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Revell Monogram 1957 Chevy Model Kit

 

revell monogram 57 chevy

Revell Monogram 1957 Chevy

 

A Monogram - Revell 1957 Chevy kit.

I have always liked Monogram ar kits. I built many of them as a youth. Maybe it's the thick plastic and basic parts in the kits that I like so much. Most of them can be built without any fuss, and fit together well.

Are they the most detailed kits? Not really. But that doesn't stop me from enjoying assembling them.

This one is painted in a Tamiya metallic red, right over the molded white plastic.The interior has been painted Tamiya white, with red carpet. This car was built as a mild street machine, so I added any speed parts included with the model. Such as the roll bar and high bucket seats, which I painted chrome.

The chassis was painted a flat black, with the rear suspension painted a metallic color, as well as the gas tank which I masked off to paint.

The engine uses Revell's twin 4 barrel setup intake and exhaust headers. I used a chrome pen to do all the stainless trim on the car's body. It didn't work as well as I wanted on the large fin trim pieces on the sides. I would recommend using chrome foil on those if you build one. I think you will get better results, and a more uniform patina.

I really like the wheels with this kit. The exhaust is molded into the chassis, which is unfortunate, but I can live with it as they are easy to paint (I decantered some chrome spray paint and painted them with a brush).

These cars have some trim and emblems on the body which I sanded off for a smoother look.

In the engine bay, the firewall is bland, and has two square holes for working hood latches. I covered those holes with sheet plastic prior to painting. The model does not include any brake parts for the firewal, so I added a master cylinder from my parts box. I also used a piece of solder to make a new upper radiator hose, as the one with the kits was just a wee bit short to work.

Overall it's a good kit, and I have another one to build. I think that one is getting a blower through the hood for sure.

 

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