I’m working on a replica of Dennis Bryant’s Special Stingray/XKE as part of the International Model Car Builder’s Museum “Clone the Past” program (http://www.themodelc...lone/clone.html). This model appeared in the January 1965 issue of Car Model magazine, but there are quite a few gaps in the photos and information presented, so some artistic license will surely be employed in the cloning process. I would greatly appreciate some input from this distinguished group……
For example, there are no photos of the rear of the model, so here I have two questions:
- There’s a rather deep undercut in the rear quarter panels that wraps around to the back. Any suggestions on how to resolve this into the rear panel ? I’m thinking I just extend the crease straight across the back and mount the taillight(s) somewhere underneath……
- The article indicates it was built with “Revell’s custom tail light” (note the singular, not plural). Any suggestions on which “custom tail light” from Revell might have been used ? Mark G supplied me with a large sprue (photo below) of many different red taillights (from a Parts Pak ?) and I could probably use any of them. I’m wondering if I should read anything into the fact that the article referred to “tail light” rather than “tail lights” ? Maybe I should just use the Corvette taillights as is ? Thoughts ?
Also, the article indicates the model was painted in “AMT’s metallic red lacquer”. Can anyone suggest a modern day equivalent for this color ?
Does anyone know of a kit source for Lucas Headlights ? They’re mounted behind the grille, so maybe I can get away with something that doesn’t exactly match a Lucas ?
Thanks in advance for your help !
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