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#21 7000in5th

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:57 AM

Why is a Corvette model done in metal any more ironic than the fact that 99% of the plastic car kits are models of metal cars?



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:06 PM

I took four Corvette kits to the show this weekend to sell and came home with four unsold Corvette kits.

 

Big sellers, really?



#23 Len Woodruff

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:41 PM

I took four Corvette kits to the show this weekend to sell and came home with four unsold Corvette kits.

 

Big sellers, really?

 

So what did you take and bring home?



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:42 PM

I have been building car models on and off since 1959 and I can only recall ever buying two Corvette kits, an Accurate Miniatures Grand Sport and a Revell 53/54 Corvette. No others. In 1:1 I almost bought a 69 427 4-speed and I was saved from buying a new 84 by the insurance costs. That has been the only two I ever drove. A guy at my last job bought a new Z06 in 2005 I think and asked me if I wanted to go for a ride and I said no, not interested.

 

Just not a Corvette guy. I must admit, I like the 63 split window and the new Sting Ray looks good. I'd still never buy one even if I won the lottery.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:45 PM

I have been building car models on and off since 1959 and I can only recall ever buying two Corvette kits, an Accurate Miniatures Grand Sport and a Revell 53/54 Corvette. No others. In 1:1 I almost bought a 69 427 4-speed and I was saved from buying a new 84 by the insurance costs. That has been the only two I ever drove. A guy at my last job bought a new Z06 in 2005 I think and asked me if I wanted to go for a ride and I said no, not interested.

 

Just not a Corvette guy. I must admit, I like the 63 split window and the new Sting Ray looks good. I'd still never buy one even if I won the lottery.

That is pretty much sum up how I feel as well Bill ,  there are a few Vettes that I like,  the C6R race version, I like the ZR1, I do some what like the new Vette , and if it ever does get kitted, I will buy one, but it wont be a I must have it right away,  I have one built Vette kit, and that is the ZR1.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:57 PM

I thought they were big sellers in the Promo Market. Revell puts out some nice promos of the Vette. I would think that if they are building cars that a mold for a scale car could also be built . 



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:28 PM

I have found that unless it's a Corvette promo older than about 1970, you can't give them away. No one seems to want them, even for free!



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:32 PM

Why is a Corvette model done in metal any more ironic than the fact that 99% of the plastic car kits are models of metal cars?

 

Two reasons: 

 

1) You yourself stated the most obvious one. The usual relation between the full-size and the miniature is that the full-size is metal and the miniature is plastic.  For that very 1% you mention, the Corvette scenario not only deviates from that relationship, it inverts it, presenting an opposite one might view as ironic.

 

2) The second is conditional on accepting the premise that - as I stated in post #7 - one of the draws about die cast models is that they're made of materials roughly matching those of the subject (and in the case of the higher-end Mints, CMC and the like, perhaps not so roughly).  Not only does a die cast Corvette model break that association, but your typical die cast Corvette body shell on a plastic chassis once again pretty neatly inverts it.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:47 PM



 

So what did you take and bring home?

Here you go, Corvette City! I am going to take them to my club meeting tomorrow and maybe move them out.

 

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#30 Len Woodruff

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 01:52 AM

Here you go, Corvette City! I am going to take them to my club meeting tomorrow and maybe move them out.

 

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Thanks for the Pic. I have multiples of every scale Corvette model ever made by AMT & Revell in my collection. Plus some others along with Franklin Mint. 



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:35 AM

I have been building car models on and off since 1959 and I can only recall ever buying two Corvette kits, an Accurate Miniatures Grand Sport and a Revell 53/54 Corvette. No others. In 1:1 I almost bought a 69 427 4-speed and I was saved from buying a new 84 by the insurance costs. That has been the only two I ever drove. A guy at my last job bought a new Z06 in 2005 I think and asked me if I wanted to go for a ride and I said no, not interested.

 

Just not a Corvette guy. I must admit, I like the 63 split window and the new Sting Ray looks good. I'd still never buy one even if I won the lottery.

I've built a couple more than you over the years- maybe 4 or 5 more- and I think the '67s and '57's are pretty neat, but otherwise... Nah, no thanks.  The mark has been around since '53- that's 61 model years- and they still don't have "America's Sports Car" down pat.



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:19 PM

The only corvette model I have is a 1970 from mark orr aka disabled modeler simply because I promised my mom oid get her a vette before she died thanks again mark but I know I'll never buy one simple because they don't do anything for me that being said I hnope you guys that want one get one soooooooon

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 12:17 AM

I have at least one of every year Vette from 53 - 2013.  Some are proms, some metal and some plastic.  If they don't do a 14, I will be terribly disappointed.  Myself, I don't care if its metal or plastic, as long as its accurate.  



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 01:20 AM

Only Corvette i want to try build is the 67 big block coupe. White and red,sidepipes,redlines,could be pretty.



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:24 AM

I love the new Corvette. And I love Corvette plastic promo models. So I need one of each. A 2014 Corvette coupe. And a 2014 Corvette convertible. This is the first Corvette without chrome bumpers that I really, really like. Chevrolet did a great job on this car and their present generation Camaros.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:20 AM

Revell indicated a couple of months back that they have yet to get  detail specs on the Corvette.  Without them, a glue kit is real tough.  The HANG UP was GM and they, Revell, were not happy given that they had paid the licensing fees. 

 

 

I don't think you can really blame GM for the absence of a C7 Corvette kit from Revell.  If they paid licensing fees and have a green light to produce a kit, they really don't need 'detail specs' from GM. 

 

If Revell really wanted to get the kit on the market, they could borrow or rent a C7 and do their measuring and photographing just like they do with out-of-production vehicles.  Or, a real car guy at Revell could buy a C7 to use for the kit engineering . . . and write it off.

 

There's more than one way to skin the cat.



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:52 AM

Well, when they measure and research for a full-detail kit, they have to take the driveline out, so I doubt they could do that with a rental.  

 

I'd bet the farm we'll see the 2014 Corvette before too long, probably snap-kits and/or Showroom Replica promos before the end of the year or early 2015 followed by full-detail kits soon after.  



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:29 AM

Well, when they measure and research for a full-detail kit, they have to take the driveline out, so I doubt they could do that with a rental.  

 

I'd bet the farm we'll see the 2014 Corvette before too long, probably snap-kits and/or Showroom Replica promos before the end of the year or early 2015 followed by full-detail kits soon after.  

 

 

Oh, there's that.  ^_^

 

LOL.  You should see what some rather well-known racing families and teams have been known to do with rental cars when it comes to practice for off-road events!   :o  Some rather famous names appear on 'no-rent' lists.



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:47 AM

I briefly owned a C4, a 1993 with the LT 1 engine and despised the thing. The then wife wanted it but couldn't drive it, she scared herself. I didn't think it was all that bad a&& myself.

 

I haven't even looked at one until the 2014 came out.

 

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#40 Len Woodruff

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:20 PM

I briefly owned a C4, a 1993 with the LT 1 engine and despised the thing. The then wife wanted it but couldn't drive it, she scared herself. I didn't think it was all that bad a&& myself.

 

I haven't even looked at one until the 2014 came out.

 

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I have a C3 78 Silver Anniversary L82. I also had a C4 85 4+3 (Manual) that would pull away from Buick Gran Sport @ 100+ MPH in 3rd gear. It was a very fast car. It was the 1st year for the Tuned Port Injection.


Edited by Len Woodruff, 06 May 2014 - 12:21 PM.