Time to get another Chevy project started! I got dragged in to a Tri-5 Group build on a Facebook page where I have been a member for a year or so. The focus of this group is heavily modified custom cars with themed Group Builds, and I have managed to resist joining in until now. Of course, it was my suggestion that led to the current Group Build being a Tri-5 Chevy focus, so how could I not take part?
The Nomad kits to be carved up are from the Revell-Monogram 1:24 “Highway Scenes” series which come with a cardboard diorama backdrop. I have had one unstarted kit in the stash for a while, along with one glue-bomb that I picked up cheap along the journey somewhere.
My plan is to cut the fresh body along the tape line, and the red body across the roof in line with the quarter window frame then down the front line of the door, then the body contour lines will be consistent. The front of the door line will be slightly forward of the wheel arch on the fresh body, so I won’t need to fill and blend such a big area.
Another glue bomb I collected at some time is a '55 Chevy Cameo which I was planning to convert into a tray truck, so as part of this project the '55 Cameo tub will be converted into a trailer painted to match the Limo.
Tonight (after a fortifying glass of Shiraz) carvery has commenced! It took about 15 minutes with Xacto blades and razor saws to scribe and cut the front end off the body that will be the back end of the Limo.
Quick mockup to see how the proportions look. I’m thinking that I will remove the first small frame (where the masking tape is) and fill that opening with solid sheet then keep tinted glass at the back end.
As always, and and all comments, critique and advice more than welcome, I’m new at this modification game.
Stay safe and model on folks!