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66 Corvette--Finished!

After the disaster that was the 75 Vintage Vette I figured it was time to finish something, this time a 63 Corvette split window--from the AMT "Street Rods", I figure the kit is from something like the early 70's based on how yellow the instruction sheet was...I bought the kit at a swap meet for $5.

Some details came from Revell's Corvette Snap Kit #1968....the rear tail lights for instance.
Paint is House of Kolor Kandy Tangerine over a gold basecoat, purchased from Black Gold Web finished off with 2 part automotive clear, with the usual Bare Metal Foil trim and Model Car Garage Photoetch.

Besides that, nothing unusual here, this is an almost box stock build of a kit that has been reissued many times so it's not a rare kit.

It was a fun build....good to get something done. AMT for the most part did a good job on the kit--the engine compartment is nothing like the 1:1 but I didn't feel like taking the time to "fix" that. Maybe some other time…
A Carrera acaba de lançar o seu novo modelo, o novo Carrera 6000. Um modelo que já pertenceu à história da marca, surge agora reinventado através de um conceito fresco e contemporâneo.
O modelo distingue-se pela sua forma, leveza e pelo uso de matérias-primas de qualidade como o Optyl, um material duradouro que evita o desaparecimento gradual das cores originais com o uso e o passar do tempo.
O Carrera 6000 foi criado para jovens adultos que querem distinguir-se e marcar um statement,  desdobrando-se em duas versões, a Sporty para os mais activos e a Camouflage para os sofisticados.  O modelo marca um passo importante para a marca e é esta nova identidade que nos dá a conhecer a história e herança da Carrera.

Fiquei completamente rendida com os Pale Pink Havana

Vejam todos os modelos aqui!
Completely addicted in these

75 Vintage Vette--End of The Line

It's a beautiful day out today, I was in my relatively dark basement working on this model car when I realized all of a sudden the model sucked and I was wasting my time. I pulled off the wheels and tires--those looked good to me, and put the model down on the floor. Then I went upstairs, put some shoes on, came back downstairs and smashed it under my foot--3 good stomps and it was in pieces. What you see is most of what is left. I have mixed feelings about doing this. On the one hand, the 2 part clear and reacted poorly with the decals as it gassed out, and the surface of the decals had become rough and pitted. This meant the finished build would never be up to what I have now come to expect of myself. I could see myself spending a lot more time and effort trying to "fix" this and never being happy with the results, so it was time to stop and move on to something else. In addition to the decals, which once looked so good, now looking crappy; the general fit of t…