1966 Chevy II Nova 1/25th scale

Discussion in 'Plastic' started by micahrogers, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    A "where I'm At since last post" update...

    I've painted the trim on the body shell and added a wash to bring out the panel lines... ChevyII_48.JPG ChevyII_49.JPG ChevyII_50.JPG ChevyII_51.JPG

    the base interior is assembled with bench seats like mine had.... ChevyII_44.JPG ChevyII_45.JPG ChevyII_46.JPG ChevyII_47.JPG

    And I have all 8 plug wires installed and basic shape, ready to be wired to the distributor... ChevyII_52.JPG ChevyII_53.JPG

    now working on mods to the dash and the steering column.

    more tomorrow...
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  2. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Now a mid week update, I've got the mods to the steering column done, I added turn signal selector, Gear selector and column mounted tachometer, ChevyII_54.JPG ChevyII_55.JPG ChevyII_56.JPG and the finished steering column ChevyII_60.JPG
    Mods to the interior tub done, basically just filled the hole for the floor shifter and added the 6X9 speaker grills to the rear deck. ChevyII_67.JPG ChevyII_68.JPG ChevyII_69.JPG
    All the plug wires fell of so I tried another way to attach them and that didn't work either so I've stared my third try at them. ChevyII_66.JPG I drilled out the top of the distributor and glued all 9 wires into it, then spread them all out and set the fireing order added boots and now I just have to install them to holes drilled into the heads.

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  3. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    and another update on my Chevy II build for today...
    The engine has the sparkplug wires installed finally, ChevyII_71.JPG ChevyII_72.JPG ChevyII_73.JPG ChevyII_74.JPG
    and the finished engine is installed in the chassis.
    ChevyII_75.JPG ChevyII_76.JPG ChevyII_77.JPG
    Now working to replicate the street legal "Sneaker" exhaust that my car had. Cutting up the stock exhaust to get mufflers and then using the "Drag" "Sneaker" side exhaust. more pics to come
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  4. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    A late weekend update on my 66 Chevy II build. I've kitbashed the exhaust to make the street legal? side exhaust that I had on my 66 Back in highschool,
    I first cut the mufflers from the kit "stock" exhaust and mounted them directly to the collectors on the headers ChevyII_78.JPG Then glued the "drag" 'Sneaker' pipes to the mufflers and chassis, ChevyII_80.JPG ChevyII_81.JPG Then painted them steel and viola, ChevyII_82.JPG ChevyII_84.JPG
    also assembled the rear suspension and added the traction bars.
    ChevyII_85.JPG ChevyII_86.JPG ChevyII_87.JPG I've always thought that those traction bars were on backwards, but every racer I've ever known swears they are on right.
    Wheels painted and assembled, ready to be installed. I deceided against trying to hand carve a set of Centerline Billet wheels for the rear and just went with Cragers all around. ChevyII_89.JPG working on the front suspension now,
    More to come
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  5. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Many, that really looks good!! Needs battery cables though! It'll never start! :)

    What is this "wash" you used? It had a great effect. :)
  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I've decided against battery cables and fuel lines, those razza frazzin plug wires nearly drove me to drink....
    my go to wash is actually premixed and sold by AV Vallejo as "Black Shade", I've got that and their "Fleshtone Shade" in my color drawer, I'll snap a pick of the bottles when I'm doing the final pics of the build. The wash is basically just a very thin paint, you apply it in the corners or low spots and it will "add" the shadows you need.

    Final build update to come...
  7. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    That wash really is an excellent "trick" of the trade! Great! I know what you mean about the wires, you need good Hemostats and solid core thing gauge wire, or you can't preform it. I used to heat the lead and melt it into the terminal, bash an end together, copper is very malleable, and just put a dab of grey in the center to color the post (copper) grey, having wrapped the solid core around the post, it only works with solid core copper. It is time consuming. Not necessary though, this model pops so much, why bother. :)
  8. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Thanks Z, the end of this thread is in sight...
    These are the AV Vallejo Acrylic washes that I use. ChevyII_96.JPG

    The finished hood, ChevyII_97.JPG ChevyII_98.JPG

    Almost done, the interior and chassis are mated to the body, ChevyII_90.JPG ChevyII_91.JPG ChevyII_92.JPG ChevyII_93.JPG

    And the finished undercarriage with tires installed, ChevyII_94.JPG ChevyII_95.JPG

    and the next post will be photos of the finished car, and a peek at the next project...
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  9. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    And it's done...
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    it sits a little low in the back but it captures the look nicely.

    And for my next project, one picked by the wife, for the wife, and given the subject, I hope I cam finish it before All Hallows Eve.
    The Boot Hill Express.
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  10. goodduck

    goodduck Active Member

    Yes! I want to see that baby built. And I wish they made that piston trophies as a kit too.
  11. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

  12. JimZ

    JimZ New Member

    Got my coupon, off to see if they have one at my HobLob tomorrow.
  13. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    The Nova would look great mounted on a mirror, that under carriage has to be seen!!

    I think I will be ordering the "Revell's/Monogram Li'l Coffin", with the intent of converting it into a Paper model! :)

    addendum: I just ordered it!! :)

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