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43 Willys Gasser Pickup

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This build is a combination of the Revell/Model King 43 Willys Gasser Pickup and the Revell 41 Willys Stone, Woods & Cook Gasser. Since the chassis, engine, drivetrain and just about everything in the 41 kit is so much nicer, I'm using all of it for my pickup.

Here are a couple pics of the engine and chassis detail:

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I was going to use one of the Aluminum moon tanks, but after seeing how little of it shows once the body is on the chassis, i decided to just strip the chrome off of the kit tank and paint it with Rub & Buff Aluminum. I'll save the Aluminum tank for a model where it can be seen better...

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I need to repaint the scoop. Too much handling while I was adding some of the details rubbed just a bit too much of the Rub & Buff Aluminum off of it... I still need to add the throttle linkage to the rear of the Hilborn 4 port injector base.

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The engine and chassis in the 41 Revell Willys drag kits is so nice that I bought several "spares" for other projects!!

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Here's a pic of the body and hood after a base coat of paint. I reshaped the hood opening to match the shape of the scoop from the Stone, Woods & Cook Willys, and I opened the headlamp openings to fit 41 Willys headlamp assemblies.

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I'm thinking of painting the top portion of the truck bright yellow, just above the beltline molding. If I do, I'll also paint the bed cover the same color. Suggestions?

RJP

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That's lookin good, Raul! I like your idea of tu-toning it yellow.

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Real good modelling has been done here!

With the right background, i could mistake this for a 1:1!!

Yellow and blue allways looks good imo, i'd say go for it!

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That chassie looks great, really clean and detailed. Go for the yellow.

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super nice. love the detail.

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Looking real nice Raul ! Lots of attention to detail. Looking forward to seeing it completed...

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Heck of a nice start there. As for colors, how about using a grey or aluminum, kind of like mine but use a lighter grey since your blue is a darker shade.

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Thanks for the comments and suggestions, guys! I think that I'm going to go with yellow on the top. I want this one to be really LOUD!!!

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Here are a few pics of the body parts with the base coat of clear. Once it dries I'll get the decals on it, give it a final coat of clear and finish putting it together. I'm hoping to have this one ready for the NNL West on March 1st. The theme this year is Modern Muscle and Gassers!

Instead of yellow on the top like I'd planned, I went with AMC Big Bad Blue and a yellow strip to separate the colors.

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Yep, I really like using the Testors rattle can lacquer paints!!

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Nice! Excellent choice and I'm happy you reduced the yellow content. Yellow and blue go together, but one must use restraint. My brother keeps using yellow accents in inappropriate places on the small fleet of 1:1's in our care. I just wanna smack him! :lol: He definitely got mom's taste.... bad! :)

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Nice! Excellent choice and I'm happy you reduced the yellow content. Yellow and blue go together, but one must use restraint. My brother keeps using yellow accents in inappropriate places on the small fleet of 1:1's in our care. I just wanna smack him! :P He definitely got mom's taste.... bad! ;)

Thanks, Jonathan!! And, the decal set that I've picked out for it has very little yellow in it, too!! Mostly various shades of blue, silver letters with dark-blue outlines for the name "HEMI-FIED", with some purple and yellow sponsor stuff thrown in for accents. Here's a quick pic of the body parts temporarily taped together and sitting on the chassis with the decal set that I'll be using.

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Any chance that you or any of the other guys on the other coast are going to make it to the NNL West?! We had nearly 1,000 models on display last year!! This year should be just as big!!

Regards,

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That is S H A R P! Very nice.

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Well, the decals are in place and cleared. All I need to do now is a little polishing and final assembly.

Here are a few mach-up pics while the paint dries:

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Regards,

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That looks awesome, can't wait to see it at NNLW.

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oh man!! that is so nice! the decals look great, and the paint is beautiful! very nice work.....

cheers

bryan

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Very nice work cant wait to see completed

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Very cool.

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Man that is sweet.

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Very Nice !!!!

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Really good looking willys, excellent paint...

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I love it! very cool willys!

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