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Revell-Monogram 1/25th kit circa 1998. Kit was missing quite a few pieces, but regardless modifications are as followed: Kit's dashboard was lacking instrument gauges, ones were added using unused Revell Datsun 240z decals Kit's side glass pieces were missing, so mesh screening pieces were used in their place Custom LT1 style fuel injection setup made from an AMT 94 Camaro manifold and a 67 Impala Prostreet 427 intake Edlebrock valve covers from AMT '34 Ford 350 V8. Air Filter is unknown piece from parts bin. Kit was missing headers, so ones were gathered using stock headers from a Revell '57 Ford motor, which give it a custom look and fit the ports on the heads nicely. To accommodate the new headers, a new exhaust system was made. Plastic spruce pieces were cut and bent to route to the kit's rear muffler Wheels are from an old Radioshack Xmods wheel set, which look about 1/24th and resemble OZ BBS style wheels. Brakes are from an old AMT grey molded source of an unknown subject (Fast and Furious Monte Carlo?). Front tires are from a Revell Acura RSX, and the wider rears come from what could be an AMT Fast and Furious Veilside Toyota Supra. Interior paint is Rustoluem Advance Formula Flat Brown, and the frame is Rustoluem Universal Aluminum. Exterior paint is Tamiya TS-58 Pearl Light Blue over Rustoluem Silver, cleared with Pledge. Ignore that the valve cover had lettering upside down. I thought they were installed correctly but the engine was faced a different way before it got panted. Oh well, should still run fine!
Aerovette produced by Revell/Monogram 1/25 scale (when they made the hated folding boxes), WIP thread. Built Box Stock, with some changes of colors, most notable it's not silver (where is the DUH emoticon?). Very basic, no opening anything, not steerable, no pedals or wipers, few parts but very well engineered and molded. The tires are toxic, melted on the rear window; this forum is great, Dann in Phoenix gave me a good one (which had tiny melt on a corner but isn't visible). I added some details, such as stainless steel dash trim and paper headliner, drilled exhaust tips. The decals had no adhesive and were yellowed, used Elmers clear glue to stick down. It went together really well, but the last step was gluing the bumpers on that have no locator pins or tabs (I would add tabs next time), was dicey, got some glue boogers. Painted with nail color (polish is incorrect term) from Family Dollar. I *had to* build this because Chevrolet finally came out with a mid-engine Vette, 46 years later. ?
Since everyone is getting excited about Chevrolet finally producing a mid-engine Corvette, dragged this Aerovette out to take a look. It was 1980 (39 years ago) when they ditched the wankel engine and put in a proper V8. I like the design, including the Jalousie windows, and you can see some styling cues were carried into the production cars. Revell produced this in 1998. It's typical Revell quality, some flash, simplified parts, but what is most annoying is the folding box! ? But it does have the highway for display. ? The usual amount of parts. Turbine wheels, not really defined enough at first glance. Now this is what ticks me off about how Revell packaged their kits, I bought it sealed, figuring it could be somewhat collectible. Read about "tire burn" in this forum, opened it up and sure enough. ? I don't want to spend a lot of time correcting or detailing this, just want to build Box Stock. Would replacing the window with sheet plastic disqualify for such a contest class? It would take a bunch of sanding and polishing to fix this, and cause distortion. Have the Bring Out Your Dead project to finish, before I dive into this. Also thinking of painting copper, since I live in Arizona. ?
I picked this up at the Phoenix model swap meet. I don't see that anyone has reviewed, much less built this kit (yes I did a search, two hits). I looked on eBay *after* I bought it, does not appear to be a sought after collectible kit, so should I open it?