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New Build - Revell Corvette C7.R

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New Build - Revell Corvette C7.R
Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:51 PM

I decided to pick up this one and give it a try. It'll be mostly straight out of the box. but i'm sure i'll add some extra wiring for details. But I'm pretty sure i'm not going to paint this yellow. I'll probably go bright red. 

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Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:06 PM
It's a great looking Vette, very aggressive! Look forward to seeing yours when it's done!
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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:56 AM

I have this kit in the stash - looking forward to your build!

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:00 PM

I got some work done on the motor today. It's actually ready to drop into the bottom panel, so there's not a lot of parts. I'm hoping to have the chassis buttoned up tomorrow. 

 

Also, I'm not sure if any of you are like me, but I don't really build kits in a linear way. Since I wanted the red highlights to have time to cure, I started there. The seat had divots to represent ventilation holes. So I drilled them out. ultimately the seat will be black but the ventilation holes will have red highlights.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, June 19, 2020 12:17 PM

Hmmm;

 Looking good so far!

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Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Friday, June 19, 2020 8:43 PM

slow work day means more work done on this kit. But to be fair there's not a lot there and I decided to forgo going crazy with the details and build this straight out of the box. Mostly. Honestly, this wouldn’t be a bad kit to add uber details but after spending 2+ months on the Ecto, masking and sanding and adding little bits of detail,  I couldn’t stomach it. Had I not, I probably would have done so.

So far the only thing I don't like about this kit is that the axles are set up to allow the model to roll. So there are solid axles for this kit. and the front axle goes directly behind the pulley assembly, but in front of the engine block. See if you can spot it :)

 

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:15 PM

Love the disc brakes and wheels.  Are the Michelin decals the reverse ones like you find on Tamiya car kits?

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Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:59 PM

wpwar11

Love the disc brakes and wheels.  Are the Michelin decals the reverse ones like you find on Tamiya car kits?

 

To be honest I'm not familiar with Tamiya kits to say one way or the other.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, June 22, 2020 3:20 PM

These look like good kits. Looking forward to more here.

                   

 

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, June 22, 2020 3:24 PM

wpwar11

Love the disc brakes and wheels.  Are the Michelin decals the reverse ones like you find on Tamiya car kits?

 

They are standard waterslide decals.

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

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Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, June 22, 2020 4:16 PM

The Tamiya Ferrari 640 F1 car I’m building has Goodyear Eagle decals for the slicks.  you put the color side down and use water for adhesion.  

Nice job with the Vette.

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Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:45 PM
Drilling out the holes in the seat looks to have paid off. I ended up just using tooth picks to mask the holes and paint the seat flat black. I was also able to get the roll cage and dash installed. All that is left to paint the body and decal everything up. This build is coming along faster than I anticipated at this rate it should be done by the end of the week or early next week and I’ll have to find something else to work on.

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Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:12 PM

wpwar11

The Tamiya Ferrari 640 F1 car I’m building has Goodyear Eagle decals for the slicks.  you put the color side down and use water for adhesion.  

Nice job with the Vette.

 

Thank you!

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Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:13 PM

mustang1989

These look like good kits. Looking forward to more here.

 

Thank you!

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Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:02 PM

Well. That didn't end well. I ran out of Tamiya paint so i grabbed my Model Masters Acrylic. So when I pulled off the masking tape, the paint went along with it. And now I get to strip all the interior that I painted, prime and then repaint. Neat.....

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:29 PM

enemeink-2.0

Well. That didn't end well. I ran out of Tamiya paint so i grabbed my Model Masters Acrylic. So when I pulled off the masking tape, the paint went along with it. And now I get to strip all the interior that I painted, prime and then repaint. Neat.....

 

double whammy, the jinx was on from 2 posts up where you thought you'd be done fast and then the finicky acrylics finished it off Crying. I feel for you with regard to the paint. I still can't figure out the secret to never having the acrylic peel(aside from never ever using vallejo's primer again).

Vette is looking great. Can't wait to see the final color coat!

