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mid engine corvette Finished 9/28

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What a great looking build...very nice!

I can see where you have a difficult time picking paint...I think there are few colours that would not work!

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Thanks for the comments. I was kinda looking at colors similar to this early build of mind. I thougt it might make it look a little more classy. But the stealthy look might work.

Very Clean build, but too "Boyd Coddington" style for my taste. It's easy to see your Paint results won't be a problem though!

Crazy Ed

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this is just bad to the bone. colors, colors, colors, which is best for this?? tough decision.

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Nice work again, John. Interesting, never seen Mid Engine Corvette before, can't wait to see some color on it. Engine looks really good and even if I'm not a fan of these new cars, this one is really great project. B)

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Gorgeous design and execution so far. The mockup shows that all your careful work means that the surfaces are crisp and the details all show up extremely well. As a result I'd suggest staying away from a monochrome look (i.e. black on black, grays with silver, wheels painted to a similar shade as the body, etc.). I'd say do the main body in a bright color with strongly contrasting interior, wheels, and engine compartment to emphasize all the nice elements of this build. Mike's suggestion to use a metallic or pearl might add some highlights to show off the shapes a bit better than a solid. Myself, I'd do it in a medium pearl orange with a stainless roof panel, polished aluminum wheels and grill, with a dark red/orange interior with stainless steel highlights and matte body color engine compartment cover.

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A wild mid engine design like this needs a bright color, to 'make a statement'. Dark colors will hide the design.

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Finally got this painted. I hope you like this color, I wanted to paint it a color that was out of the normal so I found this color. It is testors one coat laquer Bronze. Never tried this paint before but it is very user friendly, goes on smooth. I did wet sand a polish this car to make the metallic pop!. For those of you who wanted to see a bright yellow or orange on this build let me just say this color looks great in person. Plus it matches the carbon fiber decals that I used. Again comments are always welcomed.

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This is a really cool build, I kind of think Chevrolet should do this as a 1:1 , I think it would make the vette drive much better. I know what to try and build my own mid engine vette

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Hey guys I finished this one and will post pictures in the Under Glass section.

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