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Chevrolet Belair `62 x 2

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I builted this model as some racecar when i was 14 years old. It was first kit what i detailed little bit more. Engine did have ingnitionwires, fuellines etc. And opened trunk! Well yesterday i foundet this model in pieces from my storage. Im prettyhappy about it becouse allmost every piece is in safe. This projekt takes a time cause i have to strip all paints of and ofcource paint them again.

Here is the engine :lol:

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Here is the body and some pieces.

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All comments are welcome :lol:

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Small update. So here we go again with brush and Humbrol enamels. If you have seen my `55 Chevy, you know the results of this paintjob ;) Top of body is gonna be black. This is gonna be some kind of custom, just lets see how this story ends :lol:

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As you see the brush what i use so its not big, but its best :P Its just way you use it :lol:

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I did see your Chevy and was impressed with the paint job. Especially considering you did it with a brush. I assume you sand and polish this type of paint job to complete it. In the picture, there is a small brush leaning on the red paint can. Is that the brush you use? It is very small! Smaller than I would have expected.

Do you paint by brush because you like the challenge and the satisfaction of mastering a difficult task, or is it out of necessity? I would like to try this technique someday for the challenge.

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Gonna be a great project! I really like when you go through your older model boxes and find something you put away for whatever reason and then inspiration takes over and you finish them! My last three completions have been refugees from the storage box. I can't believe you were cutting deck lids open at 14! Can't wait to see how this turns out!

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Thanks guys for comments!

Alyn: That is really brush what i use. It must be pretty wet of paint and then just long drafts on the body. Best results come with Humbrol gloss enamelcolors, they will give smooth finish. I do just wetsand in the middle of painting. So no need to polishing, wax or other stuff. I brushpaint because ill have best results with brush in colors black and red. Other colors i usually airbrush.

voljeepx: I like this kind of projects, but this is first reconstrutionjob for me. I was happy supriced about that opened trunk because it was done prettygood.

Cheers....

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Here is little referencepic of paintjob by brush. It will shine beautifully and no need to polish! Whole car is not gonna be so smooth as bumper, but very glose!

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And here is hood in black, just need to wetsand it and paint another time.

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It really is better than some spraycan-paintjobs! :D

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I've heard tell that Humbrol respond to brushes well, but that is an awesome job going there, Janne!

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Thank you Foxer!

Body is in colors now, but ill have to wetsand black-areas ant paint anothertime. Red isnt the best but lots of better than it was before :mellow:

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Cheers...

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Small update. Here is grille after 2 hours of BMFworking. Idea is that ill blackwash those holes and hope that red shows there too after it. Light areas need some paint and work, they wont be red after that. Top of the bumber is going to be black. :lol:

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Cheers...

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Hertzi,If I hadn't seen it, I wouldn't think you could get such a smooth job from a brush!!! You dun good bro, VERY nice! And at 14 no less.Well you sure coulda fooled me,it's that smooth! GREAT job! :lol::lol:

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Wow. I'm amazed that you got that finish with a brush. Nice work.

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Thank you guys! Ive got lots of cool ideas for this car :lol: Like those hoodscoops, they will fit prettygood in Belair`s hood. Then i testfitted some rearspoiler on it, spoiler was too short but it would be cool on top of trunk! This is gonna be somekind of protouring or oldschoolcustom, just lets see how this story ends. And whatever its gonna look ill hope that you enjoy it :lol: Just wait until the beast is back in bisnes..

Cheers...

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Small question for you guys, what you think about these wheels? Should i use them on this project? They would look better if painted center to black or aluminium. They would be easy to fit on this car.

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Or should i leave centers on chrome? :lol:

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Well ill painted them red. Not bad look, but need to make little fixpainting.

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Maybe some decals on centers. :lol:

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Small update. Here is some parts for engine what i am going to use. There isnt all becouse ill have to find rest of them from my partsbox. So little heavydetailing is coming to. But do not wait too much becouse i am beginner on these things. :blink:

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And yes, i just wanted black 409 engine on this build :blink: Cheers...

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great lookin car where did the rims come out of

paint looks cool

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Thank you Jeff! Rims are from AMT`s Chevrolet Nova `66 restorods kit. :D

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Finished battery. There is 6 single parts on it, and 2 decals B) Must clean those gluespots away.

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And here is part of interior.

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Cheers...

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Excellent paint - hey how come your brush job comes out looking better than some of my spray jobs!! :(

As for the black block Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins painted all of is 409 blocks black! Said the block ran cooler as a result!

Keep us posted!

Bob

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Thank you Bob! Well i dont know, ill just paint them best than i can :huh:

Here is engine at the moment. Ill have to get sleep now, and go to postoffice at morning. There is brandnew `69 Nova and `70 Challenger waiting for me :(

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Does Castrol make oilfilters? Well now they do :lol:

Cheers...

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Finished interior. There is `07 Mustang frontseats :blink:

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All comments are welcome :angry:

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Hey, looks excellent for using a paintbrush! My very very first kits I used a brush and they turned out like junk...course I was using Testors paint. Quick question: are you planning on putting some pin striping along where the black and red meet?

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Thank you! Well i am not talented to make pinstripes, but in the body comes some chromemouldings. Bumpers maybe need some stripes just dunno yet :unsure:

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Ah yeah the chrome moldings, I forgot about those. I wondered why you didn't mask off to make the separation straight. :unsure:

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If Castrol made oilfilters they'd probably be the finest oilfilters in the world!

Bob

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