ratty '49 chevy pickup


intuned
02-28-2009, 05:04 PM
just picked this one at the hobby shop (with 2 more :grinyes:) and i couldn't wait to start working on it!

so here is the begining!

the kit:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8799.jpg

dry fit of the cab

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8800.jpg

the cutting lines

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8801.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8802.jpg

cutted the top and glued the first part

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8803.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8804.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8805.jpg

some epoxy putty

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8808.jpg

the rims that came with it but i hate chrome :banghead: i took the original ones and glued it to the chrome ones and tadda! chrome ring with steel rims! also changed the tires since they were really too small for that kind of truck

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8809.jpg

primed and painted the body! the color is flat dark yellow from tamiya. i will do some weathering on it and add some rust here and there.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8812.jpg

my idea is to build this truck to tow my ford hot rod so i'm building a trailer too right now!

more updates to come! :wink:

intuned
03-01-2009, 10:45 AM
here's a lil update!

for those who would like to make rust, here's a simple how to!

first, you need the part! duh!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8813.jpg

and then, a weathering kit from tamiya

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8814.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8815.jpg

now, you brush some gun metal onto the surface you want some rust. just to get it a bit dirty

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8816.jpg

a lil shot of flat brown paint

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8817.jpg

now it's fun time! when the paint is dry, apply some glue to the spot that will be rusted. before it dries, pour some flour on it. this will add the texture of the rust

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8818.jpg

wich will give this

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8819.jpg

then you just need to brush some rust color that is in the weathering kit, wich give this result!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8820.jpg

hope this will be usefull

other parts: i painted the inner part of the grill flat black

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8822.jpg

and a lil shot of rust!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8825.jpg

front bumper done. rusted, crooked and dented

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8824.jpg

rusted rear fender
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8826.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8827.jpg

front fender

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8828.jpg

and a quick view of the front

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8829.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/blueneon007/DSC_8830.jpg

more to come as i still working on it right now!

don't be shy to leave some comments!:biggrin:

blackf40
03-15-2009, 09:04 PM
Thanks for the weathering tips! I'm slowly working on a well-used highway tractor, and I've never weathered before. Great job!

c.henrique jr
03-26-2009, 11:20 AM
Hi Brother !:worshippy

Congratulations ! That's a nice project ! :cheers:

I like the way you chopped the roof and the new rims

Good luck !

Henrique :thumbsup:

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