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#1 midnightprowler

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:44 AM

In light of the recent reissue of this kit, this is my build from the last issue, done shortly after it was issued.

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#2 GeeBee

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:58 AM

Very nice build, what was it like to put together ? I'm tempted to add one to the stash .....



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:18 AM

A very nice looking build Lee. Great paint and foil. those kits flew off the shelf and yours is the first one l have seen posted. thanks..



#4 midnightprowler

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:48 AM

This is actually the release from about 10 years ago or so.  It built up just fine.  The one thing I did was to cut the front pan from the chassis and mold it into the rest of the body.  If you do not, you have a unrealistic seam.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:43 AM

Very nice clean build.

 

I have always liked this kit.  Will have to grab one of the reissues.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:30 PM

Very nice! I did the same thing with the front pan when I built this one recently--it seemed the only reasonable solution to that problem. Nice work with the paint on those wheels!



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

Very nice build. Thanks for mentioning the front pan issue. 



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

Excellent build Lee!  Very nice.

 

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:54 PM

Looks good, I always did like these little mini Corvette Buicks lol



#10 midnightprowler

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:21 PM

Thanks again, and glad to help make them more realistic.  Sure would like to see a new tool with a better chassis and interior.  The could keep this body, it's fine, just tool up some interior parts, and a new chassis.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:30 AM

Nice build, like the color.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:44 PM

Great build!!!

This car in person is unbeliveable tiny, looks like a real baby Corvette. I know a guy that removed the stock engine from one, and installed a 250 Chevy six into it. gearbox was from a Dodge Dart, and rear end was from a Ford Maverick, with a shortened housing to fit the Opel. That thing was a widow maker...



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

I learned to drive in one of these.  I've got the reissue on order and will paint it canary yellow with black interior to match that one.  I hope I can do as nice a job on mine as you did on this one