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#1 Scottnkat

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Well, I am calling the Corvette done.  This started off as an incomplete kit.  Another person provided a donor car so that I could complete this build.  The parts from the donor include the fan belt, water pump, upper radiator hose, and front tie rod.  The rear stop light was made from a sanded down piece of clear red sprue.  I modified the kit distributor so I could wire the engine by drilling holes for the wires.  The carpeting is flocked as well and I made decals for the dash gauges (including the idiot lights).  The body decals are old Fred Cady ones I bought last year.  Other than that, this was box-stock.

The body gave me fits during the build process.  The body and the hood were warped (and still are just a little bit).  After painting, I had to strip the paint and start over as the primer wasn't sticking to the body well (guess I hadn't cleaned it up well enough). After it was re-painted, I had another issue when masking off the yellow to paint the black.  After I was done, the tape pulled off paint. So I had to re-do the body a third time.

Anyway, here it is - hope you like it

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Edited by Scottnkat, 14 January 2013 - 02:40 PM.


#2 Scottnkat

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

Here's the interior:

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Here's a couple of pics under the hood:

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and here's the undercarriage:

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#3 Duntov

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

I LIKE IT A LOT!!!!!!



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:57 AM

Clean build..



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:19 AM

Nice result.

 

 

B)



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

That is nicely built and well put together for you just to start with an incomplete kit..

Good job  !  !  !



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

Thanks, everyone.  I've been having fun cleaning out my stash of all the incomplete kits.  Luckily I didn't have to scratch-build anything for this one!  :)



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

Awesome job on the interior detail.  Nothing screams "look at me" like a bright yellow 'vette (unless its red).



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

Looks fantastic. I love the detail in the dash. Mind giving some info on how you did the colouring? I just got myself an '82 snap-kit Vette, so your build has given me some great inspiration.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:54 AM

Thanks, guys

 

For the dash, I sprayed the whole thing in satin black.  When that was dry, I painted the radio, heater controls and other inserts in gloss black.  The whole thing then got a light acrylic wash of black with a little blue.  I found some images of the dash online and downloaded those.  I cleaned them up and cropped the three displays as well as the insert with the engine lights into individual images.  I used a micrometer to take measurements and adjusted the images.  I then printed them off on white decal paper.  I added the decals last and used MicroSol to make sure they snuggled down against the molded-in detail. 


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:10 AM

That sounds like the AMT kit. I've found that the poor fitting hood seems common to all their C4 kits. One tip if you build another C4, use thin strips of black decal with a healthy amount of decal setting solution to do the black rub strips. It saves a lot of work in having to mask, there's no risk of paint creep and no chance of pulling up the paint.

 

Despite the challenges you had your build turned out well. It's nice to see Vette kits being built in particular the Pace Cars.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

Yellow is always harder to work with.  You did a great job.  Love the interior.  Sweet looking stuff.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

Thanks for the comments, guys

robertw, thanks for the tip on the decals - I'll try to keep that in mind next time



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

I've only built one of these, and I seem to remember having the same problems with the fit....You've done a good job on saving this one...I don't think I would have continued on after the second paint issue...Good work...



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

Nice to see one of these again. For some reason :) you don't see many pics them finished.

I like it and I congatulate you for your perseverance! 



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:12 AM

Thanks, guys.  I appreciate it.  I am glad this is done and sitting on the shelf now.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

Hi Scott!

this pacecar reminds me to my first built corvette ever. but i sold it years ago...thank you for memories. Like it. Simple and clean nice build.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

Thank you, Dominik.  I'm glad I was able to help bring back a good memory for you.  :)