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1950 Chevy 3100 Pickup from AMT *FINISHED*

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    April 2023
1950 Chevy 3100 Pickup from AMT *FINISHED*
Posted by ctruss53 on Saturday, September 23, 2023 12:38 AM

I completed the 1950 Chevy 3100 Pickup from AMT.

I like to learn a new skill with every new kit I build. In this build I tackled scratch building and incorporating 3D printed parts.

Scratch built items on this build are a side-opening hinged hood. I scratch built the floor shifter and boot. And I scratch built the dual outlet exhaust manifold and dual exhaust.

For 3D printed parts. The hot rodded, dual carb, 235 inch 6 cylinder is a 3D printed kit. I added a lowered front axle beam, the quick change rear end is 3D printed, the rear lowering blocks, and the 16" artillery wheels with wide whitewall tires are all 3D printed.

Oh, the seats are 3D printed too.

I used Splash Paints. The cream color is called Limestone, and the green is Pastel Green. The orange is Tamiya LP series Pure Orange, I forget the number.

All the chrome is SMS Hyperchrome paint. Except for the Rear view mirror and door handles, those are plated.

And on with the pics.

Insert wise quote here.

-Chad

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    April 2023
Posted by ctruss53 on Saturday, September 23, 2023 12:40 AM

Insert wise quote here.

-Chad

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, September 23, 2023 3:28 AM

Hello Chad!

Now that's a funky paint scheme! Lookin' really good!

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, September 23, 2023 3:40 AM

It looks like the 3d printer served you well in this build. Nicely done, lovin the wheels and wide white walls. The concept of 235 six with quick change rear end messes with whats left of my brain cells.

 

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: Roanoke Virginia
Posted by Strongeagle on Saturday, September 23, 2023 10:09 AM

ctruss53
I completed the 1950 Chevy 3100 Pickup from AMT.

Dear ctruss53.  That is a fine looking pickup truck.  The side opening hood is excellent!  Thank you for the great photos of this super build!.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 23, 2023 1:22 PM

Nice job!  Lot's of great technique in that build.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2023
Posted by ctruss53 on Saturday, September 23, 2023 2:11 PM

Thank you everyone.

The 3D printed parts are from Iceman Collections, and the seats are from Juan4You on ebay.

I wish I knew how to 3D print. I have been unsuccessful at learning that so far.

Insert wise quote here.

-Chad

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, September 23, 2023 9:52 PM

Very interesting color combination. Well done both build and paint wise. Toast Toast Toast

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, September 24, 2023 11:39 AM

Very nice!  Very clean!

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, September 24, 2023 3:36 PM

Very, very nice! Love the trick details, clean work, and color scheme. 

 

Ben

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

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1/25 MPC 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive (WIP)

1/16 Andy's Sherman M4A3E8 - DONE

1/32 Revell Arado Ar 196-B Seaplane - DONE - (GB)

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE - (GB)

1/20 Revival Auto Union - DONE - (GB)

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, September 25, 2023 8:36 AM

Well!

      It looks to me like you wanted a well Built eyecatcher. You certainly got it with the color combo. I like it that the paint sets it apart.

  • Member since
    April 2023
Posted by ctruss53 on Monday, September 25, 2023 10:10 AM

Thanks again everyone.

A few of you mentioned the details.  There are other minor details that you may have missed as well.

Example: The lower cab corners behind the fenders and behind the doors are supposed to be seperate panels. But I filled in the panel lines and smoothed the cab.

Example: There is a ridge down the center of the hood. I removed that and made the hood smooth as well.

Not only did I add some details, I removed some minor ones for a cleaner look as well.

Thank you again for the compliments.

Insert wise quote here.

-Chad

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, September 25, 2023 12:52 PM

Ctruss53:

      Actually sir, you did the trick a big service by filling those seams and the simplest thing you did was remove the ridge from the hood. That application at certain angles gives the truck longer, lower profiles.

  • Member since
    April 2023
Posted by ctruss53 on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 11:56 AM

Thank you.

I recently brought it to a Gold/Silver/Bronze show here over the weekend. I put it in the Truck class.

There was a lot of competition. Several trucks got bronze and silver awards. I was the only truck that got a gold.

:)

Insert wise quote here.

-Chad

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