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PostSubject: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Tue 12 Mar 2013, 9:53 pm

Well, she's finished.

I have to say this is the best US Revell kit I've ever built. Went together well apart from a couple of minor issues.

The front windscreen needed a couple of thin strips of styrene cglued to the inner roof, in order to glue it in via. the moulded in windscreen sun visors.

The rear side windows have a recess which was short of contacting the inner bodywork so had to be held in with double sided tape.

Some mods were needed at the front to get rid of a 'nose up' stance.

The engine is wired but it's difficult to see,










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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Wed 13 Mar 2013, 12:22 am

Nice Al, Looks like the box art car.
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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Wed 13 Mar 2013, 1:58 am

very nice!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 5:40 pm

Very nice build Al...I have one to do....somewhere.

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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 10:08 pm

Al: You did a great job. Like Buck said, it looks like the box art.

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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Mon 18 Mar 2013, 10:21 pm

Thumbs up from me, Al. I concour with your thoughts on the kit. A vast improvement on the old Revell kit or the old Monogram one.

And isn't it good to see some of the less glamorous body styles like 2 door 'poverty pack'
sedans, rather than a fully optioned Belair convertible.

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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Wed 25 Nov 2015, 3:51 pm

Nice work, but too clean Al...

Beautiful job.
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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Wed 25 Nov 2015, 4:07 pm

Speed Racer 65 wrote:
Nice work, but too clean Al...


They are all clean sometime Mitch!!!

I hadn't realised I hadn't thanked you all for your kind comments so............ thanks guys!

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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Wed 25 Nov 2015, 6:07 pm

Ah, lovely.
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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Thu 26 Nov 2015, 12:54 am

Very nice indeed.

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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Sat 28 Nov 2015, 5:15 pm

Thanks both.

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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Sat 28 Nov 2015, 6:41 pm

Missed this ... (somehow?)

Nice tidy job indeed Al ...
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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Sun 29 Nov 2015, 2:08 am

My only quibble is with the "283 h.p." decal.  It DID have a 283 cu. inch engine.  However, the two 57s I quickly googled  (one by Smokey Yunick)  have the more sensible 220 h.p. on the cars.  Dunno what the actual "stock" car sold to buyers claimed.  One site had a fotocopy of the booklet of optional racer parts from G.M. for it, from carb to valves, etc.
   I agree it looks great, fresh off the trailer, ready for battle scars.
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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Sun 29 Nov 2015, 6:07 am

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My only quibble is with the "283 h.p." decal.  It DID have a 283 cu. inch engine.  However, the two 57s I quickly googled  (one by Smokey Yunick)  have the more sensible 220 h.p. on the cars.  Dunno what the actual "stock" car sold to buyers claimed.  One site had a fotocopy of the booklet of optional racer parts from G.M. for it, from carb to valves, etc.
   I agree it looks great, fresh off the trailer, ready for battle scars.

The factory claimed 283 HP with the optional fuel injection. That's SAE gross HP,so you can take that with a grain (or more of salt)
Only HP claims I believe are DIN or SAE net.

And here's a link to the factory guide to a '57 Chevrolet race car. http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Chevrolet/1957_Chevrolet/1957_Chevrolet_Stock_Car_Guide/dirindex.html
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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Sun 29 Nov 2015, 9:49 pm

Pamphlet similar to one I saw on the Web.  Yes, I remember the 283 h.p. claim (I think) "one h.p. per cu. inch," but NASCAR  fotos  I saw on the Web listed 220 h.p. on 2 different racers.  I have books somewhere with many old fotos I'll check on as well.
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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Sun 29 Nov 2015, 10:26 pm

Thanks Colin.

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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Tue 08 Dec 2015, 1:33 pm

Beautiful build Al ........... looks just like the real thing !!
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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Fri 04 Mar 2016, 12:01 pm

Very clean looking work Al, very sharp. Do the horns help when your trying to make a pass?

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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Fri 04 Mar 2016, 7:05 pm

LOL..... yes. Particularly when lapping the No2 guy!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Sat 05 Mar 2016, 10:23 pm

That's as good as it gets Al, Beautiful example of the ole black widow.
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PostSubject: Re: 1957 Chevy Black Widow.   Sat 05 Mar 2016, 11:31 pm

Thanks Max. Honest feedback is always appreciated. Positive or negative.

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