The very first Corvette XP-700-s.
These very first Corvette XP-700 models are converted from Matchbox #72 Corvette 1962.
Chevrolet started to make a new Corvette-study in 1958.First it was a two tone blue hardtop. They replaced it with a convertible top in April and changed the body color tored in August. The final, revised version with longer and reshaped front came in 1960. (check out my 1:25 model inCompetition Model Car Kits / Q4 2009)
I removed the front of the cars and replaced it with a blockof wood glued with epoxy putty. I closedthe gap behind the seats of roadster same way. I drilled new holes for rearlights, removed rear bumpers and filled the remaind gap with putty.
I bent 0.3 mm wire and glued withsuperglue on the edge of cove panel inserts in front fender to givemore accent to these line.
I cut 2.5 mm circles from transparent plastic and glued forheadlight lens. The rearlights are made of red transparent plastic and glued inthe new holes.
The original Matchbox wheels were to small so I copied oldMatchbox wire wheel and enlarged the tires to get the right dimension.
EXCELLENT XP-700 CORVETTES
I am a purest '53 -'62 Corvette person. Anything else with the Corvette tag is something else. I remember the early Buick Wildcat ll and the XP-700. The front end and cut-outs melded together were way ahead their time. Truely great designs.
The craftsmanship shows no flaws in the work, thus the presentation as well is outstanding. I had myself reworked many of the 1/24 AMT kits using spruces melted together with exacto blades and sanding to create my own and also the copies of these great cars. So I understand the creativity and difficulty completing these works of art.
Thus the deserved high marks. WELL DONE!