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#1 richcrabman

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:55 AM

Hi guys,

My friend wants to build the corvette from a film called corvette summer.and he has asked me for some advive on what is the correct model to use.
Now ive never seen the film,and i dont know anything about corvettes!
So could somone kindly please advise me on which kit he needs to use.

Thanks in Advance,
Rich

#2 Greg Myers

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:17 AM

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:34 AM

What a terrible thing to do to a Vette. IMO

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:50 AM

As wrong as (I think) that car is, at least it is indicative of what many 16 year olds at that time would have thought of as cool.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:03 AM

Omg that is ugly! But im not building it,LOL.........

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:04 AM

A couple of modelers have tried this.

One used a '76 AMT Stingray..

http://www.modelcars...?showtopic=3733

Another used a '73 (the model year used for the movie car. I can't tell if the kit is really a '73, but that's how he labeled his contest build)...

http://www.hobbytalk...ad.php?t=205063

Edited by sjordan2, 04 June 2012 - 07:07 AM.


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:21 AM

Perhaps the "Tom Daniel California Street 'Vette" kit by Monogram might be a headstart. ;)


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:56 AM

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:59 AM

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:04 AM

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Here's your answer : http://www.modelcars...showtopic=47588

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:52 AM

Thanks guys, guess most of those kits are not easy to Get hold of? Also the wheels.are they the same used in the dukes of hazzerd charger and revell Harley Davidson panel van?

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:06 PM

Those AMT offerings all have the Eckler's kit on them and will make a conversion even more work. I would start with a stock bodied kit if I were to do it...

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:49 PM

I think this was the film that Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamil made after Star Wars and he crashed his own Vette and got the facial scars that show up in the next film. That is an ugly Vette though, but typical Hollywood "over the top looks over function" type movie car. Patrick

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:03 PM

The California Vette is really cool! Posted Image

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:22 PM

someone over on "the other boards" built a master and casted them..

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:35 PM

Thanks guys, guess most of those kits are not easy to Get hold of? Also the wheels.are they the same used in the dukes of hazzerd charger and revell Harley Davidson panel van?


The Tom Daniel Vette is neither easy to find nor cheap to buy if you do, but most of the '70s Vettes are easier to find.

The General Lee uses American Racing Vector wheels, while the 1/24 Monogram '55 Ford has eight-lug turbine (Hurricane was Western Wheel's name for this style IIRC) wheels, so neither would be correct. Most of the '70s Vette kits (and the MPC '67 GTO) include 5-lug turbine wheels, some all four the same depth, some in two different depths. The Monogram 1/24 '56 Bel Air (black car on box art) also has a nice set of 5-lug turbine wheels.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:39 PM

Some thing else to keep in mind is the car in the movie was right hand drive.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:50 PM

http://www.scalemode...hp?topic=4204.0

Here's one that some one has already built.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

And you'll need those Pep Boys mirrors.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:32 PM

Thanks for all the info guys,ive sent this link to my friend and he also thanks you.
I have asked him 'søren' to join this forum,as he has some Amazing builds and start of builds.
So hopfully you will all Get to see his work soon.

Rich

Thanks for all the info guys,ive sent this link to my friend and he also thanks you.
I have asked him 'søren' to join this forum,as he has some Amazing builds and start of builds.
So hopfully you will all Get to see his work soon.

Rich