58 Corvette Roadster – Finished.
The ’58 Corvette Roadster is finished. My first model in the scale of 1:25 after 30-35 years.
As I mentioned in the previous post, this post could be the last of this model. Here are the last images of the build.
The Final Steps.
In this part, I had to place the interior on the chassis and place the body over it.
This had so his own challenges. In the pictures, it looked so easy. But it was not. When placing the body over the interior and chassis, it was said that you had to place first the engine cover and the trunk. Then you place the body. Once you do this, you cannot remove it anymore. So you only get one shot.
The reason for this is, that the hinges of the trunk slide under a cover. When they do this, you cannot remove it anymore. I thought I could just follow the steps and do a dry fit. Then, if I need to change something, I could just remove the body again. But no luck.
You can do a dry fit, but then without the engine cover and trunk in place.
So I had to continue. It was a challenge to get it to fit right.
After this, it was time to place some small chrome parts and the last decals.
As I mentioned at the start, it was my first model in the scale 1:25 for a long time. I really had to get used to it.
At some times, I was not looking forward to the painting work, but once it was, I was happy with the result. Also, some of the parts were really small. I know that in my younger years, I was looking forward to those small parts. But now it is not so easy anymore. I think it is the age.
Also during the build, you have your ups and downs, but once the model is finished, I am proud of it. I think that maybe after some time, I will write a post about my experience so far. I still have one model in the scale of 1:16 and maybe when that is done, I can say what I think of the different models and scales.
What will be the next in line? It will be the Lego set. The Camaro Z/28 of 1969.
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