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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
Posted by RandyB. on Thursday, April 17, 2008 4:36 PM

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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Posted by RandyB. on Thursday, April 17, 2008 4:38 PM

Some Interior Pics



 

 

 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:30 PM
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!

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Posted by plumber on Thursday, April 17, 2008 8:23 PM
Your off to a good start, Randy! Keep us posted!
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Posted by carrucha on Friday, April 18, 2008 5:35 PM
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.
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Posted by RandyB. on Friday, April 18, 2008 6:35 PM

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


 

 

 

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Posted by Chris guthro on Friday, April 18, 2008 7:02 PM
Very nice car. Love the Paint combo. Great Job
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Posted by peanutgallery on Friday, April 18, 2008 8:40 PM
I think your color combo is the all time classic for a 55 Chevy....

Dennis

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, April 18, 2008 9:31 PM
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!

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Posted by tflo454 on Saturday, April 19, 2008 7:11 AM
Looks very elegant. Keep up the good craftsmanship!
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Posted by ericmac on Saturday, April 19, 2008 3:42 PM
I loverthe colors on this one. Keep us posted on this one eh?

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, April 19, 2008 4:05 PM
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

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Posted by RandyB. on Saturday, April 19, 2008 4:13 PM
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


 

 

 

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Posted by RandyB. on Sunday, April 20, 2008 6:41 PM
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.






 

 

 

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Posted by plumber on Sunday, April 20, 2008 7:15 PM
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
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Posted by mltoth30 on Sunday, April 20, 2008 7:33 PM
sweet looking 55. love the color combo, correct or not, i'm sure if you checked the right boxes and had the money, the general would have painted it any color you wanted.
mike t.
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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, April 20, 2008 7:41 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by RandyB.

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

Randy, if my memory serves me well (not always), I remember seeing a '55 Chevy parked at one of those cottages. The cottage looked pretty run down (that's the price you pay for staying close to the ocean), but the chevy looked well cared for. And the Chevy's color was red and white, but that was years ago.

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Posted by RandyB. on Sunday, April 20, 2008 7:57 PM
Thanks plumber and Mike t. Actually plumber I found the front spears to be the easiest to apply the BMF. I made sure my blade was real sharp and I just went down one side and then the other. Maybe I just had a lucky break with it! Believe it or not, the chrome trim on the edge of the hood gave me the most trouble.


 

 

 

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Posted by RandyB. on Sunday, April 20, 2008 7:59 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mrmike

QUOTE: Originally posted by RandyB.

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

Randy, if my memory serves me well (not always), I remember seeing a '55 Chevy parked at one of those cottages. The cottage looked pretty run down (that's the price you pay for staying close to the ocean), but the chevy looked well cared for. And the Chevy's color was red and white, but that was years ago.


I'm amazed Mike that there was a '55 Chevy sitting there! I would have "flipped" if you did say there was one there in Sea Mist and India Ivory. [:0]


 

 

 

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Posted by brewsterg6 on Sunday, April 20, 2008 11:58 PM
Great looking build, Randy... and the colour looks great! It always looks better when the BMF is on, eh? Keep up the great work, I'm watching!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, April 21, 2008 8:54 AM
Looks great! Keep up the great work! Big SmileCool

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Posted by dimaxion on Monday, April 21, 2008 10:15 AM
Hi.. first of all it is a great replica of a '55 Chevy . Nice work . Well done on a familiar yet popular model .
I am holding the Consumers Guide Chevrolet '1955-1957' , May 1991 . On page 19 is the color combinations for the exterior colors , This is all , both solid and two tone . It depicts India Ivory and Sea Mist Green . No notes for application restrictions . In other words , available on all models . The interior is more restrictive . Bel Air choices were : Light Green Vinyl over Straw . The Light Green is about four shades darker than Sea Mist . The Straw is indeed a cloth that is Straw looking color . It does not list any RPO combinations . Too much time has past . I can't believe I'm discussing this car as the kit was released when these were Used (up)Cars . I see those as a New Car in 1955 like it was yesterday . Oops it was ! Thanx..
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Posted by RandyB. on Monday, April 21, 2008 4:30 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by dimaxion
I am holding the Consumers Guide Chevrolet '1955-1957' , May 1991 . On page 19 is the color combinations for the exterior colors , This is all , both solid and two tone . It depicts India Ivory and Sea Mist Green . No notes for application restrictions . In other words , available on all models .


I wished you were right dimaxion but I'm afraid that modelcarjr is correct in saying that Bel Air's did not come in the India Ivory/Sea Mist Green paint scheme. I have been doing my homework and I found two websites that comfirm the above to be correct. Below is the two links to the websites. Click on the first website and check the model codes for the India Ivory/Sea Mist combo and then click the second website and it will tell you what codes belong to what body styles.
http://chevy.tocmp.com/models/paintcodes.htm#paint55
http://www.bestintexas.com/cars/55codes.htm

India Ivory/Sea Mist Green was only available on the two-ten series codes 1011, 1011A and 1019 which were the 2-dr sedan code 1011, 4-dr sedan code 1019 and the club coupe code 1011A


 

 

 

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Posted by RandyB. on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 5:48 PM

Well I finished the engine last night and I also have a few other progress pics as well. Thanks for looking and feel free to comment. Thanks. Smile

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Posted by RandyB. on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 5:50 PM

A few more progress pics


 

 

 

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Posted by ndharleyguy on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:49 PM
I don't care if the colors were offered on the Bel Air, they look great on this car. Great job, very clean build so far.
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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 8:18 PM
Randy, that is some great detailing! How did you do the wheel covers? Are the little bowties a decal or where they hand painted?

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Posted by RandyB. on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 8:59 PM
Thanks ndharleyguy. Thanks Mike. The white ring and the bowties were a decal. I had to use plenty of decal solution to get them to lie down.


 

 

 

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:31 PM
Randy, Excellent, Excellent! Very impressive and inspirational. Color combo is "Spot On". Your photos are great, you make a picture worth 2000 words. Great memories too..I built and original release Belair Revell kit. ..haha when I was about 8-9. I'm inclined to try the kit again with a few more years of experience this time. Thanks for sharing the project!
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Posted by RandyB. on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 5:52 AM
Thanks classic plastic. I really like my new digital camera. It's amazing how great of pics it takes. All these old cars I've built bring back fond memories for me. It was a more simpler time back then than now.


 

 

 

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