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#1 Doobie

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:03 AM

Ive started this multi part corvette today and as many of you know they can be a bit of a swine to biuld comments welcome

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Im still not sure what im going to do with it yet we will see how it goes



#2 jaydar

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:35 AM

Is that the Skips Diner model? If so, I have that one as well.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:09 AM

I love the 60's vette im excited to see what you do with it.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

I had started this kit some years back, another shelved project. My initial thoughts were that despite the inconvience of it having the multiple part body it was actually quite accurate and buildable, certainly compared to other C1 kits of the day. Today one could start with the Revell/Monogram '59 kit.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:18 AM

What you see, as it sits, looks pretty nice. The chassis is hurt by the low parts count, but it can look very nice on display. The interior looks great. Better test fit the windshield assembly before you get too far. I found the glass fit so poorly I could never really tell which way it was supposed to go. 

 

Something like this could be cool.

 

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

just look at it this way you get to work on the corvette asmembly line :rolleyes: a dream come true and yes watch the windsheild



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Hi all Thanks for the heads up about the windscreen frame ! Well after a hunt on google I think I know what direction Im going with this one . Firstly I didnt like how thick the side trim was so it got removed along with the flags door locks and handles then the trim on the wing/fender. Next I filed a V groove to match the headlights . This ones going to be smooooooth Im goin to keep the three small spears in the vents and the headlights will be frenched in and Im thinking of having caddi bullet rear lights? maybe as for the screen well how about frameless ?

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

Hi all well after a bit of a fight Ive managed to beat this body into shape .

The chassis has been pushed up into the body as there was a 3mm gap round the seat tops. This ment that I had to trim the door panels at the bottom to lower the dash down 

next the wheels have been swaped for some from a firebird I think ?

Headlights have now been frenched in and the front valence has now been fitted with some plasticcard behind the bumper ends.Anyhoo heres some pics enjoy comments good or bad welcomed

 

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:34 AM

Body's looking good!



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:26 AM

Body's looking good!

Thanks bruce I should be painting it if the wether holds !!!!


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

Here are some update pictures of my 60 corvette the interear has been done matt black and BMF'ed. The body has been smoothed out and painted in gloss black enamel but I cant deside whether to alclad it or not let me know what you think

 

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#12 Doobie

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:40 AM

Does knowone want to comment even if its a bad comment its still welcomed?