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#1 Lunajammer

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

This is my entry in the Cannonball CBP, where you'll find the build. I invite you to view here.

Revell 1960 Corvette with body modifications. The obvious inspiration was the 1954 Buick Skylark concept car and the '54 Olds F-88 Concept.

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#2 Lunajammer

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

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This was the Skips Fiesta edition Corvette and though I wasn't too troubled by the ancient engineering, the separate windshield frame and misshapen bulletproof glass almost defeated me. I ended up shaping clear plastic and speaking in tongues at the flimsy, delicate frame. Headlights, taillights and grill are scratch built, other shapes came from the parts box, including two 1/48 scale drop tank halves.

Edited by Lunajammer, 28 November 2012 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

That's rad as *bleep*.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

Nice, clean foil work, MIke. :)

What happened with the two "cracked" headlights? Can those be replaced?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

WOW, what an awsume and cool build. Really nice concept. Thats unique, really nice thinking coming up with that build... :o

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

Wow. Nice job.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:48 PM

Looks like something Harley Earl would have loved

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

very nice work!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:14 AM

Very, very nice. Original and clean.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:19 AM

Awesome build ! The added Buick trim and the body mods look great ! Also the paint and interior are perfect . I'm gonna check out your build in the CBP .

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:29 AM

VERY VERY NICE!!!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:29 AM

Mike you did a great job on this build. It is very cool.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:43 AM

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!! :wub:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:49 AM

nice imagination. you have a talant not many of us have and that is to build a custom that is not too gaudy and works well with all components! really a great job!!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:01 AM

Nice concept and a great model.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:12 AM

Wonderful build. SHINY :) :) :) RULES!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:46 AM

Wow, that's really nice!
Especially considering the kit you started with.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:16 AM

That turned out very nice! The paint looks excellent, I do like the body modifications too. Great detailing and very cleanly done.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:17 AM

Thanks guys, I'm all warm and fuzzy now. Nothing like affirmation.

Jim, I think I would have failed if I didn't hear from you.

Regarding the headlights Casey, the lenses are flat on the back so the white glue either finds air as it dries or finds a way to crinkle. Wouldn't have been a problem if it was concave so I can probably resolve it if I can find different shaped lenses.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

Dude that belongs in the GM Motorama archives ! Very true to the concepts back then.