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1960 Junkyard Dog Chevy Pick up

January 8, 2011

I bough this model as part of a lot on ebay. I had to unpaint it before staring with it (see how to restore a in this post). The idea was to build this pick up truck as a junkyard dog – or maybe a beat up farmer pick up, likes those I saw every summer while visiting my grandpa on the countryside.

1960 Chevy Pickup AMT undone

I painted it red outside and blue inside – as if the truck was poorly repainted, leaving the original blue color still visible. The missing fender helps to make the truck look a bit worn.

1960 Chevy Pickup AMT rear side junk model car

Other details are a greasy and dirty engine compartment, bent front bumper, a beautifully rusted rear bumper, a broken window here and some rust there.

The tires are almost worn out too, but not flat – after all, this good old truck is still rolling!

Tony in Ontario, Canada January 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

It looks great, like it has worked hard all of it’s life, and likes it that way.
I have made one batch of rust as per your instructions, but have not used it on a model yet. It came out almost black. I have another batch stewing right now in a window using a different type of steel wool, so I’ll see if I can’t get a bit more of an orange rust colouring and combine the two. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Seb January 8, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Hi Tony, I’m glad you like the pictures. I happened to me as well that the rust was just too dark. Try to use less water maybe… feel free to send us pictures with your projects. We’ll love to see them!

Iggy January 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Hey Tony!

mine is also pretty dark, However, when you apply just a think coat, it doesn’t look too dark after all. To add a bit of vinegar could also be an option – I haven’t tried it yet, though.

Geezerman January 9, 2011 at 11:18 am

Nice work

Iggy January 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm


Rod February 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Looks great, like the missing fender and the location

Iggy February 25, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Thanks for the comment, Rod!


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