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Round 2/AMT 2010 Corvette Convertible

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  • Member since
    May 2014
Round 2/AMT 2010 Corvette Convertible
Posted by JayDubs on Monday, March 23, 2020 4:02 PM

 

So this is my third build up of this Round2/AMT Corvette Convertible kit. This first time, I built the 2012 version in Carlisle Blue (here), the second go-round was this 2010 kit in velocity yellow (not happy enough with that build to post it). This is Jetstream Blue.

Overall impressions continue to be good. The body is molded crisply, mold lines are visible on some of smaller parts (e.g., the exhaust tips particularly) but are fairly easy to clean up. The paint is from ScaleFinishes -- and I continue to highly recommend them. The paint is simply to airbrush and the range of colors Jameson makes available is simply unreal. The kit comes with decals for emblems all around as well as for the mirror faces. My mirror decals self destructed to I resorted to a quick dab of silver paint.

The interior is simplified: two seats, a dash, steering wheel and column and a shift lever. The interior builds up platform style with separate doors that connect to the floor and to the dash. I used a combination of flat and semi-gloss blacks with a touch of chrome here and there. Decals for the interior include gauge clusters, A/V unit and HVAC controls (which I did not use), and decals for the seat backs and steering wheel (which I also omitted).

There is no engine detail and the kit has a one piece chassis. While the chassis can be detail painted, I chose simple flat black. While I've enjoyed the chrome wheels and soft rubber tires in previous versions of this kit, these gave me absolute fits. Likely user error, but I simply could not get the rears to attach properly to the metal axles so I improvised and super glued the tires in place. The kit comes with nicely engraved brake rotors which I painted with Metallizer aluminium spray, yellow for the calipers and a wash of grimy black to pick out details.

(After looking at the photos, I realized I reversed the orientation of the front brake calipers!!)

This kit was finished off with a photoreduced license plate from the ACME license plate maker and a photoreduced newspaper on the dash and two Corvette Magazines in the cockpit.

Here is the entire album: https://ibb.co/album/fZ3bVa

Tags: AMT , Corvette , Finished , Round2

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  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:39 PM

Looks very nice!,i have a few of these to build myself.

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  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:35 PM

Nice looking Vette. I think you've got the colour down this time. 

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