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‘47 Chevy Aerosedan

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‘47 Chevy Aerosedan
Posted by nearsightedjohn on Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:17 PM

This is the Galaxie 1/25 kit of a very cool post-war streamline design. This kit is beautifully molded and the body seems very accurate to my eyes. The base paints are Lake Como Blue and Dove Grey, colors mixed by Jameson at Scalefinishes and clear coated with Tamiya TS-13. The 235 CI straight 6 “Stovebolt” is a work of art, probably the best 1/25 auto engine model out there IMO. I deviated from instructions in pre-bonding the front fenders to the main body before painting and assembly and assembled the interior directly to the body instead of pre-mounting it to the chassis. I had to cut the steering column to attach the interior to body and I had a lot of problems getting the chassis to fit within the body as well as installing both front and rear bumpers. The fit of the hood to body is far from perfect but I decided not to try to reduce the gaps with sheet stock/ putty/ blending (sometimes OOB is good enough!). This build was a tough one for me. Windshield wipers are still off because I’m not crazy about the chrome mounting blocks - they look way out of scale to me. I’d be interested if anyone else who’s built this kit may have reduced the size of these blocks or made smaller ones, I welcome any/all suggestions.

I give Galaxie a lot of credit for tooling these late ‘40’s Chevies, they are beautiful designs. I wish they could produce models of some of the other GM designs from these years (a ‘47 Caddie Series 62 fastback would be sweet).

John

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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by BUCKY on Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:00 PM
That is absolutely fantastic! Great color combination. Very clean build!

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Posted by knox on Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:03 PM

Your model is just beautiful, and the engine looks amazing. 

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:10 PM

Hi,

That looks great.

Pat

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:43 PM

PFJN

Hi,

That looks great.

Pat

 

Ditto

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:33 AM

John,

That's a great build, back when cars were cars.  Wish they made a convertible.  My uncle owned one in '47.

Gary

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:25 AM

Simply stunning.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:20 AM

That turned out fantastic!  I really like the color combo and that engine looks great.  Are the Galaxie kits plastic or resin?  It's very cool they make these kits of these classic post war cars.  

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:26 AM

Not everyday that pics of a posted model knocks my socks off, but this this one surely did.

I'm with everyone else, this is absolutely stunning.

YesYesYes

-Greg

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, October 18, 2020 11:32 AM

Add my Outstanding! to all the comments above - love those fat fenders!

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:09 PM

That is a beauty!! Very nice. Thanks for showing us this awesome build.
BK

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:22 PM

Looks great!  Great photography too!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:27 PM

Well it's clean for sure, interesting subject ! Good job.

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Posted by fox on Sunday, October 18, 2020 3:16 PM

V-e-r-y nice build! Toast Toast Toast

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, October 18, 2020 3:42 PM

I will have to get one of these kits! My dad bought his dad's 1948 Chevy four door sedan for my mom when I was a kid. That '48 was the first car I ever drove. Just a great build. Very nostalgic.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, October 18, 2020 4:44 PM

fotofrank

I will have to get one of these kits! My dad bought his dad's 1948 Chevy four door sedan for my mom when I was a kid. That '48 was the first car I ever drove. Just a great build. Very nostalgic.

 

There is a youtube video on this kit, it's maybe 17 minutes or so long. But you can see some of the things that need a little attention in the kit. The op here did a good job of correcting those, cleaning mold lines and bringing out panel lines like trunk.

 

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Posted by nearsightedjohn on Monday, October 19, 2020 10:40 AM

Yeh, I think I watched that video but I still made a number of mistakes even after test fitting copiously throughout the build. This Galaxie Kit (all injection molded plastic, no resin) is not for beginners.

I cut down the size of the two windshield wiper blocks and they look much more to scale IMO relative to 1:1 car photos I found on the web - glad I made this change. 
original block size:


Cut down blocks with wipers installed:

Thank you all for the kind words and compliments. I have the sedan delivery version of this car in my stash and am thinking of building it as some kind of service vehicle, maybe a very early TV & Radio Repair car? 

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, October 19, 2020 5:39 PM

keavdog

That turned out fantastic!  I really like the color combo and that engine looks great.  Are the Galaxie kits plastic or resin?  It's very cool they make these kits of these classic post war cars.  

 

They are injection molded plastic kits.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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