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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
1962 Chevrolet Impala 409
Posted by mrmike on Monday, February 06, 2017 9:37 AM

The bright sunny day is starting to become a little cloudy and thunder can be heard in the distance.  The wind is picking up in force and the white fluffy clouds are getting dark and grey.  The ground is starting to rumble and shake, it is starting to rain really hard and the wind is blowing with hurricane force!  Lightning is hitting the ground and the thunder can be heard overhead!  Oh no!  It can't be...it just can't be!  mrmike is building...gasp...another Chevy!

Yes, I am building another Chevy!  This time, it is the Revell 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409 Special Edition kit #85-4246  I still love my Mopars and Fords, but I am in need of building something a little different this time.  Whenever I build a GM product, it turns out really nice, so I am hoping for another great build this time. 

I was originally going to paint this in red, but I already have 3 red builds nearing completion.  This build will be painted with Dupli-Color T 155 Light Blue Metallic with a matching interior.

The body in this kit is crisply molded with only two mold lines near the C-pillars to contend with.

I am going to use the steel wheels and dog dish hub caps from the kit with a larger rear tire from my parts box to give the Impala a little rake.

More to come... 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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Posted by Andrea747 on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 1:36 AM

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Posted by litespeedsae on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:06 AM

Good for you! There will never be enough builds of the full sized rides from the 60's.

Chevy's need to be 409

Fords need to be 406 and 427

Pontiacs need to be 421

All of the above need to have the fender emblems crisply molded on the body

Your 409 will be cool to see and follow.

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    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:31 AM

Well, if you must add another Chevy to the mix, I guess it is alright.  Although I would prefer a nice clean FORD.  Looking forward to what you do with this one.  I have it in my stash of to do builds before I die.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:11 AM

I do have a couple of full size Fords in the stash.  I'll get to building them someday, but for now I have this Chevy with a 409 and dual quads and a 4-speed trans.  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, February 10, 2017 7:50 PM

Tonight, I started in searching for a larger rear tire and found a pair in the parts box.

I partially assembled the 409 and drilled the heads for plug wires.

Tomorrow, I'll paint the engine with Model Master Chevrolet Engine Red.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

TnT
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Posted by TnT on Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:35 AM

That is a great kit. One of my better builds. Can't wait to see it. That may even be the same color.

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:13 AM

Got this in the stash myself. Looking forward to seeing yours finished.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:25 PM

Thanks TNT and midnightprowler!

I got the 409 painted with Model Master Chevrolet Engine Red.

The intake manifold was painted with Model Master Aluminium Plate.

I painted both exhaust systems since I'm thinking of taking part of each and making a full exhaust system with Cherry Bomb mufflers.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:58 AM

I painted the wheels this morning with Dupli-Color T 155 Light Blue Metallic.

I also painted the interior with the same paint since I want a matching interior.

I added the valve covers and the intake manifold to the painted engine which is still tacky.  I also added the wheels to the tires, but I may take them apart to clearcoat the wheels.

More to come...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:25 AM

Looks good. I wouldn't clear the wheels.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:22 AM

Thanks midnightprowler and thanks for the suggestion!

My bodywork woes continue!  I thought I had gotten all the moldlines out, but the hot paint brought them back out again!  I sanded them down again and then it'll be back into the paintbooth again.

Curiously, this mark appeared on the roof.  Not sure if you can see it, but it's not in the exact center and there is no interior detail or sink mark to cause this, so it must be some sort of contamination that was on the roof after I washed the body.  I'll sand this out prior to repainting the body.

More to come...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:59 AM

The body has been repainted and set aside to gas out.  Now I am working on the 409 CI engine and the interior.  I'm using the chrome plated headers and I decided to try and "blue" the chrome with some Tamiya X-23 Clear Blue and X-26 Clear Orange.

The dash, steering wheel, and side panels have been foiled.

The floor has been coated with embossing powder and painted, then the seats were added.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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Posted by bugs-one on Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:53 AM
Looking clean so far.
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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:05 PM

Lookin great.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, February 20, 2017 8:38 PM

Thanks Bug One and midnightprowler!

Been working on the interior today.

This I'm proud of...this is the third shift knob decal that I have been able to install correctly without loosing one!

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:31 AM

Looks good so far, MrMike! Did you add some clear to that stick decal? If not, you can still lose it. CoolThumbs Up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:47 AM

Thanks Jr!  This decal is not coming off!  In order to get it to conform to the shape of the ball, I used a lot of Solvaset which "melted" the decal.  Trust me, it's not coming off!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...mrmike!

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  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:47 AM

      Coming along very nicely. great color choice for this build.

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:23 PM

Thanks rusty32rod!

I found a goof in the instructions.  It said to paint the oil filter #65 white and apply decal #26 to it.  Decal # 26 is also white and it will not show.  I removed the oil filter and painted it a dark blue which is correct for that era.

I made a tachometer for the steering column out of bits and pieces here in the shop.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...mrmike!

KWT
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  • From: Middle TN
Posted by KWT on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:15 PM

Looking good. I'm enjoying watching this come together

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:32 PM

Thanks KWT!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...mrmike!

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, February 24, 2017 8:28 PM

Well, Ma Mopar is mad at me!  A Ford backed into me today when I was leaving City Hall.  I hope that this isn't a sign of things to come!

Other than touchups, painting the trans, and putting on the air cleaner, the 409 is done!

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...mrmike!

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    July, 2016
  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:22 PM

Very nicely done. Powerplant is looking real good.

Steve

On the bench - 2010 Challenger Showroom Replica

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, February 26, 2017 4:32 PM

Thank you Steve!

I got the Impala foiled this afternoon while I watched the Daytona 500.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...mrmike!

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, February 27, 2017 8:18 AM

I figured that the best way for me, was to paint the trim with gloss white paint like a pin striper.  I loaded up a small brush with paint and ran the brush along the trim molding and then wipe off the excess with a paper towel.  This worked rather well.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...mrmike!

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Ste-Julie, Québec , Canada
Posted by mrchevyblack on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:53 AM

Really nice! I built one few year ago, mine was all in red ! 

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 7:51 AM

Thank you mrchevyblack!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-2009 Dodge Charllenger SRT8; 1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:26 PM

Mike, I zoomed in to your side trim as close as I could, and the white inside the bmf looks great.  I wish I had a hand as steady as yours must be.  I'm enjoying your build, and I'll have to dig my AMT 62 convertible out and get it started sometime soon.  Cheers

Steve.

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    March, 2008
  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Thursday, March 02, 2017 9:29 AM

Great work on this one mrmike, and I agree the trim looks terrific. I cheated on mine, and just sprayed the inside of the spear white when I did the roof. Love that interior, too! Thumbs Up

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