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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Mon 23 Feb 2015, 1:43 am

OH NO , darn decals. Now I really dont want to build the kit
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Mon 23 Feb 2015, 3:12 am

Drat the luck. The problem you are going to have with home made decals is the transparency. I have walked that road more than once.
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Mon 23 Feb 2015, 1:57 pm

Hasn't Revell reboxed this recently?
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Mon 23 Feb 2015, 4:48 pm

Not in this livery Shay. At least not as far as I know.

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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Mon 23 Feb 2015, 5:01 pm

They did release it a couple years ago. I think it was in 2013.
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Mon 23 Feb 2015, 5:37 pm

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Not in this livery Shay. At least not as far as I know.

I just googled it Al, it's got different decals.
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Mon 23 Feb 2015, 5:59 pm

Yup. Just emailed Revell to see if I can buy a set from them.

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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Sat 28 Feb 2015, 5:08 pm

I emailed Revel and they are going to send me a set for the all metallic blue version. Could take up to six weeks though, so it's on hold until then.

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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Sat 28 Feb 2015, 6:07 pm

That's the one they they reissued a couple years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Sat 28 Feb 2015, 7:21 pm

That's it Buck. Same kit, different decals.


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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Sat 28 Feb 2015, 7:49 pm

Yep. I got that one in my stash. I took these pictures at The LeMay Museum.



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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Sun 01 Mar 2015, 5:06 pm

No easy paint job on that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Mon 02 Mar 2015, 11:33 pm

I had that kit, but never built it. i will look and see if I have a set of the decals. if I do you are welcome to them
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Thu 05 Mar 2015, 12:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Thu 05 Mar 2015, 4:04 pm

Just how quickly did Revell answer back Al?? The only time I have had to request a part they took weeeeeeeks to answer and then more weeeeeeks to send it.

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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Thu 05 Mar 2015, 4:50 pm

Just a few days John but they did say it could take up to six weeks for the decals sheet to arrive,

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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Fri 06 Mar 2015, 9:03 pm

Buck,thanks for those pics. I've got the Accurate Miniatures version as a long term build
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Sat 07 Mar 2015, 6:40 pm

No problem Chris. Butcher Bob and I have been talking about going back to the LeMay Museum. if I do I will try for more pictures. I have this kit also and wanted the reference pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Sun 08 Mar 2015, 11:53 pm

I finally unpacked my stuff and found m version of this kit. Mine is the 6 car and has no stripes on the decal sheet. Sorry Al
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Mon 09 Mar 2015, 1:01 am

Thanks for thinking of me Max.

I tried clear coating a small part of the stripes tonight and they seem to be holding together. So plan A is to clear coat the rest of them and give them a whirl. If it fails, I can always fall back on the decals Revell is sending me.

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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Tue 10 Mar 2015, 11:47 pm

When I know the decals are old I always clear coat them. i have had to many really good builds almost go back in the box because the decals fel apart. I hope you get this one straightened out. The build looks awesome so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Mon 09 Nov 2015, 9:26 pm

Al if you want to stay with the same livery here are some exceptional decals from HRM. I used this brand on my DX
Corvette.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/VRM-1-24-CORVETTE-GRAND-SPORT-COUPE-AND-ROADSTER-DECALS-PRINTED-AT-CARTOGRAF/311478875746?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140602152332%26meid%3D2b325e9a58764508ab0256c4cedb1967%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D311458822528


What did you decide to do on the left rear quarter panel where the molding of the body was short shot and has the void?

I bought another one of these kits recently and I am going to make the roadster version out it.
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Mon 09 Nov 2015, 11:39 pm

Hi Mitch,

I did eventually get the alternative decals from Revell...... BUT..... I also tried cutting thin strips of ordinary
electrical tape which laid down pretty good even over the arches. Rather than strip and re-paint, I'm
(eventually) going to lay the tape stripes and hope that the rest of the decals are OK, which look to be.
Probably clear coat too.



Thanks for thinking of me though, I really do appreciate that. Do HRM have a website I could bookmark just
in case?

I think I'm probably just going to leave the short shot Mitch, to do anything about it would involve stripping
the paint. May put some fine mesh behind it, painted the same colour as the body to disguise it a bit.

The roadster is a great looking car and I did think about it myself. Any plans to do it in the near future?

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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Tue 10 Nov 2015, 4:50 am

Great save....The body paint looks amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: Accurate Miniatures 1963 Corvette Grand Sport 1965 Sebring 12-Hours   Tue 10 Nov 2015, 5:03 pm

Nice, Al, real nice work.
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