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Mancuso Greenwood Corvette - Watkins Glen 1977 [FINISHED]

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Mancuso Greenwood Corvette - Watkins Glen 1977 [FINISHED]
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, February 11, 2024 11:46 AM
This is a 1/43rd resin kit by Starter from the early 90's. 
The body casting was pretty clean compared to the other variants of this casting I have.  (Must have been a low mileage mold.)  But it had an inordinate amount of holes that needed to be filled.   I'll take that issue over a crusty worn out mold that can really mess up details.  At this point the brass parts have been attached and the stance has been adjusted.  It's ready for primer.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, February 11, 2024 3:14 PM

Just how wide are the rear tires?That must be a long differential!

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, February 11, 2024 5:15 PM

I think they were 12 inches wide.  Don't discount the deep offset of the rims.  These Corvettes had IRS.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, February 11, 2024 5:16 PM
I mixed the light blue using old Testors Pla enamels; 1108 Light Blue and 1145 Gloss White.  Shot it last night.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, February 11, 2024 7:48 PM

Cool!

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    February 2024
Posted by jiana02 on Sunday, February 11, 2024 10:40 PM

It's really cute.

Regards

Jiana Singh

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 7:55 PM

Looking good! Toast

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 3:37 PM
The decals respond well to a hairdryer and decal solvent.  They are not brittle but they are thin.  I had to cut the front fenders and rear end decals into multiple pieces to deal with the contours.  It took a good 2 and a half hours to apply these 6 decals.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, February 22, 2024 11:34 AM
Ready for final assembly…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, February 23, 2024 3:23 PM
Finished:

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, February 23, 2024 4:50 PM

Owch!!

     That is so beautiful it hurts my eyes, and in my favorite younger day,s color of choice! You did an audacious job there, love the Decaling too. Did you make them or is that a set you bought? Just simply gorgeous! And 1/43 At That !

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, February 24, 2024 11:40 AM

Very nice work!

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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