'57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible - 1/16 - Junk Car

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Hi guys,

This is one of my favorite projects. I already started it a while ago but for some reasons I just froze the model. This weekend I had finally time to continue with my Chevy project. We were working on our website the last weeks. It was a lot of work but it looks great now.

Here you have some pictures:

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Pay attention, the window of the right door works. It goes up and down.

I still have to build that door again as it is not as good as the left door.

57_chevy_-_doors2.jpg

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Trunk with rust holes:

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Here you see the front seat. The original seat is made out of two pieces (20 & 21). An awful thing for this huge scale.

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So I glued the two pieces together and cut them again in the real parts as it should be.

57_chevy_-_seats2.jpg

And here you see the finshed job:

57_chevy_-_seats3.jpg

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Now it looks and it works like real!

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WoW! Working windows and seats. Never seen that before. Great job. Look forward to seeing more of this build.

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:lol::blink: :blink: :blink: WOW!!! This is very interesting project, that work on the engine is outstanding! That cylinder head looks like 1:1. And engine block looks 1:1 too even without those super autentic looking cylinder heads, exellent job with them. Working windows: :blink:, awesome! But that seat, it it just at the same position than '60 Impala's so it's very good! Only thing I can ask is: How is that possible?!?

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looking good, gonna make Mr. Obsessive jealous j/k

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awesome workmanship so far i love the bare door panels and engine work, very, very good details.

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Hi guys,

thank you all for the great feedback!

Here you have one more piece I've been working on the last days:

57_chevy_-_trunk2.jpg

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Looking really good! I will be following this.

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Hello guys!

I'm sorry for the long absence. Summer, trips, lots of work, etc. I just couldn't continue with my Chevy.

Also, I decided to build the gas pump that will be accompanying my Chevy in the diorama.

So here you see a Tokheim 39 gas pump (my favorite of all times) 100% scratch build.

It's not 100% ready yet. I painted all parts and put it with tape together just for the pictures.

As the Chevy is going to be a junk car, the gas pump at his side should be a junk gas pump too.

I still have to make the weathering and rust effects on it.

57_chevy_-_gas_pump.jpg

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Hi guys,

here a new small update, the rear axle.

I just couldn't leave the original rear axle that way in this scale!

I hope you like it.

The original:

57_chevy_-_rearaxle1.jpg

Improved:

57_chevy_-_rearaxle2.jpg

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I've been working on more details for my Chevy the last days.

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Here you see: before (left) and after (right)

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Looking good! Is that putty on the frame and splash guard going to be gunky dirt-rust?

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WOW!!! Obsess much? LOL. Just jokin, the detail work you are putting into this one is a whole other level. I have no idea how you would go about making the windows roll up and down that sort of thing blows me away. This is one build I will definately be looking forward to more updates of!!! Great workmanship, thanks for sharing.

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Very impressive work, another talented builder and one I will be closely watching!!! :D

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Looking fantastic already! I love the engine detail. Are you going to set it up so that you can remove the valve cover and head? It would be a shame to cover up such detail.

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Thank you guy for the positive feedback!

@David G.: Yes, that putty is going to be dirt!

@Railfreak78:The engine will be "incomplete", typical for a junkyard car, so you'll be able to see all details when finished.

I'm working on a new firewall now. More picture coming soon!

I invite you all to have a look at this calendar for 2011 that my brother and I finished a few days ago using pictures of our scale models.

I hope you like it!

Edited by Model Junkyard

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Wow. Some serious work going on. Fantastic.

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Wow. Some serious work going on. Fantastic.

Thank you for your feedback! I love your avatar! I'm a big fan of retro pin-up girls. :rolleyes:

I think I was born in the wrong decade :(

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Thank you for your feedback! I love your avatar! I'm a big fan of retro pin-up girls. :rolleyes:

I think I was born in the wrong decade :(

I love 'em too. The challenge was, finding one that would be acceptable on this forum.

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I love 'em too. The challenge was, finding one that would be acceptable on this forum.

And it's even car related! ;)

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@jantrix: yeah! I can imagine!

Well, let's continue with the Chevy.

Here you see the original firewall and a picture of a real firewall printed on scale.

The difference is so huge I decided to make it completely new... while doing that I actually realized that I had to make the whole engine compartment new.

So here you have pictures of the firewall. I'll post pictures of the complete engine compartment as soon as it's ready.

Before:

57_chevy_-_firewall1.jpg

After:

57_chevy_-_firewall2.jpg

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:angry:

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That's some insane scratchbuilding! AWESOME firewall you did!!! Thank you for sharing this WIP and keep it going.

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Hello guys,

here a short update of the work done this weekend.

here is the engine compartment. Before...

57_Chevy_-_Engine_comp0.jpg

...and after

57_Chevy_-_Engine_comp2.jpg

57_Chevy_-_Engine_comp1.jpg

The steering wheel

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Some front axle details

57_Chevy_-_FrontAxle2.jpg

I hope you like it!

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Hello guys, I will continue with this project soon.

I'm moving to a new home and I'm quite busy with moving and all my hobby stuff is packed in boxes.

Sorry, I'll come back soon!

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Thanks for the update, I was hoping this one hadn't fallen by the wayside. I can't wait to see more.

David G.

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