Revell '55 Chevy Bel Air by Hippie Hot

Revell '55 Chevy Bel Air by Hippie
Revell '55 Chevy Bel Air by Hippie
Revell '55 Chevy Bel Air by Hippie
Revell '55 Chevy Bel Air by Hippie
Revell '55 Chevy Bel Air by Hippie
Revell '55 Chevy Bel Air by Hippie
Revell '55 Chevy Bel Air by Hippie

This was a rebuild of an old classic Revell kit originally released in the early '60s.



This was stripped and rebuilt from the ground up with a straight black paint job and all badging removed. Engine is a supercharger small block with a 4 speed transmission. Drag front wheels and chrome reverse on the rear bring a traditional flavor to the '55, reminisant of the movie "American Grafitti".

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Overall rating: 
 
3.5
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3.6   (7)
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3.7   (7)
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3.4   (7)
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3.2   (7)
 
 

55 chevy

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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
waretrucker Reviewed by waretrucker
December 28, 2008
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Excellent build and restoration . OLder kit with opening doors is cool . Hot rod engine goes great with black piant to go with the movie theme . Great build .

 

I can't go 55...

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4.3
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4.0
tbucketlynn Reviewed by tbucketlynn
September 11, 2008
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I like 55's...yours brings back memories, nice job Hippie!

 

Good Job Hippie

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Red000878 Reviewed by Red000878
September 07, 2008
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Very cool i like the way you made this more realistic. Good work....

 

I hate to be the critical one, but here goes...

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1.6
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Don Reviewed by Don
September 05, 2008
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I will apologize ahead of time for the low ratings, but I'm going to be brutally honest. I have judged many model car contests and look for certain criteria for a model to be worthy of higher ratings.

I admire the fact that you choose to redo an old kit. It looks as if your paint could be smoother. This especially shows under the Bare Metal Foil. Maybe a complete dip to remove all the older paint would have been in order.

The engine fits nice, but the alternator set-up does not fit with the blower. You could have added a mageneto to the rear and some plug wires. It's usually the first thing that builders add to a motor to detail it.

I realize that these older kits are not a great fit, so I'm not criticizing the overall kit. I feel that with practice, you could definately get some contest wins, you have all the basics.

I'm just trying to offer some constructive criticism and be honest. This is the way that I and the other judges would view the model if it were on the table at one of the shows.

 

Good Job, Hippie, Good Job

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3.6
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
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Nobleco Reviewed by Nobleco
September 04, 2008
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I really like the customization with the wheelwells opened up and the hood scoop, Chroming and the Pipes. Bet you get pulled over lots.
Difficulty is not high for you and hope to see more of your work in the future contests. Could work on presentation but otherwise a very nice example of a street rod of the early 60's era. Well done.

 
 
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