FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD BY DAVY DE WEIRDT
Let’s start off with ” Mind blown” 200 hours is the tally of time Davy put into this build. To say “outstanding” seems to undervalue his time and his creation. His skill and devotion to detail is meticulous and will be appreciated by everyone. Curtain calls will be requested for sure. So lets usher in this Friday with our caps in our hands and a bow of acknowledgment to Davy.
Some comments about the build from Davy:
My name is Davy De Weirdt and I live in Belgium.
This is my project:
As a base I chose the RC4WD Chevy K5 Blazer and RC4WD Trailfinder2 chassis.
This body is beautifully put together, but it is also a very popular body and I always try to make something different than everyone else. I prefer to make old rusty cars because there you can handle most of the details. Thanks to my father, who I got all my tricks from to make a model look rusty. He is my role model 🙂
After a lot of research on google, I saw the Step-side Chevy. I had not seen that in the world of scale so I decided to make it my project.
First I cut the bed of the body, and the project was launched. The new bed I made from styrene, which was a completely scratch build. After many hours of sanding, measuring, sanding again, the step side came to life. The rear window can slide open.
So I started to paint the car, I used 5 colors:
When the paint was dry, I started sanding, slowly but surely I saw what I wanted. That part took 12 hours of work. Thanks to my good friend (Angelo V.) I have a roll bar and rocksliders. He is a welder so I asked him to make them for me. That’s something I still have to learn.
The hood opens, so it needs an engine. So I went back to my good friend GOOGLE and there I found the Chevy 572 big block. This is also made of styrene and …. LEGO parts.
The interior could not be standard. The seats, roof and floor I covered with old t-shirt pieces.
I also made an ignition key, sun visor, view mirror and some more details. There are also LEDs behind the speed gauges.
Thanks to Tom Allen from RC4WD I have the 1.9 RC4WD stamped steel deep dish rims, and they are awesome; these give the Chevy a bad ass look.
I worked about 200 hours on this project.
Thanks to the support of my wife I can do all this.