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Corvette C-7r kit from Revell

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  • Member since
    September, 2009
  • From: 343 South St HALIFAX MA.
Corvette C-7r kit from Revell
Posted by Daddio on Saturday, December 03, 2016 7:09 PM

Picked this kit up at the Bay Colony show a few weeks back and couldn't wait to get started on it . The origins appear to be a snap-tite kit based on the lay out of the parts and the level of detail . This kit builds up so that it can be displayed with the body completely off or on with a removable hood . This is similiar to Revell's past Corvette racing kits . A lot of the "guys" I talk to at the shows seem a little put off with this fact about this line of kits . They can be built with the body permanently attached to the chassis if you want ,keep in mind that racing cars do not have hinges on thier hoods . I have built a pile of these kits and have nad no problems ripping the bodys off and snapping them back on . Alyhough I do knock off an occasional wing or mirror....I use Elmers glue on these so I don't hurt the paint . This latest model is a beautiful representation of the car that won the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans . My kit is currently in the paint and decaling stage and so far I have one reccomendation , make sure you paint the vents around the wheel openings flat black before you decal . My build is there as we speak , and should be finished in a couple of days . A nicely detailed model can be built with this out of the box and for the super detailers all the "bones" are there . Take care and see you around the clubhouse ,

                                                               Steve D.

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Vacaville, CA
Posted by bowtiefan on Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:00 PM

Steve, thanks for the report on the C7R kit.  I just ordered one and hoped it would be at least close to being correct.  I love the 1:1 versions and have been up close and personal with them several times as well as with the drivers.  What did you use for paint?  The official color is Corvette Racing Yellow, which is a hair lighter and brighter than Velocity Yellow.  Please post some pictures when you are finished.

Ken

  • Member since
    September, 2009
  • From: 343 South St HALIFAX MA.
Posted by Daddio on Friday, January 06, 2017 9:07 PM

I used Tamiya spray can lacquer TS 16 yellow over thier white primer . This appears a little bright so maybe the 16 yellow over thier light gray primer might be close . I've built a pile of racing Corvettes , from camel yellow to daytona yellow now Corvette yellow . This "new" color seems to me to be a little deeper than daytona yellow . It almost looks a little like chrome yellow from Tamiya .(for some strange reason anytime I touch that color , whatever project I'm working goes bad) There are a few companies that specialize in racing Vettes , VRM - Vintage Racing Miniatures has a ton of premium decal sets and a paint line , check them out online . Scale motorsports is another company that just announced a coming detail set for the C7r . This looks like it will be beautiful like all thier other stuff , although a little on the pricey side ....

You will notice a few items on the cover of the box art that would translate beautifully to photo-etch detail parts . Other than those particular parts this kit is pretty complete . One thing concerning assembly , fitment of ALL clear parts is EXTREMELY tight . Make sure you account for this , or you will pay the price later . (ahem...I don't know why I said that.....)

Big snow storm coming tomorrow may Steve will finally join the modern world and figure out how to post images on-line . till then

              Take care and see you around the clubhouse

                                                                    Steve D.

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