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Very cool!  I personally think this should be reissued.

When I was a kid in Lafayette Scale Modelers in NC, we had a common kit theme once - this was the kit.  I love seeing these built up - I guess partly because of that.  :)

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Looks great so far! I have built model kits molded in white, and one in black, but never one in red. It's interesting to see a kit molded in an actual color 😀

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On 5/10/2020 at 9:11 PM, Jonathan said:

Very cool!  I personally think this should be reissued.

When I was a kid in Lafayette Scale Modelers in NC, we had a common kit theme once - this was the kit.  I love seeing these built up - I guess partly because of that.  :)

I agree some Monogram Kits deserve the re issue treatment 

On 5/11/2020 at 2:00 PM, Justin Dodson said:

Looks great so far! I have built model kits molded in white, and one in black, but never one in red. It's interesting to see a kit molded in an actual color 😀

Red is the worse to try top paint though 

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Small update. More progress interior complete. Most of the body detail done. Minus panel lines and touch ups.  Engine almost complete. Not to paint the glass trim and pillars. 

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thanks. 

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I've built quite a few of the (superior-to-the MPC-version) Monogram 1985 Corvette kit , and each one was an absolute joy . 

Perhaps its finer points (vs. , again , the MPC version) are its glass (not morbidly-dark tinted) and its correct tyres ( Good Year VR-50 Gatorback ) .

Kudos to Monogram !

I don't believe that we'll see the likes of the 1985-1987 years of this kit , as it was modified into ZR-1 livery for 1988 or 1989 --- a great kit in its own right .

Keep up the great work ! I'm living-vicariously through your work !

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Thank you Coronet 

all the glass now painted.  Now major assembly can be started. 

 

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Glass now installed. Pretty much snapped right into place.  Did glue some sections just for security.  

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Test fit the engine and also did a panel line test using tamiya panel line offering. Turned out to be a very pretty panel line.  I like this stuff 

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Engine now in its home.   Lots of space up front for now. 

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Andre, I had a blue version of this kit in the 80's, it was my first ever car kit, and my second ever plastic kit... And I still have it!

Yours is looking great!

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It's coming along nicely.🙂

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Thanks guys.  

Some a the chrome trees are molded in the metallic blue from the convertible 

wheels are done front suspension is done. 

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A quick mock up.  Air intake. Rear suspension.  Exhaust. Left and under hood and minor details. 

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User carriage all done.  Working on the hood and the interior section of the hood.  Front clip and touch ups left.  Maybe an antenna FFA28A9A-968D-43E4-9F27-F6E43FA0BE36.jpeg.e14dfe43dd7ddf676e6a7d571d9ca09c.jpeg

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This build looks great so far Andre. Painting that glass trim had to be a real PIA. I've got the same kind of thing going on with my 98 Trans Am and it wasn't easy. Still gotta go back and touch it up a little bit.

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4 hours ago, mustang1989 said:

This build looks great so far Andre. Painting that glass trim had to be a real PIA. I've got the same kind of thing going on with my 98 Trans Am and it wasn't easy. Still gotta go back and touch it up a little bit.

Window trim was not bad at all. Nice lip with a edge. Was very easy to free hand. Glass was all one piece. I needed up painting the middle portion all black 

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Some more progress. Inside of hood done for now.  Just a few things left. 

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Just some touch ups left to do and maybe a antenna 

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Forgot to pain the front air dam. flat black . semi gloss black or plain black?  what do you think?

 

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