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#1 Sean W

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:29 PM

This is from the Revell Germany kit of 1991.  I have been packing it around forever.  The body piece had a decent warp in it, most of which I removed with hot water treatment.  There is still some warp there, but I think when I get the rest of the kit together it may straighten out.  The overall quality of the kit is really poor, and it was molded in a softer version of styrene, or some other plastic.  It is coming together though, and I think (hope) it will make a nice shelf model.  I will paint it Boyd's Aluma Coupe pearl yellow.  The windshield piece is broken in two right down the middle, so I will have to scratch something together for that.  Keep tuned, it will be done soon hopefully.  

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:02 AM

I remember some Zender works in the past, those are really beautifull pieces of art. I'll keep an eye on this build. Cool project!



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:09 AM

aah zender well thats really cool , still remember the zender kits and lips and rims .. was big in holland as well back in the day :)



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

Good subject matter!,i have a couple of these laying around but undecided on the color to paint them.



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:49 AM

these were rare cars ,even over here..Volkswagen (Karmann)never really built a Corrado convertible..

so Zender cut the roof of a couple ,,but quality was...poor to say the least

i see your kit has has something of the PG engine (G60) with it.. not really accurate in detail ,,,but hey who cares

Corrado's were offered with a wide range of engines over here from a lame 115 hp 2.0 8v all the way up to the big 190 hp 2.9 VR6

and the 1.8 and 2.0 16v's ...

based on the mk2 Golf (Rabbit) they make great donor vehicles ...for these

 

like to see the finished kit though...



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:58 AM

Hi Henry.  It is really cool to chat with people from Europe who are more familiar with the real car.  I just bought the kit because I thought it looked cool.  Yes, the kit motor is the G60, according to the box art and the decals, I wouldn't know otherwise.  Keep watching I will get her done asap.  I hope to be going back to work very soon, and that will cut into my model building time but I would much rather be employed.  Cheers