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Superbird McMonte

A little comic relief Corvette

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I happen to be working nights right now, and sleeping during the day proves a little bit difficult at times. This afternoon while trying to sleep I noticed I had duplicates of the 1970 Corvette. When I went to combine the two kids into one box, I noticed one was molded in gray and the other in orange. I thought to myself it might look cool if I built the Corvette using different color parts for all the assemblies. So I tried it this afternoon. The results look better in my head then the actual model. It might come off a little better as a convertible. I do have a convertible kit and a whole bunch of orange pieces. The convertible kit is turquoise. So I might just do this again. Honestly this would’ve looked a little better if the T tops and the doors were gray. The interior engine and chassis came out pretty much the way I  had envisioned. What do you think?

In the end, I had a lot of fun! And that’s what it’s all about!

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I’m pretty sure I have those wheels in grey on the passenger side. I’ll swap them out when I find them.

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Well done Dominick. Very imaginative, so we need to see the other one lined up against this one, great idea.

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Hey Dominick I like that! Reminds of the auto show displays from years ago where they would highlight features of a particular car. ;)

Speaking of working nights, I wouldn't have it any other way right now. The last place I worked, the last six years I worked nights till I left there in 2012. Where I'm working now they just offered third shift to me back in the summer and I jumped at the chance!

One of the best things I like about third...........................Less people = Less drama.

There's only four of us there and each of us are working in different areas. I'm a one man show and I love it!

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Definitely a different approach.  For some reason when I saw the picture of the transmission I thought of the "Joker" from Batman.

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That looks kind of cool.  At first it looks like a demo for aftermarket parts.  I like the engine and the the exhaust.  Are you doing the  "inverse"  version as well?

Thanks,

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I like it! I would assemble the other model and display them as is.

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Just since you asked....

You know I'm generally a fan of your work, but this doesn't spin my windmill. Sorry. :(

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It's a neat concept... I've thought about doing it with the Revell Camaro since it has been molded in so many colors (Yellow, Blue, Red, and White). I'm thinking Blue body, white interior, red engine, white headers etc etc... I guess the old sayin "Thinking out of the box" doesn't apply here lol!

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14 hours ago, MrObsessive said:

Hey Dominick I like that! Reminds of the auto show displays from years ago where they would highlight features of a particular car. ;)

Speaking of working nights, I wouldn't have it any other way right now. The last place I worked, the last six years I worked nights till I left there in 2012. Where I'm working now they just offered third shift to me back in the summer and I jumped at the chance!

One of the best things I like about third...........................Less people = Less drama.

There's only four of us there and each of us are working in different areas. I'm a one man show and I love it!

I prefer nights too! No boss looking over your shoulder either! I get my work done and no one complains!😁👍 

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20 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Just since you asked....

You know I'm generally a fan of your work, but this doesn't spin my windmill. Sorry. :(

It’s an  acquired taste. 😜 The best part is, it was fun! No sanding off mold lines,  or correcting any imperfections! 😝

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22 hours ago, ismaelg said:

That looks kind of cool.  At first it looks like a demo for aftermarket parts.  I like the engine and the the exhaust.  Are you doing the  "inverse"  version as well?

Thanks,

Yes but with a light blue convertible and the rest of the orange parts!🤮🤢

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9 hours ago, Superbird McMonte said:

I prefer nights too! No boss looking over your shoulder either! I get my work done and no one complains!😁👍 

Forgot about the Boss part! I don't deal with them until maybe a ½ hour before I'm ready to leave. It's the other poor fellow who follows me for daylight that has to deal with the drama. :P

On what you did to the 'Vette..........I had the crazy idea of doing something like this once, but cutting the car in half and painting the cut areas a different color. Sort of a 3D cutaway drawing like you see in the magazines!

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2 hours ago, MrObsessive said:

On what you did to the 'Vette..........I had the crazy idea of doing something like this once, but cutting the car in half and painting the cut areas a different color. Sort of a 3D cutaway drawing like you see in the magazines!

There is a model of a cutaway 53 Corvette out there that came out really cool! 😁

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7 minutes ago, Superbird McMonte said:

There is a model of a cutaway 53 Corvette out there that came out really cool! 😁

Yeah I saw that at the last NNL East and took pics of it! REALLY nice! I can't remember who built it, but it was very convincing!

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