2239 Lil' Red Corvette

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Here we go...

couldn't pass up the oppurtunity to build a hovercraft to accompany the two Raul Perez has built based on the movie "The Fifth Element"

I picked up an old AMT '63 Corvette Roadster kit awhile back...had already been started, wheel wells were radiused and the kit was in a bad way. Perfect specimen for a hovercraft.

At our last club meeting Steve Alamand let me check out the "Beatnik Bandit".

The bubble top and interior from the "Beatnik Bandit" would work quite well in the corvette

So, picked up the "Beatnik Bandit" at the LHS and started filling in holes, assorted parts, bottom plate, etc.

this is what I've got so far:

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Gotta lot of work left on this puppy...powerplant, plumbing, etc

thanx for lookin' cool.gif

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This is going to get interesting :lol: , I am watching this build ph34r.gif:o .

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heheh .. you got me humming the song ...

I think it's gonna look good!

.. little red Corvette, dum de dum dum dum .......

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Curt, pretty slick. You and Raul have a neat "thing" going with the hovercrafts. The bubbletop idea is sharp, I like how the Ed Roth pieces are being used here....well thoughtout. we're watching. :rolleyes:

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Oh yes we will!!! , does it have a Klystron Modulation Generator???:rolleyes::P;)

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Crazy cool!!! :rolleyes:

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Too cool, my old friend!!

(Even if I HATE the song!!) :blink:

I really like the stablizer fin, too!!

These things are just too much fun to build!!

Later,

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I wonder who is gonna go faster and higher...??????:P :P :P NOS?????

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Got my attention. A movie quote for this build... "..where we're going we don't need roads.."

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Umm..........this rather unique genre seems to be generating some interest. I've got one I'm kicking around myself. Any thought on a CBP?

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Been playin' with the two-part Bondo as a filler for this build, so far so good...

here's what the thing is lookin' like before spraying the primer coat on:

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At first I wasn't diggin' that little flip up point on the tail fin, but now seeing it in the all-together, I like it alot. Good combo with the bubble.

coo cooly cool, daddy-O

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that bubble top looks like it belongs there! what a killer design!

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This is awesome.

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That is just too cool!!

This era of Corvette makes the perfect hover car!!

The bubble top gives it that Jetsons look!!

All you need now is a model of Astro to sit in the passenger's seat!! :D

Later,

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That is just too cool!!

This era of Corvette makes the perfect hover car!!

The bubble top gives it that Jetsons look!!

All you need now is a model of Astro to sit in the passenger's seat!! :rolleyes:

Later,

Rats Right Raul!

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Rats Right Raul!

B)

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What you've done so far looks great. I love the added fin and thruster. :unsure:

Early Corvettes really lend themselves to this type of build, I chose a '57 gluebomb for mine. I hope to get some pics posted soon.

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This is sweet! I love it.

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George Jetson would be jealous. That thing is beautiful.

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Outstanding !! Great concept..gonna look outa this world!!!

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Now that the World Series is over and after 56 years the San Francisco Giants are the World Series Champions again, I can get back to building models...

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Got into the parts box and thru together a twin turbine engine...

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fabricated and resin cast the exhaust thingys, gettin' ready to vacuum form the intakes...

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The engine and all the goodies are looking really cool!!

Did the elves have to work overtime to resin cast the exhaust? ;)

Later,

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This is going to be totally cool........your work is EXCELLENT.

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