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  1. Is it real or model? I have the answer but will let you all guess for a while.
  2. 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
  3. Started this one a few days ago, painted Testors Fiery orange with wet look clear. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  4. After five years, it is done! I started this one back on January 15, 2015 and just now got it done August 7th of this year. Painted Testors White Lightening with wet look clear, interior is Tamiya TS-69 linoleum brown, straight out of the box. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  5. Started back in 2015, I am finally getting around to finishing it. Painted Testors Nassau blue with Tamiya TS-54 light metallic blue interior. This will have the tri power big block in it.
  6. Started back in 2015, this AMT kit is an adventure. The front and rear bumpers did not fit well so there was a lot of sanding and puttying done to correct it. Painted Testors Fiery Orange with wet look clear, interior is Tamiya TS-69 linoleum deck brown. The 454 has the single 4bbl intake. Tires are from the new release MPC 70 Bonneville kit. I still have some fitment issues to deal with. I also have an MPC 74 Corvette convertible painted the same color that I am building as a companion piece to this one.
  7. Somewhat of a partial kit, I started this one in 2015. Tires/wheels and brakes (I think) are from a Revell 59 Corvette kit, painted Tamiya TS-20 metallic green. This will have the "bag of snakes" side pipes and a tri-power 454 big block.
  8. Started in 2015, painted Tamiya TS-97 pearl yellow with TS-69 linoleum deck brown interior. This one has a singe 4bbl big block and kit supplied custom mags, tires are from Model Haus.
  9. Got this one finished Friday, Testors' flame red with Tamiya TS-65 pearl clear, MPC open corvette wheels, parts pack AMT tires. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  10. Finished today, painted Testors' Hugger Orange with Tamiya TS-13 clear, box stock except for the Firestone tires from an MRC tire/wheel combo. Thank you for looking, all comments welcomed.
  11. Started in February 22, 2015, completed August 10, 2020. Painted Tamiya TS-54 light metallic blue, interior is Testors Nassau blue. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  12. I started a lot of these back in 2015, this one hit the bench February 22 of that year. Got the engine done, frame modified, then put it in the box. Today I gave it a couple coats of Tamiya TS-54 Light metallic blue and shot the interior with Testors Nassau blue. I'm hoping I'll get this one done in a few days, thank you for looking, all comments welcomed.
  13. I was aware of the Mint 1958 Corvettes but was surprised to find a Classic Metal Works '58 in 1/24 scale. It turned out to be an affordable model with almost all the feature of the Mint cars. It was 1958 at Dusty Rhoads Chevrolet.
  14. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  15. Started July 24, 2015 and finished yesterday, July 19th. Color is (I think) Tamiya TS-50 blue. Silver interior and a luggage rack from an AMT 70 Corvette. AMT RWL tires with the kit supplied factory rally wheels. Air cleaner is the custom unit from the Revell 64 Impala. This was a fun little kit to put together. A mystery big block, as 1975 Corvettes came from the factory with 350 small blocks! Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  16. Started in December of 2015, I finished it up today. Glad this one is done! I don't remember what color it is painted, I think it was a testors auto lacquer teal but am not sure. Box stock with modifications to the frame to get the suspension sitting a bit lower, it's now almost stock height :-) Simple all black interior, hence the lack of interior shots. Below is a group shot of the ones I've gotten done this month, all except for the 2012 silver kit, that one was done a few years ago. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed
  17. After five years, this one is finally off the bench and on the shelf. Painted with Tamiya TS-64 dark mica blue with testors Nassau blue interior. AMT RWL tires from somewhere. I really need to learn how to use those Molotov pens! I know tri-power big blocks were not available in 1975. But, this one had a crate motor 502 installed sometime in it's life :-) Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  18. I have been on the look out for an affordable Danbury Mint 1961 Corvette for quite awhile because it is kind of special for me. My cousin was a draftsman at Molded Fiber Glass Co. in Ashtabula, Ohio where the first Corvette fiberglass bodies were produced. Molded Fiber Glass still had some connection with Chevrolet because well prior to the release of the remodeled 1961 Corvette my cousin was able to draw a sketch for me of what it was going to look like. That plus just like the first Corvette bodies I was born in Ashtabula too. So here is my recently acquired Danbury Mint 1961 Corve
  19. This is a rebuild of a failed attempt from about 12 years ago. It was so warped and bent on top of the poor hood and glass fit, that it got scrapped and recycled for other projects at some point. A few years back, I acquired a Monogram '92 ZR1 (molded in red) cheap in a club auction that not only had a horribly gluebombed body, but was also badly twisted with a broken section near the trunk area that made it unusable for anything else. However, the rest of the ZR1's contents were untouched and still on it's trees, and that inspired me to locate the body, front bumper, and glass glass of the Ca
  20. Snake Fu is a term coined here on the Forum by Richard “Snake” Mesner for minor improvements and upgrades to usually inexpensive diecast models. This example acquired from an estate is a vintage Italian made BBurago 1957 Corvette in a form that was new to me with a top and nice details and seemed to beg for some Snake Fu treatment. In typical BBurago fashion for the time (and unfortunately adopted by Jada) the model is a bit larger than 1/24 and the wheels are oversized too and needed to go. Fortunately the wheels and tires from the Monogram 1/24 scale Corvette are a perfect match
  21. Revell-Monogram 1/25th kit circa 1998. Kit was missing quite a few pieces, but regardless modifications are as followed: Kit's dashboard was lacking instrument gauges, ones were added using unused Revell Datsun 240z decals Kit's side glass pieces were missing, so mesh screening pieces were used in their place Custom LT1 style fuel injection setup made from an AMT 94 Camaro manifold and a 67 Impala Prostreet 427 intake Edlebrock valve covers from AMT '34 Ford 350 V8. Air Filter is unknown piece from parts bin. Kit was missing headers, so ones were gathered using stock
  22. The idea came afer finishing the 1958 Corvette C1 by Revell. A very nice kit. I wanted to paint it unusual because it's a kind of boring to see another red with white Corvette. I was looking for something different. So I tumbled over a light gold with black C1. This is what I wanted to paint. Black inserts on Gold. Afterwards I'm glad, that my paint wasn't enough for it. So I decided to paint it silver. The fact, that I hat teh Foose C7 already in my shelf, it would fit perfectly to it. A good plan! Aditionaly to that, I was thinking about to build each Generation in silver with black. Th
  23. Hello, While working on the C7R and planning on another C6R and another C5R, somehow, this random thing came up and sneaked into my workbench. Let me explain: Dick Guldstrand was called "Mr. Corvette". The accomplished and very successful multiple championships winner race car driver was also a gifted engineer with a deep understanding of how cars work. A friend to Zora Arkus Duntov, he was a big contributor to the early Corvette racing success. He drove the original Grand Sport for Roger Penske as well as many other winning cars of his own creation throughout several deca
  24. HI all Does anyone know if there are photoetch/detail parts out there for the Revell Corvette C7R? I see that Scale Motorsport makes a pricey set (https://scalemotorsport.com/products/corvette-c7r-super-detail-kit) but what about a standard small etch sheet? Can't find one anywhere, which surprises me. Curious...
  25. Below are some slot car bodies I made for a friend. He had a pretty good stash so we worked out a deal where I got a kit of MY choosing and he would select a kit for the body. I would detail out the body for him and get to keep all the rest of the kit for parts. The silver Super Bee turned out really nice. Note: the wheels shown were only for mock up pics.
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