1967 Chevrolet Corvette - Con Air


iceracer1
02-18-2010, 12:07 PM
On a dutch forum, there is a movie theme contest. Everyone makes a model which is shown in a movie or tv-serie.

I didn't want to buy any new kits, so I searched my pile for some good models.

After some research on internet I found the movie Con Air with Nicolas Cage. The movie contains a very nice 1967 Corvette convertible, so my decission was made :)

This is the kit I use for it:

http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/inhoud_001_%28Medium%29~23.jpg

http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/inhoud_002_%28Medium%29~23.jpg

http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/inhoud_003_%28Medium%29~24.jpg

And here are some screenshots.

http://imcdb.org/images/005/282.jpg

http://www.coolcarsinmovies.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/1967-chevy-corvette-con-air.jpg

http://media.nextautos.com/images/phpBdP0el.preview.png

http://www.coolcarsinmovies.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/1967-chevrolet-corvette-con-air-totalled.jpg

The blue/silver color is already ordered, but I have no reaction so far, so I have to be patient.

Meanwhile I can already start on the engine and chassis.

I also want to ask if someone could make the numberplates on scale for me. It doesn't have to be decal it also can be printed on sharp photo paper. Off course I'll pay for it.

Kris.

scorpiopab
02-18-2010, 01:30 PM
Looks really nice..


what is the name of that forum is i may ask??


Paul.

iceracer1
02-19-2010, 05:02 PM
Looks really nice..


what is the name of that forum is i may ask??


Paul.

www.modelbrouwers.nl

Kris.

scorpiopab
02-20-2010, 11:53 AM
Ok thanks a lot. I will look in that on when i'm free from work.


Paul.

iceracer1
02-22-2010, 02:38 PM
I did some work on the Corvette already.

First I painted almost all chassis parts. Most of them now need some detail painting.

The chassis was painted Revell Aqua Semigloss black.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/motorblok_001_%28Medium%29~1.jpg

I also started on the engine. I painted it with a mix of Revell enamel orange/black. When it was dry, I painted the gearbox metallic grey by Tamiya.
The intake manifold was painted silver with a wash of smoke, and the carburators are gold.

The engine and gearbox also are clearcoated using Zero 2K Clear.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/motorblok_002_%28Medium%29~1.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/motorblok_003_%28Medium%29~1.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/motorblok_004_%28Medium%29~1.jpg

Kris.

hiergehts
02-24-2010, 01:13 AM
Hi Iceracer1,

Looking good so far. I love that box art from Revell but cringe when seeing at what they did (in the film) to his car.. A very sad end if you ask me.

One thing to mention here, I think your block colour is to light. Chevrolet engines of that time were a distinct shade of orangish-red like this photo of a 1967 Corvette 427 6V.

http://image.vetteweb.com/f/10244344+w750+st0/vemp_0809_09_z+1967_chevrolet_corvette+427_engine. jpg

The Testors Model Master Acryl line includes the correct shade of Chevrolet Engine Red (see here: http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/tes/tes4629.htm?source=froogle) but I'm not sure if Revell's Aqua Line include it - they're not readily available were I live.

HTH

Cheers,
Andrew

iceracer1
02-24-2010, 09:33 AM
Hello Andrew,

I know about the color, I tryed some black trough the orange to get it a bit darker, but it's still a bit to light. I don't gonna change that anymore now.

Thanks for the link, my local hobby shops also sells this paint so I'll buy some when I'm there.

Kris.

iceracer1
02-24-2010, 01:11 PM
Today I finished the engine. I added some spark plug wiring on it, and placed the other engine parts on it.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/motorblok_005_%28Medium%29~1.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/motorblok_006_%28Medium%29~1.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/motorblok_007_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/motorblok_008_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/motorblok_009_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/motorblok_010_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

Now I'll move on to the chassis.

Kris.

iceracer1
02-25-2010, 03:40 PM
Today I started with the wheels. I gave them a black was to paint the inner spokes black, and create more dept.
I also added some red in the centercaps, and added the red trim on the tyres.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/chassis_001_%28Medium%29~2.jpg

I also painted the firewall. Nothing special, just some details painted.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/chassis_002_%28Medium%29~2.jpg

Then i glued the engine into the chassis. I also added the hoses and other engine parts like battery and radiator.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/chassis_003_%28Medium%29~2.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/chassis_004_%28Medium%29~2.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/chassis_005_%28Medium%29~2.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/chassis_006_%28Medium%29~2.jpg

The chassis by itself was also completed. I added the front and rear suspension on it. This time no wheatering, but showroom stock :)

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/chassis_007_%28Medium%29~2.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/chassis_008_%28Medium%29~2.jpg

Now I have to start on the body or interior, but I still haven't the right custom paint, so I'll have to wait.

Kris.

Hawk312
02-27-2010, 09:44 AM
Looking great! I am going to have to build one of these in small scale some day.

proosen
03-01-2010, 01:32 PM
Nice looking 'Vette!

