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1961 Chevy Impala WIP - Finished, Page 2, Outdoor pics!

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, June 10, 2018 6:52 PM

Thanks, Avery and Joe! I appreciate your comments! No tail dragger for me and a dirty dull model will not work well in contests unless it is a completely weathered, rusted, etc. Just not for me.

Ok, so I had lettered the hood on the previous model with PE from somewhere. There isn't any MCG 61 Chevy PE so I'm not sure where I got the Chevrolet lettering. So I tried to remove it and lost the "C" in Chevrolet immediately. I got a little smarter and put some masking tape over the letters on the hood and then snuck my No. 11 blade under the tape and pried the letters off the hood onto the tape. Then I cut another "C" from anther piece of PE that I had in my stash. So here are some letters glued onto the new hood with white glue. The remaining letters are stuck on the masking tape as I finish. I centered the "R" with the dart on the center of the hood and eyeballed each side from there.

Here's the finished lettering and a picture of the finished front of the build.

I  will try to get the hood to sit down a little better and a little more blackwash on the grill.

 

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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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 10, 2018 7:26 PM

Good save Jr!  Looking good!

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

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:46 PM

Yesssss!!!

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by 6 on Monday, June 11, 2018 12:31 PM

I have seen mild to average weathering do exceptionally well in national contests over the years.  I love the look - lot's of opportunities for quality realism. 

Are you saying you taped down the letters after gluing them on?  Is white glue the standard for PE?

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, June 11, 2018 4:45 PM

Very nice!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, June 11, 2018 7:50 PM

Thanks, Mike, Joe, Avery and Prowler! I appreciate your comments! Avery, dull and weathered is just not my wheelhouse. Dull and weathered may apply to me but my models are bright and shiny! Laugh The tape was used on the old hood that had the letters glued on it and then I pried the letters off the old hood with the tape in place so that when I pried off the letter it stuck to the tape so that I didn't lose it. Worked well! I used the white glue because the letters are so small and could clean off the excess without ruining the paint. Normally I would use a bit of super glue but these letters are too small.

It is finished!  Outdoor pics tomorrow!

 

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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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, June 11, 2018 7:57 PM

A couple more:

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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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:25 PM
She's a beauty Jr. !! Those wheels really suit her too .
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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:05 PM

Thanks, Spencer! I appreciate your comment!

Here are a few outdoor pics. It never fails; when I want to take pictures its get cloudy and starts to rain. So these are not as bright as I would like.

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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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:12 PM

I'll have to re-glue the fender ornament.

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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Posted by nottheband on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:40 PM

She finished up looking great, mcjr, your paint, trim, wheels, stance, are all spot on.  I'll have to get myself one of these kits.  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by TarheelRick on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:01 AM

Definitely one fine Impala.  Love the red color.  Excellent attention to detail.

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

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:18 PM

Thanks, Steve and Rick! I appreciate your comments!

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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Posted by 6 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:01 PM

Ah; I should perhaps read more slowly.. I thought you were using the tape as an application technique on the new build.

So, how many finished kits do you have throughout the house now?

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, June 16, 2018 7:51 AM

Thanks, Avery! I think I have about 250 built models in my model room. I have two long shelves with about 50. Another 50 - 60 in a wood and glass cabinet. All of these are in individual plastic cases. Then, since I am building so much in retirement, I started buying scrapbooking plastic cases when they go on sale at Michaels.  I can get about 5-6 builds in each case to keep the dust off. Then I stack the cases about 10 high in my room.

Funny story - recently my wife told me to pack everything thing up and move it to another room so we could paint and re-carpet my man cave. Of course, I balked and she suggested she could get started remodeling the kitchen instead. I agreed. I think I was set up! Thanks for looking! Cool

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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Posted by crown r n 7 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:33 AM

WOW! Very nice that’s one hot Chevy I’m sorry I missed these, I need to start up the 59 

Nick.

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:08 AM

Perfect color, perfect choice of wheels, perfect stance. Plus, your usual perfect execution of the subject at hand. Just . . . . perfect! Bow

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, June 16, 2018 5:42 PM

Thanks, Nick and SFD! I appreciate your comments! Cool

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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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, June 17, 2018 5:26 AM

What a beautiful looking car!! Class act JR...nothin' but class man.Yes

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, June 17, 2018 7:45 AM

She turned out stunning. I hope mine is half as nice when I get to it.

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 Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:53 AM

Looks great Jr!  I love the detail you have put into this one.  I keep moving my '61 Impala SS 409 to the top of the pile and it keeps getting buried by other "must do first" kits.  

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

On my bench-'32 Ford 5-Window Coupe; 1969 Dodge Dart GTS

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:29 PM

Thanks, Joe, Prowler, and Mike! I appreciate your comments! Cool

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: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:35 AM

Another great build JR.  I especially like the hood lettering.  

Your model looks great sir.  Bravo !!Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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