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60's & 70's Classics
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67 Corvette Large Scale Project
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2020 - 05:20 AM UTC
D.,

That engine looks great! You can really put a lot of detail into something this size.

I like the red interior. Very '60s!

Jim
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 08:28 AM UTC
D,
I'm just catching up on a lot of builds, can't believe that I've missed your 1/12 Vette build.

Outstanding effort on the engine for sure. The block color is absolutely dead on. Great save on the exhaust manifolds. The finally color and heat staining really came out looking great. The addition of the spark plugs really will add a lot to an engine of this size.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 01:27 PM UTC

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D, I'm just catching up on a lot of builds, can't believe that I've missed your 1/12 Vette build.


All good, I just snuck this one in and it's hard to keep up with everything going on in the forums!


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Outstanding effort on the engine for sure. The block color is absolutely dead on. Great save on the exhaust manifolds. The finally color and heat staining really came out looking great. The addition of the spark plugs really will add a lot to an engine of this size.
Joel



Thanks mate, I'm very happy with it. A big improvement on the first attempt!.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 01:53 AM UTC
D,
You've really upped your game with extra detailing using bits & pcs in your latest builds. And your car body painting is at a new consistently higher level.

Every build is just that much better technically then the last one. I'm just super impressed my friend.

Joel
Stickframe
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 07:25 AM UTC
HI Damian,

Wow, you sure have done a great job with that engine! It's a real beauty - I really like your mix of colors, and of course, the texture on the "cast" parts sure looks good - wow -

Looking forward to seeing what's next!

Cheers
NIck
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 11:16 AM UTC
Thanks for checking in Nick, as always your feedback is very much appreciated. I'm very glad that pre-30 year old me had the sense to put this kit back in the stash to wait until post-50 year old me built up some skills. The problem now is that post-50 year old me tends to get overly ambitious with project scope and is now trying to hold back on opening up the second kit and building them side-by-side

Next up for this is an engine oil pin wash to highlight the surface details, then ignition wiring and maybe fuel lines.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 12:57 AM UTC
D,
I'm just amazed that you had these kits in your stash for more then 20 years.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 01:07 AM UTC
Looks very good D! Just like a real LS!