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PostSubject: Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray   Mon 03 Apr 2017, 6:42 pm

HI all well I'm calling it done, long way from my best work, very dissatisfied with it, mainly the paintwork, but the door fit is pretty bad and the doors won't stay open without support, it's actually a very poorly detailed kit for the money, it's on amazon for 89 quid, I have to say it's well over priced when you could add 50 quid and get the heller citroen (which is in another world to this) not a kit I will ever buy again. Anyway here is the final result.





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PostSubject: Re: Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray   Tue 04 Apr 2017, 3:21 pm

Nice job with it. I agree that the 1/8th Vettes were poorly detailed. I did two of those way back in the day, and just decided to trash them because they were taking up too much room on the shelves.
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PostSubject: Re: Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray   Tue 04 Apr 2017, 5:48 pm

I know what you mean about the poor fit. I think they just scaled up the 1/25 kit and the tolerances were magnified. I know you're not happy, but it does look good.

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PostSubject: Re: Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray   Tue 04 Apr 2017, 7:17 pm

Agreed on the large scale U.S. kits lacking detail. It seems the companies both wanted to keep parts count down and profits up, so sacrificed making them the superb models they could be. Your improvements (gull doors!) and engine really help. I can't figure what it is about the chrome wheels just doesn't seem right, a real shame. However, a beautiful model in a beautiful color, IMO!
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PostSubject: Re: Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray   Tue 04 Apr 2017, 8:06 pm

Impressive model. 
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PostSubject: Re: Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray   Wed 05 Apr 2017, 12:13 pm

Looks good none the less.
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PostSubject: Re: Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray   Thu 06 Apr 2017, 10:43 am

That's too bad. For the money, that even looks toyish.

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PostSubject: Re: Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray   Sun 09 Apr 2017, 4:43 pm

Despite the issues mentioned it still turned out nice - a tribute to your attention and skill overcoming kit flaws
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PostSubject: Re: Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray   Mon 10 Apr 2017, 12:40 pm

That car is a monster! Nice work!
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PostSubject: Re: Re: Revell 1/8 65 corvette stingray   Wed 12 Apr 2017, 3:39 pm

Nice job. I've just looked into the big scale kit in my stash and it has an axle going right through the oil pan *groan*. It's going to take some work.
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