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1957 Chevrolet 1503 US Army Staff Car
jimb
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 06:56 AM UTC
Here's a little YouTube video from The Chieftain about a 1957 Chevrolet 1503 US Army Staff Car that I thought some of you guys might find interesting. Apparently this car is available at Rock Island Auction Company if you happen to have a spare $20,000.

Does anyone know if there is a 1957 Chevrolet 150 offered in 1/25?

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 02:03 AM UTC

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Does anyone know if there is a 1957 Chevrolet 150 offered in 1/25?Jim



Hi Jim.

That is a great video, not that I am biased at all

The "Black Widow" kit below is a 150 body, but it comes with a V8 only, not the Blue Flame straight 6.



Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 05:34 AM UTC
You? Biased for Chevrolets? I don't believe it!

I found that kit, too, after I made the post; but it's a 2-door where the car in the video is a 4-door. Not exactly sure I could pull of that conversion. Fortunately, I found this: Star Models 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 4dr Sedan Would the 1503 have had the Blue Flame straight 6? And the kit doesn't have a rear seat, either.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 06:54 AM UTC
Yep, whoda thought that D had a thing for Chevys?

And if that's your plan for the 150, you're a braver man than I.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:56 AM UTC
Very interesting project, Jim. Great find on that Star Models 4-door resin kit




jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:59 PM UTC
Not sure if I'll really be able to pull it off, though. The actual; staff car is a 1957, while the resin piece is a 1955. They look similar, but I don't know if the 57 chrome pieces will fit on the 55 resin body. And then there's the issue of the straight 6.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:16 AM UTC
Jim,
Now there's a build that I've never seen before. Looking forward to following your build.

And thanks for the two videos, I did learn quite a lot from the tour one. Talk about a base line model. I just had to google the cost of a base line model: $2424,32. I'm sure that back then you really negotiated from there on down, and I can see the car going out the door for $22-2,300 or so, as no one paid full sticker price back then.

I was really surprised at just how cramp the interior was for a full size sedan. I did like the vinyl treatment on the door panels just for the military.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 03:52 AM UTC
This looks pretty close to me. I know the bottom car is an illustration but I think it's doable using two of those Revell kits that D posted above.

Relocate and add a couple B and C-pillars and filling and scribing some door lines.






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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 05:18 AM UTC
The AMT/ERTL 1950 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup #6437 has a straight 6. Wrong type probably? I don't know
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/amt-ertl-6437-1950-chevrolet-3100-pickup--194961






jimb
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 05:34 AM UTC

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This looks pretty close to me. I know the bottom car is an illustration but I think it's doable using two of those Revell kits that D posted above.

Relocate and add a couple B and C-pillars and filling and scribing some door lines.








You're assuming that I have a modicum of talent, which I don't. I wonder if using a combination of the center 1955 resin kit and the nose & tail of the 1957 plastic kit would be possible. Then there's that talent thing again.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 06:33 AM UTC
This looks close


https://www.hobbylinc.com/amt-cindy-lewis-1957-chevy-bel-air-w:diorama-plastic-model-car-kit-1:25-scale-988-12
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 06:41 AM UTC
That's a 2-door 1957 Chevrolet 210. It's a nice looking car, but not for this build. Might pick it up anyway because I like a 1957 Chevrolet.

Jim