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'66 Sunoco Corvette [FINISHED]

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'66 Sunoco Corvette [FINISHED]
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:45 PM
Something "easy" to work on while waiting for burn and dry times on another larger project.   
A 30+ year old Starter resin kit. 
There was a nice defect in the body casting…
After cleaning up the flash the rest of the body isn't too bad, even if not all that accurate looking.
The chassis was really warped and even with plenty of heat it broke when I was trying to bend it to fit.
No problem, I just sanded the two parts to fit and then cemented them back together so the chassis would fit without being under stress.

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

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Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:59 PM
The bad spot in the body was repaired.  I also had to do some significant shaving of the inner fender wells to keep the wheels from sticking way too far out.
Final undercoat/prime for paint, Intermediate Blue.

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:12 PM

Body looks pretty accurate to me. 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:10 PM

midnightprowler

Body looks pretty accurate to me. 

 

 

It "looks" like a Corvette, but it is very inaccurate to both a stock Corvette (which is what the casting is of) and the actual race car it is supposed to be. 

I won't point out the issues, some will see them and it's better for those who can't if they don't know where to look.

Still a fun little side project.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:12 PM
Old Gunze Aqueous acrylic for the color coat.   It went on pretty well like the last time I used it, but there were a few small fisheyes on the back (not over the repair).  I figured I'd just sand them out.  Unfortunately it looked this nasty after drying for 18 hours.
I stripped it and used Navy Blue as the undercoat then reshot it with the Gunze only to have the same thing happen.  It was the end of the bottle, maybe it actually went bad?

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:53 PM
So I stripped it down to the AS-8 and I mixed TS-55 and TS-44 to make this color.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:05 PM
The wheels are two piece affairs and not only clunky, but very inconsistent and wonky.  The tires aren't that great either…

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 4:17 PM

Yeah I knew it wasn't accurate to a stock corvette,  but I'm not that familiar with the race car. As far as the paint, sure looks like some sort of silicone or oil contamination.  Maybe you didn't get all the release agents off.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:01 PM

midnightprowler

Yeah I knew it wasn't accurate to a stock corvette,  but I'm not that familiar with the race car. As far as the paint, sure looks like some sort of silicone or oil contamination.  Maybe you didn't get all the release agents off.

 

If you knew it wasn't accurate to a stock Corvette why did you say "Body looks pretty accurate to me." when the race car is based on the stock car?

 

It looks like a silcone issue, but it isn't.  Assuming they even used silcone during casting, the body was cleaned properly before it was primed and it took all the paint well except the old acrylic.

The same reaction happened twice, even after stripping the first paint job with a chemical many use to eliminate silicone on plastic and resin. 

So not a mold release issue; an old paint issue (as I mentioned) most likely.  Note that the subsequent Tamiya paint did not have the reaction the Gunze did.

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

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:02 PM
The decals are on.  I used the newer Tamiya LP silver for the trim.  It brushes very well.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:54 PM
The interior is done.  I made a shifter from a pin and added the white ball.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, May 27, 2021 5:06 AM

This is looking really good. It's been a while since I've read what stripping agent to use with resin. Whadja use to strip the paint on that? 

                   

 

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:49 AM

mustang1989

This is looking really good. It's been a while since I've read what stripping agent to use with resin. Whadja use to strip the paint on that? 

 

 
Thank you.
 
I tried Super Clean on it.  It worked great and left the lacquer base coat in fine shape too.
It only took a few minutes to strip the dried acrylic, I don't know how long it would take to strip lacquer.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:52 AM
I shot the clear and it took care of the orange peel.  I prefer to not rely on clear to fix that, but some projects get different levels of attention...

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:06 PM
The glass fits OK for what it is, but certainly not good.  I cut out the driver's window since it seems to be down in all the photos I found.
The PE hangars for the side pipes are poorly rendered and fit even worse, but on par for the era/manufacturer.  The pipes themselves are huge!

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:55 PM

Looking sharp. Those yellow pipes look great

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:45 PM
All done.  That was fun.  Now back to work on the bigger project.
Kind of like potato chips though, I'm in the mood to build another...

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

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 27, 2021 4:05 PM

very nice!  I want to build a whole bunch of this era GT cars.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:37 PM

keavdog

very nice!  I want to build a whole bunch of this era GT cars.

 

 

Thanks! 

That was a grand era, and then there was Can Am...

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:01 PM

Good lord. Bite my head off. Just making a general comment that overall it looks good.  I don't know every nuance about the race car. I've seen far worse. Believe me ill refrain from commenting on anything you post from now on.

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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Posted by Greg on Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:03 PM

That was fun to watch, thanks for the post. Yes

I can understand you wanting to do another, you've made me want to do a little resin car myself. Last one was more decades than I'd care to admit, in 1/87th.

-Greg

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:33 PM

midnightprowler

Good lord. Bite my head off. Just making a general comment that overall it looks good.  I don't know every nuance about the race car. I've seen far worse. Believe me ill refrain from commenting on anything you post from now on.

 

 
Lee, I didn't "bite your head off".  I don't appreciate your passive/aggressive tone.  And no, that's not what you commented about that I responded to.  It's still in this thread; I simply pointed out that you made comments that were contradictory and wanted clarification.  If you don't like people trying to get the facts straight please don't make comments like that.    Please do refrain from commenting on my posts if it makes you feel better.  Thanks!

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:36 PM

Greg

That was fun to watch, thanks for the post. Yes

I can understand you wanting to do another, you've made me want to do a little resin car myself. Last one was more decades than I'd care to admit, in 1/87th.

Glad to have inspired someone, Thanks!

A friend building a little Sunoco Lola got me fired up to do this one.  Now you're making me think about grabbing one of the half dozen 1/87th kits I have.  They are a blast too.

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, May 28, 2021 7:12 AM

Scale-Master

 

 
midnightprowler

Good lord. Bite my head off. Just making a general comment that overall it looks good.  I don't know every nuance about the race car. I've seen far worse. Believe me ill refrain from commenting on anything you post from now on.

 

 

 
Lee, I didn't "bite your head off".  I don't appreciate your passive/aggressive tone.  And no, that's not what you commented about that I responded to.  It's still in this thread; I simply pointed out that you made comments that were contradictory and wanted clarification.  If you don't like people trying to get the facts straight please don't make comments like that.    Please do refrain from commenting on my posts if it makes you feel better.  Thanks!
 

I'm sorry, very stressed right now. I took your comment more aggressive than perhaps you meant it, it's hard to tell a person's real tone in words you cant hear. I was acually for some reason thinking of the Corvette Grand Sport. I got some of my comments backwards. I meant that it looks pretty accurate to a stock 66, but perhaps not a race variant. I'm not familiar with the race variant you are building, but looks pretty comparable to the old Monogram 66, which was pretty good, not perfect, but good. I hope you will accept my apologies. Very nice build btw.

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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