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89AKurt 03-17-2020 11:22 PM

1948 Chevrolet Canopy Express
 
Started April 1995, just finished, much like some of your real project vehicles! Started as the AMT 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup kit, was lucky to get the All American Models resin Panel, which I converted into a Canopy Express. I scratch-built many parts, such as vacuum-formed interior panels, gas tank, taillights, single seat, twice pipes, steering shaft/box, etc. Had parts for the twin carbs.

Have posted Work-In-Progess photos on Flickr (linked these photos from my account), and step-by-step progress on the Model Car Magazine forum.

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72gmguy 03-18-2020 07:43 AM

Re: 1948 Chevrolet Canopy Express
 
Very cool. You have more patience than me!

Llay R. Rac 03-18-2020 10:49 PM

Re: 1948 Chevrolet Canopy Express
 
that is great! i thought it was real at first look.
I like the back floor paint splattered look, my dad was a sign painter, i remember his '50 Studebaker truck with multi colored spilt painted bed.

Ol Blue K20 03-19-2020 10:58 AM

Re: 1948 Chevrolet Canopy Express
 
Very nice, all the hours spent on this really show.

89AKurt 03-22-2020 11:23 PM

Re: 1948 Chevrolet Canopy Express
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 72gmguy (Post 8697219)
Very cool. You have more patience than me!

Thank you. I know right?

Took better pictures today.....
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89AKurt 03-22-2020 11:25 PM

Re: 1948 Chevrolet Canopy Express
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Llay R. Rac (Post 8697749)
that is great! i thought it was real at first look.
I like the back floor paint splattered look, my dad was a sign painter, i remember his '50 Studebaker truck with multi colored spilt painted bed.

Thanks! My grandpa was a sign painter too, but I never saw the inside of his work truck.

More pictures.....
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89AKurt 03-22-2020 11:28 PM

Re: 1948 Chevrolet Canopy Express
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ol Blue K20 (Post 8697946)
Very nice, all the hours spent on this really show.

Thank you too. Glad you see that.

Last pictures.
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My studio:
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Ol Blue K20 03-26-2020 09:59 AM

Re: 1948 Chevrolet Canopy Express
 
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Originally Posted by 89AKurt (Post 8700272)

I was wondering how you got the natural lighting and shadows. Very impressive, I really like the Texaco station too.

89AKurt 03-27-2020 02:30 AM

Re: 1948 Chevrolet Canopy Express
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ol Blue K20 (Post 8702319)
I was wondering how you got the natural lighting and shadows. Very impressive, I really like the Texaco station too.

I've used various types of lights for a makeshift studio setup, but there is always something that annoys me, such as seeing the bulb reflection in glass, extreme contrast, etc. Overcast high clouds, not dark lower cloud cover, seems to be the best, close second is the Golden Hour, before sundown.

Thank you for your kind comment.

rustytruck50 06-15-2020 10:24 PM

Re: 1948 Chevrolet Canopy Express
 
That is too cool! Great job!!!

KShortell 07-17-2020 10:28 AM

Re: 1948 Chevrolet Canopy Express
 
Outstanding!

special-K 07-25-2020 06:56 AM

Re: 1948 Chevrolet Canopy Express
 
I have a set of less than perfect hubcaps that would look just right on that truck.

Oh sorry, I just realized this isn't a real truck. Mine caps are full-size! :lol:

I've admired your skills on other work of yours I've seen. You have good hands for sure, and great vison. Not eyesight, although that sure helps too. I mean foresight!


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