1955 Chevrolet Bel Air - Sea Mist Green & India Ivory - FINISHED - 04/30/08

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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air - Sea Mist Green & India Ivory - FINISHED - 04/30/08

  • Well, here we go again, another wip [:0] I hope you guys don't mind if I do one more build and then it's time for a summer break. Plumber's 1955 Chevy
    Bel Air gave me the inspiration to try one as well. This is the Revell kit and will be painted two-tone in MCW factory colour "Seamist Green" and "India Ivory". I applied the Seamist Green today to the body, once dried I will do the roof, quarter panel and back deck in India Ivory. The painting is done on the interior except for the chrome trim on the door panels. Here is my progress to date. Thanks for looking. Smile


     

     

     

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  • Looking Good! You probably already know this but the Bel Air didn't come in India Ivory/Seamist Green. That was only the 210. But I like the combination and it would have been nice to see it in 1:1. Good work!

    If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

    Next on the bench:  1957 Corvette Gasser, 1955 Chevy (opening door older issue), 1957 "Black Widow", 2009 Dodge Challenger, 2013 Camaro, another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda,  probably not in this order.

  • Your off to a good start, Randy! Keep us posted!
  • Nice color combo. It looks good so far. I plan on painting my Bel Air coupe kit the same. Too bad Chevy didn't offer this color combo on the 1955 Bel Air coupe.
    carrucha
  • Thanks everyone. I painted the India Ivory on the body today. I am a little disappointed that there is not much contrast between the Sea Mist Green and the India Ivory. I also didn't know that the Bel Air Sport Coupe was not available in this colour combo. However, I had already ordered and received the MCW paint before I knew this. Having said this, this will be the first Bel Air Sport Coupe seen in this paint scheme. Check the link below, this shows all the two-tone colour paint schemes available on the 1955 Chevrolet and does not mention which body style the paint schemes were exclusive to.

    http://55classicchevy.com/body-colors.html


     

     

     

  • Very nice car. Love the Paint combo. Great Job
    ''If You Cant'' DODGE'' It, ''RAM'' IT''
  • I think your color combo is the all time classic for a 55 Chevy....

    Dennis

  • Randy, that Sea Mist Green reminds me of the EXPENSIVE cottages here on the New Hampshire seacoast. Where's my Dramamine, I feel whoosy.....
    This looks like another great model from one of my favorite builders! Keep going Randy!

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

    On my bench-1970 Plymouth Road Runner; 1969 Mercury Cougar 428SCJ

    Classic Plastic Model Club 

    The name is Mike...mrmike!

  • Looks very elegant. Keep up the good craftsmanship!
    Not one of us is as good as all of us.-Franklin
  • I loverthe colors on this one. Keep us posted on this one eh?

    Why can't I stand to slap these things together like I did as a teenager? On the bench 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Victoria, 1932 Duesenberg J Judkins Coupe, 1934 Ford Cabriolet, 1926 Ford Model Ts-the complete set of all six bodystyles.

  • Looking good! Love the paint job! Don't worry about the color combination. This car has been rebuilt so many times that I'm sure someone has done it in India ivory/Seamist green! Big SmileCool

    If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

    Next on the bench:  1957 Corvette Gasser, 1955 Chevy (opening door older issue), 1957 "Black Widow", 2009 Dodge Challenger, 2013 Camaro, another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda,  probably not in this order.

  • Thanks everyone. I was thinking of repainting the green red but I think I'll leave it now. I think once it's foiled and the wheels are on it will look ok..... modelcarjr you are probably right when you say someone has probably re-done one in these colours. Mike......did you notice if any of those expensive cottages have a '55 Chevy in the laneway painted in sea mist green and india ivory?? Big Smile


     

     

     

  • I got the BMF on this morning and gave it a coat of clear gloss lacquer to "perk up" the finish a bit.. I don't think the Sea Mist Green and India Ivory look too bad now. Have a look and see what you guys think. Thanks for looking.






     

     

     

  • Randy, I don't care if the color is correct for a Belair or not, It should be! That is a gorgeous '55! The foil looks great! Was the front fender spear a bear to foil? I did it over 3 times, no definite line between the trim and body, I had to trim foil till it looked the right width. I'll be watching ! Thumbs Up