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Rebuilding a 63 1/16th Corvette

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Back in the 80's my brothers and I converted 1/16th scale cars into rocket cars and raced them.  Well, I still have my car and I'm going to try and restore it to a static model once again.  I think that I have enough parts to accomplish this and I've started the rebuilding process.  I really cut up the fenders on this car and I have made mold copies of another car and used fingernail resin to fill in the fenders.  It is now in the purple pond taking a bath.  I plan on painting it the same as it is now.  Here are some pics of this build.  I hope ya like it.  Dan

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This should be an interesting build, and you're using my favorite filler too, I'm in!

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Thanks Mike.  I've been wanting to do this for a very long time and Now, I have the parts to do it.  Dan

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I got 'er stripped, sanded, first coat of primer, sanded again and filled in the bad spots.  After drying I'll sand and prim again.  Then I'll see what needs to be done after that.  Dan

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So far, so good! I know you plan on the original paint scheme, but what about the engine and chassis? Stock or something more?

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Thanks Mike.  I'm going for the stock fuel injection that comes in the kit.  I have all the parts to build it as a static model and I'm sure glad that I do.  I'm ready to spray another coat of primer on it and I'll do that Saturday.  I will be spraying it flat gray and then if no more work is needed, I'll start with the different colors.  The interior will probably be just the black plastic along with the frame.  Not sure yet.

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Thanks guys.  I'm getting ready to spray another coat of primer on.  I will be using Flat Gray over the Black.  Then, if no more work is needed, I'll start the spraying the different colors.  Dan.

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Got 'er primed with flat gray.  I just finished the color coats a few minutes ago.  It is as close as I could get it to the original colors.  Dan

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I wondered what happened to this post.  My bad, I guess that I posted it in the wrong place.  Sorry 'bout that.  Dan

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She is finished.  The rear wheels are a little to far forward, but that's the way they fit.  I'm really happy how this car turned out from what I started with.  Now, she can sit on the shelf, retired and relax for the rest of time.  LOL.

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I didn't see the lettering on the left front fender was crooked until I posted the pics.  I have fixed that.  Dan

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Excellent work on the wheel wells, and I'd say you captured the funky paint scheme pretty nicely!

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Thanks Mike.  The fingernail resin works great for this type of work.  I was somewhat surprised at the outcome of the fenders but I do like how it turned out, plus, I was able to save the model from the trash.  Dan

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