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  • Corvette XP-64

    C1 Corvette SS also known as XP-64












































    Provence Moulage resin kit with sidewinder brass chassis.




    Cheers




    Aki

  • #2
    Really nice . You are knocking off some incredible looking cars. Well done

    Cheers

    Dan

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    • #3
      awesome work, Aki!

      The Corvette looks great!

      nice chassis!

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      • #4
        A nice car, would be a great addition to my Corvette collection...

        Aki, you wrote it is a PM kit. So I assume you did not copy it but use the original.

        - How far do you hollow / lighten the body ?
        - Do you use the original cockpit too, and if yes, do you lighten this ?

        Regards,

        Roland

        Did you mount the motor behind the axle because of a certain lack of space between cockpit and axle ?
        Last edited by walker; October 13, 2020, 07:11 PM.

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        • #5
          Thanks guys.

          Roland, yes I used the original body and all the parts.
          Removed resin as much as I can.
          And yes there was no room for the motor between cockpit and axles but plenty at the back.

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          • #6


            How much does the complete RTR body weigh ?

            Roland
            Last edited by walker; October 16, 2020, 11:06 AM.

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            • #7


              About 20g Roland, one body post came off but it doesn't add much.

              Cheers

              Aki

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              • #8
                Thank you, Aki.

                I wanted to know if you go to the limt with reducing the weight. The Audi R8 LMP I had shown here with the driver figure problems originally was very heavyweight, but complicated to lighten because it is painted already and so you couldn´t see how thick or thin you have already cut out.
                It is around 20 gms as well, so I feel reassured that it is not too heavy anymore.
                Since I have been racing super lightweight slotcars ( wing cars and similar ) for many years it is hard to b reak away fom the urge of making resin bodies as light as possible, too.
                Although the models haven´t got anything to do with real race competitions anymore.

                Regards,
                Roland

                Did sort of cut the cockpit insert ?

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                • #9
                  I carved the driveshaft tunnel hollow for the wires.

                  Cheers

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                  • #10
                    Thank you, Aki.

                    You convinced and encouraged me to accept at last that I do not build competition models anymore but models for the fun and joy of modeling. So I will copy the cockpits in future as well. This won´t be an additional waste of silicone because for this I´ll use a reusable moulding compound.

                    Regards, Roland

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                    • #11
                      Exceptional work you have done here!

                      had to open up the computer to see in full size as the phone don’t give it justice!!!

                      Dundee Denny

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