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Christian W (christian-w)

2012 Corvette Convertible C6 - wip

This will be a kitbashing. I only have the "showroom replica" by AMT. It could be fine only to put it in the shelf when it's done. But I don't want to miss to show an engine or the detailed undercarriage when there is a need to. So I figured out that the proportions of the AMT is exactly fitting to the good Revell kit. So I got a donor kit of Revell where the body is painted yellow by hand with a brush :/ The rest of the kit is untouched.

So that's the plan:
Take the body of the AMT, cut out the right hole for the engine compartment and put all the Revell parts under the body. We will see how this works out 🙂


Christian W
The parts are glued and prepared for the paint job.
1 November 2020, 21:04
István Szücs
Nice, I'm watching!
2 November 2020, 14:28
Christian W
No picture so far.
I glued on the front and rear bumper. At the rear I need some work because the bumper is tiny wider than the body. I checked the fitting of all the components again and declare: it is ready to paint.
22 March 2021, 04:59
István Szücs
It's good to see some progress!
22 March 2021, 12:27
Christian W
Thank you!
I hope to get some paint on it to the weekend.
22 March 2021, 15:01
Nigel Chapman
Interesting. A lot of the new Italeri kits do not have engines
23 March 2021, 12:56
István Szücs
Nigel: I didn't see new car kit many years. They have Fujimi (new Fiat 500), old Protar and old Esci kits.
23 March 2021, 13:06
Nigel Chapman
That might explain things thanks Istvan.
23 March 2021, 17:48
István Szücs
You're welcome (and sorry for my bad English)
23 March 2021, 19:57
Nigel Chapman
Don't worry your English is fine
23 March 2021, 20:40
Christian W
If there is "Showroomreplica" written on AMT / ERTL boxes, the kit doesn't have an engine too. In early years the manufacturers called them "Promos" 😉
I avoid them generally. But in this case I bought it because the kit by Revell (also only as snap kit: Corvette C6 Convertible (Revell 85-1950, 1:25) or 2005 Corvette C6 Convertible (Revell 85-1930, 1:25)) weren't available anywhere.

1:25 Corvette C6 Convertible (Revell 85-1950)1:25 2005 Corvette C6 Convertible (Revell 85-1930)

That the things under the body are fitting that good under the body was a positive try.
24 March 2021, 05:16
Chaz Gordon
I've fortunately only come across a few kits without engine detail. Over the years, I think I've ended up with three kits, not realizing until I opened the box that they were basic. These were a BMW 3 series, a Williams F1, and a Lancia Stratos which has the low detail top and bottom plate style engine. I've intentionally bought a couple of others despite the low detail because of limited choice for the Subject, the Italeri Transit, A Capri Turbo, and the Italeri Volvo 760. I've also got a few die casts that I plan to upgrade the engine bay on. Having some success with taking a resin mould from a kit engine, I'm reviewing the engines in every kit in my stash as masters. So far, I have identified Big & Small block chevys and fords, Ford Pinto 4 pot, Ford V6 that will pass for an essex or cologne. i also have a hemi and a good selection of blowers and injection manifolds. I'm now looking for a good late LS pattern, but I want one with the transmission up front.
26 March 2021, 00:02
Chaz Gordon
This conversion is looking great so far.
26 March 2021, 00:06
Christian W
Thank you!

Some steps further to the end. Today was paint day. The body needs clear coat and I can put it together.
20 October 2021, 19:09
Christian W
It is nearly completed. I have to adjust the front wheels.
2 January, 12:19


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1:25 2012 Chevy Corvette (AMT 786)1:25 Corvette C6 (Revell 07368)

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