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48 Chevy Fleetline - old school bomb

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On 8/12/2019 at 10:00 AM, dino246gt said:

Here's the part to be removed, some styrene added then re-installed to clear the driveshaft and the diff. I also "mini-tubbed" it, sliced the inner fenders, added styrene then re-installed them:

 

 

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You know while looking at the pictures I didn't look at who posted them..Then I see the chassis upside down and think Hey, thats Dennis Ezmerlian's work..Sure enough..That is one of the nicest completed models of that that I've seen..

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1 hour ago, mariojr said:

Love the paint job. You mind me asking what kind of tape you used?

Thanks

the tape is Tamiya and 3M Scotch '3434' blue.

 I'm applying the clearcoat at the moment. The sparkle is coming back. But I'm getting a gritty finish on the roof. Dunno why. It's ok, it'll rub out

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Saved the paint! It rubbed out well and has a good shine.

got the foil done around the windows, too.

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And the interior.

 I mixed up a cream colour for the aged plastic. All reference photos show a yellow tint to these parts.

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wow! very nice! you have have some outstanding painting skills.

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Excellent skills all around.

The faux wood work on the dash is excellent. I would be very interested in hearing about how you did those seats-  a very in-scale upholstery look you have there.

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11 hours ago, gman said:

Excellent skills all around.

The faux wood work on the dash is excellent. I would be very interested in hearing about how you did those seats-  a very in-scale upholstery look you have there.

Thanks!

 I used chalk pastels to create depth on the seat cushions.

fitting the wheels and body tonight 👍

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Some seriously great work going on here.

The seat fabric looks like the real thing.

To say you achieved some intricate paint masking on the bodywork would be an understatement.

 

 

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I love the interior. Also can't wait to see what the paint job ends up like.

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the paint is brilliant.Can you tell me what you use for your lace pattern as i am after something similar for my 62 Catalina i'm building.

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On 10/6/2019 at 9:21 AM, geetee66 said:

Also got the engine wired 

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I love this engine. The wiring has a very natural drape to it and the use of dark stains to the side cover and bell housing are spot on. Nicely done.

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16 hours ago, Limeyglue said:

the paint is brilliant.Can you tell me what you use for your lace pattern as i am after something similar for my 62 Catalina i'm building.

I'm glad you like it, guys.

 I used nail art water slide decals for the lace. Got 'em on eBay for a quid. Pick the sheet of lace, rather than those pre-cut for nails. It gives you more to play with .

here's a link for you:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F152359781872👍

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10 hours ago, misterNNL said:

I love this engine. The wiring has a very natural drape to it and the use of dark stains to the side cover and bell housing are spot on. Nicely done.

Thanks man! This kit has spark plugs moulded into the engine, which meant I could fit the wires to the ends, rather than drill holes like I normally do. I manipulated the wires with cocktail sticks to get them in the right spot. 

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Just brilliant..... I was very satisfied with my 48 and thought it was my best build ever,  but boy does it pale compared to this masterpiece......

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This is really shaping up now Guy. Can't wait to see it complete. 

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Like the white snake song.

Here we go again

Killer paint and build work. 

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Hmm

I test fitted during construction, but now I'm about to do final assembly, I have a big gap at the windscreen end of the hood. 

The front end won't move closer to the body, as it's prevented by the radiator pressing against the bodywork. The body can't shuffle forward to meet the hood, as it's prevented by the chassis pressing on the inside edge of the body.

looks ok in these photos, but I need to think hard about how I'll fix this problem...😢

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It's a shame that at least one door doesn't open so that some of that beautiful interior can be seen. I noticed the partial rolled down rear side window,nice detail. Keep it going. Thanks for sharing.

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