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AMT 57 Bel Air
Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 1:46 PM

Hand painting the trim takes a steady hand!   

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 8:21 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 8:23 PM

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, August 19, 2021 12:03 AM

Looking sharp!  How is she going together?  I've been wanting to do a couple of old Chevy's - especially the 55 Chevy Badman if it gets repopped.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, August 19, 2021 12:41 AM

Fine ...20 year old AMT tooling is much better than the original 1963  release.

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Posted by LonCray on Thursday, August 19, 2021 7:35 AM

The prettiest Chevy ever built (IMHO), a very nicely done model, and hammers handy if it goes bad!  

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, August 19, 2021 8:45 AM

Classic design! 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, August 19, 2021 9:23 AM

Dat Is! One very nice Chebby!

I now use Foil Chrome or my "Home Made" Chrome. Painting it with Testors Chrome Silver is an Acquired taste now. Was the Norm Back in the day! 

        

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, August 19, 2021 10:52 AM

Thanks!

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Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:19 PM

Very nice-I hate doing chrome trim.

What paint/type/color did you use?

Thanks

Bob

 

Bob

 

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:34 PM

Testors Model Master Chrome silver enamel.

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Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, August 19, 2021 4:57 PM

Thank you-will have to give MM enamal a try.

Bob

 

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, August 19, 2021 5:16 PM

Mix it well with a toothpick and use a fine liner brush.Dont breathe when you paint long Chrome trim.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, August 19, 2021 5:44 PM

You should try Bare Metal Foil,  it's a game changer. The chrome on this is BMF.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, August 20, 2021 10:31 AM

I use Bare Metal Foil too bit I like to hand paint my trim.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, August 20, 2021 3:34 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, August 20, 2021 9:41 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, August 20, 2021 9:43 PM

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:49 AM

Just speaking for myself but on the floor pan and chassis I'd knock the shine down to at least semi matt. But that's me. I'm trying to think back to 1966 when I spent more time under the hood and under the 55 and then 58 Chevys I owned than in the drivers seat and remembering the original color but all I remember is a lot of New England rust lol. Might have been red oxide though with over spray of body color. You don't have to listen to me by any means, just sayin.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 21, 2021 7:02 AM

oldermodelguy

Just speaking for myself but on the floor pan and chassis I'd knock the shine down to at least semi matt. But that's me. I'm trying to think back to 1966 when I spent more time under the hood and under the 55 and then 58 Chevys I owned than in the drivers seat and remembering the original color but all I remember is a lot of New England rust lol. Might have been red oxide though with over spray of body color. You don't have to listen to me by any means, just sayin.

 

You are correct. Floorpan should be either red oxide or gray primer with body overspray, frame railes gloss black, front and rear suspension parts semi gloss black, drive shaft steel, exhaust steel. For a factory stock appearance anyway.

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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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, August 21, 2021 7:19 AM

A coat of clear flat may be in order!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:18 AM

I owned a 55 hardtop for many years and the chassis color was a satin black. Same for the fan blades, starter and generator. 

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:29 AM

Looks good in classic black.

Good choice. Yes

-Greg

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:51 AM

Thanks!

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:13 AM

Ya the tone of the black is great, I'd just knock the gloss off to semi matt. But again, that's me.

The black on the body is great. My unckle had a black 57 sedan back in the day and though my memory cells are getting up there in age that nose shot on your model looks very true to what I do remember of it.

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:33 AM

Thanks!in the process of painting red panels on the seats...

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:55 AM

philo426

Thanks!in the process of painting red panels on the seats...

 

Yes

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 21, 2021 11:41 AM

Looking good overall. 

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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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, August 21, 2021 4:03 PM

Test fitting the chassis..

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, August 22, 2021 10:04 AM

Made my own driveshaft.  

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