Chevrolet Corvette C4 Spyder Scale Model by Sebastian Motsch

Revell | Chevrolet Corvette C4 Spyder

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1:24 Scale Model   |   Revell SnapTite   |   Built by Sebastian Motsch

The weather was nice and I was in the mood to quickly paint something. I went to the closet and sifted through the stacked model kit boxes, searching for something I could prep and paint right away, without any prior modifications to the body. The 1:24 scale Revell SnapTite kit of the Chevrolet Corvette C4 Spyder fit that bill perfectly. Scribe the panel lines, wet sand the body, dry it and spray a coat of Tamiya White Primer. Let dry for an hour and spray a coat of Tamiya Germany Grey. Done.  Put the body away to dry properly until the next day. In the meantime, I painted the interior, windshield frame and the engine.

The wheels of choice are Messer ME03-3 from USCP. I had them for a long time and never knew which car I should put them on. They are too wörthersee’ish for my taste on normal cars, but on the Corvette C4 Spyder they look amazing. The Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am from the 1980’s had a vaguely similar design and I think it matches the Vette nicely. A couple of stickers enhanced the weekend racer look, but I wasn’t really happy with the result and the stock exhaust just looked horrible. Out came the Evergreen styrene rods and other profiles. A couple of minutes later I had a rear diffusor with quad exhaust tips. Much better… but now I hat to create a front lip and a set of sideskirts. Two tow hooks later, the model was finished. All in all it took me two days to create this model. The Revell SnapTite kit has only a dozen or so parts, few a which fir properly. The only clear lights are the four taillights. All other lights are just engraved in the body, similar to a promo model. No matter how hard I tried, it couldn’t fix the huge gap between the front bumper and hood on the left side.

Verdict: a fun weekend build of a weekend warrior racecar.

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