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'59 Chevrolet Biscayne 2dr Sedan

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'59 Chevrolet Biscayne 2dr Sedan
Posted by Arthur Anderson on Monday, February 12, 2018 2:47 PM

I mastered this resin transkit (to fit the Monogram '59 Impala kits) at All American Models, back in 1994-95, using the real Biscayne 4dr sedan in my driveway.  It's painted the same color, "Saphire Blue Poly" a metallic color used by Chevrolet in '59.  The interior is all Biscayne as well, even removed the IMPALA nameplate from the passenger side of the dash, replaced that with the CHEVROLET nameplate that I cut from an AMT '59 El Camino.

'59 Biscayne 2dr

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Posted by TR4-Tim on Monday, February 12, 2018 3:45 PM

Art, your '59 Biscayne looks fantastic! 

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Posted by crown r n 7 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:50 AM

Nice chevy!

Nick.

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Posted by dimaxion on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:01 PM

A stunning Mainstreamer . Knocked it out of the Ball Park hands in the Air . "Whwere's the keys ?" Thanx .. 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:39 PM

What a knockout!

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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:36 PM
Fantastic work, and nice to see another mainstreamer!
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Posted by Dwights55 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:52 PM

I have that same body, but I did it in a Tan color.   Still not finished with the frame, but I'll get to it again.

Most of my money goes for bow-ties, bikes and babes.  The rest I just waste.

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:49 AM

Fantastic work Arthur.  Two thumbs up.  YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by henri1 on Monday, March 05, 2018 7:16 AM

what a very fine build! I did a '60 Bel Air four door like mine in my driveway, build froma reveel 60 impala and some remodelling in the doof section and ofcourse adding twoo reardoors. Yours look ok!

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Posted by Arthur Anderson on Monday, March 05, 2018 3:11 PM

henri1

what a very fine build! I did a '60 Bel Air four door like mine in my driveway, build froma reveel 60 impala and some remodelling in the doof section and ofcourse adding twoo reardoors. Yours look ok!

I had fun working up the body on this one:  The roof was sourced from two different 1/25 scale models--an X-EL Products '60 Cadillac Fleetwood sedan provided the roof (which had to be widened 3 scale inchs (3mm, or .120"--used a strip of Evergreen styrene for that), and an AMT '59 Chevrolet El Camino kit (newly reissued BTW) gave its windshield frame.  

As this was done as a set of masters for resin-casting (I was All American Models from 1988-through 1999), I used the El Camino windshield glass for vacuum forming windshields and widened the rear glass from that X-EL Cadillac to manufacture vac-formed rear glass.  The interior was mastered using the Revell '59 Impala HT interior, and I simply "dumbed down" the upholstery patterns to make the plain Biscayne seats and side panels.  The dashboard got modified as well: I carved and sanded the IMPALA badge off the right cove of the dash, then thinned down the Chevrolet Badge from the El Camino dash, glued that in place.  It has a radio-delete cover plate in the center of the dash as well.  The steering wheel also came from the El Camino.

The body side trim was made from .010" Evergreen strip styrene, with its raised, rolled edges made by using .015" square Evergreen styrene strip, glued in place, then carefully "rounded over" to get the correct look.  

Scripts came from Model Car Garage, and were glued onto the original master, so they are cast in place on the resin body.  The hubcaps came from a most-unlikely source!  The original-issue SMP '59 Chevrolet 3inOne customizing kit chrome wheels are actually open steel wheels with baseline "dog-dish" hubcaps on them (NOT Impala wheel covers) so a bit of lathe work, and I got correct dog-dishes to use as resin-casting masters.

Of course, having a real, 1:1 '59 Biscayne 4dr sedan at the time, references were right in my driveway!

Art

 

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