In the pattern: King George V, the Tamiya 1/350th version & Werner Voss' Fokker F.1. !

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:19 PM

The Model Master acrylics have a reputation of pulling up when masked.  I've gone from enamels to Tamiya's acrylic lacquers in the spray can.  They are just about bullet proof and dry to a smooth, hard finish that can be rubbed out within a week or two versus the month enamels take.  I like what you've done with the chassis, look forward to more.

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

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Posted by Reaper420 on Friday, June 26, 2020 2:51 AM

Looking good so far. I finished this same kit about 4 months ago. Posted the build on here so you can check it out and maybe get some inspiration or ideas for yours.

Kick the tires and light the fires!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, June 26, 2020 6:08 AM

Uh-oh..... are those tires in two halves?

 

This build is moving along well so far but I feel your pain on the MM acrylic paint lift. Been there....done that.

                   

 

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Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Friday, June 26, 2020 10:15 AM

Reaper420

Looking good so far. I finished this same kit about 4 months ago. Posted the build on here so you can check it out and maybe get some inspiration or ideas for yours.

 

Apparently the search feature on this site is very spotty. I tried to search for it with no luck. But to be fair this post doesn't show in the search either.  Luckily Google came through. Your build is fantasticYou built what I wish I had the ambition to do with this kit. But I was a little burned out after completing the Ecto. So I went straight out of the box on this one.

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Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Friday, June 26, 2020 10:17 AM

mustang1989

Uh-oh..... are those tires in two halves?

 

Nope. you're just noticing my lack of ambition to fully remove the mold seams. :)

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Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Friday, June 26, 2020 10:20 AM

lewbud

The Model Master acrylics have a reputation of pulling up when masked.  I've gone from enamels to Tamiya's acrylic lacquers in the spray can.  They are just about bullet proof and dry to a smooth, hard finish that can be rubbed out within a week or two versus the month enamels take.  I like what you've done with the chassis, look forward to more.

 

Yeah the plan going forward is to just move to Tamiya. And I was using what I had on hand. The down side is MM readily available in my area. but Tamiya will have to be ordered online and I tend to need a little more planning to buy multiple colors at once to reduce shipping costs.

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Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Monday, June 29, 2020 5:46 PM

The red turned out pretty awesome. I'm getting pretty close to finishing this one. I'm having issues fittingthe glass into the body. it's pretty finicky so that might take a day or so to resolve. but the decals are down with a layer of clear. I also decided to paint the foam pads in the roll cage flat red to add just a little more color to the interior.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, June 29, 2020 5:49 PM

Hmm;

 Howcome? I notice that you have an Iced tea cooler where I would sit if you were taking me for a ride. What gives?

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, June 29, 2020 5:51 PM

I Think;

   I do really like your take on the "Knight Rider" Dash and Steering Wheel.

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Posted by enemeink-2.0 on Monday, July 13, 2020 5:42 PM

 

Apparently Chrome is being weird and not letting me sign in. so IE it is. I actually finished over a week ago. I just haven’t been able to sign in. Anyway. Here she is in all its red glory.

 

 

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Posted by Mtdustbuster on Monday, July 13, 2020 7:57 PM

Digging the red! One question for you did you use the kit decals or aftermarket? I only ask becase i am building this as well but the center stripe is so dark you can't really see the "skull" and the silver part over the roof

 never mind, the kit I built was from when it was just released, just went and opened the one I just got from hobby lobby a couple of weeks ago and the decals are like yours, they must have either had a bad couple of sheets or changed them at some point.

 

Dustin

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, July 13, 2020 8:00 PM

That turned out sharp!  Well done

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:15 AM

That turned out GREAT!!! Good stance and excellent paint and decals. I know what you're saying about that signing in business. I haven't been able to sign in to Scale Auto now for a couple of weeks. Sucks.....very much bad. Indifferent

                   

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:17 PM

Awesome! The red was a much better color choice and you killed it. Amazed at how smooth and glossy that hood looks especially!

In the pattern: King George V, the Tamiya 1/350th version & Werner Voss' Fokker F.1. !

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