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Custom 57 Chevy Hardtop WIP
Posted by modelcarjr
on Saturday, March 18, 2017 7:31 PM
Started this one last weekend when it was raining all day. I have a couple of old AMT kits that I have been using for parts for other builds and I think I have enough parts from the two kits to build this one. Its been difficult for me to turn a 57 Chevy to a Custom. I have a 57 Chevy Hardtop 1:1 and I don't think I can improve on the beautuful lines, stainless and chrome of this classic. But since its just plastic - here I go!
I eliminated the stainless on top of the where the rear fender insert would go, added the custom tail light mouldings, rear bumper, custom grill and bumper combination, and custom headlight buckets. All of these pices have been glued in and then puttied about four times since the piecse don't fit well. I also eliminated the stainless strip on top of the door and the rocker stainless. I am going to paint it as a two-tone, similiar to a 56 Delray with only a few pieces of stainless. The first color is Wimbledon white. I think I will luse Camel Yellow for the second color. Any other ideas? Thanks for looking!
I am also going to use the chassis from the Revell 2 door post with a few adjustments to shorten it. With some luck I may also add the interior from this kit!
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.