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1996 Chevrolet Corvette FINISHED =)

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  • Member since
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  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
1996 Chevrolet Corvette FINISHED =)
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Friday, July 30, 2021 7:49 PM

Finally, after 1 and a half months, I have finally finished my corvette. This is my first car model, and second model, and I have to say, I am pretty proud of it, and it looks better than I thought it would! Although there were some things that were ugly, and a few problems here and there, I still got it finished.

 

I want to talk exterior first. I wetsanded the surface from 3600-12000 grit sanding pads, and polished it with Tamiya Polishing compound. It looks so good, it looks as if it's wet with water. It's that shiny!

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As you may have noticed, I have not added the fog light (I think) and the reflectors, as well as the blinker, since I do not have any clear orange or red paint available, which I might have to buy soon. 

 

Then let's talk about the back. There were 2 designs for the liscense plate, but I added New Mexico instead of Montana because a Corvette this beautiful wouldn't be sitting in the winter, wouldn't it lol?

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Now let's talk about the interior. If you seen my other post about this model, you would have known that the interior was pretty glossy, considering that it was the interior. Luckily, whilst I was adding a flattened down Semi Gloss to some parts, I decided to use the leftover satin for the interior, and it has flattened down significantly, and it resembles the interior more accurately, instead of some toy in which the interior looks so glossy! 

Now, the moment you have been waiting for... The engine! 

There were some fitting problems with the engine. The engine was a tad bit huge, and it interfered with the hood closing, and there was an unsightly gap that could be seen, whereas only little of it would be seen in a properly closed hood. So I decided to custom make the hatches for the hood, making them elongated so it can fit more flushly. It did, so now it looks acceptable.

The engine itself was really spot on. It was a little too matte, in my opinion. But it turned out great. 

In conclusion, this was the best car model I made, because it is the only car model I made! :). But, there is another kit waiting for me to build it, which is a 1968 Ford Shelby GT500, which looks like a beut. I am pretty proud of this kit. Unfortunately, I accidentaly dropped a drop of glue in the middle of the clear plastic, and it left an unsightly fog into it. Whilst I was also glueing the clear glass, the paint bled into the plastic piece, and maid stains near the top of it. UGH. All in all, it was a good kit, and except for the glass accident, it was a really fun time. 

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  • Member since
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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 30, 2021 8:10 PM

Excellent job!  Really nice paint work.  Well done.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, July 30, 2021 8:12 PM

Great job overall, and nice save with the hood latches! Your skillset is developing rapidly. Patience is always a bonus in these projects.

The shine on the body is excellent.

Cheers

Greg

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  • Member since
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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:31 AM

Well done. It will look much better when the turn signal/marker lights are installed.

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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:40 AM

gregbale

Great job overall, and nice save with the hood latches! Your skillset is developing rapidly. Patience is always a bonus in these projects.

The shine on the body is excellent.

Cheers

 

Thanks man! I appreciate it. 

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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:41 AM

keavdog

Excellent job!  Really nice paint work.  Well done.  

 

Thank you!

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, July 31, 2021 10:28 AM

Nice job, and a great polish on the body after the paint problems you had.  

Might add clear orange to the yellow and red.  And if you start getting into aircraft, the clear green.  Got a tip on doing markers and lights if the kit comes with clear lights, like a lot of aircraft kits do.  Get to that one if you get there, don't want to overwhelm you right now.

Great work for only a second attempt.  You're getting a jump on the rest of us

  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:36 PM

goldhammer

Nice job, and a great polish on the body after the paint problems you had.  

Might add clear orange to the yellow and red.  And if you start getting into aircraft, the clear green.  Got a tip on doing markers and lights if the kit comes with clear lights, like a lot of aircraft kits do.  Get to that one if you get there, don't want to overwhelm you right now.

Great work for only a second attempt.  You're getting a jump on the rest of us

 

Thanks for the tips

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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, July 31, 2021 10:05 PM

Very nice build TM! Great work on the paint too! 

I can't get finishes like that so I only build cars that are "in the works" and just primered. My main builds are millitary and sailing ships so I don't have to worry about gloss finishes. You have the feel for it. Keep up the great work!

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, August 1, 2021 5:31 AM

Nice work!  Nice, smooth finish on the body.  You mentioned having trouble with gluing the windshield in.  Not sure what you're using at the moment, but Devcon 2-Ton Epoxy is great for attaching clear parts.  It won't attack the clear plastic or the paint.  Takes about 24 hours for a full cure.

I second the suggestions on the clear paints for lights on cars and aircraft.  Transparent blue is another good one because some aircraft nav light lenses are actually blue, and so are a lot of front windscreens on fighters and attack aircraft.

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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Sunday, August 1, 2021 8:20 AM

fox

Very nice build TM! Great work on the paint too! 

I can't get finishes like that so I only build cars that are "in the works" and just primered. My main builds are millitary and sailing ships so I don't have to worry about gloss finishes. You have the feel for it. Keep up the great work!

Jim Captain

Stay Safe. 

 

Thanks Jim

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  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Sunday, August 1, 2021 8:22 AM

Eaglecash867

Nice work!  Nice, smooth finish on the body.  You mentioned having trouble with gluing the windshield in.  Not sure what you're using at the moment, but Devcon 2-Ton Epoxy is great for attaching clear parts.  It won't attack the clear plastic or the paint.  Takes about 24 hours for a full cure.

I second the suggestions on the clear paints for lights on cars and aircraft.  Transparent blue is another good one because some aircraft nav light lenses are actually blue, and so are a lot of front windscreens on fighters and attack aircraft.

 

Yeah, I plan to buy orange red and yellow clear paint. I used Tamiya Extra Thin cement.

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