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1/8 scale Revell Corvette & metal body 1/6 Chevy small block - Advice Required

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  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: UK
1/8 scale Revell Corvette & metal body 1/6 Chevy small block - Advice Required
Posted by Jamese30 on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 7:42 AM
I've been looking through some adverts for models kits for sale for my fathers birthday and stumbled across these. has anyone ever had any experience building them?

I guess the things I am thinking of are: -

1) Is the Corvette, being 1/8 scale of high detail? Flocked carpet for the interior, Engine wiring, or is it along the same line as a 1/25 or 1/24 scale kit.

2) Is the Chevy engine or the Ford SOHC engine fully functional? Can you turn the engine over with a crank handle? Also, do you have to build the engine internals or are you simply just building the outer shell of the engine?

Any knowledge would be warmly appreciated.
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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:28 AM
1. The Corvette is no more detailed than your average 1/24 kit
2. The engines are not fully functional...there are no internals. The only feature is that the pulleys and fan can be turned by rotating the flywheel. However, the 1/4 scale HEMI engine IS functional, with all internals, and transparent block and heads
  • Member since
    June, 2006
  • From: Birmingham, AL USA
Posted by Tommy May on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 6:44 PM
The 1/6th scale Corvette engine is a nice model (my build below) but it would make your 1/8th scale Corvette look like a cartoon... And the dang thing weighs about 5 lbs too... Try loading that in a plastic chassis... Dead


  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by Jamese30 on Thursday, June 22, 2006 2:26 AM
Thanks for the advice guys.

harrypri - I found the hemi engine (clear block) and was impressed by the pics I found, and the fact it is a working model. I might look further down that route. Shame the Corvette has not additional detail on it.

Tommy - Great build. Very well detailed. I wouldn't be fitting the engine into the car, it was an either or choice for his birthday - Also stumbled across a rotary engine which might require further investigation.

Thanks for your help guys
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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 22, 2006 7:38 AM
The 1/6 engines are very nicely detailed and look great when done. There are also Ford and Chrysler drag race engines in the series.

The larger 1/4 scale HEMI is a very detailed and intricate kit. It's a bit of a challenge to build, but looks great when finished. I have all the 1/6 engines and the 1/4 HEMI, too...I'd recommend any of them!
  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Brasil
Posted by Luiz on Friday, August 10, 2018 11:21 AM

Do you know the AWG gauges for ignition wires and gas and heater hoses for scales 1/8, 1/12 and 1/16?


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