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Resin bodies for the Revell 57 Nomad

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While taking mine apart to restore I broke the body,I think its getting brittle so I was wondering if there were any other  57 wagon bodies made in resin for that chassis.  If I do fix it I am going to glue the doors and tailgate shut to stiffen the body.

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I have one that I purchased years ago from Scale Equipment Limited, made for the original AMT 57 Bel air.  Long out of production though.

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You are good to glue those panels shut.  This kit was fiddly and tough to get those pieces to work properly and look right anyway.

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MCW Finishes produces a resin '57 Nomad.

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The only issue is that it requires the '57 Chevy Bel Air Two-Door Sedan 2'n1 (85-4251) as a donor.

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I can't say if it will work with the old Nomad chassis.

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I tried to work on the body and more broke so its going to be used for parts,going to look for a new kit if I want a Nomad again.

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If you should go with the MCW '57 Nomad you might as well crib all the parts you can from the donor kit. The Revell chassis would be a vast improvement over the old style chassis in the original Nomad kit. 

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Its now parts,found a old MPC 2 door sedan body and using the frame and firewall from the Nomad kit to make it look like a old race car put back on the street.

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Perhaps you could consider a 57 airport limo.  That might be an unusual project that would keep you out of trouble for awhile. Lol. Beautiful cars.

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All the plastic from this model is now just too brittle,I dropped the frame and it broke so just small parts will be used from it and i really wanted to restore it but will have to look for a later release to build.

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