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AMT 55 Chevy Bel Air

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Greetings friends,

I just finished this AMT 55 Chevy Bel Air build. The kit is very nice and it went together very easy. The kit is almost built stock out of box but of course I couldn't do that without modifying it  slightly to fit my style and my personality. I shaved off the built in wipers and replaced them with others I had. I replaced the wheels with different ones and yes I know I didn't weather them a bit but I will. The car was painted two tone using Splash Paint Octane Red and India Ivory followed by their 2k clear.  The paint turned out ok but I still struggle with using Molotow pens and the chrome foil for window trim and other chrome accents but am working on it. The only other piece I replaced from being stock was the exhaust tip. I made my own. Please feel free to leave me comments and criticism is always welcomed.

Thanks for looking! 

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Very nice!!

I especially like that fact that you used some "old school" chrome reverse wheels on it instead of some hokey giant chrome low rider wheels which seems to be the standard these days.

Looks like a '55 Chevy instead of some "donk"!  :D

 

Nice work!

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

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Excellent looking build... has a great overall "look" to it! I have always liked this kit as there's alot of different looks that can achieved when building it. Your paintwork is exceptional!

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2 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

Very nice!!

I especially like that fact that you used some "old school" chrome reverse wheels on it instead of some hokey giant chrome low rider wheels which seems to be the standard these days.

Looks like a '55 Chevy instead of some "donk"!  :D

 

Nice work!

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

Thank you very much.

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3 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

Very nice!!

I especially like that fact that you used some "old school" chrome reverse wheels on it instead of some hokey giant chrome low rider wheels which seems to be the standard these days.

Looks like a '55 Chevy instead of some "donk"!  :D

 

Nice work!

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

I agree with you and thank you very much.

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Great paint work, as usual . I really like the look !!👍👍😀

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3 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

Very nice!!

I especially like that fact that you used some "old school" chrome reverse wheels on it instead of some hokey giant chrome low rider wheels which seems to be the standard these days.

Looks like a '55 Chevy instead of some "donk"!  :D

 

Nice work!

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

I couldn't have said it better. It looks like the 55s I remember seeing back in the 60s and 70s!

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Thank you guys for your comments. I appreciate them alot.

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13 minutes ago, THarrison351 said:

Nice Paint!

Thank you.

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Very nice! Especially good finish! I think you have your wheels reversed front to back, though. The ones with the center hubs go on the front, and the one with the flat centers go on the rear. Model on! B)

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50 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

Very nice! Especially good finish! I think you have your wheels reversed front to back, though. The ones with the center hubs go on the front, and the one with the flat centers go on the rear. Model on! B)

I hadn't noticed that.

He's right Asmir. :)

 

Steve

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9 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

Very nice!!

I especially like that fact that you used some "old school" chrome reverse wheels on it instead of some hokey giant chrome low rider wheels which seems to be the standard these days.

Looks like a '55 Chevy instead of some "donk"!  :D

 

Nice work!

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

What donks look fine. Your model your style . Right ??

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9 minutes ago, Ctmodeler said:

What donks look fine. Your model your style . Right ??

Yes Sir, However, I think I will swap the wheels like suggested above.

Thank you

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

Very nice! Especially good finish! I think you have your wheels reversed front to back, though. The ones with the center hubs go on the front, and the one with the flat centers go on the rear. Model on! B)

Thank you Sir, I will definitely swap them out. 

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1 hour ago, Ctmodeler said:

What donks look fine. Your model your style . Right ??

Yes sir.

But apparently Asmir agrees with me.

His model.

 

8 hours ago, Kararic said:

I agree with you and thank you very much.

 

 

 

 

Steve

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Nice 55. I agree with the other comments  , those wheels are a big improvement. I really like the colors you chose and the finish looks very smooth. Well done.

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Beautiful paint and detailing  !  Very nice work and I agree the wheels look perfect on it ! :)

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Looks Great! Spectacular paintwork!

David G.

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