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    Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray

    Post  kpnuts on Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:29 pm

    Hi all here is another I started Christmas
    It's huge





    Tried black but don't like it so going to think on it a while

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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:47 pm

    Hi all I think I'm going blue, here is another update




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    Post  kpnuts on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:13 pm

    Hi all hinges made, we now have working doors.





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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:22 pm

    Hi all well i know it's not normal but I couldn't resist.



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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:07 pm

    Hi all tried out some more of my home made foil.



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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:56 pm

    Hi all here is the next update.





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    Post  kpnuts on Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:21 pm

    Hi all here is the next update.




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    Post  kpnuts on Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:24 pm

    Hi all the dash turned out OK so I thought how can i make it better then I thought I know ignition keys might help



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    Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray

    Post  kpnuts on Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:23 pm

    Hi all, here is what you get for the coil springs in this kit,

    after hunting through my springs collection I found these

    I'm a bit disappointed they don't show up more

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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:52 pm

    Here is another update on this one.
    I'm wondering (since I've made it gull wing) should I do away with the door handles move them further down or turn them sideways.







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    Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray

    Post  kpnuts on Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:53 pm

    Hi all been adding some detail from all the reference pics I've got they all show this with servo assisted breaks, this is what the kit supplies

    So I acquired this off my missus favorite tipple (she is Scottish)

    After a little sanding and a crease in the right place



    I've no idea where a lot of these pipes go as I've not got enough ref pics so I've guesstimated 
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    Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:55 pm

    Nice work, as for the position of the door handles, why don't you check how the mercedes gullwing handles are and go for something similar?

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    Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray

    Post  kpnuts on Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:37 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me the knock on effects changing something on a kit, the doors are causing all sorts of problems first when I did the door shuts I couldn't open the doors because the corner of the firewall stopped it so I had to undo it then cut the corner of the door panels off to clear it then ( after I'd glued the windows in) I discovered (since they were designed for fixed doors they wrapped round the sides and included the side windows therefore preventing the doors from shutting, grrr)

    I mentioned I'd already glued them in didn't I, well normally revells glue for clear plastic comes unglued fairly easily (in fact I've had windows fall out at the slightest touch) do you think this would come off, no stuck like a limpet so I had to cut the side window bits off with the window installed (not easy I can tell you.



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    Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray

    Post  kpnuts on Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:33 pm

    Hi all getting there, never going to be one of my better efforts, but hey it is what it is.


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    Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray

    Post  kpnuts on Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:54 pm

    Hi all here is the next update



    The battery was pyramid shaped so I sliced down the corners then with some material removed I glued them back together getting rid of the pyramid shape (I assume they did it like that to get it out of the mould)


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    Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray

    Post  kpnuts on Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:43 pm

    HI all well I'm calling it done, long way from my best work, very dissatisfied with it, mainly the paintwork, but the door fit is pretty bad and the doors won't stay open without support, it's actually a very poorly detailed kit for the money, it's on amazon for 89 quid, I have to say it's well over priced when you could add 50 quid and get the heller citroen (which is in another world to this) not a kit I will ever buy again. Anyway here is the final result.






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