Back again and it's time to pick a body color for the long discontinued 1975 MPC vintage corvette kit...
I am building a 1:25 1975 Corvette kit, last manufactured sometime in the 80's; I purchased two "annual kits" via Ebay for about $40 each, the second in case I broke/lost something.....
To challenge myself (a bit) I decided to try out the world of "House of Kolor" paints. I've seen great paint jobs (1:1 and scale) using HOK paints so I figured I'd give it a try. I found 2 ounce bottles for sale at Black Gold as well as TCPglobal
One can choose from a bewildering amount of colors and textures in the world of HOK, and, I gather the painter is expected to mix and match to get his final shade. I had trouble figuring out what to spray first, until blackgoldweb summed it up in an email: for pearls, use solid white followed by the pearl and clear; for kandies, solid white, kandy basecoat, transparent kandy, and clear.
I always start these posts along the lines of "no time at the bench" and again: no time at the bench! That's the big challenge here--not patience, creativity, victory over failing vision, or a steady hand--but, just finding enough time to do a hobby--any hobby.
OK on to the build!
Since last time I've finished almost all the sub-assemblies for the 75 Vintage Corvette Roadster--MPC 1-7506. According to Coulter and Shelton's Directory of Model Car Kits this is a 3-in-one kit originally released in 1975 and never reissued, except as stock only in 1985.
The vintage kit has all the great things about MPC (e.g.: great looks and some really fun "customizing parts") with some of the bad things (e.g.: assembly challenges and 1:1 inaccuracies that makes me shake my head in disbelief....)
Case in point: beyond the body, this isn't really a 75 Vette, it's a 73 Vette with a few different body parts. Many things on this MPC kit are just--well, wrong.
Vest - Luís Buchinho | Blazer - Hugo Boss | Blouse - Zara | Pants - Primark | Purse - Charity shop I like low cost
Olhei para esta mala e pensei que era mesmo de algo assim que estava a precisar há meses. Um euro e meio e uma limpeza depois está como nova! . I saw this purse and it was love at first sight, I was looking for something like this for months. The price made it even more irresistible, only 1.5€!
Blazer - local market (vandoma)| Top - Primark | Bottom - Zara
I bought this blazer six months ago, you probably remember it, or you can check here. I'm pretty sure this is only the second time I'm wearing it. The pattern is so delicate, I really love it. I wonder why I don't wear this piece more often.