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2004 Chevy SSR -- Complete w/pics

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    May 2014
2004 Chevy SSR -- Complete w/pics
Posted by JayDubs on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:42 PM

This is my shot at the Revell Performance Series Chevrolet SSR. The kit dates to 2004 and reflects pretty high quality molds and details. Overall impressions are very good.


This kit came equipped with the 5.3L Vortec V8 -- a motor I'm quite familiar with. The representation is very good with lots of great detail. I did no additional detailing to the engine beyond paint. I felt like most anything else would have been hidden in the engine compartment anyway.

Similarly the chassis is quite well detailed and despite some complex build-ups that require close attention to detail made a very nice undercarriage. Particularly when picked out with some drybrushed aluminium, it really comes to life. Wheels and tires are aftermarket jobs from Pegasus that were originally destined to be a part of a Mustang GT build but just did not look right. I think the look better here.

The interior is a multipiece assembly with two piece seats, dash, separate door panels, and dashboard. The kit came with decals for the knobs, the instruments, and the SSR embroidery on the seats -- a nice touch. I finished the interior with a mix of Testors Panzer Grey and Flat black with details picked out with a Molotow pen. What convertible is complete without safety equipment? Sadly this kit came with none, so I scratchbuilt seatbelts, seatbelt clips and the seatbelt guides on the sides of the seats themselves.

The body is a five piece assembly with separate hood, body, body lowers and rear bumper. Everything fit nicely and got a good coat of Scalefinishes Velocity Yellow. It's a Corvette color but it looks right at home on this ride. The headlights were finicky (or maybe I was running out of patience) but they look good to my eye. The car was finished off with metal exhaust tips (another nice touch) and a pair of custom Tennessee license plates.

Hope you enjoyed.

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    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:01 PM

Nicely done. 

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    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:29 PM
This looks great, you've done some nice clean work here!
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    September 2007
  • From: Melbourne, Fl.
Posted by rickr442 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:51 AM

Nice work. I didn't finish mine because I didnt like the stance of the final assembly. I may give it another  shot.

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    August 2007
  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:09 PM

It is a nice kit and you've done a masterful job!!.

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    May 2020
  • From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posted by FJSigma on Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:20 PM

Nice build! Pretty unusual!


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