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RestoModGuy

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  1. Wow! off the chart detailing, and done very well
  2. Very nice build. Enjoyed looking at the pictures
  3. Excellence! Well done finish and detail work
  4. Very nice! Well done with one of these somewhat basic "motorized" kits. I also like your brick backdrop, great idea!
  5. Thanks again to all the nice comments on my GS Corvette build, much appreciated.
  6. Yes, thanks again to link that in my "on the workbench" build thread, I was trying to create my own Cup style wheels and didn't nail it, so your suggestion really did make this build come together just right.
  7. When I first saw this on the Chevy website a month or so ago, I knew I had to build a duplication of this Heritage Edition C7 Stingray Grand Sport. Lot's of custom building went into make this Revell Snaptite base Stingray Corvette into a Grand Sport. The side fender vents are styled diffferent, the wider 4" rear wheel wells had to be created, brake vents and covers for the upper rear vents, front airdam splitter, side rocker splitters and rear spoiler splitters added, those were a major pain to do and hard to see too for all the effort. Wheels are exact Cup style wheels, a link to Plamoz.com provided by another member here made all the difference to make this a pretty cool replica build. Paint, Duplicolor Artic Polar White, Electric Blue and Electron Red for the color accents. The inset images in the top pictures are from the Chevy website representing the actual car. Some build features
  8. Impressive, nice craftsmanship all around.
  9. Looks real nice. I too built this kit as a simple curbside, just not that nice of a kit to spend a lot of effort doing a detail build.
  10. An update to the C7 GS - Coming to the home stretch, worked on hand making the lower side rocker valances and the front airdam. Still in mock-up stage.... Interior placed, glass paint trimmed, headlights detailed. Next front wheel-well air-deflectors, rear spoiler air-deflectors and brakes and wheels attached. Starting to look like the actual GS Heritage Edition
  11. Wow! Excellent craftmanship. Great looking radical custom
  12. Very cool builds. Nice work on all the custom parts
  13. Yes! liking these a lot and you were right, as much time and effort to make a GS, the correct wheels make all the difference. I took your earlier suggestion and grinded them off, I could see how they could break with having to really push these into the tires.
  14. Received the Cup Wheels from Plamoz... Wow, just perfect, excellent casting, packaging and included PE C6 and C7 center caps, I haven't installed yet. The Heritage edition option for these wheels is matte gun-metal with polished spoke faces. So far so good.
  15. Thanks everyone for the nice comments. Worked on the interior, looking okay, so far... cut out the grab-handle on the side of the dash where it meets the console, and printed gauges
  16. It was one of my favorite Hot Wheels car. Glad to see it again in re-release. I'm building tributes to all the original Sweet 16 1968 release cars. Recently finished the Silhouette in purple, I did some body mods to the front fenders to make it a Hot Wheel, I kinda think it does look good with the flared fenders. The Hot Wheel Had some body mods to make it a Hot Wheel
  17. Fantastic! Great looking build of one we rarely see...
  18. Art, fantastic work on this, excellent craftsmanship, can't wait to see more
  19. Thanks, it really has turned out nice, especially for a white paint job. I'm not a purist builder, so I just looked through what I had ready to spray, this started out as a simple tribute build. Paint is all Duplicolor - Polar Artic White - Electron Blue - Electric Red, lots of clear polished out.
  20. Thanks for the nice comments, having fun with this build. Did a little more over the weekend, Polished the paint, some detail painting and worked on the wheels a bit. (Decided to not "create" my own wheels as in the picture and ordered proper GS style Cup Style wheels from Plamoz pictued above) the modified from stock fender vents to the GS, came out ok... A Corvette option is covers for the top rear fender vents, made my own and kinda like the look Made some Colorado vanity GRNDSPT plates
  21. Excellent, thanks for the link, had no idea these wheels were being made. I decided to order a set from Plamoz, thanks again Bob for the link, these wheels will be perfect for my build.
  22. I love the new Corvette C7 with only a few things I don't like, like the odd non-Vette taillights, do not like them, but I'll accept them. Looking at the new Grand Sport Editions released earlier this year, one is especially special, the Heritage Edition. A reverse color combo, white body, blue stripe and red fender hashmarks. I'm in love with this color combo, so here I am building one from the Revell Snaptite 2014 Corvette. The Grand Sport (GS) and Z06 have a few body differences from the stock Vette. One is the rear wells are flared 4-inches for wider tires and the rocker-air-ducts located in front of the flares. Also different is the side vents have a unique trim design for GS and different for Z06. First had to cut out the stock wheel well edges to maintain the marker lights, fairly easy to do and added the air-ducts detail Next to replicate the side vent GS design Body work done, shot the paint, ready to clear next... Looking pretty close so far...
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