Stock Wooden '57 and My Modified Version
Picture special of my 1:24 scale wooden '57 Chevy and the stock build
Here is another rather quick post to show you all the differences between by 1:24 scale wooden '57 Chevy and the original stock build of this model I bought off eBay already completed.
Here is the original box art for the model kit. I'm sure this photo has been touched up but still gives you a really good idea of the original intent.
Original Box Art
I added some parts from a donor model for the interior, windows, and wheels. I will make lots of posts in the future detailing the build. This is just to show you the finished model compared with the stock build and pointing out some of the details I added:
The front end was very blunt on the original model
I did utilize the original brass headlights, running lights, and grille but I coated them so they won't tarnish.
I even made my own sun visors and a dome light out of wood to add some more realism to the interior!
YES, I utilized the original wooden roof but highly modified it with lots of putty to make it fit the front and rear window frames.
Note, I made fender flares from wooden dowels soaked in water so they could be curved to match the wheel well opening.
I added more shape to the grille and front of the hood with putty.
The antenna, windshield wipers, and vent window frames were all scratch built from wood!
On the rear I made the license plate frame, light in the rear bumper, bumper sides and uprights from wood. You can see how many additional parts I added compared to the stock build. I fabricated all the body side moldings out of wood and covered them in bare metal foil to simulate chrome.
Check out those tail pipes! Emblems are photo etched I took from an AMT model kit.