Revell 55 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

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Revell 55 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

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Hi Guys,
Here is my latest build. I needed something to fire up the creative juices and this kit was just sitting in the stash, staring back at me. To be honest I don't even know where it came from. :?
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Building cars is definitely different to building tanks I can tell you. I do appreciate the effort car guys put into getting the mirror paint finishes on their cars but to me they always seem a little toy like for my tastes. For my '55 I wanted something a bit more gritty and realistic.
This is what I came up with. I imagine it sitting in a Desert Junkyard waiting for someone to come in and rescue it for restoration.
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I dirtied up the interior and distressed the seats.
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All in all, this was a nice kit and the fitment issues I found were probably my fault. :roll:
I'm keen to do another one now :D
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Excellent work Vincent :D Got some more photos for the gallery?

The next one maybe with some applique armour and a .50 on a pintle to keep the Russkie paratroopers away from your front lawn? :twisted:

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Hmmm sounds pretty radical Philipp :lol:
I'll send you some pics for the gallery. ;)

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How did you do the “crackle” effect on the rear seat backrest? AK effects?
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I used Vallejo Crackle Medium Adam. It's a great product, very easy to use.

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The pics are obviously of the real thing and will be used for reference. Can't wait to see you start the build and weave your usual magic.

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:lol: :lol: Thanks Gary

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Most excellent! Are you going to do one fully restored?
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Thanks Mark. Unfortunately restored cars don't hold much interest for me. I much prefer the abandoned derelict look. :)

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And you do it well!
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