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#1 Mike77

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

Here's a 1/8-scale '63 Corvette Grand Sport I did awhile back using a Monogram 1965 Corvette kit as a base...

 

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:39 AM

That looks great! Where did you get the wheels?



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:30 AM

That looks great! Where did you get the wheels?

 

Thanks! I needed a Halibrand-style wheel for the car so I took the centers from the American Racing 200 "Daisy" wheels that came in the Big T kit and reworked the spokes to make them look more like Halibrands, and then put the centers into regular wheel outers. Not perfect but they worked for me.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:36 AM

Nice transformation. Great looking car.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:13 PM

I remember this one ... Awesome!



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

man that looks great, i don't think i have even seen that kit, but i want it now, thanks alot, there gose more money out the window and my wife is going to shoot me and its all your fault, thanks alot :P sweet ride



#7 Mike77

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:11 AM

man that looks great, i don't think i have even seen that kit, but i want it now, thanks alot, there gose more money out the window and my wife is going to shoot me and its all your fault, thanks alot :P sweet ride

 

Thanks! I wish it came like that in kit form, but it's just a heavily modified 1/8-scale Monogram '65 Corvette.

 

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:25 AM

That looks great! Where did you get the wheels?

 

I've seen resin 1/8-scale Halibrands since I did this Vette. I sure wish they were available back then, it would've been a lot easier than making them.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:02 PM

Great model, one of my fav Vettes. 



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:57 PM

Great Build!

B) 



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:49 PM

Great Build!

B) 

 

Thanks! I gave up posting anymore pics of my big scale cars. The "1:8 scratch deuce" thread gets bumped to the top every 10 minutes so everything else kinda gets buried right away. hide.gif



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

 

Thanks! I gave up posting anymore pics of my big scale cars. The "1:8 scratch deuce" thread gets bumped to the top every 10 minutes so everything else kinda gets buried right away. hide.gif

Don't give up Mike-post them and we will come...



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:40 PM

I rest my case.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:58 PM

Holy moly. That's a knockout.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:10 AM

Mike, that's a beautifully done model.

Much respect for your skills!



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:04 AM

Gotta love the Gran Sports and in that scale it is even more awesome .

Really love it

 

 

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:47 AM

Still one of my favorites Mike,  I kind of need one that scale, I have a 1/64 diecast,  a 1/43 diecast, a 1/25 model, a 1/18 diecast ... I  may even have an HO Slot car.