Revell 1/24 1960 Corvette
Something a little different for me, a car. Haven’t build one since I was 14, and I remember it being a gray gull wing Mercedes. Was prodded into doing this kit from a coworker who builds lots of cars and trucks. The kit was boxed as Skips Drive Inn, apparently a hang out joint in California where kids would bring their cars on week ends to show off or sometimes drag race.
Tolerance and fit of the parts was somewhat of a challenge, and I decided not to detail the engine since I wasn’t going to open the hood for inspection. But you do have that as an option. Interior was mostly hand painted with Model Master paints and the body is Tamiya paint from a rattle cans. Finished her off with a coat of Future to make her shine like she just had a good wax job. What I find interesting is this is a 57 year old body style and to me it still looks great. More pleasing to the eye than some of the jelly bean shapes running on the roads today. Wish I had one to drive in parades and to park in a drive inn.
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