Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Detailed vs. Stock '57 Chevy Monster Truck!

I bought the first car/ truck for somewhere around $10 off eBay. I think I paid more for the ‘shipping’ than the actual car!! It’s an injection molded body with a friction motor in the chassis. I believe the sale is around 1/43, It was a little rough when I bought it and was the first car I used body filler on (both the V on the hood and top grille bars had chunks missing from rough play)

.....really it’s my first detail job like I do them today. I did one or two before that but not as detailed as this one.

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So here it is, box stock:

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Now this is NOT the example I detailed but one I picked up over a year later because it was super cheap and I actually wanted to be able to do sweet comparison pictures like what I have posted below!!

You can see the grille has some missing paint but overall it’s in great shape. All I did was remove the obnoxious front bumper so you can actually see the chrome front bumper!!!

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This is everything I did:

  • Chromed the entire front bumper, upper and lower
  • Painted the grille gold mesh with blacked out squares
  • Painted the turn signals and dagmar tips
  • Chromed the headlight bezels and blacked out the mesh above the headlights
  • Gold foiled the ‘V’ back and front
  • Paint a black ‘opening’ in the front of the supercharger
  • Painted the recessed areas of the wheels black
  • Chromed around all the windows
  • Chromed all the belt-line molding and simulated rear fin stainless
  • Chromed the molding above the rear fins
  • Chromed the door handles
  • Chromed the dual hood ornaments
  • Chromed the rocker panel trim
  • Extended the rear bumper up the rear fins and re-chromed all of it

Here is my fully detailed car and the stock one for comparison:

Illustration for article titled Detailed vs. Stock 57 Chevy Monster Truck!
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Illustration for article titled Detailed vs. Stock 57 Chevy Monster Truck!
Illustration for article titled Detailed vs. Stock 57 Chevy Monster Truck!
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Illustration for article titled Detailed vs. Stock 57 Chevy Monster Truck!
Illustration for article titled Detailed vs. Stock 57 Chevy Monster Truck!
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Illustration for article titled Detailed vs. Stock 57 Chevy Monster Truck!

I really like this car because all of the details were already there, all I had to do was paint or chrome them!

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Note: All pictures were taken by me with my Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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