Chevrolet Opala racing

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  1. RonaldoM

    RonaldoM Designer Extroadinaire

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    Someone may have seen in my blog the Opala model (free distribution) which is considered today the best chevrolet ever produced in the country (Brazil)due to its simplicity, robustness and smoothness to drive. Now that's past, but it stayed a legend. I even learned to drive in one of these when I was 15. Soon these cars have taken the race tracks and became rivals of the Ford Maverick
    Here in this paper I reproduce the model piloted by one of the most successful pilots at the time - Peter Victor Delamare.
    It is a model that I'm still developing on the basis of the previous model.

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    The Opala was one of the nicest model cars i have seen in years. This one you are building is going to be a gem! :)
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    RonaldoM Designer Extroadinaire

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    Yes, this gave me a lot of work, but in the end very pleasure
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    RonaldoM Designer Extroadinaire

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    P1190674.JPG P1190673.JPG P1190682c.JPG For a few days I was without blades to cut, but now I can continue to mount.
    Here's an update
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    while not received my blades I prepared the cabin

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    Wow!! This is really going to be nice. I have been experimenting with Liquid Electrical Tape to paint on the wheels to make them look rubber. It's cheap and painted on in thin layers, very interesting. :)

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    That's a good idea I'll search this liquid
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    Good Luck, they're mostly all the same. It works good as undercoating too. It's great on motorcycles. :)
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    I did some progress in this assembly after Christmas

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    I'm getting a good set here, but there is still much work ahead

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    You are doing a GREAT JOB!!!
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    RonaldoM Designer Extroadinaire

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    Thank Rhaven ! It looked like a quickly assembled model but it has a number of small changes over the previous model that need to be tested then the assembly goes slightly slow.
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    The Interior is awesome. I was hoping to find some interiors for your incredible buses!!!
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    RonaldoM Designer Extroadinaire

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    I developed interior furniture just for two models, another one was a scratch ! But the next will all have detailed interior...I think!
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    RonaldoM Designer Extroadinaire

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    almost finished our opala it seens to look like a race car.

    Using a thick paper, 180g difficult finishing Details

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    This car is awesome. You Buses are awesome too. Buses with interiors are extremely hard to come by. Actually, everything you do is awesome!! :)
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    RonaldoM Designer Extroadinaire

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    Thank's Zathros
    In fact is a matter of practice. The more you practice the development of models, more you can always improve a bit. So is everything we did, isn’t it? We practice and we getting gradually to do good things. That's why I always try to be developing a project. Is to “keep the hand” ...and a bit of satisfaction
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    Very true, and I have been watching for years, and your models are excellent, only thing is they seemed to have started out that way!?! :)
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    RonaldoM Designer Extroadinaire

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    Yes, watching the way to create a model like the real object, that's what give me a trully satisfaction to do it.
    Now, I just finished the wheels and brig some pictures of that

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