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Chevy Black Widow and Fireball Fairlane

April 27, 2012

by Iggy Perez

I’ve told you that I started the Black Widow from Revell. Of course, the idea wasn’t to build the car just out of the box. Thanks to the hints and tips given by some of you, I found some really cool insights. So there is some scratch building involved here. But while talking about the Black Widow with my brother, we also talked about the Fords in stock car racing – and we soon came up with Fireball Robert’s 1956 Ford Fairlane. So my brother started that one – including even more scratch building. You can get a sneak peek on the title picture of this post. We are recording everything on camera and we will put a DVD together some time this year featuring both cars.

Preview on Stock Car DVD 50s - Black Widow Engine Bay

You may remember that one of the things I disliked about the black widow kit was the engine bay, more specifically, the wheel covers. So, after cutting the part shown on the pic above…

Preview on Stock Car DVD 50s - Black Widow Engine Bay

… I just added an styrene stripe to finish the wheel covers. A very small detail and very easy to make but with a high impact.

Preview on Stock Car DVD 50s - Black Widow Chasis Detail

Another interesting detail, and thanks to the hints you guys gave me, is the front axle. Here you can see the stabilizer bar and the plates on the lower control arms. I also added the reinforcement of the rear axle, which is just a simple transverse rod I made out of an styrene stripe.

Stay tuned for more info!

steve wilson July 31, 2012 at 7:08 pm

hi i got your news letter today ,and i just love the gages they will be a very big help in my building ,because i just like to detail my cars a lot .i open and hinge the doors and trunks of just about every thing i build thanks

Cliff June 2, 2013 at 3:39 am

HI Guy’s
I love receiving your E news letters you always inspire me with ideas. I’m happy when I see your e mails. Thanks for what you do and sharing ideas to help us expand our Hobby.

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