~ backyardinc's 1962 chevy bel air WIP~


backyardinc
12-20-2010, 01:21 AM
.......... COMPLETED ...............

here is a project i started a few years back. I always had like 3 or 4 models to work on so getting one done was near impossible. I have some more time on me now, so hopefully i can get more progress done. here is a breakdown of what i have done to it back then.

BODY-
*shaved the side moldings as wheel as the body line above the molding
*shave the hood completely
*started to cut out trunk

CHASSIS-
*lowered front and rear suspension

INTERIOR-
*rear seats removed to make a custom audio box
*used a "lowrider" resin center console
*have like 3 "lowrider" resin tv's
*put some door panel details, custom nothing stock

TRUNK-
*put speaker box in trunk molded in with design of styrene i did

WHEELS-
*monster primo rims w/tires from hoppin' hydros

....here are some pics i took today..... first picture is of the last time i worked on it a few years ago


http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/wip.jpg

http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/MODELTO042.jpg

http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/MODELTO043.jpg

http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/MODELTO044.jpg

http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/MODELTO040.jpg

http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/MODELTO041.jpg

http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/MODELTO038.jpg

http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/MODELTO039.jpg

http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/MODELTO037.jpg


...as i keep working on it i will post up the progress.....

pharr7226
12-22-2010, 12:02 AM
The interior mods are sweet. Nice work.

backyardinc
12-27-2010, 03:53 AM
The interior mods are sweet. Nice work.

^thank you......

backyardinc
12-27-2010, 04:00 AM
...did lil bit of work, i painted the theme on the interior parts first so i know exactly what is getting a specific fuzzi fur color..... the whole interior and trunk are getting fuzzi fur...... maybe dash will stay a solid paint color.......


http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/modelsinc046.jpg



http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/modelsinc047.jpg


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---** need opinion on detailing engine... i bought this engine to build, but i was thinking of leaving it all chrome.....im painting the car a red color just havent decided which, so leave engine chrome, or color theme it to body color?


http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/MODELTO039.jpg

pharr7226
12-28-2010, 05:01 PM
You've done a great job with this build so far. I would leave the chrome finish on the engine. All chrome engines look a little toy like to me. How about using some metalizers on the engine and using your exterior on interior paint scheme on the lower portion of the engine and/or valve covers.

backyardinc
12-28-2010, 06:41 PM
You've done a great job with this build so far. I would leave the chrome finish on the engine. All chrome engines look a little toy like to me. How about using some metalizers on the engine and using your exterior on interior paint scheme on the lower portion of the engine and/or valve covers.

^thank you..... ive never used "metalizers" , you have any info on that?.....and thanks for your opinion on the engine...i will use that....

backyardinc
12-29-2010, 01:18 AM
-- added the fuzzi fur from kens customs today..... black/red theme i went with...... im going to let it dry, then start putting together the interior and trunk soon......



http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/modelshooti065.jpg


http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/modelshooti066.jpg


http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/modelshooti067.jpg

Drift F.C
12-29-2010, 06:25 AM
The fuzz fur looks really good!

backyardinc
12-29-2010, 10:53 AM
The fuzz fur looks really good!

^ thanks ...

Yovillian
12-29-2010, 07:56 PM
Beautiful work on that interior. Beautiful.

backyardinc
12-29-2010, 09:12 PM
Beautiful work on that interior. Beautiful.

^thank you.... still got more to do on it.....

backyardinc
01-04-2011, 12:32 AM
... the chrome on the wheels were turning yellow, and i didnt know how to strip the chrome off safely..... thanks to " rollin80s " tip , i stripped off practically all the chrome, here is how they look now....



http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/J32WWW069.jpg

pharr7226
01-05-2011, 02:17 AM
Here is a link to a description of the Alclad line of metalizers http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/tools/alclad/tool_alclad2.shtml Testors makes a line of good metalizers also http://www.testors.com/category/145620/Metalizer_Enamel_Paint

backyardinc
01-05-2011, 02:33 PM
Here is a link to a description of the Alclad line of metalizers http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/tools/alclad/tool_alclad2.shtml Testors makes a line of good metalizers also http://www.testors.com/category/145620/Metalizer_Enamel_Paint

^thanks for the links, they are very helpful and im going to look into those, see if the hobby shop i go to has them.......

rollin80s
01-07-2011, 11:43 AM
hey bud, looking good. no prob on the info, we are all here to learn.

backyardinc
01-07-2011, 06:52 PM
hey bud, looking good. no prob on the info, we are all here to learn.


