What's in the box......Revell Corvette C6-R.....
Posted 04 August 2006 - 11:07 AM
MORE PICS THIS-A-WAY...........
Posted 04 August 2006 - 11:27 AM
Mine should be arriving next week, just in time as the Z06 is about done. I'd like to build this one:
yes, that's me. This picture was taken by no other than the legendary Art Anderson.
I took many pics of this car. I'll post them if I get a chance.
Posted 04 August 2006 - 11:32 AM
VERY simplified. VERY. :roll:
Posted 04 August 2006 - 11:47 AM
Be prepared to be happy with a shelf model.
VERY simplified. VERY. :roll:
Don't let that scare anyone; a friend is building one and it's looking fantastic. He was very skeptical before starting, but it's looking excellent. The only glaring omissions are no engraved or decal rear side markers, and the wing uprights are for ALMS races and not the LeMans race (as seen in Ismael's photo).
Good building/painting/decaling skills like making tape templates and applying C/F decals go a long way towards making it a very nice model.
Model by Matt Wadlinger:
Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:21 PM
Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:41 PM
It will look great finished, it's just not super-detailed like the C5-R's.
The kit is much like Japanese curbside kits. What you NEED to see, you see.
So is Millenium Yellow still the correct color? I just got mine today
Millenium Yellow was replaced by 'Velocity Yellow' for the C6. Slightly different. A hint of pearl.
Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:45 PM
Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:46 PM
I was a little skeptical after seeing all of Pat's pics. but if Bob Downie says it's good then it must be good.
Posted 04 August 2006 - 03:13 PM
Posted 05 August 2006 - 02:44 AM
So is Millenium Yellow still the correct color? I just got mine today.
This may not hold in a court as hard evidence, BUT, I would think the C6-R is Velocity yellow for the following reasons:
Millenium yellow was available only in 2005 on the C6. Velocity yellow was used in quite a few 2005 cars at the end of the production run. About 700 according to my estimates, vs about 2000 cars in Millenuim yellow. The first Z06 made in the assembly line was built in February 2005, with production cars started shortly after. This means that when the Z06 started rolling (as a 2006 MY) 2005 production was already winding down. The 2005 peroduction run officially ended Sept 8.
The C6-R was unveiled together with the Z06 in January 10, 2005. It was clear it was going to be a 2006 model year. I've seen pictures of the C6-R in certain light conditions that indicate Velocity yellow. I saw the car personally, but without a Millenium Yellow nearby to compare, it is hard to tell.
Bottom line: I would go with the VY but both colors are similar. I'd love to do Earnhardt's C5-R in millenum Yellow as a companion.
Posted 05 August 2006 - 03:31 AM
Posted 05 August 2006 - 03:51 AM
The pearl content on the Velocity yellow is minimal. I'd say un-noticeable. I think it adds some depth but it feels and looks like a solid color.
Posted 05 August 2006 - 04:01 AM
Posted 05 August 2006 - 04:59 AM
The pearl in Velocity Yellow is so stealthy it's far less noticeable than the fine metallic in Hemi Orange.
Hee hee..... I recall mixing my own 'Vitamin C Orange' at my buddy's NAPA/DuPont paint mixing center.
I was surprised when the microfiche formula stated a certain number [I don't recall how many] grams of 'Fine Silver' in it. 'Low Hiding Black' as well, IIRC.
Posted 05 August 2006 - 06:10 AM
Here is the pic I think Ismael was talking about:
Used to be my desktop picture. Anyway, the C6 is gorgeous as well as the C6R.
If anyone would like the higher resolution picture for themselves let me know.
Posted 05 August 2006 - 09:20 AM
Side note, the wheels in the kit appear to be the correct 2005 OZ wheels:
Above - 2005-05-22 - Mid-Ohio - Front wheel detail
HOWEVER, if you are doing a 2006 car, note the switch to BBS wheels (and decals, of course):
Above - 2006-03-18 - Sebring Grid
Above - 2006-05-20 - Mid-Ohio ALMS race - BBS wheel detail. (And side marker light sticker detail.)
I have lots more pictures, let me know if you need any others.
Posted 05 August 2006 - 09:48 AM