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1993 Corvette Convertible 40th Anniversary


StanGlover
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Here’s my newly finished Revell 40th Anniversary Corvette convertible! This kit fought me for hours during final assembly but overall I think it turned out ok. The windshield did not fit at all so I had to sand down the dashboard a LOT to get the windshield to sit at the right angle. Also, the hood didn’t want to close all the way because I think I glued the radiator and shroud in wrong. So I had to shave down the under hood structure some. The hood has a slight warp to it as well, solved by some sticky tack to hold one corner of the hood down. 

The actual 40th Anniversary car is more of a plum color (like the box shows) but this kit is molded in a lovely metallic red that I thought would be a shame to cover up with paint. This is the first molded-in-metallic-color kit I’ve seen without molding flow lines so it was a great candidate for bare plastic. I polished the body with Tamiya Fine and Finish compounds, followed by a single heavy coat of Pledge Floor Gloss. The body is slightly transparent in thinner areas but it’s not that noticeable once it’s together. 

For the movable body panel lines, I used a .05 Molotow Blackliner pen. I think it’s too thick for scale panel lines but overall I like the effect. 

The chrome trees in this kit were really badly finished so I stripped it all off and used Molotow chrome where appropriate. The wheels are painted Tamiya TS-30 Silver Leaf, which is my new favorite color for polished aluminum wheels. 

Overall I’m happy with this one. I’m probably in the minority here, but the C4 is my absolute favorite Corvette gen as far as looks go so I’m excited to have one on my shelf!

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Nice build!,when i built the 92'Vette i had the same issue with the windshield,but i just sanded down the corners of the windshield for a better fit.The hood issue has been around on this kit since the 85'vette release.

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I like the way you finished the body color, looks very realistic without being overly shinny. Great idea to have the window stick on the windshilrd, wasa that in the kit ? 

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3 hours ago, espo said:

I like the way you finished the body color, looks very realistic without being overly shinny. Great idea to have the window stick on the windshilrd, wasa that in the kit ? 

Yeah window sticker decal came with the kit. I had another early 90s kit that came with one, I think it was a Revell/Monogram thing at the time. 

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