Licenseplates for the car is a few clicks away, Acme licensemaker (http://www.acme.com/licensemaker/)


Niclas

iceracer1
03-16-2010, 11:16 AM
Today I primed the body. It needs some sanding before paint, but finally I can go further with this project, cause the paint finally arrived.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/zero_001_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/zero_002_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

The guy I always order my Sikkens paint, didn't react anymore, so I had to find a solution to get this paint. Since Hiroboy doens't mix Corvette paints I had to find a color which is close to Marina Blue from Corvette. I found a pic of a Rover 75 with a nice Ice Blue color, and I think it's close to the corvette color.

http://cdn.motors.co.uk/d/used-photos/23588/400x/0/0/AETV48995584.jpg

So I ordered it at Steve:

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/ice_blue_001_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/ice_blue_002_%28Medium%29.jpg

This is the original color btw:

http://www.proteamcorvettesales.com/cars/photos/170W.jpg

I hope to paint it tomorrow after sanding the primer smooth!

Kris.

countach79
03-16-2010, 09:59 PM
can't wait to see it painted!

Wolf95
03-17-2010, 02:12 AM
lookin good so far

iceracer1
03-30-2010, 04:39 PM
After some sanding on the body, I putted another layer of primer on it.

Yesterday I painted the body Ice Blue from Rover BLMC. After a few coats I was pretty happy with the result :)

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/ice_blau_001_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/ice_blau_002_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/ice_blau_003_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/ice_blau_004_%28Medium%29.jpg

The interior is the same color so I also painted that after primer.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/ice_blau_005_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/ice_blau_006_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/ice_blau_007_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/ice_blau_008_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/ice_blau_009_%28Medium%29.jpg

I noticed the hood don't fit properly with the engine under it, so I have to find that out.

Hope to clearcoat it this week.

Kris.

das_auto
03-31-2010, 03:37 AM
Good job Kris!

AmazonSprite
03-31-2010, 07:31 AM
Really enjoying the progress on this model - great looking engine, and the black wash etc on the wheels makes them look very realistic.

I have this kit too, and am looking forward to building it one day.

iceracer1
04-02-2010, 01:43 PM
Yesterday I added some decals on the body, and clearcoated it with 2K clear.

There are a few dusts on the last layer on the back, but I think I'll sand them away while polishing.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/lak_001_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/lak_002_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

I also gave the frontgrille a black wash.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/lak_003_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/lak_004_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

And started on the dashboard. I really like the result, cause first I didn't want to make it like this.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/lak_005_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/lak_006_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/lak_007_%28Medium%29~0.jpg

This week i'll continue on the interior.

Kris.

mustangemd19
04-05-2010, 05:39 PM
Looks good!

iceracer1
04-13-2010, 03:02 PM
Today i polished the body starting with grid 4000 ended with 12000.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_002_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_004_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_005_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_007_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_008_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_009_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_010_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_011_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_013_%28Medium%29.jpg

Also did some more work on the interior. First I addes some BMF on the doorpanels.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_014_%28Medium%29.jpg

Also painted the steeringwheel with a woodlook paint.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_015_%28Medium%29.jpg

Painted the midconsole and added some interiorflocking. This was a mix of black and silver flocking together. Ended up very good I think :)

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_017_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_018_%28Medium%29.jpg

And then I putted it all together with this result:

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_019_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_020_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_021_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_022_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_023_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_024_%28Medium%29.jpg

The body is almost finished. It need only some small parts and details, but the chrome parts are all glued on the body.

Here's a dryfit with the interior.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_026_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_029_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_028_%28Medium%29.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/polish_%2B_interieur_025_%28Medium%29.jpg

Just some little work left to do :)

Kris.

das_auto
04-14-2010, 03:02 AM
Excellent!

Drift F.C
04-14-2010, 04:40 AM
The shine is just amazing1

iceracer1
04-22-2010, 11:39 AM
Last week I spent my time to finish this model. It will be in a magazine this May, so I had to be quick :D

First I glued the windows in their frames. This was a p.i.t.a. cause it didn't fit right. After a few times redoing them, I finally got them together. It's still not the best, but I can live with it.

I also added all chrome parts, and added some licenseplate and PE frames from Scale Production.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/body_af_001_%28Medium%29~5.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/body_af_002_%28Medium%29~5.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/body_af_004_%28Medium%29~5.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/body_af_005_%28Medium%29~5.jpg

While dryfitting I noticed the interiorflocking was not far enough, cause I saw some blue paint from the interiortube. So I added some more flocking.

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/body_af_006_%28Medium%29~5.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/body_af_007_%28Medium%29~5.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/body_af_008_%28Medium%29~3.jpg

http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10027/body_af_009_%28Medium%29~3.jpg

Meanwhile I'm finished with this model, I'm now busy taking pictures :)

Kris.

Dadimix
04-22-2010, 10:11 PM
nice work on the paint, it came flawless, nice work

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