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1996 Chevrolet Corvette *Update *As of 7/23

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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
1996 Chevrolet Corvette *Update *As of 7/23
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 8:50 PM

Edit: Sorry guys, it has been a long time that I posted on this post, because I was busy, and I forgot about it Embarrassed 

 

Hi. My dad bought this kit 2 years ago ish. I began working on the engine last year, but have not had any progress for a year due to Covid 19. It wasn't until around 2-3 weeks ago I started to commence my model. I had to finish a paper model of a 757, which I done 2 months ago, but is already finished.

The 1996 Corvette is the last year and model of its generation (the C4). Chevrolet decided to make a special edition to mark the last year of the C4 Corvette. They came out with the 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Collector's Edition. They were painted with Sebring Silver. Photo of actual car:

 

I do not know what Tamiya paint to buy for the specific color of the body, so I just came and bought Tamiya TS-30 Silver Leaf:

Tamiya TS-30 Silver Leaf - Kit Kraft

So far, I have done the engine, and I just painted the chassis. Hopefully I could assemble the chassis tomorrow after curing, then work on the body. Anyway, here are some photos of my progress.

 

The engine is an LT1 V8 engine. I only did a little research on the engine, just finding some reference photos of the actual engine, such as this one.

 

As of today, I have finished the chassis, the interior, and the body. I am still waiting for my polishing compound from Tamiya arrive.

 

Here is the chassis: 

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It honestly looks good. I would also like to show you the interior. Unfortunately, the clear coat looks too glossy, even though it's semi gloss. I would have to add maybe a ratio of Semi Gloss to Matte; 5:2. But, I liked how I added some small details for the buttons, which make the interior pop up. I did not add flocking because I do not think it is necessary. 

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And now, the body. If you have seen my other posts recently, I have been having problems with the paint finish:

Open Photo

 

Fortunately, I sanded everything down, and added a light coat of silver, and the result looks like new. I also added some TS-13 Clear, and it looks very glossy, and it is pretty beautiful for me to look at.

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Now, I have some problems too. There is a moderate amount of dust in my model that has dried with the clear coat. It sticks out like a white horse in a field of black horses. The orange peel is there too. 

Open Photo

I plan to sand everything down from 4000-12000 grit, and polish it with Tamiya's polishing compound, which I am still waiting to arrive to my house, hopefully tomorrow. I would plan to be done with this model in hopefully 1 week from now. It looks fabulous. 

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, July 1, 2021 6:14 AM

Coming along nicely.   That silver looks pretty close.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Thursday, July 1, 2021 6:44 AM

keavdog

Coming along nicely.   That silver looks pretty close.  

 

 

Thank you!

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, July 1, 2021 9:03 AM

Hey; I asked my Corvette and she says you are doin her cousin proud

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    January 2021
  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Thursday, July 1, 2021 2:24 PM

Send your Corvette my regards: thanks!

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  • Member since
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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, July 1, 2021 5:21 PM

Looking good,  but I think you meant 1/25, not 1/48.

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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Friday, July 9, 2021 12:17 PM

midnightprowler

Looking good,  but I think you meant 1/25, not 1/48.

 

Oh shoot yeah. My mind seems to be on autopilot hah

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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, July 11, 2021 8:13 AM

Cool!!!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with this.

                   

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 10:24 AM

mustang1989

Cool!!!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with this.

 

Thanks man

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