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Hi Chevy fans!,

This is my favorite project now. It's going to be a highly detailed Chevy '57 Bel Air Convertible, as junk car.
I will make a small diorama to exhibit it including a junk gas pump model and other fine stuff!

As I said, it's supposed to be a high detailed model. Therefore I invite everyone owning some junk Chevy pictures to post them here as inspiration for typical rust & damage details on a Chevy. As the bodies of all tri-Chevy are very similar you can post junk pictures of any of them.

For every part I build I search on the internet. I've been visiting the forum for a while, not being a member yet and I thought: "it's nor fair to look information from you guys and not sharing this project with you"

So, I hope you all will enjoy this model project as much as I do. Tips, ideas and of course critic, always welcome!

Here some things I've been doing until now:

The body:


And the engine:



As an example of my work, here you see a 1/24 scale model of a '50 Chevy pick up photo mounted on a landscape picture from my last holidays:


Here, the same pick-up with other junk model cars:
 

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so cool. if you didn't tell me they were models i never would havev known, great work. :five:
 

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nice work.
 

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Dude!!!! You are like my hero. WOW, That '50 Pickup is impressive. I wouldn't have know it otherwise.

I have been building models for 30+ years and enjoy the hobby very much. I have never done a deltail like yours. You are inspiring me to do so. Keep them photos coming. I will be watching. Maybe you can give me some pointers sometime.

Enjoy the build,
Rick

Hi Chevy fans!,

This is my favorite project now. It's going to be a highly detailed Chevy '57 Bel Air Convertible, as junk car.
I will make a small diorama to exhibit it including a junk gas pump model and other fine stuff!

As I said, it's supposed to be a high detailed model. Therefore I invite everyone owning some junk Chevy pictures to post them here as inspiration for typical rust & damage details on a Chevy. As the bodies of all tri-Chevy are very similar you can post junk pictures of any of them.

For every part I build I search on the internet. I've been visiting the forum for a while, not being a member yet and I thought: "it's nor fair to look information from you guys and not sharing this project with you"

So, I hope you all will enjoy this model project as much as I do. Tips, ideas and of course critic, always welcome!

Here some things I've been doing until now:

The body:


And the engine:



As an example of my work, here you see a 1/24 scale model of a '50 Chevy pick up photo mounted on a landscape picture from my last holidays:


Here, the same pick-up with other junk model cars:
 

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Hey Modeljunkyard, I like your work! Please don't feel offended if I don't ask you for any advice on my 57 restoration. I'm trying to go in the opposite direction with my project. But seriously, keep us posted with your model up-dates. I can appreciate your commitment to detail.
 

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@BelairToy: Thank you for the positive feedback. May be you can advice me with typical damages of your Chevy? Are you planing to start a thread about your restoration?

@Kiwi56: what you see in white is always scratch build. Thanks for your nice words! That picture is cool. Rusty enough, yeah! :party0031:
 

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Hey ModelJunkYard,

You are inspiring me, thank you.
I am currently building too many cars (yeah right, no such thing as too many).

I visit your site and get so many ideas. I wish I had more time.
I signed up and enjoy it.
I need a lot help when it comes to this type of detail. I just bought a '57 Belair 2 door sedan, I want to rust it out.
Please tell me, what do you use for rust, the real thing, or buy it at a hobby store? And, what do you use to build up dirt underneath the cars?

Like I said, I have never really built a "junk" car before. I am really lookiing forward to it.


Thanks for any info,
Rick
 

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@Rick (571502dr). Thank you! I'm glad you like our website. We are giving lots of gratis tips and ideas on how to make junk model cars in our newsletter. I understand you signed up already.

You should have received an e-mail -by now- including a gratis ebook about how to make home made rust. Real rust to use on model cars.

You can also use rust effects that you get at hobby stores.

The white stuff what you see on the chassis is putty. It will be all painted to imitate mud.

We also offer a high detailed ebook including a step by step guide with lots of pictures on how to build junk model cars. Have a look at our homepage.:sign0016:
 

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Well, let's continue with the Chevy.

Here you see the original firewall and a picture of a real firewall printed on scale.
The difference is so huge I decided to make it completely new... while doing that I actually realized that I had to make the whole engine compartment new.

So here you have pictures of the firewall. I'll post pictures of the complete engine compartment as soon as it's ready.

Before:


After:
 

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Hello guys. Here you have a short update of the work done this weekend. I hope you all enjoy it. Thank you to all the community. It's great to have all the pictures on sour posts. It helps me to build more and more details into my model car! :) :tu

Here is the engine compartment. Before...


...and after





The steering wheel


Some front axle details
 
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