Sunday, April 24, 2011

66 Nova--"Not a Project"--Parts is Parts

Easter Already! And on my day off I am dabbling on with a 1:25 build of a '66 Chevy Nova....

As a kid, building stuff in the basement, enamel paints ruled the roost; since then we have more many paint choices, such as acrylic or hobby lacquer. About 2 years ago I gave away (literally) my whole collection of enamels, mostly because I was frustrated with how long enamels take to gas out (sometimes as long as week!) But now I am back to using a few of them again--for fine detail work, for me, enamels still work the best--they flow and cover better.

The engine included in the 66 Nova kit is quite tall, and I am not sure it will fit under the hood, having never test fit this! Let's hope it does!

The guts of the engine are ready for detail work now--I have already scraped away paint to glue on headers and drilled holes for plug wiring.....I am leaving off the oil pan for now. In the past I scratched it while handling the engine--no point in gluing it until the engine is ready drop into the chassis.

In interior is box-stock except for the seats, which I stole out of an old gasser kit. The 66 Nova kit didn't have a roll bar so grabbed an old vette rollbar from the parts box and fabricated the rest.

I tried weathing the seat backs and floor of the interior--I have never tried to weather anything before. It came out OK--but not great. Surprisingly, getting a realistic "clean" look might be easier than getting a lifelike "worn" look!

For the license plate I used a backing fabricated from a thin sheet of brass, which looks better than plastic--the latter looked too thick, and thus less realistic.

So I'm just building up the parts--I keep putting off working on the body. I plan to try, for the first time, using two-part clear on this build. The prospect of working with something so toxic is a bit off-putting, but at this point I have bought the materials and am probably going to do it.....maybe next weekend?


Blouse - 2 €
Denim shirt - 2€

in second hand store

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Vindo dos anos 80, como não é difícil perceber... Já não usava um casaco de ganga há anos mas este deixou-me apaixonada. Óptimo para usar nas manhãs frias    que se transformam em tardes quentes. Em baixo, a progenitora, com o casaco.

Directly from the 80's. It's been years since i've used a denim jacket but i'm in love with this one. Great for use on cold mornings that turn into warm afternoons. Below, the progenitor, using the jacket.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

structured shoulder shirt - mango | silver casio watch

Thursday, April 7, 2011


A h&m está com umas promoções óptimas, que para mim resultaram neste macacão - calção. 

Playsuit from h&m | belt- moschino | blazer - unknown