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PostSubject: 55 Belair is finished. At last.   Wed 26 Apr 2017, 11:24 am

Revell's 1955 Belair, in Tamiya Blue & French Blue. Chrome by BMF and those excellent chrome pens.
The usual wiring, and I went crazy and added choke heat tube & distributor vacuum line.
The cat hair is not a factory option, as far as I'm aware.
Since the pics were taken, I've decaled the whitewalls, almost banished the cat hair, and done some minor touchups.
I chose not to BMF the chrome mould running back from the headlights. I think it looks better without it.
This was one of the stalled builds that finally saw the workbench again.







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PostSubject: Re: 55 Belair is finished. At last.   Wed 26 Apr 2017, 11:59 am

Excellent!! One of my favourite cars. I've been itching to do another one since the duo build but this time in yellow.

Top job!!
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PostSubject: Re: 55 Belair is finished. At last.   Wed 26 Apr 2017, 1:08 pm

Thats really nice Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: 55 Belair is finished. At last.   Wed 26 Apr 2017, 1:31 pm

Great build I love the two tone blue!

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PostSubject: Re: 55 Belair is finished. At last.   Wed 26 Apr 2017, 2:14 pm

Nice one, Chris. Great color combo.
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PostSubject: Re: 55 Belair is finished. At last.   Wed 26 Apr 2017, 7:00 pm

Beautiful job Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: 55 Belair is finished. At last.   Thu 27 Apr 2017, 10:21 am

Superb build ...
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PostSubject: Re: 55 Belair is finished. At last.   Thu 27 Apr 2017, 1:12 pm

Excellent choice of colors and beautiful application.  I really like the extra step you took on finishing the engine.

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PostSubject: Re: 55 Belair is finished. At last.   Thu 27 Apr 2017, 5:41 pm

Nice one Chris.

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PostSubject: Re: 55 Belair is finished. At last.   Sat 29 Apr 2017, 2:26 pm

Well done!
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PostSubject: Re: 55 Belair is finished. At last.   Sat 29 Apr 2017, 4:21 pm

Whew! A very neat job. It would look great as part of a diorama too!
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PostSubject: Re: 55 Belair is finished. At last.   Mon 01 May 2017, 3:43 am

Beautiful build!
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