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1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« on: August 09, 2020, 03:26:25 am »
I love the 1/25 AMT 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside.  I've built two previously.  One as a Panel Delivery and one as a TV outside broadcast truck.
Both were re-engined with V8s.  A 421ci Pontiac and a 348ci Chevrolet respectively.
60 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside - 18 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
This time I decided to 1) build one as a ute and 2) retain the stock six cylinder engine.
So, its an out of box build?
Well no, not exactly.  I modified the dash and interior to put the steering wheel on the correct side, used the wheels and tyres from a Revell Black Cab and fitted the fuel injection induction set-up which came with the Street Machine version of the kit.
60 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside - 1 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
60 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside - 6 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Mexican blanket seat cover is printed onto plain paper and then glued onto the kit bench seat.
Paint colours are Melbourne W Class Tram colours from an acrylic lacquer set made by SMS.
60 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside - 7 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
60 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside - 14 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
60 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside - 9 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
The wooden bed floor is  brush painted, then an oil wash, then masked before airbrushing the yellow and green.
60 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside - 15 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
60 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside - 16 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 04:59:48 am »
Ye Gods Fred, that's one AWESOME model!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I love the fact that we can see the wooden truck bed through the chassis, never mind all the other superb detail!  :o :o :o
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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 05:40:53 am »
Ye Gods Fred, that's one AWESOME model!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I love the fact that we can see the wooden truck bed through the chassis, never mind all the other superb detail!  :o :o :o

What Kit said! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 06:23:24 am »
I know nothing about cars, real or otherwise Fred, but I can tell a good model when I see one.

Terrific sir  :bow:
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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 06:38:04 am »
Thanks folks.
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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2020, 11:21:23 am »
Very nice job but got to admit I am more intrigued by the broadcast truck.

Where did you find a 1/24th scale TV camera or did you scratch it?
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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2020, 02:39:59 am »
Very nice job but got to admit I am more intrigued by the broadcast truck.

Where did you find a 1/24th scale TV camera or did you scratch it?

AMT Custom & Competition Parts Pack.

Contains a TV camera, lights, speakers, a torsion bar suspended hot rod chassis and an Allison V1710.  All in 1/25.
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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2020, 03:31:04 am »
Brilliant work,  I love the wooden decking  :thumbsup:

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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2020, 03:32:13 am »
Thanks Mac.
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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2020, 06:56:19 am »
This selection of Chevys is a work of extremely high quality.............and much better than anything I could manage.!!!
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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2020, 09:39:43 pm »
Thanks Fred.

I just don't do enough cars obviously.
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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2020, 03:43:52 am »
Thanks folks.

The roof of the Blue and White Panel Delivery (built for a Scale Cannonball Run Build Off) was created by stretching a stock pickup roof.  It has two transverse seams and unfortunately the filler is sinking.  Not much, but it's visible and is annoying.
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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2020, 08:30:07 am »
Thanks folks.

The roof of the Blue and White Panel Delivery (built for a Scale Cannonball Run Build Off) was created by stretching a stock pickup roof.  It has two transverse seams and unfortunately the filler is sinking.  Not much, but it's visible and is annoying.

Take advantage of the joys of the infinitely mutable backstory (Kit's first law: problems in construction can be glossed over with  creative ideas). It's all because they took out some bodywork strengthening metal to lighten it for the Cannonball Run............ but it seems to have backfired on them!
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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2020, 08:37:20 am »

Take advantage of the joys of the infinitely mutable backstory (Kit's first law: problems in construction can be glossed over with  creative ideas). It's all because they took out some bodywork strengthening metal to lighten it for the Cannonball Run............ but it seems to have backfired on them!


That's the Second Law, the First has to do with extending wings...............  ;) ;D
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Re: 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2020, 10:15:38 am »
This I like.  Whiff minor, subtle enough that it could be real, along with the other two.

I love the 1/25 AMT 1969 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside.

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