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1953 Chevrolet Belair kit by Arena

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John Quilter
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On the workbench is a resin kit from Italy produced by Arena.   Shown are some of the parts such as photo etch window frames, my own wheel covers,  chrome bumpers, grill,  dashboard, etc.  The plain baseplate chassis got some enhancements for more realism and I added fender spats (skirts) since body casting did not have them. 

1953 Chevrolet kit #2
1953 Chevrolet kit #1

This is the fourth Arena kit I have built recently, the rest being 1952 Chryslers, sedan, club coupe and a sedan conversion into a Town & County station wagon.

John F. Quilter
Eugene, Oregon USA


   
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David H
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Great project, John.  I've never tried an Arena kit;  I'll look for one.  I'm anticipating your final report whenever.   Thanks for the post.

       David H


   
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David Knight
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 I look forward, John, to more pictures as your model progresses. It will be nice to see a ‘53 as most of the models are of the ‘54. Do keep us posted!

David Knight
Richmond, Virginia. USA


   
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Bob Jackman
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I'm with David K. and look forward to seeing the progression of your work. I have always liked the 53,54 Chevies and have the Brooklin 54 and Motor City 53 BelAir hardtops.


   
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Jack Dodds
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Posted by: @david-knight

 I look forward, John, to more pictures as your model progresses. It will be nice to see a ‘53 as most of the models are of the ‘54. Do keep us posted!

I'm with David....please keep us posted!


   
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