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57 Chevy Black Widow Stock Car – Decals on and some weathering tests

October 12, 2012

by Iggy Perez

I’ve been working again on the Black Widow. It doesn’t seem like much work has been done, but if you see in detail, there is indeed some progress compared to the last post about the Black Widow. I’ve placed all the chromed parts and trims. Not only that, I’ve been working on the decals as well – finally!

I’ve also placed the holders for the trunk lid and the hood. I used copper wires and painted them black. The rear wire is fixed with superglue at both ends. I’ve placed a scratch built bracket on the lid. See the “64” on the damaged door? Well, I will have to damage that a bit as well, adding some “fresh” scratched to the paint. I have some ideas in mind on how to do that, but you will have to stay tuned to see the result.

There is still much work to be done! But the front is already taking shape. I’m happy with the results so far. Now, the thing with the front cord is that I still wanted to be able to open the hood – after all, I did some work in the engine with all the fuel tubes and the ignition. At the same time, the cord has to be held tight. So I made holes on the grille that barely let the copper wire through. Then, after the wire was aligned and the bracket glued on the hood, I just held the wire ends between the grille and the body – without glueing the wire. I can still open the hood and re-adjust the wire.

Now, before I weathered the Black Widow or Fireball Robert’s ride, I wanted to try out a bit. I took this old 66 Ford Fairlane. This kit has been my “guinea pig” lately. I tried to do cracked paint in this car – wich I succeeded in (check out this post for that). Anyhow, so I tried weathering some racing action here. I’ve used some pastel chalk and made a special mix of white, black and brown – and I added some water. Finally, I took a brush, wet it into the pastel-water-mix and sputtered it all on the front, sides (specially around the fenders) and brushed some dirt all over the car. I think this looks quite good. Remember that they used to race on dirt tracks back then!

Paul Montagnon October 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Hi guys, Hey I owe you and Claudio. Here’s the story, my pop’s favorite car was the 1948 Chevy, he had one when I was born. He’s gone, but a while ago I saw model 48’s for sale, decided to build one. I soon saw that the front door is part of the fender, wondered about that, now Claudio’s 48 has the door open. Problem solved. Thanks to you and him. Momtag

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