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1998 Corvette Convertible

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Posted by carro on Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:32 PM

 




 Thanks for looking. 
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Posted by carro on Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:30 PM



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Posted by carro on Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:29 PM

 

My first finished build of the year. Is far from perfect but i can live with it. It's completely box stock, except for the decals I applied in the engine bay from other kits just so it wouldnt look so plain. The fit and finish on the kit wasn't too bad, ofcourse the suspension is too high and the tires look like truck tires and after gluing the winshield in place the hood doesn't sit flush on one side like it did beforethe chassis and body were together.




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Posted by carro on Friday, February 08, 2019 8:32 PM

texwardfan
Looking Awesome. What kind of paint and clear did you use? The engine looks perfect.
 

Thank you! The paint is a mix of mostly red paint with a few drops of black to darken it up. Both paints were Duplicolor. The clear is Eastwood urethane clear.

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:07 AM
Looking Awesome. What kind of paint and clear did you use? The engine looks perfect.
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Posted by carro on Saturday, February 02, 2019 11:14 AM

I wet sanded the first coat of clear with 1200 grit. After it dried I was able to polish it and save it.



Next step to get started on the little details on the body, paint the windshield and hopefully finish it soon.
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Posted by carro on Monday, January 28, 2019 4:13 AM

 

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Posted by carro on Monday, January 28, 2019 4:12 AM

 

I had time this weekend to tackle the body. I sprayed the base color plus the clear coat and as you can see in the pics the clear came out rough, so i will be wet sanding it  with some 1200 grit trying to save it and respray it next weekend.
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Posted by carro on Monday, January 28, 2019 4:11 AM

TarheelRick

Those wheels look much better.  Looking forward to more updates.

Thank you!

 

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Sunday, January 20, 2019 6:15 AM

Those wheels look much better.  Looking forward to more updates.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by carro on Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:54 AM

 

Here is a finished set all together and I also sanded the tire threads down a bit.
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Posted by carro on Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:53 AM

 

Next step on the instructions is putting the wheels together. The chrome wheels look to chrome so to tone them down I just gave it a black wash around the wheel nuts followed by some matte clear.
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Here is the before and after for comparison.
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Posted by carro on Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:48 PM

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Posted by carro on Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:45 PM

 

Well I finally finished the interior. I was wrong thinking the Dashboard had a decal for the instrument panel, so i had to paint everything the best I could with a good old toothpick. After letting the paint dry i applied some micro krystal klear to simulate the plastic cover.

Also applied some B.M.F on the door panels followed by some Tamiya clear red, and some flat clear on the floor area.

 

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Posted by carro on Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:44 PM

mmthrax

Looking good.  The chassis detailing is great. Yes

 

Thank you!

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:36 AM

Looking good.  The chassis detailing is great. Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by carro on Monday, January 14, 2019 2:58 PM

 

Well I started with the seat backs, and then got the base coat on the interior parts.

Masked the interior parts for the second color.

Next to apply the decals on the dash and do some detail painting on all the interior parts where needed.

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Posted by carro on Monday, January 14, 2019 2:58 PM

Scale-Master

You nailed the colors of the chassis and drivetrain.

Thank you! just trying to get it as close i can.

 

 

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:55 AM

You nailed the colors of the chassis and drivetrain.

 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by carro on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 6:26 PM

 

Next step the interior.

Till next update, Thanks for looking .

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Posted by carro on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 6:24 PM

 

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Posted by carro on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 6:22 PM

 

A small amount of brown wash to give it depth and all parts ready to get glued on.

Finished engine in its home.

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Posted by carro on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 6:19 PM

 

Had more time on this one and im done with engine and chassis. Mask the chassis for the second color.

 

And here is the result.

Also decided on drilling the exhaust pipes, not perfect but better than just leaving it as it was.

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Posted by carro on Saturday, January 05, 2019 5:27 PM

Now that step 1 is for the most part completed on to step 2 the chassis

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Posted by carro on Saturday, January 05, 2019 5:23 PM

 

Got all of the engine parts painted and detailed, just need to glue the valve covers and the manifolds which i will glue one's the chassis is completed so I can lined them up with the exhaust.

I had the front cover on the engine here on the wrong position, it needed to go up which I fixed when i put the belts piece on.

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Posted by carro on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 12:46 PM

 

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1998 Corvette Convertible
Posted by carro on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 12:45 PM

New year new W.I.P. im not a big fan of AMT kits but looking at my stash this one caught my eye so why not give it a try. looking at the contents I already dont like the way that the A pillar and the windshield is all one piece but other than that  seems ok, just your bit of normal flash clean up. Hopefully the fit and finish wont be so bad. 

Im planning just a box stock build not sure on what color ill be using on the body yet, but im planning on a tan and black interior.



Now to start gluing and cleaning the parts to get the engine ready for paint.

 

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