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Some really GREAT car models!

By CorvairJim

I've recently posted three albums of pictures of model cars built by a gentleman I met online about a year ago. I answered an ad of his on eBay about a very well detailed model he was selling, and we got into a discussion of what it takes to build a model of the caliber of the ones he was selling. He graciously e-mailed me the pictures I've included in these albums. Two of the albums go into detail about the restoration of a couple of models to his high standards. These models were built back when the kits were new in the 1960s, and he completely dismantled them, stripped any paint, fixed any defects in the [plastic (including a couple of major errors in the design of the body of one of them, a 1969 Chevy Impala SS convertible), rechromed the chrome pieces, and painted them in original factory colors. The other restoration album is a 1962 Chevy II Nova convertible, which he modified by installing a small-block V-8 in place of the original straight-6. The third album shows pictures of three of his other creations: a '69 Impala SS hardtop, a '74 Impala coupe, and a 1965 Chevy Bel Air (or is it a Biscayne - I don't recall!) 2-door sedan. This one id built with a non-original body sourced from the growing model car aftermarket. (chevy66babe, are you listening? This one's real close to your car!) If you have any interest in excellent workmanship, you owe it to yourself to check out these three albums, all under the heading "Curbside 66", the gentleman's eBay screen name.

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ElCamino69
Jun 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm
I know the hours someone can put in something like that. I had a neighbor that won awards for his models. He was more into Military planes, jets and such. He would paint a model black and they gray over the black and take a exacto blade and scrap the paint one by one off each one of the rivits to make it look like real rivits and do the same on the body lines. I was wondering is there also a blog for "donnalove" on here?....LOL
 
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chevy66babe
Feb 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm
I did listen. Have to check this out, since that model was Babe's twin except for the tail-light design we've talked about.
 
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TerryO
Feb 12, 2009 at 8:57 pm
Very interesting and impressive.
 
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bencar
Feb 12, 2009 at 4:16 pm
That is quality work.
 
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revhard
Feb 12, 2009 at 7:19 am
dude this car look like it came of the show room floor,it looks so real 5*s
 
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Ramair1
Feb 12, 2009 at 12:39 am
That is cool, thanks for sharing!!!!
 
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donnalove
Feb 11, 2009 at 10:03 pm
I agree with vetteman80, This car above looks real!
 
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vetteman80
Feb 11, 2009 at 8:33 pm
I did look at the albums and I can't beleave the detail he put in to his models. He does great work. The chevy above looks like a real car sitting there.
 

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