1960 Cor-Vex

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This is my entry in the Cannonball CBP, where you'll find the build. I invite you to view here.

Revell 1960 Corvette with body modifications. The obvious inspiration was the 1954 Buick Skylark concept car and the '54 Olds F-88 Concept.

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This was the Skips Fiesta edition Corvette and though I wasn't too troubled by the ancient engineering, the separate windshield frame and misshapen bulletproof glass almost defeated me. I ended up shaping clear plastic and speaking in tongues at the flimsy, delicate frame. Headlights, taillights and grill are scratch built, other shapes came from the parts box, including two 1/48 scale drop tank halves.

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That's rad as *bleep*.

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Nice, clean foil work, MIke. :)

What happened with the two "cracked" headlights? Can those be replaced?

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WOW, what an awsume and cool build. Really nice concept. Thats unique, really nice thinking coming up with that build... :o

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Wow. Nice job.

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Looks like something Harley Earl would have loved

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very nice work!

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Very, very nice. Original and clean.

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Awesome build ! The added Buick trim and the body mods look great ! Also the paint and interior are perfect . I'm gonna check out your build in the CBP .

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VERY VERY NICE!!!

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Mike you did a great job on this build. It is very cool.

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FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!! :wub:

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nice imagination. you have a talant not many of us have and that is to build a custom that is not too gaudy and works well with all components! really a great job!!

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Nice concept and a great model.

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Wonderful build. SHINY :) :) :) RULES!

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Wow, that's really nice!

Especially considering the kit you started with.

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That turned out very nice! The paint looks excellent, I do like the body modifications too. Great detailing and very cleanly done.

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Thanks guys, I'm all warm and fuzzy now. Nothing like affirmation.

Jim, I think I would have failed if I didn't hear from you.

Regarding the headlights Casey, the lenses are flat on the back so the white glue either finds air as it dries or finds a way to crinkle. Wouldn't have been a problem if it was concave so I can probably resolve it if I can find different shaped lenses.

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Dude that belongs in the GM Motorama archives ! Very true to the concepts back then.

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It's beautiful. Nice.

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Very believable concept execution. Perfect color choice too.

If you could swap the head lights on one side (don’t know if it is too late) so they were mirror-symmetrical they would just look like custom fluting on the crinkly ones.

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Bravo well done

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Beautiful Build!

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This is really neat, I have some plans for an older Corvette concept car based on the 1953 model and you have given me some inspiration.

Thanks guys, I'm all warm and fuzzy now. Nothing like affirmation.

Jim, I think I would have failed if I didn't hear from you.

Regarding the headlights Casey, the lenses are flat on the back so the white glue either finds air as it dries or finds a way to crinkle. Wouldn't have been a problem if it was concave so I can probably resolve it if I can find different shaped lenses.

You might try a drop of Future to attach the headlights. I white glue or Future for gluing clear parts. I find white glue is better when there is some gap to fill or minimal surface for the Future to get a grip like on the windshield, but Future works well when it has a solid base, and I've never seen it crinkle like the white glue did, it always comes out clear when dry.

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