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1965 Chevrolet Fleetside Pickup

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  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
1965 Chevrolet Fleetside Pickup
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, April 27, 2018 2:53 PM

This is my '65 Chevy Fleetside Pickup painted with Tamiya TS-92 Metallic Orange and Model Master Flat Interior Tan and Tamiya XF-10 Flat Brown interior.  The wheels and tires are from the Revell '62 Corvette and the bed cover is scratch built.

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

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

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fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, April 27, 2018 4:45 PM

The close-up shots of the interior and engine compartment look like shots of a 1/1 truck.

Very nice job.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:41 AM

Thanks Jim, but I am starting to hate the mismatched paint.  I'm going to remove the bed and give it another coat of Tamiya TS-92 Metallic Orange.

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

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

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    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:59 AM

Looks great other than that issue.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:37 AM

Great work! You can almost hear the throaty purr from that engine compartment. (Plus, the Corvey rims give it a touch of class!)

Greg

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:27 AM

Did you paint it at different times ?

 Also were the paint sessions necessary to allow the purchase of more paint ? If so I have to tell you , that's another reason I don't like Tamiya paints . Even from the same can you will get different shades .

 The one thing is good though .If you warm their paint in a pot of medium hot water then shake the dickens out of it  , It sprays a fine maneageable mist and the color stays true even if you do it in two seperate sessions a couple days apart .

 The truth is , all the brands react this way . But Tamiya , practically requires the Warm paint method ! I too am doing a pick-up .a 1972 G.M.C. with open doors working steering and suspension too .As well as real wood planks in the bed ! also real chains on the tail-gate . It's going to be Ferrari Red .

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:57 PM

I noticed a uneven spray pattern on the cab with more metallic in some areas than others and I masked off the top and sprayed it again.  The number of paint coats on the cab is two more than the bed.  I am confident that I can get the bed painted and matched a lot closer to the cab without too much fuss.  

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

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:21 PM

Hi,

Your build looks great, and brings back memories.  When I was growing up my older brother used to drive an old faded blue 65 Fleetside Smile

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, April 29, 2018 8:22 AM

Mr Mike

I noticed a uneven spray pattern on the cab with more metallic in some areas than others and I masked off the top and sprayed it again.  The number of paint coats on the cab is two more than the bed.  I am confident that I can get the bed painted and matched a lot closer to the cab without too much fuss.  

 

That would be the issue. Always use the same number of coats on all surfaces, and paint all at the same time. You should be ok.

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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    August, 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Thursday, May 03, 2018 12:51 AM

God Job. I really like what you have done.  

Well except  for the part about the paint  Wink

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, May 07, 2018 7:47 PM

Ok guys, I took new photos of the '65 Chevy that I repainted the bed on.  Enjoy!

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

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

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fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, May 07, 2018 8:22 PM

Wow! You really matched it up nicely. Great work!Toast

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Monday, May 07, 2018 9:21 PM

Bow Down

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, May 07, 2018 9:54 PM

Master Class!

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    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 3:04 PM

Thank you everyone!  I enjoyed putting this kit together.  A nice kit!

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

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 4:53 PM

I like it. Looks good.

 

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 4:58 PM

Thank you Bakster!

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

On My Bench:  LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria 

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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