'65 chevy stepside pick-up revell > almost done / special paint design

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next build is the chevy stepside .. bought this from a fellow builder but the kits was already started and partially assembled , this was a buy with several kits at ounce and most where not in he original box or mint but i got those so cheap it was almost for free

the boxart

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the wheels and tyres of this kit are so awsome and so i already used them on my copper colored scalpt 32 ford build

so i had to try some wheels first these ,

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quickly found these they ar actually of a monogram stock car kit

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most o the cab was already glued by the previous owner , i just glued in the sides of the hood woth the hinges and then this front clip

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the steps for the side i didnt like ...

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so i cut them up and only used the rear part so it hides the chassis , will bondo that into one piece with the bed sides

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now i'm going to look for some inspiration

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Subtle change on the bedside side step, but major improvement on the overall look. Nice touch!

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RICHARD,NICE START TO A GOOD KIT ,

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I agree very nice start, looking forward to this build...

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Lookin forward to more pics!

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oops i posted this in under glass :blink: can a mod please move this to on the worbench ? thnx in advance


and thnx guys .. at first i thought i'd chop the roof but glad i did not do that i think this would ruin the looks the higher roof just looks great o a pick up


started on the rear ride hight setting , needs more work of course

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placed the front suspension original to see what we can do with that .. sadly and like said the cab and front was already gluid in this kit by the previous owner if that was not the case i would have lowered the cab .. doing this at this point might be tricky .. but maybe it will still work we wil see

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then started flattening al the seems and work of the other guy , the cab was put together reasonable ..
first flattened the rear so it was flush with the cab and put some bondo on the seems

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did the same under the hood where the firwall sits against the cab .. the glue line needed to be smooth

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front end had some issiues so some sanding and bondo did the trick

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the side what was the step i also will make one pieve with the bed

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ridehight (roughly)

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the sides of the hood where the hinges also sit on where separate pieces , those where glued in at some point but where broken of again and laying loose in the kit ..
i glued those back and really filed and sanded that into one piece with the hood , came out smooth as glass

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Richard great project started those wheels look perfect on this truck. Looking forward for more progress pictures. Have you decided on the colors yet?

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thnx and well no not sure yet , maybe white with a gold metallic roof ??

went fot this steering wheel and removed half of the horn ring , nice and simple

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primer time , pretty smooth already , so tomorrow it will be sanding and we will see if anything needs a bit of bondo , i think if so it will be minour

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This is cool, Sorta has the sport truck pro touring look with its stance. Looking forward to seeing more.

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thnx !

vandaag goed gebuik gemaakt vd vrije dag :)

dryfit with the engine

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second round of primer

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the pre-shaded panellines look nice , not to black

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interiour in white and copper , bench is ruined so i need to fix that

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colorsceme white with a copper roof , inspired by gasmonkey garage

the previous owner of the kit already glued the roof shell on they made it sepatare so its easy to paint .. now i had to mask everything off lol

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with the interiour , the top of the dash is two tone from white to copper

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Keep on buildin'.

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thnx will do !!

well needed to hand paint the black in the engine bay and the front since it was already glued in , so some time later with patience a smaal brush it came out like this

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but the grille really looks unrealistic

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so gave it a wash with thinner and enamel mixed paint

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i took a risk , clear coated the white primer , got it so flat it was smooth as ice , never did that but we will see its now baking dry

i def want to get some matt white spray paint for the future because i actually loved the matt white from the primer .. didnt have the nerve to leave it because primer will become dirty and degrade i think

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i can tell you all clear coating over white primer works great , if you sand the primer supersmooth without sanding trough you can clear it :) lol

the result of clear coated primer >

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i ruined the bench so i put some cloth tape on it and made it a fabric bench

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carefully dryfitted the grille i just had to see how it looked on the shiny body

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cant get any closer close up wise lol , did some chrome accents and even the chevy logo in the dash is chrome now , thought it would fail but it didnt , whow that logo was small

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I really like where this is headed!

I think copper on the inside of the rim with a chrome lip would give it a nice look too!

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RICHARD,YOU ARE DOING A FINE JOB ON THIS TRUCK ,WILL BE CHECKING THIS OUT TO SEE HOW SHE COMES TOGETHER,

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really nice job richard. years ago i had a 1:1 fleetside long bed-loved it! i will keep watching your progress. the white primer with clearcoat looks great!

dave

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Richard you are doing a great job on this build... I kinda like that first set of wheels you had on there first... what are they from????

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a nice set of steel wheels painted copper and babymoons would look cool on it

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Really cool! I like it!

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thnx guys !!!




well i do have a big paint issue , i always use the same clear coat and that stuff is weird but usually in a good way , when sprayed on it looks yellow-ish and then the next day its all gone and clear ..
in this case that was almost so .. but i had the same issue i had one time before , all was clear and nice exept a small piece along the side of the hood and a big piece under the left door , that stayed yellow :(
also on the front lip just a tad , now there will be a front bumper so .. but the side of the door . hmm , i will try to wet sand it otherwise i maybe will make a bmf strip there ...hmmzzzz

got new wheels and they look awsome , sadly i cant use them they are out of my 9 year old sons first ever model kit (snap tite)
but i now know i need to fing bigger wheels like these

on these 2 pics it all looks yellow but thats due to the halogen spots on the ceiling

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here some with diggerent light and its all white exept the earea's mentioned



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and well these where the rims i picked , look terrible now after the other set right ?

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thnx !! and yes would be expensive to ship rims to holland but then again in a enveloppe ... the snap tite kit was not cheap ..

but i already have somebody in holalnd who might have some rims for me :)

and i even think i have some other ones i can use on a car i put away

i did not have the patience to waight if one day the yellow would clear , and yes its my fault to thick spray there (shame)
so i spotrepaired it , almost ruined it could not sand it it was to soft under the gard layer , i def need to leave painted body's longer in the future .. and i will do
so after this shot i sanded it and sanded the edge smooth and did clear again ..
if it will not work i will paint a nice copper design on the sides

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did manage to ghet the black uderside on perfect , when the body is saved i will do the underside of that and inner wells as well

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Looks very nice. That is a great kit. I love the color selection. :)

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Richard you are right that primer left uncovered will absorb dirt over time. It will also scratch easily during the build process. I found that if I wanted to use the primer as a final color, I sealed it in with Testors Dullcote and that worked just fine.

I had used Duplicolor white primer on a police car and masked off the doors to paint the rest of the body gloss black. Then I used Duplicolor clear over the white and it worked out fine.

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Really nice... I love the colors you have used...

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RICHARD, SARRY TO SEE THE PROBLEM WITH THE CLEAR ,I LIKE THE MAG WHEELS THEY LOOK GOOD ON THAT TRUCK ,THE COLORS YOU ARE GOING WITH ARE COOL ,I WOULD HAVE SANDED THE SPOTS AND RECLEARED IT ,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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