Corvette Grand Sport March Madness
Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:20 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:12 AM
First issue - the one with "issues"
it has this:
and these - sidewall detail, relatively flat tread surface, but a fairly "textured" sidewall finish:
I paid more for this kit than the Revell - I purchased it about 2 years ago. One of the LHS in Spokane still has the AM in stock for $31 and the Revell for $19.99.
Edited by Erik Smith, 06 April 2012 - 11:12 AM.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:59 PM
Then as I crused down this topic, I relized this was a reboxed kit by a company i've never heard of before, plus didn't know about this kit and how detailed it is untill now. In my entire 7yr span of pouring glue, I've haven't seen one of the AM kits in person, EVER.
LHS has the Revell boxed issue for $22.79, but i'll wait & see if I can get the AM issue @ NNL East for less than $20 cause prolly the revell boxed ones will be floddin' the market.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:11 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:18 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:37 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:39 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:19 AM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:12 AM
No, it ain't this one :
I want to get my hands on this one too.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:18 AM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:54 AM
Hoods - there were only two hood styles used on the coupes with fender flairs. The one with the louvres in the front and sides (as seen in the Revell and first AM kits) and the one with the openings only in the front (as seen in the Nassau version by AM 2-3 years ago). The AM Nassau hood is not right - Historic Racing Miniatures does make a corrected version. The hood with front and side louvers was on all three cars at Sebring, but I have seen photos of #3 (the blue Revell kit) and #4 (original white AM kit) with the side louvers taped up with tape that closely matches the body paint of each car.
The hood in the '67 coupe shown above is very similar to the Nassau hood - and is probably better done than the one originally in the AM kit intended to be the Nassau version.
The Penske Sunoco roadster (dark blue car) and Wintersteen roadster (white with blue stripe) both had hoods like the one in the Revell Penske Corvette kit. Both roadsters had L88 motors when they had those hoods.
The early cars (pre fender flairs) had 'stock' ' hoods, but with various scoops and intakes 'glassed in depending on the race. BTW - Historic Racing Miniatures has released a transkit of the early Grand Sport (pre flairs), and Vintage Racing Miniatures should have early GS decals probably in the fall sometime.
Regarding the GS kit decals - how do they look? Are they Cartograf? I do not have a kit yet and I (VRM) provided the artwork for the decals for the #3.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:09 AM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:08 PM
I'm not too happy with the rear tyres either,any solutions or alternatives...
The tires are kind of an odd size with an odd hole size, I can't think of any kit that would make a good tire donor. Maybe someone will find a good kit tire and resin cast it.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:35 AM
I've found some photos of the original cars, but it's hard to tell as they are so old.
I ordered some of the Grand Sport decals from V-R-M, and they are excellent. The open scoop hood option is offered on Strada Sports website, and will allow the builders some more options.
Any help on the paint is greatly appreciated.
Happy Modeling, Have Fun, Vernon
Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:28 AM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:02 AM
I can't help you with the current colors for our hobby. One of the hobby paint makers (not Testor or Tamiya, the mail order exact color ones) was supposed to be coming out with the correct Mecom blue some time ago but I haven't seen nor heard of it yet. I was going to purchase the color from a local auto paint supplier. I think all but the most anal amoung us would accept any suitably shaded, barely light, metalic blue.