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Revell/Monogram 1956 Chevy Nomad

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Revell/Monogram 1956 Chevy Nomad
Posted by JayDubs on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:35 PM

This was my latest quarantine project -- the Revell/Monogram 1956 Chevrolet Nomad. This was the 1997 issue, and was marked as a Skill Level 3 kit, most likely due to the sheer number of parts and attention to detail required.

 

This car is Aztec Gold/Adobe Beige from Scalefinishes, and is my first real attempt at a two tone paint job. I think the real Aztec Gold is a little more orange that this came out, but I still love Jameson's paints. The chrome accents were done with a molotow pen with the exception of chrome bits including door handles (nice!), rear view mirror, antenna and hood ornament. Oh and the bumpers -- bumpers for miles! I finished the exterior with a custom plate made using the ACME license plate maker. The tires were four parts -- backing, white wall, hubcaps and the rubber tire. They could have used a black wash, and I did not do the color matching trim ring. Just realized that I neglected to detail pain the BelAir and Nomad emblems on the rear quarters...oops.

The interior was done with matching colors, in a two tone motif using reference photos from the internet. The carpet was flocked using material also from scalefinishes. The dash was finished off with decals that were included in the kit.

 

 

The engine replicates the 283 V8 (I think). I finished it with a wired distributor, battery wires, a PE radiator cap and some decals from the kit. The chassis was fairly basic and straightforward, although the stance looks off to me -- like the front end is too high.

Overall, for a kit that is 23 years old, this molding held up superbly. The detail was crisp, there was minimal flash even on the tiniest of parts and the small detail pieces are items that just aren't included in many newer kits (IMHO). My only beef was the fitment of the chassis assembly to the body. I can't figure out what it hung up on and why its failed to mate up properly, but a liberal application of glue, some tape and alot of patience took care of that.

Hope you enjoy. Here is the full album.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:24 PM

Nice work on the Nomad. I love the understated colours. A very nice model. Well done!

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Trevor

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:18 AM

Very well done! The engine is a 265. I don't believe the 283 was available until 57.

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:24 AM

Very nice looking wagon. looks like it just rolled off an advertising brochure. My only issue with Revells '56 Chevrolet kits is the picnic table gravel splash pan behind the front bumper.

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Posted by Painted Black on Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:21 AM

The Nomad and the DelRay kits have two different splash pans, the Del Ray looks alot closer to scale. Check it out!!!

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:01 AM

P-U-R-D-Y....

Wonderful job on this build.

Ben

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  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:59 PM

It looks very good

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Posted by Tom99 on Friday, April 3, 2020 6:52 AM
Very nice, great colors.
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Posted by Papajohn on Friday, April 3, 2020 8:36 PM

She's Gorgeous! I think the two Scalefinishes colors look right on for that two tone scheme. Did you use Jameson's enamels or the base coat option? I've had really good results with his matte base coats with a Tamiya TS-13 lacquer clear coat (vs. the 2k urethane cc). What clear coat did you use?

Would love to get the Revell Del Ray coupe version to build a tribute of my very first car, a '56 210 coupe, turquoise & white (paid $425 in 1972!) Still kicking myself for selling it to my bro a few years later...

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  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:27 AM

You Know What? 

    Till you opened the hood I thought you had Photoshopped a real one smaller. Nice job. The color combo was often seen in my neck of the woods.

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Posted by JayDubs on Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:59 PM

@Bainford -- I agree. I love the understated colors too. So happy to get out of the blue, black and red Testors/ModelMaster Paints.

@midnightprowler -- You are correct sir. Not sure why I misread the box...

@tarheelrick -- what? you don't like a gravel pan big enough to park a small car on? LOL.

@PapaJohn -- these are the gloss enamels, but just for grins I gave it a topcoat of Jameson's SuperClear.

@Drums01, @Charger74, @Tom99 -- thanks for the kind words.

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Posted by JayDubs on Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:00 PM

@metalbender -- Thanks! I'm really happy with the way that build turned out.

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  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:05 PM

JayDubs:

     You should be very proud of that Build. Where's the Keys?

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  • From: Burleson, TX. Grew up in Pittsburg and Whitehouse TX
Posted by ModelTexan1 on Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:14 PM
Looks GREAT! I have that same kit in the backlog :)

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