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Curbside gripe Revell Corvette C5R Daytona

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I will be starting this kit as soon as the photo etch and carbon fibet decals from SMS gets here.

I am considerably less than "Jonesed" by theengine anddrivetrain detail since i have discovered that the front section is not removable!

This is just acurbside kit with a lot ofextra parts!

Maybe i will put the engine on a stand next to the completed kit.

What a weird design for the kit.

Joe. Rant off

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You can always open up the panels to show off the guts. All the cut lines are there to make all of the body come apart. The chassis is quite nicely detailed on the C5R, if it's the kit I'm thinking of, and I agree, it's a shame to cover all of that detail up with a one-piece body.

The really annoying ( to me) Revell racing Corvette is the C6R, with just a plenum and an "engine front" covering a molded-in chassis blob, though it can be a beauty too. At least IT has opening doors and hood.

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Thanks Ace.

i found a resin body with separate front clip from Historic Racing Miniatures.

Joe.

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Yes, the HRM resin body is beautiful!

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Yes, the HRM resin body is beautiful!

Thanks they have 2 shown 202A and 202B doyou know which is right for he Daytona build????

joe.

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Depends on what year you want...A is 2000 B is 01 and 02

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i have that c5r lemans kit and you know what? i never noticed that you would have to do surgery to see the detail they built in! it doesnt really matter in my case because i am going to attempt fitting a jimmy flintstone cadillac xlr onto the chassis and make it a street racer sort of deal. big plans...lets see how that goes! thanks for posting this, made me dig it out and check what you were saying to see if you were talking about the same kit!

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Depends on what year you want...A is 2000 B is 01 and 02

Thanks G,

I am doing the 2001 Daytona!

joe.

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A great kit with minor issues and one big one. The rear window has the fuel filler on the wrong side of the car for Daytona. Kinda hard to fix unless you go through the trouble to close the opening and then section it to vac form. When Revell measured the car, it was at Sebring where the pit is on the other side of the car.

Now what would be cool, is if Revell would update the C6R for the current ALMS GT version.....

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Looks like a nice kit. So I understand it's full detail, but the hood doesn't open?

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After looking at the instructions online, I may have to get one of these to open up. :)

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I got it just for the engine so I might make a fictitious curbside racer out of it.

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i am still waiting for the full resin body from Historic Racing Miniatures. I have read that this could be a long wait.

the resin body has a removeable front clip and several other corrections to the Revell body. I just hope my Scale Motor Sports carbon fibre and photoetch fits the resin body.

joe.

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