Accurate Miniatures Corvette Grand Sport (Revell Boxing)
February 22, 2015 in Cars & Motorcycles
This is a model of one of the Corvette Grand Sports raced at the 1964 Sebring 12 hours. The parts are classic Accurate Miniatures with typical Revell decals. Although the kit has a reputation of being over-engineered I found no particular issues The paint was Tamiya metallic blue with a Future clear coat. Decals were applied and another two coats of Future applied to seal them.
The most challenging part of the build was setting up the photo etched parts for the various hood vents. The rails that make up the chassis need to be filled so I used plastic rod and some putty to smooth the gaps.
I would recommend this model to to anyone with some moderate experience. The result you see is completely from the Revell boxing. The addition of spark plug wires and carburetor would dress it up just a bit.
The actual race car has been restored and a great picture can be found at http://www.theoldone.com/grandsport/article/grandsport.htm. Unlike the 1964 version the restored car has a radio antenna and a Go Pro camera.
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