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#1 THarrison351

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

My first completion of 2013 (started a couple months ago) and first build posted on this magazine's forum. It's a 1960 AMT Corvette (MPC 1960 Corvette) and It was almost left in the box when I started final assembly. I like the simplicity of some of the old kits, but the sloppy fit drives me nuts. No wonder when I built these things back in the seventies, they were glue bombs. I was very happy with the paint (first time success with an airbrush), so I soldiered on. The decals are VRM and I can't say enough about the quality and fit of these decals.

The model is a representation of the real real racer and not an exact duplicate.

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Edited by THarrison351, 03 January 2013 - 11:14 AM.


#2 IMSANUT

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

Outstanding!!! I love these old race cars. Makes me need to look for the kit!!



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

Nice Build!



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

Very nice clean build!

#5 cobraman

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Very nice Vette.  Engine ?



#6 slusher

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

Thats awsume....



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:53 PM

Nice car!



#8 Danno

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

Very nice!

 

 

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Welcome to the forum.  Always room for another Jayhawker!


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

Very, very.....very cool.



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Outstanding!



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

kool



#12 THarrison351

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

Very nice Vette.  Engine ?

Nothing to see here. I didn't have a fuelie intake and the hood barely opens due to the design of the hinges. It has the dual fours, but the motor is a poor representation of a small block Chevy. All of my cars end up in a large stack of plastic dispay cases and I'm pretty much the only one that ever looks at them. Here's a glimpse of the cars in their cases. I need to make another purchase from Pioneer plastics because I have about 24 diecasts and models collecting dust.

 

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A mix of models, diecasts and diecasts I repainted.

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A mix of Bill Elliott models, diecasts and diecasts I repainted.

Finally, many thanks for the great comments. Almost everyone seems to appreciate the efforts and needs on this magazine's forum.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:59 AM

Very clean build, I like this kit because they put a lot of parts so can build it your way, also a lot of race goodies !!! :D



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:13 AM

Very nice job on a good looking racecar which I believe is owned and raced by Steve Earle who started the Monterey Historics and currently operates the vintage races at Sonoma. This year being the 60th anniversary of the Corvette, both events are featuring Corvettes so I am sure this car will appear at least at Sonoma.

What paint did you use? Looks like the color is right on. Agree about the quality of the VRM decals. They are fantastic.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:05 AM

love the color , really adds to the vintage race looks @@

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Really nice work...super paint job !!! :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:



#17 THarrison351

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

What paint did you use? Looks like the color is right on. Agree about the quality of the VRM decals. They are fantastic.

 

I used a Model Master spray paint I had left over, and decanted it for my airbrush. Used it right out of the can. I don't remember the color, because it was empty after I filled the bottle and threw it away.