Revell 66 Chevy Pickup

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Vincent Power
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Revell 66 Chevy Pickup

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I'm back again with my latest project. :) This time I thought I'd tackle something a little different. My plans are to depict a partially stripped out vehicle, perhaps something you would find in a junkyard. I've been scouring the internet for inspiration and I'm ready to get on with it.
This is the kit I'm using.
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I've made some changes to the interior. I've added the transmission tunnel and scratched a fuel tank for the back wall. I also decided to make some rubber mats for the floor.
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I also took out the instruments and glove box lid from the dash. The pedals were placed on a small assembly so they sat more realistically. The door trims have been removed too.
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Next up is the Pick Up bed itself. The real ones were made of wood so naturally I had to distress the panels a little :D
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Lastly I made some drum brakes as I plan to leave off the front wheels. These are not 100% correct but they do have the "feel" of the real ones. You can see the kit wheel hub in the centre, to the left. I removed the front and rear sections to reduce the overall size of the piece to approximate the drum brake.
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The final result is shown below after adding the hub and attachment bolts.
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That's all for now. :)
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I can see already this will be just as awesome as all your previous car wrecks 8-)

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I've got my fingers crossed Philipp ;)

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Vincent,
If I send you my Dead Man's Raft parts will you distress them too???? Beautiful work!
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No worries Mark, always happy to help out. ;)

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I've put a primer coat on.
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I'll let it sit for 24hours then start the painting process. :)

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Hi guys,
I'm having a lot of fun with this one. :D I've put some time into the pickup bed by weathering the timber floor and chipping the metal sides. Nothing special to get to this point, just basic techniques and a heap of patience. ;)
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The cab is next on the list.
Thanks for looking.
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You got a real one in your garage and use some photoshop filters to make it look like a model. Just confess already :P :lol:

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Nice work Vincent, love the chipping ;)
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Super weathering and chipping Vincent :D
Excellent work ;)
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