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caapa added a topic in Under GlassThe very first Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette Prototype (GM intern EX-52) 1952 began its life as a scatch on a paper napkin. Shortly was introduced the First American Sport Car in the Motorama show in 1953. The car is existing still today but the engine was changed by Mr. Zora Duntov to a V8 engine. So the car to see today is the very first Corvette V8 !
I modified a Corvette 1953 Revell kit back to prototype: on outside was not very much to do. More differences were in the engine compartment. Here I got help with two photos from GM Media Archive.
Enjoy the pictures and any comments are welcome.
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caapa added a topic in Diecast and Resincast ModelsBugatti Chiron 1:24 Maisto surprised me
Did you see the Bugatti Chiron 1:24 Maisto Special Edition on Internet or in a toyshop on the shelves ?
Or did you hold one in hand and opened the doors ?
Only the doors ! And you can see a little detail of the engine through the rear window. The lid is a separate part but don`t move !
I`m a curious man and I dismanteled the car in a moment to see which details of engine are remaining hidden. Well there are some ones alas not very many.
BUT . . . the great suprise: the lid is manufactured with hinges to open ! It seemed later they changed their mind and made two little pieces of border on the lid to hinder from open it.
OK . . . that`s not a great thing to remove them.
BUT (again) . . . they are precise engineers at Maisto and made a border on the hinged side of lid in full width too ! That one to remove is a rather challenging work.
Finally I could open the lid and tought I shall detail the engine and ready !
BUT . . . there are a lot of beautifull casted details and they are excaliming for some paint and chrome. And some little parts are missing: the foot rest, a piece of carpet before the pedals, the upholstery of the ceiling, the sunshade on it, the attractive arch with leds and the mirror of the inside mirror. The two holes on the back of the seets were missing too but they were marked on the back side so they needed to be opened only.
I enjoyed very much to do all these detailings but the end result don`t show very much from them.
I wish a lot of patience for everybody who want to open the lid same way. He shall need it !
I would be happy to hear any suggestions or criticism – I know what I made isn`t perfect.
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caapa added a topic in Under GlassFord GT 90 Concept 1995 AMT Snapfast PlusIt`s a really fast kit but I modified it a little: I made the positioning lamps front and rear from clear plastic. I cut out the front and rear vents and replaced by metal mesh. I scratch built inside mirror, pedals and the 3 round instruments. At finally I opened the doors – two times ! First I set the turning point wrong – the doors couldn`t opened full. Than I found ref pics and corrected according tham the hinges. Some other pictures shall come soon
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caapa added a topic in Under GlassLamborghini Diablo VT RoadsterI searched long time for this model made by Revell as a Snap Tite Kit. I found this and an other long ago searched kit, the Ford GT 90 at the same seller on Ebay and for a good price and finally I was the only bidder - the lucky one !
As I have more yellow Lamborghinis I desided to paint it burgundy red. And to open the doors was a enought great challenge to try to do it! I completed the dashboard and middle console with new gauges. My last idea was to make some more realistic lamps – some are rather good other ones are not 100%.
But look the pictures and I would be glad to hear your opinion or proposals
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caapa added a topic in Under GlassNot only for Duesy Fans - Mormon Meteor Special 1935Ab Jenkins the known speed record hunter was offered a Dusenberg chassies for a speed record car in 1934. He built up the new car with the help of Augie Duesenberg in a garage next to the factory. After the first variant the car was two times radicaly modified and during this period it set 49 records with 12 that still hold today. Todays owner said: „In my opinion, this is the most significant American car ever built.”
The model is the first built variant and scratch built with detailed enterieur. Here at least some details are visible.
Oh yes - the scale is 1:75.
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caapa added a topic in Under GlassThis is a VW Beetle too ! Type 64 from 1939.The Type 64 known as Berlin-Rome-Berlin Coupe or VW60 K10 1939.
During the development of Volkswagen KdF Prof.Porsche planned a sport version too, but the authorities desagreed. So Porsche began to develop a V10 mid engined coupe without VW parts. Later find the autorities that a sport version would be a good publicity for the VW KdF. Porsche was authorised to proceed with the concept to participate the car on the Berlin – Rome – Berlin race in 1939. Three cars were built based on VW KdF with a light and streamlined aluminium body with the VW engine boosted from 22 to 50 bhp. Because of the WWII. debut, the car was never given a chance to perform.
The model is scratch built with detailed enterieur but nearly nothing to see in the ready model. It`s a pity !
Oh yes, the scale is 1:75.
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