^thanks man , this is the first site or anything i could find the modelers are here to help and talk to each other.... i dont have any friends that are into this hobby, but once you join this site everyone inspires you......

tonioseven
01-10-2011, 08:29 PM
I'm diggin' this!! Great minds think alike...

http://images56.fotki.com/v773/photos/8/897838/9106359/belair2-vi.jpg

backyardinc
01-24-2011, 02:02 AM
I'm diggin' this!! Great minds think alike...

http://images56.fotki.com/v773/photos/8/897838/9106359/belair2-vi.jpg





^ yes you are correct , hehehe , i did a little work on the car today...



** finally got around to cutting the trunk....

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa453/backyardincv/TTTTTTTT093.jpg

** i put the door panels back on, paced the speakers in place, added two amps in the trunk as well as some batteries for the hydro set-up , placed the dash in..........

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa453/backyardincv/TTTTTTTT094.jpg

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa453/backyardincv/TTTTTTTT095.jpg

**little mock up............

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa453/backyardincv/TTTTTTTT096.jpg


http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa453/backyardincv/TTTTTTTT097.jpg


>>> that's all for now............

backyardinc
02-15-2011, 06:03 PM
---some paint work....color, redfire pearl metallic , from DUPLI COLOR PERFECT MATCH FORD OEM PAINT

-- body in primer...
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode004.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode005.jpg
--did 2 coats of paint
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode008.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode010.jpg
--3 coats of clear coat
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode015.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode013.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode014.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode016.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode020.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode021.jpg

---rims in primer
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode006.jpg
---rims with paint
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode009.jpg
---rims with clear
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode023.jpg

--chassis just one coat of paint
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode011.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode012.jpg
--firewall shavedddd, painted, and cleared>>
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode022.jpg
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--built the block up to color match it to the body...here it goes
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode025.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode024.jpg
--put block together
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode026.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode027.jpg
--in primer
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode028.jpg
--painted....
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode031.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode029.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/mode030.jpg

---thats the update for now................til later......>>

rsxse240
02-16-2011, 03:54 AM
That is a beautiful color! Great shine too. Hit it with some buffing/polishing compounds and it will BLIND people with it's shine! haha. If it were me, I'd do a pearl black top to match the interior, but that's just me. I am not very fond of the idea of body color wheels, but that's your call.

The interior looks great! specifically the trunk. The heavy fuzz seems just a bit over done, like it's a bit out of scale, but I understand how difficult it is to scale match textures, so I'll just say it looks great, which it really does.

Honestly, you are a hard nut to crack. Some of your builds look like a beginning modeler and others, like this one, look like a seasoned veteran looking to win a national contest. None the less, you have a terrific sense of style and all of what I've seen, your models are fantastic.

countach79
02-16-2011, 05:02 AM
kick ass!!!

i love it!

backyardinc
02-16-2011, 02:19 PM
That is a beautiful color! Great shine too. Hit it with some buffing/polishing compounds and it will BLIND people with it's shine! haha. If it were me, I'd do a pearl black top to match the interior, but that's just me. I am not very fond of the idea of body color wheels, but that's your call.

The interior looks great! specifically the trunk. The heavy fuzz seems just a bit over done, like it's a bit out of scale, but I understand how difficult it is to scale match textures, so I'll just say it looks great, which it really does.

Honestly, you are a hard nut to crack. Some of your builds look like a beginning modeler and others, like this one, look like a seasoned veteran looking to win a national contest. None the less, you have a terrific sense of style and all of what I've seen, your models are fantastic.


^thanks for the input..... im not a pro modeler at all, sometimes i can put alot of effort into a kit , and sometimes i just slack..... if any of my builds look pro modeler like then thats a plus, if they look "beginneer" then thats what they look like...... im 24 years old, and still learning to get my self up there with the best......... im not saying anything bad of your words, they actually help me out to become better . thanks >>>>

backyardinc
02-16-2011, 02:20 PM
kick ass!!!

i love it!


^thanks man....... :grinyes:

backyardinc
02-16-2011, 11:38 PM
----did a mock up ........plenty more work to go........


http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/SOSERIOUS019.jpg
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/SOSERIOUS018.jpg
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/SOSERIOUS020.jpg
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/SOSERIOUS021.jpg
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/SOSERIOUS022.jpg
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/SOSERIOUS025.jpg
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/SOSERIOUS023.jpg
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/SOSERIOUS028.jpg


>>BEFORE --
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/SOSERIOUS015.jpg
<<AFTER --
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/SOSERIOUS016.jpg

--put the cylinder heads on....and put the tranny together.....will mock up the engine fitment soon...
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/SOSERIOUS026.jpg
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/SOSERIOUS027.jpg

rsxse240
02-17-2011, 02:38 AM
That looks incredibly mean! I love it.

backyardinc
02-17-2011, 09:25 PM
That looks incredibly mean! I love it.


