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#21 Terry Sumner

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:33 AM

Ted...unfortunately this initial issue of this brand new tool kit does not come with a top,,,,

 

Carl....not half as bad as I feel!!!  :D



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

Terry - I ran out to look at my model collection because I thought I had a early Corvette with a removable top.

It turns out that they're a '55 Corvette (AMT #683/12) and a '53 Corvette (Revekk 85-2164.  There might be other kits with a top closer to your '62.



#23 Terry Sumner

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

Ted...there is an AMT 62 Vette with a top. I have a couple of them on my watch list on EPAY...we'll see if I get one if it fits ok....



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

Check out the new issue of Hot Rod, Terry.  I just got my copy in the mail today and it's got a feature on two MS-styled Corvettes that you're going to want to see.



#25 Terry Sumner

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

Check out the new issue of Hot Rod, Terry.  I just got my copy in the mail today and it's got a feature on two MS-styled Corvettes that you're going to want to see.

Well if you got yours then I should be getting mine in too!



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:34 PM

Well if you got yours then I should be getting mine in too!

I got mine today as well, and yes you are definitely going to want to check it out.

 

I started by '62 Vette Gasser about three weeks ago and it is about 75% done.  Definitely not a clone of the two in Hot Rod, but braodly similar in flavor.

 

Another highlight of this issue was Thom Taylor's article on the Ashley Web Roadster built by her father Dan Webb.  I know Dan and Thom both pretty well, and watched that roadster come together in Dan's shop, so the article was a very interesting read on a number of levels.  TB 


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

Sweet looking paint job.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

TERRY, DOES THAT DE-HYDRATER MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE?

 

I HAVEN'T SEEN ONE USED BEFORE



#29 Terry Sumner

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:33 AM

Sure does...shortens drying times considerably!  Lots of modelers use them now.....



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:55 AM

I'll be following this, since I'm planning a very similar project.... This was my cousin's car back in the 70s:

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I'm interested in how you handle the top on this...great work so far.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:54 AM

While waiting for paint to dry...thought I'd scratch up a blower belt.  I used .005 Evergreen as the belt stock and then .020 Evergreen rod for the teeth. I laiid a piece of tape on my bendh and dribbled some Model Master liquid glue on it. Then chopped off a whole bunch of pieces of rod about 2 - 3 times longer than the width actually needed...just to make it easier to hold them!  Then I glued them all on piece by piece...

 

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After they dried I then just cut off all the ends with the Xacto knife...

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Looking at this pic I think the teeth look too thick...and by measurement, they are. I talked to Roger Lee and he told me his 1:1 blower belt is 1/4" thick at the root of the teeth with 1/4" thick teeth. So in 1/25, the teeth should be only about half this size. So I plan to sand them down some to make them more in scale...

 

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:03 AM

Nice!  Do you remember these photos from the old SLM days?  I used stretched sprue for the ribs on my belts and made them with black electrical tape - it has a pretty realistic look to it when finished and doesn't really even need painting (though the ribs do).

 

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Did you get your issue of Hot Rod yet?  One of those Corvettes even stole your paint color!



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:30 AM

Yes on both points Mark...I do remember your belt!  How did the teeth hold up as far as sticking to the tape over time?

 

And yes, I got my Hot Rod in...you're right...love that Kandy Apple Red one! Well...love them both actually. In fact, I'm going to the hobby shop in a little while to pick up another one. Have you seen the kit yet?  On the decal sheet they have these really cool side panel inserts that are printed with Tru-fire style flames. And they look really good!  I do believe I'm going to build another 62 and use those inserts! (since I'm not NEAR good enough to actually paint tru-fire flames that small!!!) 

 

 

 

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:42 AM

I dabbed the teeth on mine with a very light tough of CA glue - enough to permanently hold them in place but not enough to stiffen up the belt.  Ten or so years later they're all still hanging in there, so I guess it worked!  I haven't seen the kit - I've got a pile of the old AMT '57 "street machine" kits that I bought for some of their neat parts, so I'm good on classic Corvettes for some time to come.  I started messing with a project similar to yours a couple years ago, and it just recently found its way back to the bench.  I've got most of the chassis stuff done (my favorite part) and now I'm trying to make my mind up on a powerplant......strongly leaning toward a 426 Max Wedge/four-speed combo.  I really like those small pinstriping decals and I might have to pick up that kit just for those.



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:06 AM

BEAUTIFUL work.  Loving every step of it.  And that color is perfect.  Wow.  More, please, more.