Painted the bolts semi-gloss black and dry brushed rusty red for effect.
Here’s an update of my 1/12 scale Monogram 57 Belair Gasser build. I’ve primed the undercarriage with red oxide Plastikote, and thin top coated with semi-gloss black paint. I then lightly rubbed edges with fine steel wool to age. Faux bolt heads and nuts are sliced styrene hex rod. When glue is cured I’ll finish sanding those and prime and paint them.
I can’t get enough of the 57 Chevy! I had a spare kit that I bought for parts, and even though I started a 1/12 scale Lotus 49 Formula One model, I couldn’t resist the urge to turn the spare kit into a barn find 60’s era gasser.
Here’s the inspiration car:
The engine will be a blown big block from a Corvette kit. I built a foam core jig to plan and measure all the fabrication I’ll need to do: a new front end sub frame and straight axle, a removable one piece hood and fenders, and a beefed up rear end.