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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
57 Bel Air
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:19 AM

ok lets keep the in order no.# 3 the 1957 Bel Air. Im not to keen on the 57 call me odd maybe the tail fins. But here goes engine pics look familiar.

 

 

 

Nick

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, May 14, 2017 1:43 PM

Hello!

The engine is lookin' good! I'm lookin' forward to this build, the Chevy is one of my favourite cars! Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:04 PM

Very, very nice engine. Did you use Tamiya Smoke to bring out the details?

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:39 AM

I used super thinned flat black tamiya  acrylic over model master enamel . Thanks again 

 

 

 

Nick

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:07 AM

some more engine pics.

 

 

 

Nick

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:48 AM

Great job on the engine.

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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, May 22, 2017 5:32 PM

Thank you midnightprowlet the 57 instructions are very vague a lot of information on engine assembly is left out well the 55 and 56 Chevy engines fixed that . I primed the body and painted the chassis differential and front sispenion planing color combo on this build . I'm glad you liked the 56.

 

 

 

Nick

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 22, 2017 5:40 PM

midnightprowler

Great job on the engine.

 

Ditto Real oily looking.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:01 PM

yes a daily driver lol thank you modelcrazy. here is the engine in place with front and rear end in place. give mist coat of surf green to roof.

 

 

 

Nick

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:11 PM

That's looking fantastic Crown! New exahust system?

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:21 PM

For now lol 

 

 

 

 

Nick

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:58 PM

My wife and I were at Hobby Lobby tonight and I told her I was going to be in the "happy isle". I saw a 57 Bel Aire and thought of your kit. I would have grabbed it with the 40% coupon if I had the money.

You're really inspiring me to build another car.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:42 AM

Thank you M.C.  I still do my planes in stuff I have two that I'm masking . The trouble is the shine it's very addictive some times when I gloss coat planes for decals it pains me to spray clear flat over it . Its the mind set oh well ! It's a change . You should get this kit I'm really liking the 57 bel air .

 

 

 

Nick

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, May 29, 2017 7:23 AM

Looking good!  I decided to "quick build" the 57 pro street Chevy from Revell while I am in the midst of painting the Lancaster bomber for the RAF group build...I didn't realize it, but I had previously started the car, and had the body all painted and decaled, I painted it in gm's ocean blue (I work in a bodyshop, so I have access to actual automotive paint formulas) , but never really started the build.....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, May 29, 2017 10:37 AM

Thank you justinryan215 I'm in the same boat with two planes waiting on the back burner. I'm working on interior now pics to follow mixing up metalic green for the body. I would like to see your 57 pics posted.

 

 

 

Nick

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, June 05, 2017 12:27 PM

the lastest pics

 

 

 

Nick

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 05, 2017 12:39 PM

I love that light green as a two tone. Is the textue on the floorboard something you added or was that molded in?

I like that little speedometer.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, June 05, 2017 2:02 PM

thank you MC, the floor is molded like that what i did was spray the green then used clear flat.

 

 

 

Nick

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    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 8:54 AM

started on painting the body.I need to do some touch up to the roof its been raining for 3 days on and off wellcome rainly season in so fla. some drying time for testors enamel and remask for the roof.

 

 

 

Nick

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 11:12 AM

I know the 57 has tailfins but I didn't know they were a tall as your instructions show. Wink

Looks like a Meteor.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 12:03 PM

yea its for a GB 100 years of RAF posted some cockpit pics in aircraft forum

 

 

 

Nick

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, June 16, 2017 9:52 AM

wheels in place so far so good

 

 

 

Nick

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    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, June 16, 2017 10:20 AM

gave the roof 2 wet coats now some drying time before some clear coats.

 

 

 

Nick

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, June 16, 2017 1:35 PM

Ah , Finally !

   I'll Bring my pickup over and we can load that for my 57 . Very realistic looking . Now don't drop any wrenches while installing that baby ! T.B.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, June 16, 2017 1:45 PM

Crownr7;

 I have to ask , Please don't get upset with me . This is an awesome build going on here .

 Question . You have done what I see many modelers do . Do you realize that the outer ring of the wheel ( i/e) the steering wheel rim , itself ,  seems to big around in cross section .

 If I remember correctly my little missus could put her tiny hands fully around the wheel . I always thought in real life it was a little thin .

 So , I have to ask , did you thin it any ? I have seen wheels in awesome cars that would be fatter than the wheel in my " Pocket Rocket "  "Hamster " car . ( A Kia Soul . 6 Speed  Manual ". ) The wheel is fatter than the one on my old KIA van .

 I always thin the outer rim and horn ring till they are almost scale thickness . It makes the wheel , Especially after the work you've done on it . Stand out like a little jewel .

 That is my only Nit to Pick .   T.B.         P.S. I like the lustre you achieved on the paint , and your color choice . Plus that finished interior is Killer ! ! Please , please , please , put down carpet protectors to keep that carpet clean .

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, June 16, 2017 2:44 PM

Thank you TB yes all you said is correct. now with my eyes I will end up breaking the steering wheel horn ring but I modify the engine the rest is box stock I'm glade you like the color I mixed it myself all testors 

 

 

 

Nick

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, June 16, 2017 8:12 PM

Your paint job looks great, and I really like the colors. Smile

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, June 19, 2017 12:30 PM

Dude , this is seriously "Bad A" there Nick!!! Color is beautiful, engine is stellar and interior work is just awesome!!!!

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, June 19, 2017 4:51 PM

Thank you Joe I'm waiting for the afternoon rains to stop before I can clear coat then thinking about side modings 

 

 

 

Nick

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:32 PM

Lookin' forward to it Nick. This thing is the cat's meow.

 

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