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#1 Lyle Willits

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 06:56 AM

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This is Anna Astadyfer's new Vette. Actually, it's a very low mileage '05 that was fully detailed for her.
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It looks a lot like the Revell model kit Corvette painted in Duplicolor MetalSpecks orange, which looks real close to Daytona Sunburst. Anna didn't want aftermarket wheels. She wanted the original polished aluminum rims.
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Engine is stock, right down to the coolant in the reservior and the oil dipstick.
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The detail shop gave Anna a model kit, but everyone knows that girls don't build model cars!

#2 Len Geisler

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 09:06 AM

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 09:21 AM

Very Nice Lyle!
Did the kit give you any peculiar troubles? I've heard in the past that certain build sequences can be troublesome. :shock:



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Posted 22 July 2006 - 09:48 AM

Nice job Lyle. To elaborate on Bill's question, any trouble fitting the hood flush with the body? That seems to be something I have noticed on some of them.

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 10:37 AM

Nice build!!

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 10:48 AM

Nice build Lyle!

I Love to see more and more C6 built....

Thanks,

#7 Steve H.

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 11:14 AM

Another question, Lyle ... did that MetalSpecks paint require any kind of a special base coat? Been wanting to try it.


I found that the metalspecks line works best with white primer... It really picks up whatever color is underneath.

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 12:25 PM

Looks great Lyle 8)

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 05:21 PM

W :shock: W! I love that color man! Great job!

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 03:20 AM

Thanks guys.
The kit is excellent, in my opinion. Everything fits exactly as it should. I had no trouble with the hood at all. I glued the hinges to the bottom of the hood and let them dry thoroughly, then just held the hood flush, in it's down postion and trapped the hinges with the ,,,uh,,,,hinge holder thingie.
The Metalspecks paint was applied over Duplicolor Sandable Primer, which I use on EVERY model, regardless of what brand paint I'm using. On the "new" Revell plastic, I very lightly dust on the primer, several times, then lightly sand the body. I find no crazing after that.
This model then got a base coat of Duplicolor metallic silver, then the Metalspecks orange.
I actually bought this paint as a cool street rod color, but after testing it on a scap body, it looked very close to the Corvette color, although the specks are kind of overwhelming in direct sunlight.
Thanks again for the nice comments. Anna appreciates them too.

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 03:53 AM

Nicely done, Mr. W!

It must be too early or something...it took me a minute or two before I figured out Anna's last name. Finally this thing :idea: went on.

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 04:04 AM

It must be too early or something...it took me a minute or two before I figured out Anna's last name. Finally this thing :idea: went on.


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Posted 29 July 2006 - 02:11 PM

Nice vette Lyle! I just talked to my brother today he just bought a 2000 vette coupe black on black 6 speed (same body as early Z06)