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My revell ‘54 Chevy 210 build


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I started this build about two weeks ago & here is where I’m at on it now. I’ve pretty much got the chassis all done just waiting to repaint the lower 1/2 of the body & the interior panels/seats. I might of been closer to done but had an issue with the paint that caused me to strip everything down to bare plastic again. 

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The exhaust from the box was for a 409 big block motor but I decided to use an in-line six from an old monogram 53 Chevy kit that I “built”(model skills were lacking back then) way back in the 90s plus the exhaust from the box was pretty ugly so I took some evergreen plastic rod and the actual muffler from the Kit and worked up my own.

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Chassis & blue flame six engine. I had to notch the rear wheel well section of the chassis to get the wheels to fit with the skirts that I made up for it. I used a couple of different shades of testors enamel to come up with the blue for the engine. It’s not spot on what Chevrolet was using back in the day for that blue flame six engines but close enough.

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1 hour ago, Smoke Wagon said:

The added engine detail goes a long ways. The white roof looks great, good luck with the black!

It sure does though I should of used thinner wires, I might redo those. 

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Thanks espo. for the fuel filter& line I used, I think they’re called diodes for computers and other electronics. I bought a pack that had like 20 for around $5

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I wouldn’t worry about the wires I would keep moving forward with your build.

you have some good things going on your project, keep on building…

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13 hours ago, Lurch209 said:

It sure does though I should of used thinner wires, I might redo those.

I wouldn’t worry. Looks more convincing than my method for plug wires. And if anyone points it out, you can say they’re just well insulated. :D

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Here’s a few update pics. The tamiya white laid out on the roof beautifully but the black looked crappy. It was full of what looked like pin holes. I wet sanded it it with 2k followed by 3k & it seemed to of smoothed it out pretty good.
 

I’m about done with the interior, laid some water decal seat patterns I got at NNL west a few years ago though I did manage to lift it in a couple spots while trying to clean up the loose flocking with tape. 9BFC0158-F893-419A-A07B-EA97484AC09C.thumb.jpeg.de5253a069881d51dfb2c4229d24a535.jpeg9BFC0158-F893-419A-A07B-EA97484AC09C.thumb.jpeg.de5253a069881d51dfb2c4229d24a535.jpeg8FC62FB0-547E-4B8E-B484-14D1E71E00AF.thumb.jpeg.79360a0fdada2a89b9c97c7bc27274d7.jpegD3891618-CC11-44F7-9FCE-0CD733AE78F4.thumb.jpeg.ed6b19477793b4eab187947ddaff3eeb.jpeg8377133F-33B8-487A-B39E-82D7CEECE72A.thumb.jpeg.7267f9bd1993e69fad5582880ccc9a19.jpeg3690C4E9-2006-45A2-B179-4D226ABD77E2.thumb.jpeg.d10558c3813c50bf6cd388abc943130e.jpeg

trying to find some bullet hole decals to lay on the trunk lid but everything I’ve found is 1/35 scale and way over in Ukraine oh well. 

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Well she’s done, came out ok I think. I still have a couple of minor touch ups to do on the bmf foil. The trim lines were pretty faint on this old revell which made it a bit of a pia but oh well. 
 

 

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Thanks. It’s a good looking kit but it isn’t perfect. The door panels are just a little difficult to get lined up and the front bumper is ugly. Thankfully this kit came with two different styles of rear bumper. I used one of them for the front. They’re pretty common on eBay. If you persistently look them up you can find one at a decent price. 

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13 minutes ago, dsummone said:

That turned out very nice. I have been thinking of doing a garage of 40s and early 50s builds. 

That would be pretty cool. Would like to see others build this kit. I wish revell would re release it. 

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