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Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray
kpnuts
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 09:02 AM GMT+7
Hi all bought this at Christmas with some of my Christmas money.

It's mahosive


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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 07:40 AM GMT+7
Hi all another update, got some primer on (its halfords plastic primer) Ive used it loads of times and never had this reaction before

It's on both the doors (which were part of the body till I cut them out, so all the same plastic and yet the car body seems unaffected

Seems strange will strip the doors and re spray them, hopefully that will correct it.
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 12:54 PM GMT+7
HNY Ken!

I remember having one of Revell's 1/8 scale car kits when I was but a teenager. Massive models with the potential for great detailing. The plastic, IIRC, was a bit weird though.

Perchance the release agent they use on the molds may be affecting the paint. Did you give the kit a nice warm bath in soapy water before painting to remove all the release agent etc?

Are you using enamel or water based paints? (I'm not familiar with Halford's).
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 07:28 PM GMT+7
A shame about the paintjob.

My dad build this one, way back when it was first released. I still have it along side my builds.
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:10 AM GMT+7
Hi it actually car paint i think its also known as carplan or duplicolour use it all the time usually its ok , anyway im stripping it and will try again.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 09:04 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is the next update, tried black but don't like it so will have to think on that one.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 07:53 AM GMT+7
Hi all I think I'm going blue, here is another update



RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 08:30 AM GMT+7
The Blue looks good Ken!

I see the BAT Boat in the back ground there too!
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 08:23 AM GMT+7
Hi all hinges made, we now have working doors.




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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 06:31 AM GMT+7
Hi all well i know it's not normal but I couldn't resist.


RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 08:58 AM GMT+7
gull wings? good one Ken!

Is this a permanent thing?
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 09:19 AM GMT+7
I think so, I think it's a cool look.
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:47 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

I think so, I think it's a cool look.



I agree Ken
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 08:16 AM GMT+7
Hi all tried out some more of my home made foil.


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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 08:21 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is the next update.




RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 09:18 AM GMT+7
Frustrating to see the seats doors and footwell all molded as one piece in a kit of this scale/price.

Nice solution though Ken
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 08:31 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is the next update.



RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 11:15 AM GMT+7
Looks good Ken!

is that the Minicraft Titanic I see on the shelf beside the 'vette?
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 07:03 PM GMT+7
It's the academy centenary edition
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 11:11 PM GMT+7
Love the look of the dash.
kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017 - 06:34 AM GMT+7
Hi all the dash turned out OK so I thought how can i make it better then I thought I know ignition keys might help


kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 08:09 AM GMT+7
Hi all, here is what you get for the coil springs in this kit,

after hunting through my springs collection I found these

I'm a bit disappointed they don't show up more
kpnuts
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 08:41 AM GMT+7
Here is another update on this one.
I'm wondering (since I've made it gull wing) should I do away with the door handles move them further down or turn them sideways.






RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 08:33 AM GMT+7
I'd do away with the handles Ken, and claim that they're now hidden as part of the gull wing customization!
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 08:32 AM GMT+7
Hi all been adding some detail from all the reference pics I've got they all show this with servo assisted breaks, this is what the kit supplies

So I acquired this off my missus favorite tipple (she is Scottish)

After a little sanding and a crease in the right place



I've no idea where a lot of these pipes go as I've not got enough ref pics so I've guesstimated