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    1. Kit: Revell of Germany, by (Established Member) The creative explorer is offline
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      Started: 11-24-16 Build Revisions: Never  
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      After the Pocher Lamborghini in 2015, I am privileged to review the 2016 re- issue of the well-known 1/8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The kit has been around for a long time and most should know it. I even owned it twice and sold it twice, it was a bit lack of detail that threw me off.

      But since I only have to build this box-stock, with maybe some minor changes, I can build it without feeling to bad. And since it is for the Dutch IPMS 1/8 1965 Corvette RoG 2016 release , I can share this in the USA without problems.



      I also love the new box-art, it's a keeper!




      Two of the few improvements: The decal 1/8 1965 Corvette RoG 2016 release sheet is so much better than the older issues, it is very complete and I love them! I suspect they are from Cartograph


      And the second is the improved instructions, they are just so much nicer than the older ones.


      the body is molded in black, fortunately all the bodypanels are molded in the same color, I remember from earlier issues that the hood and flip-flop lights were red and the rest black.


      My body had some distortions in the moldings, nothing to worry about though


      And the moldinglines don't get any smaller per re-issue







      Even though I haven't started this project yet, still need to finish the Sunseeker for the IPMS 1/8 1965 Corvette RoG 2016 release , I got an itch when I looked at the wheels, they still use the same wheels per issue and even though they are correct for a Corvette, I don't think they look pretty, nor make the Corvette proud. So I looked around online and even though I love the Torque Thrusts, they are a bit the usual suspect for a wheel-swap. I noticed the Kelsey Hayes wheels and I liked the look of them, next to the original steelies.
      I was going to scratch the wheels, but dove in to my kit-supply first and found pretty good looking wheels on the '82 Corvette.
      And with some modifying, they might be a perfect match. The diameter is spot-on, they use the same adapter, but they are 6-7mm wider than the '65 wheels.






      On the lathe I got rid of as much material as I possibly could, maxing it out. But I am still 3-4 mm short.


      So the plan is to make sure the inner part of the adapter will stay with the outer part and keep sanding 1/8 1965 Corvette RoG 2016 release the parts down, till I got rid of enough material, clean them up and cast them in resin 1/8 1965 Corvette RoG 2016 release to make a set of 4.


      This morning I started working on the wheels again, my little plan worked and the heart stayed nice in place after being on the lathe.


      But when working on the lathe, my eye fell on a 3D printed Halibrand part, which also looks nice. The gears in my head started working and instead of making a alternative for the '65 wheels, why not make 2?


      So I used the original wheels and made a hole on the lathe, big enough for the Halibrand heart. I tried to use the original adapters, but then they would be to shallow, so I will have to modify them and make them fit with the newly made adapters for the HK wheels.


      Slowly starting to get rid of the placeholders


      And added 2,25mm of styrene 1/8 1965 Corvette RoG 2016 release at the bottom, fixing the outer and inner part together. Will need some work on the lathe later on, when the glue has set properly.


      Well, I even had some time this evening to work on the Hallibrand wheels again, I glued a strip of styreen to the ring and I thinned the heart with about 1,25mm. Theoretically, it should now fit the tires and give it a bit deeper look, not as deep as I would've hoped, but deep enough to make it look nice.









      The Kelsey halsey wheels just got in the second part of silicones, but the Hallibrands are ready and I started to test-cast them. The first showed to give caution to the outer ring, airbubbles might get trapped there.
      But all in all, I am satisfied with them, the overall appearance and quality are more than satisfying.Giving preparation a bit more attention did pay off.
















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  1. The creative explorer's Avatar Established Member
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    I have worked basically on the wheels alone for the last past days and I am happy, there are some improvements to be made, but will take that in the second batch of casting 1/8 1965 Corvette RoG 2016 release with slightly different molds.

    [img]⁣http://www.firerods.nl/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/65stingray18031.jpg[/img]

    The Kelsey Halsey wheels

    [img]⁣http://www.firerods.nl/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/65stingray18032.jpg[/img]

    And the Hallibrands

    [img]⁣http://www.firerods.nl/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/65stingray18033.jpg[/img]

    Did I say that I made a few more?

    [img]⁣http://www.firerods.nl/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/65stingray18034.jpg[/img]


    1/8 1965 Corvette RoG 2016 release
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  2. The creative explorer's Avatar Established Member
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    I have worked basically on the wheels alone for the last past days and I am happy, there are some improvements to be made, but will take that in the second batch of casting 1/8 1965 Corvette RoG 2016 release with slightly different molds.



    The Kelsey Halsey wheels



    And the Hallibrands



    Did I say that I made a few more?




    1/8 1965 Corvette RoG 2016 release
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