Skid's Place

Scale Model Building Website
 
HomeGalleryRegisterLog in

Share
 

 1978 Chevette

Go down 
AuthorMessage
webby
Resident member
Resident member
webby

Posts : 1948
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 59
Location : Strathpine Australia. Built over WW2 airstrip

1978 Chevette Empty
PostSubject: 1978 Chevette   1978 Chevette Icon_minitimeWed 14 Feb 2018, 11:07 am

Another ebay promo model, and, boy, is the plastic brittle. Arrived damaged, but a new bumper is on the way,and some fabrication & filler will repair a small rear quarter area
I tried to get the front seats out, succeeded in breaking the backrest of one, so I gave up that struggle. Getting the dash out broke a large chunk of the passenger door trim out, 1978 Chevette 3868354571 So I quit before I did any more damage.

Now if someone would make a 1/25 Vauxhall Chevette or Holden Gemini..............
Here's the WIP thus far.

Floorpan before:

1978 Chevette Img_0226

And after:

1978 Chevette Img_0315

Interior before:
1978 Chevette Img_0225

And after:
1978 Chevette Img_0314
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



1978 Chevette Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   1978 Chevette Icon_minitimeWed 14 Feb 2018, 4:55 pm

Great start.
Back to top Go down
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3531
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 68
Location : MIDWEST

1978 Chevette Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   1978 Chevette Icon_minitimeWed 14 Feb 2018, 7:27 pm

The MPC company came out with some decent Chevette kits back in the day. I always wanted to convert one to a Vauxhall rally car, but by then I'd gotten out of building. I wish u the best with the kit. Not many Chevettes built!
Back to top Go down
Plastic Freak
Moderator
Moderator
Plastic Freak

Posts : 2862
Join date : 2013-06-13
Location : Brantford/Canada

1978 Chevette Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   1978 Chevette Icon_minitimeThu 15 Feb 2018, 1:20 am

Go harron! The interior looks like you spent a good amount of time on it. 1978 Chevette 1705482731
Back to top Go down
Mr Hirakawa
Full Member
Full Member
Mr Hirakawa

Posts : 1113
Join date : 2015-11-11
Age : 47

1978 Chevette Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   1978 Chevette Icon_minitimeThu 15 Feb 2018, 9:59 am

Excellent!!
Back to top Go down
webby
Resident member
Resident member
webby

Posts : 1948
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 59
Location : Strathpine Australia. Built over WW2 airstrip

1978 Chevette Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   1978 Chevette Icon_minitimeSat 17 Feb 2018, 11:02 pm

Weekend update. I've been busy with a Lockheed Connie build for a mate so I not much time has gone into the Chevette. I got stuck in yesterday and repaired the damage to the RHR corner.

I've had to sacrifice the side marker light, nothing that some BMF & clear red won't hide.1978 Chevette Chevet10
Back to top Go down
KatsZenJammer
Resident member
Resident member
KatsZenJammer

Posts : 2216
Join date : 2016-05-20
Age : 52
Location : Vancouver, BC

1978 Chevette Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   1978 Chevette Icon_minitimeSat 24 Feb 2018, 6:33 pm

Great work! The brittle plastic issue can often be a stopper but you've handled it brilliantly.
Back to top Go down
webby
Resident member
Resident member
webby

Posts : 1948
Join date : 2013-02-27
Age : 59
Location : Strathpine Australia. Built over WW2 airstrip

1978 Chevette Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   1978 Chevette Icon_minitimeWed 28 Feb 2018, 9:09 am

PITA. Got it painted, gassed out and was giving it a trial fit. LH front guard/wing/fender broke off. Not impressed at all. Especially when it was after other damage repair, sand & paint.

It nearly went under my boot, I'm sure it would have shattered in a most satisfying way. Instead its mouldering at the back of my stash, far from my wrath.

t1978 Chevette Chevet11
Back to top Go down
KatsZenJammer
Resident member
Resident member
KatsZenJammer

Posts : 2216
Join date : 2016-05-20
Age : 52
Location : Vancouver, BC

1978 Chevette Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   1978 Chevette Icon_minitimeSun 04 Mar 2018, 5:06 pm

I feel for you, this sort of thing can be so trying to ones patience. Here's to hoping it will one day be a fine addition to your collection.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




1978 Chevette Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1978 Chevette   1978 Chevette Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
1978 Chevette
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 1978 car accident
» The Swarm (1978)
» 1978 Dodge D150 Stepside Beater / Sleeper
» Deathsport (1978)
» Barracuda (1978) (The Lucifer Project)

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Skid's Place :: Works In Progress :: Road cars-
Jump to: