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'57 Chevy Bel-Air

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Model is a '57 Chevy Bel-Air 1/25 scale by AMT Ertl. The model is out of the box with no extras. I painted the model with a red/brown undercoat, and once dry 2 coats of hairspray. I then sprayed with airbrush a coat of coral pink mixed from white/red and a touch of orange from Tamiya paints thinned with window cleaner. Once dry I used a stiff brush and a cotton bud dipped in warm water to rub away the paint in places to simulate rust showing through. I used Humbrol weathering powders mixed with water to add rust to the completed model. I added a couple of wheels I had spare to the model, 1 on the front seat, and 2 in the boot. I cut the rubber tyres on the car flat at the bottom to simulate punctures.

The base is wood with modelling paste (course) with sand added, and this was painted 1st green, then desert coat and then buff, again using Tamiya paints. I added grass tufts from a cut paint brush, these were dry brushed green. I added a tree, which is real wood, a small sign, again real wood and the same for the fence. These were painted and stained with AK filters.

A final dusting of buff was sprayed over the model to simulate a dusty car, including the windows and inside. Lastly a few small stones were placed on the base to finish the dio off. Time to complete this build was 2-3 weeks, this was broken down to 3-4 days per week and 2-4 hours per day.
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About the Author

About Peter Sutherland-Findler (noddy927)
FROM: SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

Modelling since 2007, enjoy all types, wingys and German WWII are my favs.


Comments

Looking wonderful Pete, I really love it!
JUL 31, 2013 - 10:15 AM
Thanks for the kind comments Sven Pete
AUG 01, 2013 - 01:33 AM
Very well done!
AUG 02, 2013 - 03:48 PM
Thanks Marc
AUG 02, 2013 - 06:21 PM
Hi guys just back from East of Scotland show at Dundee where I got a 1st and 3rd in diorama section and a 3rd in figures. Here is the pics and my 1st was.......... well after you guys voted for it I knew it was a good omen. My others were WIMK & Milan team dio And German 200mm figure Thanks again for your votes on here, and after today this has made my week. Cheers Pete
AUG 03, 2013 - 07:11 AM
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Thanks.