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#1 CrazyGirl

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:50 PM

ok finally something on the bench , on the dash I am removing all the molded gauges and switches and using wire and aluminum , ( lathe next week )  oh except for the radio  on the passenger side  I have the trim molding done and the ring made , need to make the center out of brass and alclad that or BMF , not sure yet and epoxy that to the ring , now I think I have a cool way to glue this stuff in place and if it works I'll tell how I did it , honest comments welcome , no sugar coating please , now to remove the gauges and switches008-2_zps9c83160f.jpg



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:24 PM

well Anne, it sounds like you've got a plan, can't wait to see how it turns out!



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

This wire-work trick of yours is looking pretty slick. i think you're about to prove that women DO have better fine-motor-skills than men, in general. That's what I was taught as a young science student, anyhow.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

Whoa! The precision!

I have the same kit, and have been struggling with the dashboard detail. Very nice progress so far, I will keep my eye on this :)



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:04 PM

Anne l want to watch your build and see how it goes..



#6 CrazyGirl

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:50 AM

I hope paint shows up today , I am at a standstill but I made the insert for the dash from .010 styrene and BMF the way I am going to attach the wire to the styrene will pull it tighter and bring the wire joint tight also006-15_zps1dc31080.jpg and look a lot neater than the pic , and I hope that the photo-etch kit has the Corvette emblem I removed from the dash , if not oh well , oh and I need a better camera too , uggggggggg


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#7 jaydar

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:18 AM

Anne,

What kind of wire are you using? I use lead fly-tying wire when i can because it forms easily and takes paint great. About the smallest i have found is .015.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:21 AM

I used .010 coated guitar string , and it's a coated string so it wont rust , looks like chrome trim



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:32 AM

yesterday I was at the hairdresser , ok so I have a few gray hairs , anyway while I was there I saw this tape they use on hair pieces , a double sided tape  and it's mega thin and extra mega sticky and I thought , this is perfect for attaching the guitar string trim  and sure enough , it's perfect 009-2_zps2a8f1fc3.jpg



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:38 AM

Ahh, D'adorio chromes????

i also like

http://www.amazon.co...0/dp/B001TQMBA6

if you are comfortable working in metal this stuff is great. Another advantage to the lead wire is you can flatten with a hammer for additional shape control.
joe.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:54 AM

Elixir nano is the only guitar strings I use , problem with solder you wont get a crisp straight line  but I have made battery connectors with it



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:40 PM

ready to paint , if the paint gets here tomorrow and the gauges are drilled out ready for aluminum gauges011-4_zps5d729680.jpg



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

And this is your first kit ever? I quit! :)

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:13 AM

Nice dash work. 



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:28 AM

Keep it going, CrazyGirl.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:34 AM

great start. this is a terrific model kit. one of my favorites.......and I do not really build alot of Corvettes.

the last one I built I did the same thing with the dashboard. drilled out all the gauges. this interior really details up nicely.

 



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:15 AM

this is as bad as picking out wallpaper for the house ,, did a test on some spare parts I think the seat on the left is close to the color I want but maybe a touch more gloss ,,, but I don't want the entire interior the same shade , dash a touch more gloss , seat and door panels less gloss , carpet a lot les gloss , anyway I am stuck again until more paint gets here  seat on the right is model master rot semi gloss ,, left seat is a mix of the semi and flat red...007-6_zpse332f7fd.jpg Actually the left seat is close to perfect  006-15_zpsae7cc784.jpg


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#18 CrazyGirl

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:46 PM

actually I just used a brush , just wanted to check out the shade ,,,,,,,,,, wow now that you say that about the right seat you may be right Derick !



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

Anne,

 

You are doing some fantastic detailing on this one. One suggestion, on the '67 Corvette, the vinyl had a very rough grain. Also, the interior photo is of a '65, not a '67. Here is the '67

 

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You are nailing it so far.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:35 PM

Here are a couple more shots of the '67 Corvette Red interior.

 

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I plan on doing another '67 Corvette in the future (my third), this one in White with a red stinger, White Hardtop, and Red Interior. This one is going to be a replica of Ms. Mitchell (wife of GM VP William Mitchell)

 

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