ismaelg added a topic in On The WorkbenchC7 Corvette: Revell snap kitHello,
Currently suffering from severe PHS (Project Hopping Desease)....
The Revell snap C7 Corvette body was washed and dried. Shot the first coat of primer. Block sanded and started working the mold lines.
The body looks good and straight so far....
No hesitation on color combo: Laguna blue with Kalahari interior.....
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ismaelg added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models1/64 LSR salt racerHello,
Keeping with the jet car theme, here is another one I started a while ago.
The Hot Wheels Salt Shaker represents a slat flat LSR (Land Speed Record) vehicle featuring 2 massive jet turbines.
From the factory, the transparent "body" includes the engine covers.
Not long after getting it, I took it apart. The metal base was stripped and the transparent body sprayed with primer. My original idea was just to paint it. Yeah, right...
I found the molded cockpit canopy to be too small. So I drilled it out and made a longer canopy...
And one thing led to another and the engine covers were cut, sanded and modified. the idea is to hinge them to the centerline.
And that's where I am now with this project......
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ismaelg added a topic in Car Kit News & ReviewsRevell 2014 Snap C7 Corvette mini reviewHello,
After more than a year late, Revell has finally started releasing the C7 Corvette kits. The first one out is the SNAP version seen here.
The box is the small one. Mine came in the mail a bit crushed but the content was OK.
Less than 40 parts. The emblems are vinyl stickers, not decals. Keep in mind, this is a snapper oriented at "almost instant gratification" to kids and first time builders. Do not expect decals or anything that may seem "complicated"
Body looks good. Again, don't forget this is a snapper so most details are molded in (grilles ,exhaust, etc.)
As expected the one piece chassis has some engraved detail. The interior is fairly basic with adequate detail but there is no provision for instrument decals. Again, did I mention this is a snapper?
Finally, the wheels look decent. Tires are nothing to write home about. But my biggest disappointment is the lack of brakes. I know, metal axle snapper so you don't want to see calipers rolling along, BUT.....
In conclusion, it should be a fun exercise until we get the more detailed version with engine, brakes etc.
Now, one in Laguna blue, one in Cyber Grey and the third in........ hmmmmmm let me get back to you on that.....
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ismaelg added a topic in Diecast and Resincast ModelsJet Sweep X5: 1/64 Jet car Resto-Mod **FINISHED**Hello!
I've always been fascinated by jet and rocket powered Hot Wheels cars. My Hot Wheels collection is always growing and can be divided in 4 major categories: Corvettes, Ferraris, Jet/Rocket Cars and everything else. You may remember my Jet Threat II "resto-mod" from before.
The Jet Sweep X5 is a Larry Wood designed jet car from 1985 and it seems it was only released twice. The original spectraflame olive color and the second unpainted release in 1986-87.
I found this little worn puppy all alone in ebay and had to rescue it. It's missing the canopy and the rear spoiler. Axles are bent and the paint in the Ultra Hots wheels is a bit worn....
PERFECT subject for a Resto-Mod.....
It is all metal so I disassembled and stripped it.
The body was sanded and sprayed with automotive primer. After sanding the primer, it was painted Corvette Atomic Orange.
It was then masked for a second color: Cadillac Pelham blue. While these are not the Gulf Colors nor it's scheme, it was nonetheless inspired by it.
The nailbiting and nervewracking process of removing the tape was a success. Only minor touchup will be needed before clearcoating.
And that is where I am as of now with the body. The base and engine hold the body together and I didn't want to bother much re-engineering it so it was left as is. However, the gap is ugly so I machined a simple turbine cone to hide the seam. I think it came out better than I expected.
The inside will be painted black to hide it.
Here is a mockup of how it's coming along:
Still a long way to go but slowly getting there. Still pending the canopy and spoiler that have to be scratchbuilt and I'm not decided yet on what to do with the wheels/tires....
I hope to post more updates as I move along.
What do you think?
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