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Bill Newcomer (musclecarfan)


1972 Chevelle SS 454 (Blue with Silver SS stripes)

My first 1972 Chevelle. It is an SS 454 painted with Star Spangled Blue Testors lacquer. The stripes are Keith Marks waterslide decals in silver. The interior is black and white. I used body colored Corvette rallys from my parts box and widened the rears. After BMF, colored Sharpie details, and decals, it was clear coated with Testors "Wet Look" clear. I am REALLY happy with the paint job.

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2. April 2019, 06:15
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Bill Newcomer Detailed/assembled the front and rear bumpers for all five of my Chevys today. Blue and red rear valences painted, Red rear bumper black insert painted, Brown front grill blacked out, Blue, Black and El Camino front turn signals colored. all headlights installed with flutes dead vertical :), Blue Brown and black tail lights BMF backed and installed, Red photoetched tail lights colored and installed, El Camino tail light lenses installed.
4. April 2019, 06:22
Bill Newcomer Did the last touch up on the C-pillar. Prepped most of the chassis and interior parts in the hopes I can spray them tomorrow. (if the humidity is low enough)
18. April 2019, 06:13
Bill Newcomer Completed the interior this weekend. Brush painted the package shelf at the last minute. I am not sure I am happy with the results. Though this one has tinted windows so it may not show.
22. April 2019, 03:04
Bill Newcomer Got to put on some BMF today. It is actually one of my favorite tasks! :)
21. May 2019, 03:23
Calvin Gifford Impressive!
21. May 2019, 05:03
Bill Newcomer Installed the detailed front turn signals and photoetched SS 454 emblems. Still hesitant to clear coat it with clear lacquer, Future or just let it be. I need to test some Keith Marks decals on a spoon to see if they will tolerate lacquer.
25. May 2019, 05:18
Bill Newcomer I applied the silver SS stripes today. My Q-tips got a workout finessing all the wrinkles of them. I am 99.4% happy with the results. Still working up the courage to shoot Testors clear lacquer over it.
2. June 2019, 00:43
Bill Newcomer Finished BMF on drip rails. Added "Chevelle" decal to trunk lid. Test sprayed clear lacquer on hood. No adverse effects on the SS stripes YAY!!!. Need to wait for low humidity to spray clear on whole body.
6. June 2019, 06:21
Bill Newcomer Sprayed clear lacquer on the body today. It looks GORGEOUS!
9. June 2019, 04:35
Bill Newcomer Beautiful blue '72 nearing final assembly. :)
9. June 2019, 21:04
Munkyslut I thought the RootBeer 72 was a gorgeous colour but this is on another level! ;)
9. June 2019, 21:12
Bill Newcomer I agree. It is one of the prettiest metallic blues I have ever seen.
9. June 2019, 21:18
Paul Juliano That blue is excellent... the shine is fantastic. Nice job!
9. June 2019, 22:02
Bill Newcomer The shine is the magic of Testors "Wet Look" clear lacquer. I am deathly afraid of sanding on painted surfaces.
9. June 2019, 23:51
Bill Newcomer This evening I painted the filled in gap at the base of the windshield. Tomorrow I hope to install the competed interior in to the body.
22. August 2019, 03:41
Munkyslut I forgot to ask before Bill, do leave the rims on solid metal bar? I can see drilling out the rear axle housing to install it would work well but the front axles stumped me!
22. August 2019, 06:46
Bill Newcomer My models are for display. They are not treated like toys. So to me STANCE is much more important than being able roll. So MOST of the time I glue the wheels in place to obtain the perfect stance. Once in a while the axles get it done. I would NOT drill a nearly finished model because wheels and tires are generally the LAST parts to go in the car.
22. August 2019, 08:12
Munkyslut Ta for clearing that up Bill.
I often glue mine solid too, if only cos I'm so hamfisted I'll break stuff off when I clean them.
I've noticed the stance on your cars is always just right, it's worth the effort.
22. August 2019, 08:57
Slavo Hazucha Well I can´t name all the bolts & valves that changed between a ´68 and ´69 version of a particular car, as some people here certainly can, but I can say when I really like something I see, which is the case here - the blue coat & the stripes look just great, as look all the other different shiny metal parts of this build. Very nice indeed
22. August 2019, 10:56
Bill Newcomer Slavo Thank you. This one is well on its wat to being one of my best.
22. August 2019, 14:18
Tim Heimer O.k Bill, I know some glass packs were red, but I've never seen red mufflers. I know artistic discretion.
22. August 2019, 14:25
Munkyslut I had some CherryBomb Turbo mufflers on a 71 Charger that were bright red Tim.
Bill says it's among his best but all his models look like 'bests' to me ;)
22. August 2019, 16:10
Munkyslut I always thought they were Kool now I wanna buy a pair!
See what you've done? LOL !!!
22. August 2019, 16:18
Tim Heimer Well, that's the brand, I've only seen the hot dog shaped ones. I've learned something new! LOL
22. August 2019, 17:53
Bill Newcomer You are right. Cherry Bomb mufflers were the inspiration. But now it is kind of a signature detail that brighten ups the boring bottom of the car.
23. August 2019, 01:30
Bill Newcomer Add another Chevelle to the DONE column. I am pretty happy with how this one turned out. Probably my BEST paint job EVER.
16. September 2019, 05:26
Slavo Hazucha The blue & silver stripes make an excellent match, worthy of the trials of direct sunlight - top finish
16. September 2019, 09:41
Tim Heimer That my friend is sweet looking!!! NICE :)
16. September 2019, 12:57
Munkyslut Ditto!!!!
16. September 2019, 14:23
Dominik Weitzer thats a good looking Chevelle! Bravo!
16. September 2019, 15:19
Bill Newcomer Thank you Gentlemen. :)
17. September 2019, 02:02

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