Corvette Models

By: David Palmeter 

Above  – Picture taken November 1, 2005 – A 1:8 scale 1965 Corvette built from a  Monogram kit.

Above – November 1, 2005 – The color is somewhere between the above two photos (both shot at the same place on the same day – the first on normal setting, the second on macro).

Above – November 1, 2005 – After being built as an unpainted blue plastic display model by a friend, he sold it to me and I converted it to a nitro-powered racer. It ran a couple of races in the Radio Operated Auto Racing (ROAR) sanctioned Midwest Series 70.

Above – November 1, 2005 – The patriotic rear fender stripes were added well after the end of its racing career to cover up racing damage. 

Above – November 1, 2005 – Genuine cast aluminum wheels – radio controlled car items.

Above – November 1, 2005 – The ugly truth. It was dummied up for use in a “Scale” education display (1:8 to 1:220 scales were demonstrated. 

Above – November 1, 2005 – More of the ugly truth. I do NOT like to have models that are not on display. This one, however, is too big for any available space so it was in a cabinet for so long that the resident spider starved to death. Note the racing damage under the front grille surround.

Above Two Pix show my first RC car chassis,  that was used with the Corvette body and later converted for use with a Ford Mark IV GT body.


CorvetteModels1965 — 2 Comments

  1. Love the build! Would have been cool to see the nitro chassis. I’m ordering a 1/10 scale no prep drag car and going to be trying out 1/8 scale model bodies on it as these has a longer than standard wheelbase. You car looks really cool!

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