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Chopped Channeled Custom 51 Chevy Fleetline Finished 12-23-2019

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  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Monday, December 23, 2019 8:29 PM

Beautiful! Definitely worth the wait. I think the color vs. the flat black was the right move to show off the alterations. Looks like it's right out of one of the "little magazines" from the early sixties. Glad you hung in there on this one!  Thumbs Up


  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 7:24 AM

Magnificent build.  I have truly enjoyed watching this one come together.  Your work is flawless.  Now I have some ideas on which way to go with my kit.  Thanks for sharing your ideas and abilities.

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

  • Member since
    May 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Thursday, December 26, 2019 11:58 AM

Thank you chucky and TarheelRick! I'm glad you both stuck around to see this one completed! I'm glad I went with another color as well. I think the purple really suits this one. Good luck with your build TarheelRick. I would love to see some photos when you get your project going. 

  • Member since
    February 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, December 26, 2019 12:19 PM

It looks elegantly simple but having watched the build I know it was anything but that. lol  Lovely job.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    May 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:57 AM

Thank you, justmike! It wasn't always easy but it was definitely a lot of fun! 

  • Member since
    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, January 2, 2020 7:34 AM

Looks good, Maniacal! I think I saw this one started years ago but failed to keep up with it. But it turned out really well! I like the color and the paint and body work look flawless. Nice work! CoolThumbs UpBow

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.

  • Member since
    October 2015
Posted by Tim Boyd on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:15 AM
Heh Maniacal....GREAT JOB!!!! Man you nailed that top chop....and the finished model came our really sharp. Congrats on sticking with it over the years and bringing this model to such a fine completion....TIM BOYD
  • Member since
    January 2017
Posted by 195X on Thursday, January 9, 2020 7:00 PM

I just found this one. Not only a gorgeous build but an enjoyable, informative read. Thank you. :)

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, January 10, 2020 6:49 PM

Great looking custom. Flawless lines, very skillful chop. 

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy


  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Menasha, Wisconsin
Posted by mcmainstribe on Saturday, January 11, 2020 4:47 PM


"I got me a '67 Chevy she's low and sleek and black. Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back." Steve Earle
  • Member since
    May 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:36 AM

Thank you modelcarjr, Tim Boyd, 195X, Bainford, and mcmainstribe! I appreciate you taking the time to view and comment on my build! 


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