Why a Monogram corvette conversion? Why not?
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Why a Monogram corvette conversion? Why not? 3 years, 1 month ago #1

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Over a two years ago got a scale 1/8 Monogram Corvette from eBay for as little as $15.


It was in bad shape.


The plan was to use the spoke wheels from the Aston Martin DB5 which were upgraded with 3D printed wheels and rebuild everything technical on the plastic kit.


I had a silly idea to make it Right Hand Drive. 


All was going well. Went and got the body painted and my colour experiment to create a deep burgundy red was taking shape.


Then it fell. 


It took almost a year to het the body fixed and stable enough to get it to this stage.










Spokes look good with any colour. At this stage prime and matt black.


 


The rear window will look like the splitty. But a few other changes will abound as well.


No bumpers will streamline it. I prefer subtle ines less bulk. Its only a concept, an idea, a dreamcar.










Primer shows where more work needs to be done. This takes time.


 


Richard k

Re: Why a Monogram corvette conversion? Why not? 3 years, 1 month ago #2

Platinum Boarder
Good topic and I don't think you have shown this before.

Re: Why a Monogram corvette conversion? Why not? 3 years, 1 month ago #3

Platinum Boarder
A nice project Richard and as you know, wheels really make a car and those cross-wires have made quite a difference and we can only imagine what the finished car is going to look like with them.


Rollerman.

Re: Why a Monogram corvette conversion? Why not? 3 years, 1 month ago #4

Platinum Boarder
Was looking for the topic as well.
Might have posted it on a kitset forum elsewhere.
But keep coming back here.

As the story goes got it cheap and the guy did not want to send to NZ. Have a buddy in the U.S. who i find props for who was happy to oblige. Only if ppl are difficult and thete is no rhyme or reason for it.

The first owner got it as a kid and obviously hastily constructed.
Unfortunately he did not know to put the car on blocks for display because the original tyres lost their integrity and the car has likely toppled as it was damaged when i bought it.

Easily fixed until the wind took it for a flying lesson during painting.

Felt quite gutted by that and it took a long time to find ways to strengthen and fix the cracks.

The interior is mostly done.

The problem is i need to make the original hubs fit with the donor wheels.
It needs to look original with minimal fuss.

One other problem are the popup lights.
I think there will be some technic lego involved with a simple lever.

Imagination knows no limits.

Richard k

Re: Why a Monogram corvette conversion? Why not? 3 years, 1 month ago #5

Platinum Boarder
As I read that I could imagine your Corvette flying in the wind and making a rather un ceremonious landing!


She is in good hands now.


Rollerman.

Re: Why a Monogram corvette conversion? Why not? 3 years, 1 month ago #6

Gold Boarder
What a cool project. I had the Monogram Corvette as a kid back about 1966. It is lost to time. Can't wait to see what you come up with .

Re: Why a Monogram corvette conversion? Why not? 3 years, 1 month ago #7

Platinum Boarder
Was thinking of detailing the engine better.
But first have to make everything fit properly with the illusion it could be real.

Its going to be on a shelf for a long time to come.
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