Finally got the hobby stuff all set up in the basement of our new home in Atlanta, so worked resumed on my 1/12 scale ‘57 Chevy Gasser model car. I still have some more to do: door jam detail, parachute cords and cable, and touch-ups. Boy has there been a lot of touch-ups! Since I make things up as I go with only a general plan—and I’m old—I make a lot of goofs.
Although frequently interrupted by guitar making, playing, and other projects, work on my Monogram 1/12 scale 57 Chevy Gasser continues. As usual, I continue to improvise around my sometimes poor planning and blunders. Ivory white body color is going on, soon to be rubbed down to expose lots of primer.
Here’s some progress on my 1/12 scale 60’s era 57 Chevy Coupe Gasser being built from a Monogram kit. Seat is from a Corvette kit, the seat frame is scratchbuilt.
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.
Here’s the modifications to the fenderwell headers I bought from Shapeways.com. I had to extend them to clear the frame. Also, I fabricated the framework for the tilting front clip.
I scratch built a steering box, pitman arm, tie rod, and drag link for the front end, and ladder bars and mounts for the modified rear end, leaf springs, and shocks. I’m also scratch building the sheet metal for the stripped down interior.