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AJM

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  1. Thx for all the positive comments -- it was a challenge, but rewarding to see the final results. Now onto to the next build --a 2013 C6 60th Anniversary Convertible.....
  2. And here are the last two pictures that I'll post of this build ---a front view and a drivers side front quarter view. Thx again!
  3. First off , thx for all the kind words and comments, they are much appreciated. After looking at the build , the right rear wheel looked to be protruding about 1mm too far out -- so that was really bothering me, so i did some surgery and had to cut the wheel off(they were epoxied on- I thought they were set properly), and sanded down the inside of the wheel hub and now I think it looks much better. So here are a few more pictures I took, while still on the bench --I think these pictures look better as well --so Happy Holidays to everyone and thanx for viewing! Al
  4. Len -- Thx for the feedback -- yea it was difficult finding front and rear tires that approximate the look of the 20" rear and 19" front Michelin's. The rear tires I used were from Misha at Ukrainian Scale Cars Production(USCP), these are a 20" that have the appropriate sidewall height and fit the Plazmos 'Cup' wheels(I did use a wrap of masking tape over the wheel OD to make it fit a little snugger to the ID of the tire), these tires also have the Michelin Pilot Sport logo on the sidewall. I could not find a front tire that had the Michelin logos, but I used tires from a set of Pega
  5. Tom -- thx, yes this one one of the most challenging builds that I have done. Learned a lot along the way, I really tried to get the 'stance ' of the car correct -- realy difficult finding the proper size tires that had the correct sidewall height and the side fender cove trim was extremely challenging to replicate, I don't think it's perfect but it's close. It was great to finish this. I have a 2013 60th anniversary 427 on the bench -- you need to get into your 2004! Look forward to seeing it. Al
  6. and can't forget the chassis and rear view
  7. Since a 1/25 scale model kit of the C7 Grand Sport does not exist --this was a major kitbash using the 2016 Revell C7 Stingray kit as the base, cut out the rear fenders and rocker panels of the Revell C7R, for the 'wide body' rear fenders. Cut out all vents, grill openings and used bits from a 1/24 Maisto C7 Z06, cup wheels from Plazmos, spoiler and ground effects from C1 models, 'black' corvette badging from Speedway decals and paint is Automotive Touchup, Arctic White and Carbon Flash Black center stripe, 'hash' fender stripes are Mecha Acrylic Gunmetal, all cleared with AT 1K Clearcoat --ru
  8. Well finally completed!! A couple of more pictures from on the bench --next stop will be hopefully some better pictures in 'Under Glass' --thx for following and all the supportive comments, it's always appreciated
  9. Tim -- Great job on this!! Luv the look of the undercarriage , even if you think it's not close to the original -- it looks very clean!
  10. Looks great , like the resto-mod!
  11. Great job -- also love the garage diorama!
  12. Finally completed !! After almost 1 year on the bench. Next stop is 'under Glass' , where I'll post more and hopefully a little better pictures of the GS --Thx for viewing.
  13. Outside mirrors and rear spoiler attached to the body
  14. Chassis and interior mated to the body and the wheels have been epoxied on.
  15. A quick update -- Front , Rear and side windows in place. Also added the license plate on the rear. Almost ready to be mated to the chassis and interior, stay tuned!
  16. Thx for the comments, Len and David -- yea the painting was challenging, used Automotive Touchup , Arctic White and Carbon Flash Black, this was wet sanded and then the AT Single stage Clear was applied, again wet sanded and polished. The paint worked pretty well, it was thinned with Mr. Color Leveling thinner and sprayed with the AB.
  17. Rear view mirror from the Maisto diecast attached to the front windshield(the R kit does not come w one); decals placed on visors and also have a decal for the rear view mirror put it cannot be seen -- the visor decals probably won't be seen either --oh well...
  18. Rear view with taillights and exhausts attached:
  19. Front view of the C7 -- still need to put the side cove trim pieces on, install the front and rear windows and the front grill. Getting closer --
  20. A little more progress on the C7 GS -- body is cleared and polished, taillights and front headlights attached as well as the front wheel arch 'stone guards'. The headlight bezels were painted Tamiya 'Smoke' with flat aluminum accents for the LED strip, headlight covers were accented with a Sharpie for the 'gaskets'. The 'stone guards' were ,4x2mm strip, painted flat black and tapered to the leading edge of the wheel arch. Some pictures below:
  21. Great job, looks really good!
  22. Larry -- thx for the response , I placed my subscription order yesterday, looking forward to my first issue!
  23. How do we sign up for a subscription to this magazine? thx Al
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