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Revell/Monogram will be reintroducing the Corvette Grandsport soon, you may need this :


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#1 Greg Myers

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:01 PM

http://www.theoldone.../grandsport.htm

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#2 MikeMc

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

Great stuff Greg!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:55 PM

very cool B)

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:00 PM

Is it a remodeled 66/67 Vette or the old Accurate Miniatures Grand Am Vette?

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:18 PM

Apparently it's the old AM kit, I have heard of no attempts to fix the issues with this kit (headers, upper a-arms). However with a little work and the photo-etch kit, you can have a very nice replica.

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#6 Erik Smith

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

There is a whole thread on this in the "reviews" section. I would link it but I am unable to with my phone.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

I still miss the 1967 large scale Vette that they made. Yes, it had it's issues, but overall it was a great kit. I still have a Detail Master Photo-Etch set in reserve for when finances allow me to pick that set up. (Perhaps that will be my next kit after I finish up this 1988 MPC kit I have?)

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:46 PM

Thanks for the link. That is really interesting.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:57 AM

That is a wonderful shot of a wonderful automobile ! Thank You . Ed Shaver

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:17 PM

That was some good reading.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:23 AM

From what I have read is that when AM closed done there were a lot of left over GS kits and that these are what you are getting. None of the problems of the AM kit have been corrected. It might be a long time before we see this kit available again so it might be a good idea to get a couple while you can. Model Express is already taking pre-orders for them.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:32 AM

So I shouldn't wait till they get to Hobby Lobby, or Micheal's ?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:43 AM

nice reference foto that cam inside might be a bit hard to model.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

Picked up one at the LHS yesterday..neat kit. Never had one of the AM releases.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:16 AM

Apparently it's the old AM kit, I have heard of no attempts to fix the issues with this kit


I know of the A arm issues.....that was corrected with the 2nd gen of the kit.
I do not know of the header issue....I built a number of the Vettes for the original AM and never had a header issue. What is it?

I picked one up even though I had a few AM versions. A collector oddity for me really....A kit labeled Accurate Miniatures on every bag and tree but sold by Revell!
A good kit $19 I paid Monday.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:36 AM

Forgive my ignorance, but does anybody offer a resin hood for the non-louvered cars that were raced. I found some photos where the hood had big openings on the front.
Thanks, Vernon

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:34 AM

This kit has the hood you're looking for.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:36 AM

as will this Accurate Miniatures kit, of course.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:18 AM

An oldie but a goodie also has the scoop

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:26 AM

Many thanks for the tips! also special for thanks to Greg for posting the link with the beautiful photos. This is a great help.
Vernon