2085 VETTE JET! 8th Scale Corvette Flying Car...Finished!

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2085 VETTE JET!

The Vette Jet will be a Futuristic Flying Car with Tandem Seating. I started Vette Jet a while ago. I have been working on it between other builds, until now. Now, I am going to try to finish the Vette Jet in time for NNL WEST on February 1, 2014.
I will be using parts from 2 Monogram 8th scale 1985 Corvette Kits and a 12' long MPC X-Wing Fighter.

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I bought one of the Vettes on Ebay for about $20 and then I received a second Corvette body in a trade. Both Vette bodies were warped and the tops were also broken. This should be Fun, lets get started!

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More Coming.... B)

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Ira my friend, what a nice Christmas gift for all of us........ another one of your cool creative builds.

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This should be Big Fun to watch.

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CUTTING IT UP!

I started by cutting off the front chassis section of Both Bodies with a Cut-Off Wheel.

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Then I cut the bottom halves off Both Bodies. I used the Side Trim as a guide for cutting.

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When I cut the Bottom Backs off the Bodies, I left the License Plate Area in one Body and cut it out on the other Body.

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Then I cut the bottom halves from both Hoods and glued them together with Zap-A-Gap.

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More Coming... B)

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Will be watching Ira!...Joe

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Wow what a cool idea, I will follow this topic :lol:

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edit: posted in wrong thread.

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Ira my friend, what a nice Christmas gift for all of us........ another one of your cool creative builds.

Thanks Ray!

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GLUEING IT BACK!

I cut the top off the worst Body Half and marked it as the Bottom Body.

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Then I glued the Body Halves together with Zap-A-Gap.

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Here are the Hood and Body Sections just fit together for a mock-up.

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More Coming... B)

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This should be Big Fun to watch.

Thanks Andy!

It's been Fun to Build too... B)

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This is already looking fantastic .

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Uh oh - Ira's at ti again! I'll be watching.

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Will be watching Ira!...Joe

Thanks Joe!

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OFF WITH THE TOPS!

I decided to cut off the second top too. It was also warped. I always liked convertibles...

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I decided to shorten the Vette a little, so I cut out a couple of inches.

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Here it is glued back together.

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Here is a mock-up. Up to this point I planned to make the Vette Jet something like this, but I changed my mind. Stay Tuned for some BiG Changes!

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More Coming... B)

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Pass the popcorn! I'm settling in for the full length feature.

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Man Ira! I am just amazed at what you come up with.....! This is gonna be cool!

I think there is going to be a popcorn shortage soon!!

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Wow what a cool idea, I will follow this topic :lol:

Thanks!

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Hi, Ira. I've been following your builds and I'm quite interested in your creative process. How do you go about coming up with these builds? Do you have a general concept before you go looking for a kit to fit it or do you look at a kit, like this Corvette, and just let the creative ideas go to work?

What makes the creative mind of Ira tick? It runs like a fine Swiss watch.

Inquiring minds want to know...

Dale

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TOO WIDE!

Vette Jet looks pretty Wide to me. I think I'll cut a few inches from the middle...

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I cut the body down the middle with a Cut-Off Wheel in Dremel Tool and removed a 3 inch strip. Vette is only taped on the Center Line.

Funny now it looks a little too long again...

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More Coming... B)

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You keep cutting and your going to have a 1/25 model ! : )

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This is already looking fantastic .

Thanks Andy!

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Uh oh - Ira's at ti again! I'll be watching.

Thanks John!

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Pass the popcorn! I'm settling in for the full length feature.

Thanks Dan!

This should be Fun... B)

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Man Ira! I am just amazed at what you come up with.....! This is gonna be cool!

I think there is going to be a popcorn shortage soon!!

Thanks for the kind words Ken!

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FIXING SOME HOLES!

I traced the shapes of the wheel openings on to sheet plastic. Then I cut them out with Kyosho Lexan Scissors for Radio Control Cars.

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I glued them in place with Zap-A-Gap, Green Label Glue.

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New View...

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More Coming... B)

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