Lux's 58 Chevy Apache

2Beers

It's me again.
^^^^^^ Totally agreed.
Just super stunning and amazing is my thoughts.

Love all the work into this one...whooot whooot !
 
Mind blown!!! Amazing wood working skills. Love those bumpers and other details!!!! Beautiful work!!!

^^^^^^ Totally agreed.
Just super stunning and amazing is my thoughts.

Love all the work into this one...whooot whooot !

Thanks a lot guys!
But you know, those guards are made of styrene. Really enjoy how we can combine different materials to achieve those looks in our tinytruck craft.
 
Well, a lot of painting work has begun.
Made the base layer of brown, then painted yellow by airbrush, but left brown barely visible.








Then 2000 grid sandpaper until the brown structure begins to be visible.
The rust on the bumper was made using salt that was sprinkled on wet brown surface and after made scratches with various objects: from the welding electrode, to wooden bars and toothpicks.
then, using dry brushes, applied spots of rust and continued until it looked like on the photo i used as reference.
Did some scratches by barely touching the painted body with a brown painted toothpick.
Well, I also painted reflectors for the future leds, but there?s nothing interesting.





So far I?ve finished with the front, then everything else is just as scrupulous to go through.
Favorite part of painting for me.
 

2Beers

It's me again.
Oh Boy !
Can't wait to see the finished product.

I really like the subtle patina on the front, Just right in my opion.
Great job and...…...more please.::2thumbs
 
Thanks a lot guys, really appreciate it!

Oh Boy !
Can't wait to see the finished product.

I really like the subtle patina on the front, Just right in my opion.
Great job and...?...more please.::2thumbs

Simply amazing! Looking forward to more!

almost there

A lot of progress, friends!
I forgot to post a sneak peak of the simple chassis i've built for the Chevy.
Ar60s from the axial bomber as well as all the links, and trans mount, rear sakura d4 shocks with heavy duty TT01 springs, and team associated shocks from my old sc10 truck. I am planning to build it the same way i did the chassis for the Ford. Also i did not built it on leafs, as i want to try out driving thw woody on wobbly shock setup. There will be no problem to make some leaf springs in the future.



Ford's chassis.



Over the past few days, almost finished work on the body painting. I removed some of the rust on the Chevy sides, also I tried the chipping technique with hair spray. Tamiya ts covered the body with matt varnish, after which he sprayed the hairspray on all sides, and then again covered with matt varnish. It was possible to achieve a slight shine in places where the paint did not fade. Satisfied with the result.





It remains only to paint the rear window seal, quarter lights, and the inside of the bed. But with the rear floors, I?ll figure it out as soon as a some bed wood arrives.
One of the most difficult parts of the job is the windshield. It is bizarre in shape, so I tried hard for a long time and discovered a good glass manufacturing technique. We stick masking tape with vertical stripes, forming the shape of the glass, after which we cut off the excess and make a glass probe from the plastic folder for the documents. This folder is quite soft, which allows you to easily trim the shape of the glass until it fits perfectly into all the grooves. As the shape was verified, the glass was cut out of Lexan.









Now I understand that I definitely won?t do Cadillac Deville 59', although I really wanted to.
So, I painted headlights with chrome, made lenses for the head lights, and for the rear lights. Number plates are there just for the looks. Need to figure out some funny plates.







Lots of pics today. Hope you enjoy.
 

TLC

Scaled, but not fishy.
I've been admiring this build for a while, very impressive. :biggthumpup:

And now it's yellow and rusty, I like it even more. :drooler: Perfection mate! ::2thumbs
 

2Beers

It's me again.
Just an Idea…..
Most cameo Bed chevy's had the sun vizor.
Have you thought about adding one on this work of art ?

Granted the bed is a little different then on the Cameo style.
 
Thank you for kind words, Beers!
Yes, I thought about the sun visor and want to do one.
True, I was already confused in the types of these pickups, their bed styles, emblems etc... because i haven't seen them with my own eyes i suppose. But apparently, my 4x4 pickup is Chevy Apache Napco, with fleetside, not a Cameo.

Beautiful.
So right in my eye's.

Absolutely Beautiful.
:luv:::bigdrool

Corvid mask for the win too.:laughing::biggthumpup:

Just an Idea?..
Most cameo Bed chevy's had the sun vizor.
Have you thought about adding one on this work of art ?

Granted the bed is a little different then on the Cameo style.

Thank you! I always wanted a yellow truck. Now i need a green one. Maybe 50's Chevy 3100, or 54's...

I've been admiring this build for a while, very impressive. :biggthumpup:

And now it's yellow and rusty, I like it even more. :drooler: Perfection mate! ::2thumbs
 
Spent last night to good use.
Made the basic forms for the future interior. The dashboard will play the role of another gurad rail for the windshield, and door cards will close the wooden structures inside the body. And a simple bench out of funny sock and some plastic structure.





Just started making emblems. I finished with the hood emblem in 3 hours so there is still 4 to go. I think maybe it?s not worth doing the rear emblems, because the truck has seen a lot, maybe they did not survive through the barn years...





 
Thank you sir! Appreciate it.
You are creating the most fantastic truck!! I love all of it.

Thank you! Chevy looks very unusual to me with it haha.
Just perfect.

Hood emblem brings even more greatness.

Thank you!
Wow, this is looking so great!

Nice job!

Today i did quite a job with styrene.
Finished cutting all the front emblem's letters and build its overall shape, primed them and painted with Bosny Chrome and Tamiya acrylics. They look kind of weathered, suit very well to the trucks' patina look.








 

2Beers

It's me again.
Even my wife says...…(that's just awesome)

I really enjoy looking at the body lines in the last few pics.
You nailed this one too.

Great job on the details.

That being said, I might just have to break out the MDF and get to carving a body this weekend.
Very inspirational build.
Thanks for sharing and more please.
 

joe122

Well-known member
Just amazed by your skills! Great attention to detail! Love this piece of RC Art!!!!
 
Thanks a lot, Beers. Very much appreciate your's and your wife's appreciation!

Even my wife says...…(that's just awesome)

I really enjoy looking at the body lines in the last few pics.
You nailed this one too.

Great job on the details.

That being said, I might just have to break out the MDF and get to carving a body this weekend.
Very inspirational build.
Thanks for sharing and more please.

Thank you, Joe. Glad you have fun times in this thread!
Just amazed by your skills! Great attention to detail! Love this piece of RC Art!!!!
 
Almost finished the bed today. Laid out with balsa planks. Threw some heavy things on it to make it work like used bed. Aged with a dark brown wash, dry brushed over a lighter tone and covered with a layer of laquer.
It remains to age the metal strips, add rivets and that's a wrap for the bed.
There are some spots where you can see white glue, but it'll become transparent after it dryes.












Also i've finished the door panels, so on to the dashboard.







 
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