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Corvette Grand Sports
Posted by OffRoadRacer on Sunday, November 9, 2003 2:00 AM
Another of my favorites....
Anyone else Question
This should be a good thread.....
Anyone have good pictures Question
JohnCool
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Posted by OffRoadRacer on Monday, November 10, 2003 2:21 AM
Wow, 10 views and no replies.....
C'mon now ?
Maybe there aren't any other GS fans out there !
John
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 10, 2003 1:13 PM
I really do love the one from the 60's!!!Big Smile
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Posted by OffRoadRacer on Monday, November 10, 2003 8:54 PM
Those are the ones I'm talkin about !!
not the "New" ones !!
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Posted by OffRoadRacer on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 11:30 PM
I'm currently working on
the "Missing Sixth" G.S.
the one that got away !!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 14, 2003 12:47 PM
Finished the accurate miniatures one a couple years ago. Painted it blue (sebring version) and used the model car garage detail set.
Nice kit but the instruction sheet is virtually worthless!!
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Posted by OffRoadRacer on Sunday, November 16, 2003 1:50 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Harv69

Finished the accurate miniatures one a couple years ago. Painted it blue (sebring version) and used the model car garage detail set.
Nice kit but the instruction sheet is virtually worthless!!


Which Instruction sheet ?
the A.M. G.S. sheet, or the Garage sheet ??
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Posted by DoubleFourValve on Monday, November 17, 2003 7:17 AM
Have both the A.M. kits. The Mecom car is going to be build box stock (almost finished) and the Penske car, together with the Mini Exotics transkit, will be build as the Penske Roadster (the original version, not the restaured one).
An excellent source for photos and details (the definitive one?) is the Friedman book "Corvette Grand Sport - photographic race log".

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Posted by DoubleFourValve on Monday, November 17, 2003 7:36 AM
...Sorry, where you read "...the Penske car", it should be "...the Jim Hall car".
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 17, 2003 9:55 AM
The A.M. Instruction sheet. I guess I shouldnt say worthless but it is really bad. It doesnt show the proper placement for things or does it show pictures of the way some assemblies look. Also it is just flat out wrong on where some parts go.
Also built the Mclaren M8b and the sheet with that is just as bad.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 17, 2003 12:16 PM
Click here for pictures of M8B (its about half way down.

http://www.geocities.com/vintageguy.geo/rpm_apr.html
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 21, 2003 2:39 PM
i love all vintage race machines, especially from the 60's to early 70's
grand sport's, cobra's, gt 40's those were the days
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 4, 2003 3:05 PM
OK,

I am nearly done settling some unfinished business (=partially built kits), and for reasons unclear to myself, this winter's projects will be centered around '60's era racing cars. (I switch between airplane fanatic and car fanatic.) I have the Accurate Miniatures M8B, and also their Grand Sport (wish I had bought a case of those). I would appreciate any comments from those who have built these kits, and also some recommendations for aftermarket goodies. Is there a reference book that is clearly superior? Does anyone know online or printed instructions or modeling notes for these kits that are better than the kit instructions? How accurate are the kit painting instructions?

In addition, I am looking for a GT 40 kit to go with the AM kits. I know there are several out there. Which one is the best?

I will be taking two weeks vacation at Christmas, and I plan to get started then. My whole outlook toward this winter has improved dramatically since I decided to take the plunge into these great kits.

Oh, I am also going to build the Tamiya Williams F1 car. I don't know what all the fuss is about - I ordered mine online for about $32, and got in about a week.

If there is any time left over, I'm going to buy the Lotus Coventry Climax. Who says winter is depressing?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 4, 2003 4:29 PM
On the GT40s I would suggest the Fujimi kits. They are around $22.00 a piece and are nice, however they are all curbsides. If you want a nice one that has an engine and suspension try and find the Le Mans Miniatures Gulf 1968/69 car. It will run around $150.00 if you can still find one. I do have most of the Fujimi versions for sale if you are interested. You can email me at rkjweber@planetkc.com. Hope this helps, Rene'.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 5, 2003 9:18 PM
Hi Rene, i tried to e-mail ya, but for some reason, it didn't work....... I'm interested in a GT40 kit or two...

just click on my email icon!
thanks
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Posted by OffRoadRacer on Sunday, January 25, 2004 3:36 AM
Harv69, Wow......
I wonder if you got an earlier revision of the instruction sheet, while I have'nt started mine yet, the instruction sheet looked really good to me...
I had heard that A.M. re-did them at some point, now you've got me wondering if the sheet I have is as good as I thought it was gonna be, !!

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