Shiny 1950 Chevy Pick Up Truck (Mild)

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Testing the bed on the chassis:

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Mocking the body:

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Making more slow progress . . .

Feeling good now about this one:

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Coming along indeed:

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Working on the dash and steering wheel. I still have to add a radio to the dash.

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that green looks mean on that truck dr

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It's PLANET GREEN by House of Kolor. It goes great with Organic Green Kandy. Thanks.

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Mocking the body:

I mock mine all the time, too. Not very fulfilling, though...plastic tends to lack the capacity for witty retort.

Nice truck, btw.

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Looking very nice, doctor. The steering wheel is very cool - PE? I always thought you're supposed to paint the rear fenders separate from the box.

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Haha! I was thinking almost the same thing!

I mock mine all the time, too. Not very fulfilling, though...plastic tends to lack the capacity for witty retort.

Nice truck, btw.

And the truck is looking pretty good.

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Sombrero wheels and white walls!! Love it already!!

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Looking very nice, doctor. The steering wheel is very cool - PE? I always thought you're supposed to paint the rear fenders separate from the box.

Jim, I've tried both ways, and I always ended liking this way with the fenders already in place.

I'm also using House of Kolor which allows me to get in there close to all the panel lines and crevices, and goes on thin. I would not recommend this way for enamel paint jobs, although I am sure someone like Donn Y. would be able to do it just fine.

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Thanks, everyone.

Here's a video update on where the chassis is right now:

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

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Love the white walls and awsume color...

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Getting the base coat on . . . and also on a few plastic spoons to practice the real flames technique.

Stay tuned in.

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Ohhhhhh. True flames. I like those puppies. Fatkidd does a fantastic job on them. He might even be doing a tutorial on them for Iwata.

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Ohhhhhh. True flames. I like those puppies. Fatkidd does a fantastic job on them. He might even be doing a tutorial on them for Iwata.

actually jim, I do realistic "fire"...flames are stylized after fire (its what hot rodders have been doing for decades. real fire, true fire, realistic fire is exactly what it sounds like...a realistice interpretation of fire

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Doc, that color is beautiful, I can't wait for the flames on it! Now since you've done a bunch of these kits, how do you deal with the windshield not quite fitting right? Mine has a gap around it, but not completely, so I'm racking my brain trying to figure out what the issue actually is, the glass or the cab...

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Got that shiny jones going on , eh ? Looking good , no doubt about that ! The Anthracite Grey looks great on the frame . I like the detail thus far too !

Oh , by the way ? No way on the fenders , separately shot then assembled , much easier that way ! Lol !

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Hi Virgil, Great to see you building another truck :) :) Love that six!!

Randy

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actually jim, I do realistic "fire"...flames are stylized after fire (its what hot rodders have been doing for decades. real fire, true fire, realistic fire is exactly what it sounds like...a realistice interpretation of fire

LIke on your Dodge pickup, right?

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Got that shiny jones going on , eh ? Looking good , no doubt about that ! The Anthracite Grey looks great on the frame . I like the detail thus far too !

Oh , by the way ? No way on the fenders , separately shot then assembled , much easier that way ! Lol !

Donn, you are right about that if I were using the enamel paints, but this one is shot in HOK which means I can get the airbrush close in a shoot the edges without any problems. Well, at least I've had no problems with it. And I am a big fanatic when it comes to making sure the bed is as strong as an ox and can hold up over time.

The next one I build I will paint the fenders separate and then glue on.

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I wondered what you were workin on Doc, never thought about looking here, nice work on the lil truck! looking sweet Doc!

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Just put a bolt head over that hole in the side of the carb, if anyone asks what it is tell them it's a fuel level access port.

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actually jim, I do realistic "fire"...flames are stylized after fire (its what hot rodders have been doing for decades. real fire, true fire, realistic fire is exactly what it sounds like...a realistice interpretation of fire

Paul, do you have any tutorials up we can look at? Thanks.

I wondered what you were workin on Doc, never thought about looking here, nice work on the lil truck! looking sweet Doc!

Thanks, Bill. Yes, I am working on this little truck for a change.

Just put a bolt head over that hole in the side of the carb, if anyone asks what it is tell them it's a fuel level access port.

Thanks, Mike, I like the idea.

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The true fire painting practice has begun.

You can watch the video

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