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#21 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:46 AM

It's beautiful. Nice.

#22 Scale-Master

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:53 AM

Very believable concept execution. Perfect color choice too.
If you could swap the head lights on one side (don’t know if it is too late) so they were mirror-symmetrical they would just look like custom fluting on the crinkly ones.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:19 AM

Bravo well done

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

Beautiful Build!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

This is really neat, I have some plans for an older Corvette concept car based on the 1953 model and you have given me some inspiration.

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.


You might try a drop of Future to attach the headlights. I white glue or Future for gluing clear parts. I find white glue is better when there is some gap to fill or minimal surface for the Future to get a grip like on the windshield, but Future works well when it has a solid base, and I've never seen it crinkle like the white glue did, it always comes out clear when dry.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

I'd love to have one in my driveway, Very cool!

#27 Austin T

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

As many know I'm not a corvette guy,but this is the exception right here!So cool.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

You might try a drop of Future to attach the headlights. I white glue or Future for gluing clear parts. I find white glue is better when there is some gap to fill or minimal surface for the Future to get a grip like on the windshield, but Future works well when it has a solid base, and I've never seen it crinkle like the white glue did, it always comes out clear when dry.


Good to know Aaron. I've never considered Future for adhesion. Even clear enamel didn't occur to me, though it used to be in my arsenal before my 10-year hiatus claimed some of my previous knowledge.

Thanks again folks for the comments.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

gorgeous- billy mitchell would be proud

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

Great concept, executed beautifully! I love it.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

Thats a beauty Luna. Looks like a vehicle that would have been on dispay at a world expo back then. Very cool!

I do something similar to Aaron for attaching headlights. I`ve used Tamiya clear for years now and have always had good luck. I paint the area the lens will be sitting then paint the entire backside of the lens itself and put it in place. It dries pretty fast and holds very well.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

Very nice!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:42 AM

"Bullet proof glass" Now that's funny! Great looking model. If I may ask...
Why the green color interior?

#34 DrKerry

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:15 AM

Love it!!!!! She's a beauty!!!!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:28 AM

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

x2 - that looks so beautiful...

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:26 AM

"Bullet proof glass" Now that's funny! Great looking model. If I may ask...
Why the green color interior?

 

Good question James. This interior was the inspiration for my color choices. My first choice was aqua blue, which looked good on paper but the painted parts against the gold were too loud, like circus colors. So I just learned from the pros.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:33 AM

Geez thats nice!



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

I don't know anything about the Cannonball Run but I know that build is COOOOOL!



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

I'm new here but I like everything about this build, from the color choice(s) to the custom bodywork to the wheels/tires. My hat is off to you sir!!!hats_off.gif



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:45 AM

WOW....beautiful custom !! Your exterior color combination makes this model really pop.