.   Guess what? all those guys that say prep is the key are right.  I've had good finishes before but this really worked pretty well.  Paint on this one isn't perfect, but the issues are my fault.  the paint is Valspar gloss white with primer.  I had it laying around.  I'm not perfectly happy with it though.   Not sure I would seek it out to use on models again.  I also primed with Rustoleum gray auto primer.   All decanted and airbrushed.   

I was very surprised that the decals conformed to the wheel centers and emblems as well as they did.   A little micro set and micro sol helped.  

Chrome is combination of Molotow and BMF.   I screwed up the taillight panel and ended up foiling it and then Molotow on the top of bumper.  Gave them some variation, like a real car would have. 

Headlights turned out well too I think.   A little black detailer liquid around headlights after gluing gave them a little more dimension.  

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I followed your build on this and it looks great. 

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The tire/wheel matchup/ stance, and color choice make this one a Winner. I had been holding of on this kit. Now I know it can be nice.

 

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Nice looking Chevelle.  Well done.

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That came out really nice Randy.

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Don't you just love it when your build turns out awesome !
Fantastic Chevelle my friend ! 
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9 hours ago, Trendsetta68 said:

Don't you just love it when your build turns out awesome !
Fantastic Chevelle my friend ! 
:D

Thanks.  Yes I do love it when one comes together like I want.   I've learned over hte years that going slow makes a difference.  As well as having the internet to look at photos of how various parts really look.   I keep my phone by me and google whatever I happen to be detailing.  Like the interior parts.  Really makes a difference being able to look at it and not have to do it from memory or guess.  

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nice work .. nice and clean. . looks great in white with the res stripes 

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very nice! it Looks really pretty in white with red lines. like it a lot. well done!

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3 hours ago, randyc said:

Thanks.  Yes I do love it when one comes together like I want.   I've learned over hte years that going slow makes a difference.  As well as having the internet to look at photos of how various parts really look.   I keep my phone by me and google whatever I happen to be detailing.  Like the interior parts.  Really makes a difference being able to look at it and not have to do it from memory or guess.  

Absolutely agreed ! That's part of the fun for me ..... looking at all of the pics and gathering of info just thrills me ! 

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I really love the white and red color combo.  The whole build is just excellent.

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On 5/14/2019 at 8:36 AM, randyc said:

I don't post many completed builds and have two for today.   This is Revell's 68 SS 396.  Nothing special about the build.  The build up photos are over on the workbench page if you want to see those.    I didn't do any interior or chassis photos of completion yet.  I am looking forward to the 69 that I hope comes along next.   

These two latest builds I tried to smooth out the bumps and dimples on the bodies and scribed the panel and trim lines before paint.   And I tried to do all the prep work for a good finish on the body.   Guess what? all those guys that say prep is the key are right.  I've had good finishes before but this really worked pretty well.  Paint on this one isn't perfect, but the issues are my fault.  the paint is Valspar gloss white with primer.  I had it laying around.  I'm not perfectly happy with it though.   Not sure I would seek it out to use on models again.  I also primed with Rustoleum gray auto primer.   All decanted and airbrushed.   

I was very surprised that the decals conformed to the wheel centers and emblems as well as they did.   A little micro set and micro sol helped.  

Chrome is combination of Molotow and BMF.   I screwed up the taillight panel and ended up foiling it and then Molotow on the top of bumper.  Gave them some variation, like a real car would have. 

Headlights turned out well too I think.   A little black detailer liquid around headlights after gluing gave them a little more dimension.  

IMG_20190513_185330477.thumb.jpg.1bdbdca8b4219e9938e9c465a312ce89.jpg

IMG_20190513_185359779.thumb.jpg.1ea3c21c806e9428998b6f27b0323d4d.jpg 

IMG_20190513_185251817.jpg

IMG_20190513_185310924.jpg

IMG_20190513_185334792.jpg

IMG_20190513_185353547.jpg

IMG_20190507_174458802.jpg

Very nice, Randy! Model on! B)

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