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Monogram 1:12th scale 1967 Corvette coupe


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#1 John E. Bowers Jr.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:03 PM

This is a years old build. Pretty much out of the box with about six coats of Testors Model Master "British Racing Green Metallic" for color and six coats of "Boyds High Gloss Clear" airbrushed and polished with an LMG Enterprises kit that was nearly worn out. Details are finished up with Alclad ll in various places, MCG photoetched emblems, black flocked carpeting, and of course a poor application of Bare Metal Foil. The spark plug wires are .020 silver solder rolled underneath a jewlers file at opposite 45 degree angles to replicate the 1:1 electronic sheathing. The stock exhaust manifolds and entire system are finished with Testors Metalizers of many shades. Not my best effort but certainly not my worst, either. Criticism, questions and comments are all welcome.

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These pictures were snapped on a gray, cloudy January day and are not the best. This thig really "pops" in the sun. I hope you enjoy anyway...
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Edited by John E. Bowers Jr., 22 April 2008 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 03:02 PM

Holy Moly, John! I don't know if I could handle seeing your 'best'. Dude!!! this is one excellent build!! I hope to build at this level when I grow up--if I ever do. Thanx for the tip about the plug wires--ya think that would pass as the braided fuel lines?
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#3 Harry P.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 07:01 AM

Nice technique on the wires.

If this is only one of your "so so" efforts, your "good" stuff must be really fantastic, because there's NOTHING wrong with this one!

#4 John E. Bowers Jr.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:22 AM

Holy Moly, John! I don't know if I could handle seeing your 'best'. Dude!!! this is one excellent build!! I hope to build at this level when I grow up--if I ever do. Thanx for the tip about the plug wires--ya think that would pass as the braided fuel lines?
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Thanks for your praise Dude! The sparky wire trick could work to replicate fuel lines in 1/25th scale, but I think some AN fittings would be in order to make it convincing.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 04:06 AM

Oh yeah, I'm diggin it - nice work!!

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:06 AM

I have seen this in person guys and believe me, pictures don't do it justice. As usual, nice work my friend!!!! :D :D

#7 John E. Bowers Jr.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:05 PM

I have seen this in person guys and believe me, pictures don't do it justice. As usual, nice work my friend!!!! :( :(


You, sir, are far too kind. Thank you.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 03:08 PM

How did I miss this post before? Beautiful job! Love it!

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:10 PM

Can I borrow the car dad?? :) ...Beautiful 'Vette