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Have any model companies committed to a C8 Corvette?

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I would think at least one of the companies would be doing a kit for the latest mid-engine corvette, but does anyone know for sure?  

I guess we'll get a look at the racing version this weekend at Daytona.

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There will be 1/24 diecasts available soon, if not already, in yellow and blue. I'm keeping my eyes open for a blue one. 

Yah, I know, that's not what you asked about, but sometimes you have to work with what you can get. And many of us have discovered that at least some diecasts are actually pretty cool! B)

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i would almost guarantee that there will eventually be a kit. It'll be too popular a subject to ignore. 

 

Although, the number of Corvette kits seems to shrink from generation to generation. 

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On 1/24/2020 at 11:20 AM, iamsuperdan said:

i would almost guarantee that there will eventually be a kit. It'll be too popular a subject to ignore. 

 

Although, the number of Corvette kits seems to shrink from generation to generation. 

Without a doubt, since we have Camaros, Challengers and Mustangs - Corvette is practically a guarantee. 

I think the interest in the latest version will reverse the lackluster passion for the last 4 generations. Since this is the first Corvette since the Mako Shark era that doesn't look like it was designed by a committee. 

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I always chuckle when I think of the irony of a die cast metal Corvette.

 

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At least this one is made in metal, aluminum

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I just thought there would have been an announcement by now, as Revell has the license from GM for Corvette, or at least they did for the C7.

Maybe with all the changes at Revell the model is delayed.  But I would think Corvette would be one of their most popular sellers for modern American cars, and the mid-engine C8 has generated a lot of excitement. 

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13 hours ago, tmathew1us said:

I just thought there would have been an announcement by now, as Revell has the license from GM for Corvette, or at least they did for the C7.

Maybe with all the changes at Revell the model is delayed.  But I would think Corvette would be one of their most popular sellers for modern American cars, and the mid-engine C8 has generated a lot of excitement. 

Maybe a note to Revell will answer your questions.

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2 minutes ago, Richard Bartrop said:

Personally, I'm fine with any of the model companies taking their time to do it right.

This. That way no one will complain when it finally comes out...😁

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1 minute ago, DukeE said:

This. That way no one will complain when it finally comes out...😁

Nah, they're still going to complain.

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1 minute ago, Richard Bartrop said:

Nah, they're still going to complain.

Not here! Everyone will have sat in one and measured it by then anyway. How can you criticize something you haven't seen?? 🤣

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16 minutes ago, DukeE said:

Not here! Everyone will have sat in one and measured it by then anyway. How can you criticize something you haven't seen?? 🤣

You can do anything, if you believe in yourself.

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I believe this subject has come up before. Seems that someone commented that one of the 3D printer companies had a couple different versions available. One was full detail and very expensive. The other had no interior and was therefore less expensive. I have no idea how to find that thread,maybe someone else does.

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1 hour ago, misterNNL said:

I believe this subject has come up before. Seems that someone commented that one of the 3D printer companies had a couple different versions available. One was full detail and very expensive. The other had no interior and was therefore less expensive. I have no idea how to find that thread,maybe someone else does.

Here ya go Mr. Woodruff :)

 

 

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What kind of dummy spends this kind of money on a vehicle, and doesn't get a set of wheel locks?

A full set of wheel locks from GM is $80 CDN. We add them to pretty much every GM product we buy here at work; and every other make for that matter, and guess what? Have had no wheel thefts since doing that.

 

Now if only there was an easy catalytic converter lock...

 

 

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1 hour ago, iamsuperdan said:

What kind of dummy spends this kind of money on a vehicle, and doesn't get a set of wheel locks?

A full set of wheel locks from GM is $80 CDN. We add them to pretty much every GM product we buy here at work; and every other make for that matter, and guess what? Have had no wheel thefts since doing that. 

I read that it was a GM employee, parked a test car overnight on the street.   Not a private owner, just a pre production test car...

Edited by Rob Hall

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16 hours ago, DukeE said:

Here ya go Mr. Woodruff :)

 

 

I just knew someone on the forums would know how to find it! Thanks DukE.

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6 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

I read that it was a GM employee, parked a test car overnight on the street.   Not a private owner, just a pre production test car...

Lol.

GM needs to improve their hiring process for test drivers.

First two go for drinks then decide to race these things. Now one is parking the pre-production cars in unsecured areas.

 

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Don't forget stuffing one into oncoming traffic on PCH in the hills. Sentient crash test dummies and concomitant judgement skills :P

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Edited by DukeE
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There is a company that sells on Facebook that already has a 3D printed slot car version of the C8.R available in multiple scales. I have one on order and will post pics as soon as its received. 

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Round 2 got the promo contract from GM on the last C7.  Revell screwed the pooch on that one from what I've read on here.   Hopefully, R2 will get the promo contract again and we'll see a C8 promo/model kit later this year.  If not, unless Revell is ready to surprise us with a huge bombshell C8 release in the next few months, I think it will be some time before we see any plastic kits of the mid engine Vette.  

Edited by the other Mike S.

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