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Havent done a wip in this section of the forum before, so I will start of with a simple build.

 

I love the Impala's not matter the year.

 

Whilst searching for some other things came across this and thought yep thats what il do to one of the kits I have. Simple and clean. 
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So with that as a base for some inspiration....
Grab the kit and some wheels and set it up to see where to go from here, umm lots sanding ahead.
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The wide whites only come on the Crossbars that im aware of, changed them over to a set of Chrome Reverse
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Will be a curbside build.

 

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Got out the chisel blade and started removing the side trim.

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And after that used a few other things to help start smoothing it all out.

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Filling in a set of lights like the inspiration.

Prefer to use super glue and a bit of styrene.

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Slowly getting it filled in and smoothed.

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Thanks, may be a bit ambitious to get it all smoothed out being black. But we will see how I go.

 

Not bad for the first go round. No where near as many touch ups going to be needed, as I thought alot more were going to show up. Still a bit of work, but not laborious thankfully. Mainly a bit more block sanding and small amount of filling.
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Applied two medium coats of Mr Finishing Surfacer 1500 black. 

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8 hours ago, Cool Hand said:

Filling in a set of lights like the inspiration.

Prefer to use super glue and a bit of styrene.

filling%20tail%20light%20hole.jpg

Slowly getting it filled in and smoothed.

 

Thus the Impala becomes a Bel Air...lookin' good so far

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Wow ! great job on the body so far you nailed it. this is looking awesome. were did you find the tool you used to remove the chrome on the sides I like that it looks like it really cuts down on the sanding.

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Other than a slight shadow of the third tail light your ready for your final coat of paint. Are you going to black out the bumpers and grill like the prototype ? I like the chrome wheels so the wheels and tires don't disappear.   

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On 6/1/2019 at 9:16 PM, rickcaps55 said:

 were did you find the tool you used to remove the chrome on the sides I like that it looks like it really cuts down on the sanding.

Chisel style exacto blade. Yes, but need to be careful not to over do it or slip.

On 6/2/2019 at 12:11 AM, espo said:

Other than a slight shadow of the third tail light your ready for your final coat of paint. Are you going to black out the bumpers and grill like the prototype ? I like the chrome wheels so the wheels and tires don't disappear.   

Thinking maybe the bumpers blacked out. But still have grille, tail light trim and window trim all chrome. And now will I leave it as is or go gloss.

Having tough time deciding on interior colour too.

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Man, I'm lovin' this build. Soooooooo sweet Luke, keep us posted.😎

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That satin black is so sinister looking. A great inspiration for a model.

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Very nice and sinister looking Impala. Satin black really looks good on a´61 Chevy! I did something like that a few years ago but I decided to go with more chrome and color:

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Looking at your project I have to admit that sometimes less is more! Can´t wait to see it finished!

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