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I have completed a restoration of my AMT 1967 Corvette that I originally built back in 1967. When originally built, it was bright orange with orange/yellow tie-dye fabric crudely glued to the seats. As you can see from the original interior photo, my teenage skills for detailing were seriously lacking!

I disassembled the kit, stripped the paint and salvaged as much as I could. The original hood I used was not prototypical for a 67, and the seats could not be rescued once the tie-dye fabric was removed. Thanks to several members of the forum (Muncie and Snake45), I was able to secure new seats, a new hood, and new tires and wheels. I painted the whitewalls on the tires using a white gel pen. The gauges are from Best Model Car Parts. The exterior color is Tamiya TS-54 Light Metallic Blue.

This was also my first try at foiling scripts/emblems/gas cap. Not perfect, but I was satisfied with my first attempt. I applied the foil prior to the last color coat. In retrospect, I think with my next attempt, I will apply the foil before the final primer coat(s). After the first few color coats, I may do a preliminary removal of the paint to expose the foil (before too many coats of paint are put over the foil). Then, after the final color coats, I'll remove the paint again. I think one of the issues I had with this kit was that the foil was so much brighter than the body color. I don't think there would be any way that the blue over the edges of the foil would ever have matched the rest of the car. The blue on the rest of the car got deeper with every coat, and the silver under the paint was never going to catch up to match! I need to try to trim the foil a bit closer to the script next time, also. I was worried about trimming too close and not having enough foil laying down on the body portions of the car.

Thanks for looking!

Bart

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Much better looking color combination. 

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17 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

Nice save.  I wish I still had some of my builds from my youth.

I saved about 25-30 of cars I built when I was younger with the hopes of restoring them like I did with this kit. But, I threw out probably about 60 to 70 other kits that had no special memories for me at that time or had too many missing pieces. In retrospect, there were a lot of models I wished I had kept - Mustangs, Camaros, Vettes, Thunderbirds and such. ?

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Bart, well done, restoring is sometimes more fun than building a new kit..

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Great job, good looking Vette. I too wish I had my old models. I can't tell you how many i either shot up with a pellet gun or destroyed with fireworks.

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On 11/30/2020 at 12:09 PM, cobraman said:

Great job, good looking Vette. I too wish I had my old models. I can't tell you how many i either shot up with a pellet gun or destroyed with fireworks.

Me too. I either torched mine or put fire cracker in them. ? Nice job on the 'Vette!

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