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2085 VETTE JET! 8th Scale Corvette Flying Car...Finished!


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#1 Ira

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:06 AM

2085 VETTE JET!

 

The Vette Jet will be a Futuristic Flying Car with Tandem Seating. I started Vette Jet a while ago. I have been working on it between other builds, until now. Now, I am going to try to finish the Vette Jet in time for NNL WEST on February 1, 2014.
I will be using parts from 2 Monogram 8th scale 1985 Corvette Kits and a 12' long MPC X-Wing Fighter.

 

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I bought one of the Vettes on Ebay for about $20 and then I received a second Corvette body in a trade. Both Vette bodies were warped and the tops were also broken. This should be Fun, lets get started!

 

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More Coming.... B)


Edited by Ira, 16 August 2014 - 09:28 AM.


#2 cobraman

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:09 AM

Ira my friend, what a nice Christmas gift for all of us........ another one of your cool creative builds.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 07:56 AM

This should be Big Fun to watch. 



#4 Ira

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:26 AM

CUTTING IT UP!

 

I started by cutting off the front chassis section of Both Bodies with a Cut-Off Wheel.

 

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Then I cut the bottom halves off Both Bodies. I used the Side Trim as a guide for cutting.

 

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When I cut the Bottom Backs off the Bodies, I left the License Plate Area in one Body and cut it out on the other Body.

 

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Then I cut the bottom halves from both Hoods and glued them together with Zap-A-Gap.

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

Will be watching Ira!...Joe



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:47 AM

Wow what a cool idea, I will follow this topic  :lol:



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:20 AM

edit: posted in wrong thread.


Edited by dpride, 22 December 2013 - 01:56 PM.


#8 Ira

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:06 PM

Ira my friend, what a nice Christmas gift for all of us........ another one of your cool creative builds.

 

 

Thanks Ray!

B)



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:50 PM

GLUEING IT BACK!

 

I cut the top off the worst Body Half and marked it as the Bottom Body.

 

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Then I glued the Body Halves together with Zap-A-Gap.

 

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Here are the Hood and Body Sections just fit together for a mock-up.

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:55 PM

This should be Big Fun to watch. 

 

Thanks Andy!

It's been Fun to Build too... B)



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

This is already looking fantastic . 



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:16 PM

Uh oh  - Ira's at  ti again!  I'll be watching.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:26 AM

Will be watching Ira!...Joe

 

Thanks Joe!

B)



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:55 AM

OFF WITH THE TOPS!

 

I decided to cut off the second top too. It was also warped. I always liked convertibles...

 

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I decided to shorten the Vette a little, so I cut out a couple of inches.

 

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Here it is glued back together.

 

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Here is a mock-up. Up to this point I planned to make the Vette Jet something like this, but I changed my mind. Stay Tuned for some BiG Changes!

 

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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 23 December 2013 - 05:56 AM.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:04 AM

Pass the popcorn!   I'm settling in for the full length feature.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:51 AM

Man Ira! I am just amazed at what you come up with.....! This is gonna be cool!

 

I think there is going to be a popcorn shortage soon!!



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:47 AM

Wow what a cool idea, I will follow this topic  :lol:

 

Thanks!

B) 



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:01 AM

Hi, Ira. I've been following your builds and I'm quite interested in your creative process. How do you go about coming up with these builds? Do you have a general concept before you go looking for a kit to fit it or do you look at a kit, like this Corvette, and just let the creative ideas go to work? 

 

What makes the creative mind of Ira tick? It runs like a fine Swiss watch.

 

Inquiring minds want to know...

 

Dale



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:52 AM

TOO WIDE!

 

Vette Jet looks pretty Wide to me. I think I'll cut a few inches from the middle...

 

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I cut the body down the middle with a Cut-Off Wheel in  Dremel Tool and removed a 3 inch strip. Vette is only taped on the Center  Line.

Funny now it looks a little too long again...

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:55 AM

You keep cutting and your going to have a 1/25 model !  : )