Monogram California Street 'Vette

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Monogram California Street 'Vette

Postby BlackSheep214 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:29 pm

This kit I wanted to finish off between two projects. I acquired this kit from a batch of car model kits I bought from Brent (Handiable) back in the fall of 2020. My sister did this kit when we were kids and now I've got the shot of doing it myself. I texted her last night if she remembered it and yes she did. She actually thought it was her model kit. :giggles:

Anyway, this particular Corvette is a model of Tom Daniel personal Corvette - hence Tom Daniel Design kits.


The box cover:

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The finished build. I painted it using Createx Pearlized Orange. It looks pretty damn close to the real Corvette belonging to Tom Daniel.

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The real Tom Daniel's California Street 'Vette

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Re: Monogram California Street 'Vette

Postby LyleW » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:51 pm

Cool build.
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Re: Monogram California Street 'Vette

Postby keavdog » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:52 pm

That’s cool
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Re: Monogram California Street 'Vette

Postby Stikpusher » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:34 pm

Oh I do like t! Just curious, but what model year of ‘Vette is that?
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Re: Monogram California Street 'Vette

Postby BlackSheep214 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:21 am

Not sure but with the location of the headlights behind the grill, I'm guessing 1968 Corvette.
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Re: Monogram California Street 'Vette

Postby Dragline » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:01 am

Lucky you. The price of these has gotten so outrageous that many of us have simply given up on ever getting one.

Well built BTW. Nice paint.
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Re: Monogram California Street 'Vette

Postby Duke Maddog » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:25 pm

Beautiful job Blacksheep! I commend you on your smooth, clean clear coat.
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Re: Monogram California Street 'Vette

Postby midnightprowler » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:30 pm

Nailed it. Sure would like to revisit this one.
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Re: Monogram California Street 'Vette

Postby tempestjohnny » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:43 am

Great looking Vette. It started out as a 1970. Totally customized. Filled in headlight doors new tail lights and all those louvers
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Re: Monogram California Street 'Vette

Postby BlackSheep214 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:35 pm

I was close.... by 3 years. LOL! There is another Monogram Corvette kit I’d love to get I did when I was in my early teens.it was yellow and I think it was called Corvette SS or something like that. The other is the old MPC kit Vette van. I do know it was a brown Vette on the box cover.
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