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Old 03-30-2018, 11:19 AM
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Alan Rose's The 1984 Paper Corvette

Hi all,

Yes you read it correctly, I will attempt to build the 1984 Corvette designed by Alan Rose.

Yes I am aware that it only a 60% car, and a curbside style model, and I am totally fine with that.

Just in case if you were wondering, I have two copies of the Corvette, one in my Alan Rose collection, and one to be built as part of my Corvette collection.

This copy of the kit, the one being built, is in somewhat rough shape, scratches and on the windshield the print has cracked.

If you are familiar with the kit, you know that there are two sets of backgrounds, one a blue grid on white with a Red and Black Corvette title in the right corner, and a green and black Corvette in the top right corner of the Los Angeles basin at dusk. Interesting fact here, you can only pick one background over the other, I am thinking magnets and washers will come in to play for me to display and move the model around when done.

I did notice that the kit is stapled multiple times, every 4th or 5th sheet, I noticed this as I was disassembling the book, you are looking for 5 staples to be removed.

Instructions in the book are labeled Steps A through X, and there are some 5 pages of historic information and photos to go along with the kit.

I guess I will start scoring and cutting over the weekend, so progress updates will follow

Rick
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Old 03-30-2018, 11:33 AM
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Should be fun! I have always thought of getting his 20th Century kit, but I really would like a complete 20th Century train that isn't scaled as a perspective.
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Old 03-30-2018, 11:49 AM
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Very interested in watching this take shape
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Very cool. Good luck with the build. Ill be following.
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Old 03-30-2018, 02:09 PM
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Anything by Alan Rose in fine by me. Should be an interesting build.
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Thats going to be a big'un
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Good project. Will we see it in May?

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Looks interesting. Old Corvette from 1980s is a great subject.
What scale it is?
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Thats going to be a big'un
Yes it will be.

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Good project. Will we see it in May?

Don
Depending on how far I can get between now and May, yes, Sterling is a definite

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Looks interesting. Old Corvette from 1980s is a great subject.
What scale it is?
Big, the scale is big
I measured the wheel, not the tire, but the wheel, rim to rim, and I got 76mm, I now need to find the dimensions of the real rim to make the scale
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Big, the scale is big
I measured the wheel, not the tire, but the wheel, rim to rim, and I got 76mm, I now need to find the dimensions of the real rim to make the scale
According to this page,
C4 Corvette Wheels - Guide to Wheels 84-96
they were 16 in. wheels. Which equals 40.64 cm.
So, the scale should be around 1:5.3
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