’63 Corvette Sting Ray

Published on
May 17, 2014
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Company: AMT - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Round 2 Models - Website: Visit Site
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Round 2 Models, under the AMT brand, has re-released this 1/25 scale 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray. The kit features 1970’s Street Rod Series box art. The Retro Deluxe reissue contains a vintage 3-in-1 kit with a new, full-color decal sheet and pre-lettered drag slicks. Although the kit shows its age in the form of some excess flash, the parts do fit together pretty well.


The stock 327 engine has several options to choose from: a 4-barrel, fuel injection, three deuces, four Webers or a blown intake setup. You can also select from stock exhaust manifolds or two different sets of headers. These accessories are some really nice parts. I chose the Webers, but used the carbs from a Falcon kit and resin air filters.


There’s nothing to the chassis other than gluing a couple of axle blocks into place.


The interior is just a tub with poor engraving. Though the dashboard is fairly crisp.


The body is fairly well engraved with only a little flash. I filled the headlights, put them in the grill, and then added two additional taillights. (I always liked that look.) After priming the body with Duplicolor Grey sandable primer, I shot a few coats of HOK Wild Cherry Kandy over an Orion Silver base, followed by a coat of Nason 2-part urethane clear. Only a little bit of wet sanding and polishing with Novus #2 was necessary before applying a coat of The Treatment Model Car Wax.

Thank you to Round 2 Models for providing the kit and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to build and review the kit.


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