This is a follow-up to an article I wrote back in May. Here is a link to it:
An astute reader may notice that ‘C’ pillar looks a bit too beefy.
I used one of my many references to hand mark up a more realistic C-pillar:
I used a Dremel to remove the plastic and a file until I got the desired C-pillar:
Here is a comparison picture compared to the original.
For those of you not afflicted with the same disease as me: obsessed with the‘57 Chevy. I have included a picture of my 1:1 for your reference:
I think it turned out pretty good for just eyeballing.
Here is the finished greenhouse all chromed and the roof painted white:
I used Bare Metal Foil to do the chrome on this project.
I decided to chrome all the way down the sides for when you open the VHS player.
A careful observer may notice there are cowl vents in this VHS rewinder. Cowl vents you say, really, who cares? Or you may say, what a cool detail they added in the mold. You can see them at the base of the front windows.
But, here is the problem: in 1957, Chevrolet decided to suck fresh air into the cabin from above the headlights. There are NO cowl vents on a 1957 Chevy! I just find it so interesting that the manufacture tried to add more detail but didn’t do their research and instead made their model more inaccurate.
Finally, here is a picture of the inside, I actually used a chrome paint marker to clean up the inside since it IS still visible after the ‘glass’ is installed.
Hopefully, you won’t have to wait months for the next exciting installment...