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Paul Vinton added a topic in On The WorkbenchRoad Warrior CorvetteHello!
I have been away from model making for a while, well, a brief foray into smaller wargaming scales like 1/72 and 1/48 with Historicals and some SciFi Warhammer models. I recently bought an MPC model, their 1960 Corvette, and started base painting the parts on the sprue. Had some neat bits to weld on there, and then I realized.....
Didn't the 1960 Corvette have a fiberglass body like the rest of the line? So how the heck could I weld anything to it. Maybe the front and rear bumpers maybe, some protective or offensive weld on attachments, but probably nothing to the actual body.
Am I right with the all fiber body?
Then I looked at the scale. There seem to be very few 1/24 or 1/25 scale figures out here to fit in a diorama in that scale, well, none that seem to fit a post-apocalyptic era. I might have to use lots of green stuff or putty to make mods to the bodies of current ones.
Are there any good lines out here for figures that might match, without much conversions needed?
Then I looked at the tires, might some wacko road warrior put some bigger say dune buggy or off road tires on his Vette for when roads are few and far between? Is there a good parts line somewhere with that kind of tire?
I've started looking at a couple of distributor stores, but nothing seems to really "click" yet for additional parts. I'm sure I'll have more questions for you guys, I'd appreciate any advice getting this off the ground.
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Paul Vinton added a topic in Welcome! Introduce YourselfRetired and Building!Greetings!
Just retired a few months ago, looking forwards to a little free time to build some models like I used to. Had a crazy idea to build a Mad Max post apocalyptic style rod starting out!
Nice forum here!
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