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#1 blackace183

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

Picked her up for 10 bucks at micheals with a 40 percent coupon. I personally love this car. Looking to go with a race/street look. Going to paint her in tamiya ts-35 (park green). Some box opening picks bellow.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

This in my opinion is the best vette kit to date. Enjoy it can't wait to see more!

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

It is a good kit



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

It is a nice kit.

 

You won't need the distributor kit, though, as the LS9 has individual coils on top of the valve cover with a short wire going to the spark plug - IIRC, they are all molded in details.

 

HERE are some photos...



#5 blackace183

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

It is a nice kit.
 
You won't need the distributor kit, though, as the LS9 has individual coils on top of the valve cover with a short wire going to the spark plug - IIRC, they are all molded in details.
 
HERE are some photos...




Well that's no fun haha but saves time and the kit to use on another project and nice call b4 I drilled holes haha!!

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

Started progress on the block/transmission parts or part for this kit.

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I've never been a fan of the crapy chrome from revell so I think semi gloss black will go nice with the green. Any thoughts??

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Should be more tomorrow night.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

I think the best idea would be to soak the wheels in bleach in a closed container (shouldn't take longer than overnight, maybe a day), and then paint the rims with the buffing Aluminum Plate Metallizer (be sure to use the sealer!) which will make them look a little closer to the factory finish. If you want something a little less involved, if you have a can of Tamiya Aluminum spray paint, that will also do a nice job of replicating the non-polished rims.

 

As a heads-up, I think you'll find those transmissions are aluminum instead of a ferrous alloy (i.e., iron or steel), but that does look very good, and I think I'm going to use that for some of my projects I've had trouble finding a completely satisfactory color for.

 

If you're able to, Nick, c'mon up for MassCar's show, and if that 'Vette is done, please do bring it with you.

 

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:28 AM

Not sure if this is the exact same kit that I got at Michael's, but if so, check the blower to hood clearance. I used someone else's tip and added small strips of styrene to the bottom of the blower to raise it to a more realistic level. The 1:1 car has very little room between the engine and hood window.



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:42 AM

I think the best idea would be to soak the wheels in bleach in a closed container (shouldn't take longer than overnight, maybe a day), and then paint the rims with the buffing Aluminum Plate Metallizer (be sure to use the sealer!) which will make them look a little closer to the factory finish. If you want something a little less involved, if you have a can of Tamiya Aluminum spray paint, that will also do a nice job of replicating the non-polished rims.
 
As a heads-up, I think you'll find those transmissions are aluminum instead of a ferrous alloy (i.e., iron or steel), but that does look very good, and I think I'm going to use that for some of my projects I've had trouble finding a completely satisfactory color for.
 
If you're able to, Nick, c'mon up for MassCar's show, and if that 'Vette is done, please do bring it with you.
 
Charlie Larkin


I was in love with gun metal so I was looking for somthing custom also and I might try somthing special for the wheels like that! And I might just come up (that is if they clear snow haha).

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:43 AM

Not sure if this is the exact same kit that I got at Michael's, but if so, check the blower to hood clearance. I used someone else's tip and added small strips of styrene to the bottom of the blower to raise it to a more realistic level. The 1:1 car has very little room between the engine and hood window.


Thanks for the tip I saw somthing like that on a wip I looked at before I started it.