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1947 Chevrolet AeroSedan

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  • Member since
    April 2021
  • From: Colorado
1947 Chevrolet AeroSedan
Posted by SickBoy on Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:06 PM

This is my 1947 Chevrolet AeroSedan that I finished in April for a local show. Was my first time ever entering a show, I had a lot of time in to this build, probably close to 100 hours. Its a Galaxy Ltd. kit which is a great kit, tons of details and options, very little clean up and nice fitment, I was slightly obsesseve with the fitment being as how I was entering it.

I painted the two tone body in Tamiya TS-7 Racing White and TS-87 Titanium Gold, topped of with Tamiya TS-13 Gloss Clear. The interior was painted with Tamiya acrylics, a custom mix of a few shades of tans. The carpet is flocking from Kens Kustom FuzzyFur and Baremetal foil around all the window trims (first time ever with Baremetal foil). Added some plug wires as well.

The kit offered a lowered suspension height that i shaved a little more off of trying to get it to drag frame. The theme of the show was "Bomb" style (30's to 60's American cars, restored lowrider style). I didnt too as well as I had hoped in the contest but still had a great time and learned a lot for my first time. Heres some pics, hope you enjoy!

Thanks for looking guys, Im pretty proud of this one. Still have a long way to go until Im as skilled as some of you guys here but not too shabby for only being back in the game for 6 months or so, this was only my 4th build since coming back in December.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:15 PM

Great work!

There was one of these that would occasionally show up in old "Highway Patrol" episodes with Broderick Crawford. Supposedly belonged to an assistant director or one of the crew.

Can't beat that 'futuristic' post-war styling!

Greg

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  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:18 PM

Love it!!!!!! Toast Toast Toast

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, June 13, 2021 5:53 PM

This turned out great! I love the classy designs of the prewar and postwar car manufacturers. I got back into this hobby about 6 years ago after a 20+ year break and automotive models are one of the last genres I have to "get right".  I've done armor, aircraft, and ships but the elusive glossy shine on a car model still eludes me.  You, my friend, have mastered it.  I look forward to seeing more of your work.

TJS

  • Member since
    April 2021
  • From: Colorado
Posted by SickBoy on Sunday, June 13, 2021 8:52 PM
Awww shucks Mr Tom, your gonna make me blush. Thank you!
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    April 2012
Posted by nearsightedjohn on Monday, June 14, 2021 11:12 AM

Wow Sickboy! That is gorgeous! Not an easy kit to get right in terms of the final body to chassis assembly and stance. You nailed it!

I just gave my big brother my finished version of this kit I did a few years ago and I'm already missing it, may need to do another if I can find one. I love everything about your build and just May have to try to copy it although I don't quite have your skills. Thanks for posting! Build and post some more please!

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Monday, June 14, 2021 11:30 AM

You should be proud - that's a beautiful build thru and thru!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, June 14, 2021 12:43 PM

Well;

    Geez, I am at a loss for words! That's how beautiful it is!

  • Member since
    June 2007
Posted by jrb53 on Friday, June 18, 2021 9:55 AM

Really nice work.  I love it when people treat post-war automobiles with respect and do a wonderful stock replica.  Hot rods are so much easier, as you can always cover up mistakes with decals and wild paint!  Smile

Jack

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, June 18, 2021 4:17 PM

Beautiful. 

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