^thanks man................ here another update :


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** Wellllllllllllll............. i had a crazy thought, and i went for it.......... bought today was dupli color shadow kit... its a spray you put over chrome or very polished surfaces to give it the "BLACK CHROME " look.... he he he he .......so with out further adue' :

http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/BLACKCHROME015.jpg
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/BLACKCHROME010.jpg
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/BLACKCHROME011.jpg
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/BLACKCHROME013.jpg
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/BLACKCHROME012.jpg
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/BLACKCHROME014.jpg
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/BLACKCHROME017.jpg
http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/ee331/backyardinc/BLACKCHROME016.jpg

---- painted black chrome was :
-front bumper/grill
-tranny
-valve covers
-oil pan
-rear bumper
-hood trim
>>>>>>>> It was very easy to use..... I just washed the pieces with only warm water ; dried the parts ; then taped them to the box and gave every piece one coat of the paint ; waited 20 minutes then one coat of the clear on each parts ...let dry for 2 hours ...and DONE...... I like it.........................lets see what you guys think............

rsxse240
02-18-2011, 02:44 AM
Very cool! I'm going to have to try some of this stuff. I bet it would work great for tinting "glass" parts and tail lights and the likes.

Drift F.C
02-18-2011, 02:47 AM
That chrome looks great, this build is really coming along nicely, and your photography skills have got much better!

Can't wait to see this one finished

quadzero
02-18-2011, 06:31 AM
Nice work you are doing on this, especially the interior. That Chrome Blackout actually makes the chrome parts even more realistic and shiney judging by your pics. I should try that stuff out myself. How does it look in real life? Keep up the great progress.

backyardinc
02-18-2011, 10:43 AM
Very cool! I'm going to have to try some of this stuff. I bet it would work great for tinting "glass" parts and tail lights and the likes.

^thanks.... i have a spare plastic window, ill try it out and post a picture to see if it works well for tinting...................

That chrome looks great, this build is really coming along nicely, and your photography skills have got much better!

Can't wait to see this one finished

^thanks Drift , i have been trying to take outdoor pictures due to the weather getting a little better....

Nice work you are doing on this, especially the interior. That Chrome Blackout actually makes the chrome parts even more realistic and shiney judging by your pics. I should try that stuff out myself. How does it look in real life? Keep up the great progress.

^the black chrome looks very great in person, it sits very well in deep spots, and its super easy to use , still keeps its chrome reflection ..... i sprayed the hubcaps the kit came with ill post the picture up later, left one chrome and sprayed the other 3 caps so you can see the difference......

backyardinc
02-21-2011, 12:56 AM
---here is the difference between the chrome hubcap from the kit, and one hubcap sprayed with black chrome paint......


http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/abc001.jpg


http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/backyardinclll/abc002.jpg

backyardinc
02-28-2011, 12:09 AM
--worked on the engine ... used the headers,alternator,front belt/pulleys from one of the nascar kits i bought.....put distributor on but not wired yet . then put engine in ... needed to notch front frame for header clearence..... far from done with detailing engine be patient .... hehehehe

http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/modeltrainshow007.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/modeltrainshow008.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/oklo014.jpg
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/oklo015.jpg

--also worked on hydraulic frame set up for trunk... used square styrene strips to make it, very simple design....
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/modeltrainshow009.jpg
--mock up..........
http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z460/backyardinctoo/modeltrainshow011.jpg

drunken monkey
02-28-2011, 10:19 AM
seriously, get yourself a sheet of A1 paper any old desk lamp with a decent 100W bulb then practice taking a few shots to get used to how close your camera can focus on.

ModelKing
03-16-2011, 06:20 PM
Looking good! Can't wait to see it done!

pb4007
03-16-2011, 07:03 PM
Whoa! I haven't been following this one, but that chrome looks pretty nice. I might have to try that on my Impala. Nice going dude.

backyardinc
05-25-2011, 10:03 AM
thanks for the positive comments guys .... its finally done, check the completed section for full photoshoot ..


http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb445/backyardincvii/vipgress1020.jpg

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