Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

1937 Chevrolet Panel Truck - By Clare Gilbert

Here's another shot of the rusty '37 Chevrolet panel Clare Gilbert built from a Sylvan Scale Models resin kit. It's pretty much just the stock Sylvan kit with a bit of work done to it and flipped over! Clare Gilbert, Sylvan's owner, ground the body away from the inside along the areas where he wanted the rust to show. Then with a pointed dental burr in the Dremel, Clare poked at the fenders, doors and sills from the back being careful not to be too even. When he was happy with the holes he brush painted the body with Floquil weathered black. When that had dried Clare added the rust with Delta Ceramcoat acrylic using both dry brushing and a wash. Details like the bullet hole in the glass, the missing hubcaps and the hanging headlight were done before painting. Also shown in Photo Gallery 271 but "right side up."

Posted October 4, 2005