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  1. 21 hours ago, TarheelRick said:

    OK, you had me with "65 Chevelle. I owned one, not a Z16, but a 283 4 speed, and it was just about the same color, although not as metallic.  I have two of these in my stash and am planning on building one to replicate the one I owned.  I really like your idea with the holes for the PE. I have that PE set and was under the impression you had to remove the complete grille section then bend the PE to shape to fit the hole. I like your approach better and may make me move my build up the ladder quicker. Will definitely be following this build watching for any problem areas.

    Thanks! I bet that was an enjoyable ride. You have me wondering now if I missed a part of the grill on the fret. Lol. I'll have to look again.


  2. Spent some time last night on the engine and dash. One of my dash decals disintegrated on me. Moving along pretty good on this one. Today I am going to polish the PE sheet so I can start adding them to the mix.






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  3. More progress today. Got the tires and wheels decaled, the interior floor embossed and the seats in. Then I had to mock the body up on the completed chassis to see how the paint looked against the tires and wheels. I'm liking the look.








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  4. On 11/15/2023 at 9:50 AM, Slotto said:

    Looking good Tom

    Thank you!

    I got just about all of the chassis painted and the bulk of the interior. Still need to assemble the parts and detail everything. Progress has been slow this week. The seats are just sitting in.place for now. I bought some metal polish yesterday in order to polish the PE pieces to a chrome finish using my Dremel. Hopefully I don't bend them up.




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  5. On 11/13/2023 at 10:07 PM, Sam I Am said:

    Great job bringing this one across the finish line. 


    On 11/14/2023 at 6:15 AM, Zippi said:

    Haha...that's pretty kewl looking tom.  I remember you showing me that body at the Model car show in Ownensboro.  I like the foot out the back.  


    4 hours ago, Sledsel said:

    Sweet looking build. I have one of these in my stash but am sure it will not come out this nice.

    On a kit note, Revell made some really heavy duty steering linkage!!!! LOL

    Thanks guys!

    Yeah, that is probably the body support bracket you're seeing. It is pretty hefty. The steering linkage was not that beefy, however, I still managed to thin it down a bit for more realism.


  6. Wet sanded the body yesterday and sprayed the new mix on the body. Hard to tell the difference in this light but it is considerably darker. Now to let it sit a couple of days before clearing.

    I figured I'll throw in a pic of the PE I added to the grill. I should have thinned the back of the grill a bit after opening it but once I get the Molotow and black wash on I think it will look fine.






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  7. 3 hours ago, bill-e-boy said:

    Only sometimes things are available then they all of a sudden disappear and become "no longer available"

    Sounds like what we deal with at Costco here in the states. Just about the time you get hooked on a product they stop carrying it.


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  8. 6 hours ago, CabDriver said:

    I think the STOCK car looks 100x better than what Barris did with it - it’s such a beautiful, elegant design 

    I agree completely! I think rounding the wheel wells was a big mistake on his design. Just my opinion.

    Yeah Nah- as for your plan- a perfect idea!


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  9. Now that my Miss Deal Studebaker is done (Under Glass Drag section) I am building this for a FB build-off. I am using the PE set from Model Car Garage. The grill was a pain to do but once I molotow and black wash it I think it will look fine.

    I drilled small holes where each PE piece will go to help locate them and then sanded the emblems off.20231113_115550.thumb.jpg.78e3e11fa4c3566fc13e03b996560326.jpg

    20231113_105922.thumb.jpg.98bebe621d4ad4df2551503f88d3e7f2.jpg I don't believe the holes will be able to be seen after paint and PE. 

    I primed the body and painted a couple of light coats of Tamiya Metallic green prior to the nail polish.


    For the nail polish I mixed some black nail polish in with the green to darken it, about 70/30. I sprayed a couple of coats.20231113_155446.thumb.jpg.cf10113f7fd7ed65e6d9ed32fdb9663b.jpg


    Then I decided that I want to go a bit darker. So, I remixed the polish to about 50/50.20231113_202258.thumb.jpg.c5ebab1f5de5dd48f7f328283232a5c2.jpg

    Tomorrow night I will sand a bit of trash out of the body and respray a couple of coats.

    I also have managed to spray all of the chassis and associated parts in varying shades of black and I'm begining to get the chassis together.



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