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Testors 1:24 C1 1957 Corvette

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Testors 1:24 C1 1957 Corvette
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:40 AM

So with my wife working alot of 2nd shift lately there's Been lots of modeling time for me! This one is an Out of the Box snap together kit that I did custom paint on. Just looking for a relaxing build and something quick to offset the last 2 builds that were 5-6 month efforts.

Won this at a IPMS Model Show auction. May just be worth my ticket price with the custom paint. Very surprising.


I think this one shows the metal flake best. I'm using Model Car World acrylic lacquers. This is their pearl clear.

A nice deep black!

In the pattern: King George V (on-hold for paint), the Tamiya 1/350th version & Academy's 1/35 AH-1Z Viper !

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:11 PM
Good job, is the Testors kit someone else's model in their box?
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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:59 PM

Nice.

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:04 PM

Mongoose,

Nice job!

Rob,

It's a Burago diecast in kit form.  From the looks of it, not a bad kit.

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

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:08 PM

Rob Gronovius
Good job, is the Testors kit someone else's model in their box?
 

according to Scalemates it's an original Testors model from 1993. The body in white is ugly out of the box. Paint doesn't get down in the panel lines and ends up looking like gray panel line washon a white body. Cleaned up nice though. Some sanding of metal seam lines was all the extra effort required.

In the pattern: King George V (on-hold for paint), the Tamiya 1/350th version & Academy's 1/35 AH-1Z Viper !

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:25 PM

Mongoose,

Outside of some very old Hawk aircraft and 1/32 Salt Flats racers (there may be others, but not many), Terstors is almost exclusively a reboxer of other companies kits. In this case, it is the Burago 1/24 diecast.

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

fox
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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:10 PM

Nice and clean with a great paint job. Black is the worst color to make a car look good. It shows all the imperfections. Doesn't look like there is any on that car. Toast

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:41 PM

lewbud we must have been typing about the same time lol - that's a fun fact! I googled them and found a plethora of diecasts for sale. $12 will get me the original made in Italy. 

fox thanks for tipping your glass to me cheers Drinks

In the pattern: King George V (on-hold for paint), the Tamiya 1/350th version & Academy's 1/35 AH-1Z Viper !

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:56 PM

Thanks for the info, yeah, I know real, original Testors kits are rare.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, March 15, 2020 11:27 AM

Wow, that snap kit came out great. Love the pearl paint. I too have problems getting the metallic paint to show good under lights with photographed. I've found that shoot them outside in the full sun really makes the paint pop. Now I only take my pics of my completed cars in the sun; they look more alive that way. Excellent work on the C1.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:42 PM

In the pattern: King George V (on-hold for paint), the Tamiya 1/350th version & Academy's 1/35 AH-1Z Viper !

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:59 PM

That right there is a good lookin' Vette!! Really clean build!!

                   

 

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