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Bill Newcomer (musclecarfan)


FOUR Chevelles and one El Camino in progress
All Big Block Chevys

Red SS 396 '70 Chevelle is done. (see album)

Black SS 454 '70 Chevelle is done. (see album)

Blue SS 454 '72 Chevelle is done. (see album)

Brown SS 396 '72 Chevelle is done. (see album)

(Yellow?) SS '70 El Camino is struggling. A set of spindles were donated to me. Project waiting motivation.

Project summary

Title:FOUR Chevelles and one El Camino in progress
All Big Block Chevys
Status:In progress
Timeline:Started on March 16, 2019

Project inventory

Full kits
1:25 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS (AMT/ERTL 31790)
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
2004 | Changed box
1:25 1972 Chevelle SS-454 (MPC 1-0736)
1972 Chevelle SS-454 King of the Chevrolet Street Machines
MPC 1:25
1984 | Changed decals
1:25 1970 Chevelle SS 396 (AMT 31217)
Pro Shop
1970 Chevelle SS 396 (Walmart version)
AMT 1:25
2000 | Changed parts
Detail and Conversion sets
1:25 1970 El Camino Body (Jimmy Flintstone NB40)
1970 El Camino Body
Jimmy Flintstone 1:25


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Updated: August 23, 2019
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Updated: April 2, 2019
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Updated: March 26, 2019
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Updated: October 27, 2019
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Updated: June 26, 2019
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Updated: May 2, 2019
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Updated: April 15, 2019


16. March 2019, 21:35
Bill Newcomer Just sent an email to Keith Marks to request SS stripe kit(s) in custom colors.
17. March 2019, 02:01
Bill Newcomer Keith just back to me already! My decals are in the pipeline :)
17. March 2019, 02:17
Bill Newcomer Made some progress this evening. Got the flashing removed and smoothed the edges of all the bodies. I also have tentatively picked out the wheels for each. The weather is getting nicer around here. I need to go through my paint inventory to finalize some colors.
21. March 2019, 06:29
Bob Hall Looking good ! Can't wait to see the showroom !
21. March 2019, 06:33
Bill Newcomer Went on the hunt today for Root Beer Brown Metallic paint for my '72 Heavy Chevy. First stop was a PPG automotive paint supply house. They will make a rattle can worth for me BUT.... $40 USD is too much. Ran around visiting 8-9 retail stores just to find that only ONE had a Gloss Brown Metallic. At $8, I'll give it a try. I also picked up a big can of red on sale for $3. I have selected Star Spangled Blue for my unpainted '70 SS and I am hoping I still have enough "Magazine Cover Yellow" for the El Camino. I have this weekend off so hopefully I can continue progress.
23. March 2019, 00:28
Bob Hall [img1]

Hobby Lobby 5.79$
1848 Root Beer Testors One Coat Lacquer Spray Paint
23. March 2019, 00:56
Bill Newcomer Thanks I'll track some down. Have you sprayed out any yourself?
23. March 2019, 02:46
Bob Hall Tons ! Love the Lacquers.
23. March 2019, 06:11
Bill Newcomer Robert, At your suggestion I went to my LHS and they had that exact paint in stock. Thanks for the suggestion!
25. March 2019, 05:22
Bob Hall You'll like it,dries fast and can sand smooth and with a good clear coat, looks like it just came off the GM assembly line floor, factory finish !
25. March 2019, 07:47
Bill Newcomer Thanks. I am still fine tuning the bodies. After that I have to wait for low humidity to spray.
25. March 2019, 08:03
Tim Heimer Looking good Bill! And I thought I was nuts doing 4 1/16 scales at the same time! LOL!
25. July 2019, 15:12
Bill Newcomer Tim, Thanks. I have made some progress and actually have the red one done. The black one only needs wheels and tires. The blue one is also nearly finished. The brown one is waiting on me to print the decals for the valve covers to match my buddy's. The El Camino is in limbo. I have been completely exhausting myself over the last 2 months painting my house and custom fitting the interior of my work van. I think about building frequently but just do not have the energy after work.
26. July 2019, 03:27
Tim Heimer Bill, we've all been there. Take your time.
26. July 2019, 12:49
Bill Newcomer Making final approach on the Chevelles. The black one only needs the wheels and tires glued on, both the blue and brown ones got their rear bumpers attached. Next is chassis for blue and valve cover decals for the brown.
28. August 2019, 07:32
Munkyslut You've been busy Bill!!!! A house repaint AND a van kitting out? I've broken out in a sweat just thinking about it.....
Looking forward to the Chevy quintet, nothing makes a Mopar Guy pay attention like an SS454 ;)
BMW think they're clever squeezing 430 horses out of their latest M3, Chevy we're knocking out 450 horses nearly 50 years ago.....
28. August 2019, 08:52
Bill Newcomer Thanks buddy. Both of those major projects are nearly complete. On the HP front, lots of cubic inches helps. They fact that they cam make over 1000hp from a 4 cylinder boggles the mind.
29. August 2019, 06:02


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