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Post by checkmate on Tue 19 Mar 2013, 9:57 pm

Here's some pics of something I started yesterday, got all inspired and dragged out another van. Quick sand, quick primer and chuck some paint on. Shogun grey, Lavender roof, pearl over the top. Still got murals and stripes to go and polish.

Lowered front and rear and a set of MRC Cragar SS rims and M/T tyres.

Chassis etc all satin black and basic as she'd be a driver. Wink

Here's what partly inspired it:



Here's the body first coats.



And a few more sitting on the chassis






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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by mgy125 on Wed 20 Mar 2013, 6:14 am

Very neat quick build.
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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by allan on Wed 20 Mar 2013, 7:07 am

diffrent colours on it,look's good.
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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by zenrat on Wed 20 Mar 2013, 8:19 am

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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by RetrospectKustoms on Wed 20 Mar 2013, 11:27 am

Well, well, well, Checkmate building a van, I never. rolf

But seriously, that looks killer, I may have to get me one of these revell vans. Is it a decent kit Rob?
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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by mopar68 on Wed 20 Mar 2013, 3:20 pm

Well, Elmo looks pleased with the results Razz
Not bad at all mate, those colours work well twothumbsup
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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by RetrospectKustoms on Wed 20 Mar 2013, 3:53 pm

mopar68 wrote:Well, Elmo looks pleased with the results Razz

Hahaha, good eye there Mopar.
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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by checkmate on Wed 20 Mar 2013, 8:09 pm

RetrospectKustoms wrote:Well, well, well, Checkmate building a van, I never. rolf

But seriously, that looks killer, I may have to get me one of these revell vans. Is it a decent kit Rob?

I've built the AMT Vantasy van and now started this one, in all honesty I prefer this by a long way.

They're both old moulds rehashed so they're a long way from perfect and both need cleaning up but this required less.

Neither the AMT or Revell vans will build easily into show quality models so as shelf models the Revell ones better, lower parts count, better fit and simply one piece front suspension.

The Vantasy does have some sweet as decals though.

As a comparison.

AMT Vantasy:
Long wheel base. 1/25
Cool decals and lots of them.(2 full sheets)
Mould lines a plenty.
Some fit issues.

Revell 77 Chev:
Short wheel base 1/24
Reasonable decals. (2 options)
Mould lines but less than Vantasy
Lower parts count and better fit.

If you can only buy one, get the Revell one, if you can get both there's enough decals in the Vantasy to decorate them both.

Cheers Rob

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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by zenrat on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 8:30 am

I second that.
The Revell has a much batter grille and while it may have less parts they are more detailed with better engraving and are less toy like.
If you want to get an AMT van to build and don't need all the decals then get the oldest release you can find as the moulds will have been less worn and the quality will be better.

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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by checkmate on Tue 26 Mar 2013, 1:18 am

Gave it a light sand and started to add a bit more colour to it.

Got more to go but getting there slowly.


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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by frozono on Tue 26 Mar 2013, 6:53 am

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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by RetrospectKustoms on Tue 26 Mar 2013, 8:33 am

Lookin' good.
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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by blatdriver on Tue 26 Mar 2013, 9:09 am

bigthumbsup looking good so far
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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by zenrat on Tue 26 Mar 2013, 1:37 pm

Very nice. You putting in an interior?

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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by HOT EH on Wed 27 Mar 2013, 9:57 am

nice one Rob look good Very Happy
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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by Yugster on Thu 28 Mar 2013, 10:08 pm

Like the roof
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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by mutley on Fri 29 Mar 2013, 10:17 am

looking good Chuckmate, but needs the guts dropped down.

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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by checkmate on Sat 18 May 2013, 2:17 pm


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Re: Revell '77 Chevy Van SWB

Post by Jade043 on Sun 19 May 2013, 9:12 am

That's one cool lookin van love the paint job
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