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1966 Chevrolet Impala 1/24 by Hasegawa

Well I’ve bought two Hasegawa models. One Chevrolet Impala 66′ and other one Ford Thunderbird 66′, both from the Americana 1966 series. I started with the Chevy… First of all I’ve assembled the wheels and finished the inside of the model.

The box

The box

Interior

Interior

Then I got to the main thing, the body of this beauty car… And boy I had many troubles!!! All started well, I covered it with Humbroll blue twice and it looked perfect. But I wanted more, I tried to put lacquer on the body with airbrush but the ‘clear’ Humbroll was old and it made surface not smooth. So i tried to fix it with paint brush but it all got worse so I had to remove the color…

Body painting

Body painting

Body painting

Body painting

So I painted the body again, it was hard to remove the old color but with clear acetone at the end all got off. Again i painted it twice with the blue color and it looked like this…

New painting

New painting

New painting

New painting

Again I wanted to do some good finish to my work so I bought “Humbrol Modellers Spray Paint”, yep, mistake again… it was satin varnish based on aerosol that ate oll my good looking work! Let me say acetone is the saver!!! Without it I don’t know what could be of my Chevy body. I had to do some glass paper work cause the aerosol got into the plastic and eat it so the least I could do is to make th surface smoother than it was after the spray…

Another try

Another try

Another try

Another try

So, now I’ve finished to repaint my Chevy, light blue I shell say…

Final body paint

Final body paint

Final body paint

Final body paint

Well I’ve finished this model like a month ago but didn’t had the time to update the site. Now I’ll show you what I’ve got at the end… I like but it took me to much time. Hasegawa has not much pieces and so not so much work, I decided to not upgrade more then the model is…

1966 Chevrolet Impala

1966 Chevrolet Impala

1966 Chevrolet Impala

1966 Chevrolet Impala

1966 Chevrolet Impala

1966 Chevrolet Impala