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1/25 Corvette Summer car build.

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  • Member since
    December 2013
1/25 Corvette Summer car build.
Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:25 PM

I was recently given this model to build. 

I have no idea where it was purchased or how much. 

 

It contained the hood, main body, Left-handed steering wheel dash, main interior and several other parts in resin.

I was supplied two sonar cars to finish the model.

 

A lot of prep time was needed on the car. I sanded the main body super smooth using various grits of sandpaper, wet sanded.

The model was primed using Tamiya Primer and sanded super smooth once again.

 

After that I airbrushed the base coat of Tamiya gold in several stages.

 

Once that was accomplished I did the same for the clear Tamiya Red top coat. 

 

I also performed minor surgery and removed the roof sections for the T top as seen in the film.

 

I am currently waiting on a set of Flame decals to complete the build.

  • Member since
    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:26 PM

And currently with the final top coat of Tamiya clear red...

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:43 PM

I loved that car when the movie came out.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:04 PM

That looks awesome.  How did you paint the wheels?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:45 PM

Cool!

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:32 PM

Well done!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:23 PM

Ah, Corvette Summer. Mark Hamill with no X-Wing and I fell in love with Annie Potts.

Can't wait to see the finished build.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    June 2010
  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Friday, November 1, 2019 2:25 AM
nice. should make a nice car if you can get the flames right. i'm envious since there's no kit available anywhere.
  • Member since
    December 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Friday, November 1, 2019 6:05 PM

1/25 Corvette Summer car build finished.

The car now sports the "flames"on either side of the body. Calling it finished. the model will ship to it's new home on Tuesday.

I cut the roof off to make the T-Top seen in the film.

The model was base coated Gold after several sessions of sanding the resin body.

The clear red was applied via airbrush in several sessions to get the smooth finish. The model received several high gloss coats of clear as well.

The kit did not come with decals, so I had to airbrush the flames using frisket.

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, November 1, 2019 7:59 PM

Wow! Really nice. A real show piece.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:37 AM

I remember that movie well. Taking cars and doing crazy stuff to them was all the rage back then. Kinda looks like George Barris worked on that one. I don't remember who built it, but I seem to remember it was pretty messed up over the years. Very cool build.

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:41 AM

Very nice. Might I suggest taking pics on a white background? You can get a piece of posterboard at walmart for less than a buck. It'll make it pop.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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