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I just finished this, but here are some in-progress pictures. I bought this kit in the late '90s and then didn't do anything with it. It came with paint and glue, and I made the mistake of trying to use the paint. When the black started flaking off I had to clean it all up and repaint it. I didn't paint the body, but instead tried my hand at the details, since I haven't made a model in a long time. Unfortunately, the overhead light is yellowish, so the off-white model has a yellow cast to it. (I'm not much with a cell phone camera, either!)

1 - Just a look at the cab. All the chrome is made from household aluminum foil.

2 - The engine. The paint came with the kit, and I've decided it is too blue. I should have painted the transmission flat steel, like I did the hood latch, some engine details, and the exhaust. The chrome fan and generator came from my spare parts supply.

3 - Interior. The seat and steering came from a '58 Impala model.

4 - Watching the glue dry on the axles and chassis.

5 - The bed strips are flat steel. I painted the bed with flat wood, then tried my hand at dry brushing (there has to be a first time for everything!), and while I didn't really detail the wood grain that well, I am pleased with the color. I finished it off with a coat of clear.

6 - I tried dry-brushing the letters.

7 - I didn't like the tail lights that came with the kit, so I painted the recesses red to emulate "Frenched" tail lights, then installed the lights from my donor '58 Impala.

8 - The finished product. The rims also came from the Impala kit.

9 - Oh, and the Impala kit had an Oklahoma license plate in it. :D

I'm learning and relearning. My next project is the Liindberg Monitor and Merrimac kit.

 

1-50 Chevy Cab 20200517s.jpg

2-50 Chevy Engine 20200517s.jpg

3-50 Chevy Interior 20200517s.jpg

4-50 Chevy Chassis 20200517s.jpg

5-50 Chevy Bed 20200517s.jpg

6-50 Chevy Tailgate 20200517s.jpg

7-50 Chevy Taillights 20200517s.jpg

8-50 Chevy Finished Side 20200517s.jpg

9-50 Chevy Finished Rear 20200517s.jpg

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Welcome to the forum.  Finishing a model is always a positive!  The most important part, does it feel good?  Painting the tailgate letters is a pain, been there, done that a few times.

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Dang straight it feels good, especially since it has been so long since I last built one. Just prior to this model I did a Johnny Lightning Batmobile, but that was a MUCH simpler model.

I have another '50 Chevy pickup in the pipeline, and that one is bone stock. I think I bought the two kits just to have one custom and the other stock.

 

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Cool ! Congrats on your first completion. I’ve had the 50 Chevy pickup kits since they first came out. Like you I worked on one a bit and put it away.

Coronavirus comes around and I decided to build one too!  I finished mine a few weeks ago.

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I'm lucky in that I am working from home. However, it also means I am home from work a LOT sooner! 😁

I'm seriously playing with making my other '50 Chevy pickup a three-window cab, but I want to take a good look at the one I'm modeling it after first. It's a long story, but it began with a movie made here in Kentucky back in '96 . . .

(Tom Geiger, I remember the comic books ad you take your profile pic from. Like, I first saw them back when LBJ was in office.)

 

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You got me remembering things.  I few years ago I did some surgery on my '50 Chevy.  This is the way it came out.  Cab extended, front bumper from the '99 Chev.  

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