Diecast Replicas of our Corvette C7s

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Sharing something that perpetuates smiles on 2 Corvette Owners from this past Winter

I am blessed with this Canadian Corvette Forums and getting to know more about one of our many great friends on these Forums
@rockitman
Who took special effort and with his talent, replicated mine and my Wife's Corvettes for us.
I will start off with photos to share the result and more to follow on how these were made.
We are so grateful and Thank you @rockitman (Dennis)

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Here are our full scale versions ...

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Two 1:18 Scale Original Diecasts
(one being in the process of preparation)

and some may say, why didn't we just buy red corvettes - I have nothing against them - would have saved Dennis some trouble

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Customized Paint made to match Existing Cars

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:Woot: Here are their colours against our actual Stingrays :Woot:

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he is one talented boy

my talent is being able to recognize someone with real talent, had that trait for years,

might have to visit and see this in person on the paint end of things. Jeff
 

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Spence.. that ROCKITMAN fellow did a great job.
They look marvellous...
I thought you had a oak driveway, then realized they are die-casts... ha ha

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Spence.. that ROCKITMAN fellow did a great job.
They look marvellous...
I thought you had a oak driveway, then realized they are die-casts... ha ha Graham

We tried for the pavement look ...but it didn't turn out very well ...
( @rockitman provided this sweet benefit photo op too )

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I was there when Spence got these cars from Dennis. They look great and so well done down to the last little detail. Dennis did a fantastic job.

That was a very good breakfast meet guys.... we need to do it again. Maybe with Corvettes this time.
 

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Those are both excellent pieces Spence. Can’t say enough about Dennis’s work. They rival any of the Indy cars I had done years ago from a Vancouver buddy. Definitely a steady hand required and the quality shows. Now,if I can only find a C6 Z06 to have converted.
 

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I was there when Spence got these cars from Dennis. They look great and so well done down to the last little detail. Dennis did a fantastic job.

That was a very good breakfast meet guys.... we need to do it again. Maybe with Corvettes this time.
You guys met for breakfast and there were no pics?:banghead::Biggrin:

Did Jim bring the Maple Syrup?
 
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I was there when Spence got these cars from Dennis. They look great and so well done down to the last little detail. Dennis did a fantastic job.

That was a very good breakfast meet guys.... we need to do it again. Maybe with Corvettes this time.
Breakfast (Feb 4th) was very good ... yup next time ... hope is for full-size Corvettes
otherwise it might be 1:18 scale versions again ... ;)
 

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Spence/Dennis.. nice work on the die-cast cars.
I did my C5 a few years ago..


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I added a few details as well. HUD, wind deflector and a scale set of the 3-volume shop manuals for the trunk.
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Wire mesh in the grill, side and rear openings just like my 1/1 car.
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I still have to finish the wheels with a polished-look surface.

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Spence/Dennis.. nice work on the die-cast cars.
I did my C5 a few years ago..


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I added a few details as well. HUD, wind deflector and a scale set of the 3-volume shop manuals for the trunk.
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Wire mesh in the grill, side and rear openings just like my 1/1 car.
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I still have to finish the wheels with a polished-look surface.

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Nice Graham ... real Nice! ... I was hoping to be able see some more diecasts of this idea from others ...
it sure makes time enjoyable (well for me) for this and for future revisits during the winter months ... :thumbs:

I also like seeing how people resolve some of the "specialized" treatments too ...

Not to take away the awesome work by Dennis ... I asked he not worry about emblems and
followed later by calling upon the genius of my Wife (and by raiding her scrapbooking "tools and supplies" :Nono1: ... shhh)
as well as my teen Daughter (just because kids seem to be preprogrammed with anything "computer" :rolleyes: )
and then self-teach new aspects of Photoshop & Photoshop Elements to create prototypes
of new 1:18 scaled emblems and license plates (yup our vanity plates).
Discovered in the process, that dark paint tone & light paint tone emblem options had to be resolved
and I'm still working on prototypes for that rascally back "corvette" scripted emblem :Rage:

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Spence/Dennis.. nice work on the die-cast cars.
I did my C5 a few years ago..


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I added a few details as well. HUD, wind deflector and a scale set of the 3-volume shop manuals for the trunk.
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Wire mesh in the grill, side and rear openings just like my 1/1 car.
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I still have to finish the wheels with a polished-look surface.

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That’s really nice Graham. Really looks sharp. Adding the manuals gives it a personal touch for sure.
 
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... seeing those "must have" shop manuals of Graham's in his replica ...
... has me now wondering if I might need the "must have" Starbucks "no-foam" Grande-Soy-Latte replicated in the cup holder of my Wife's "REALGON" car ...
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... seeing those "must have" shop manuals of Graham's in his replica ...
... has me now wondering if I might need the "must have" Starbucks "no-foam" Grande-Soy-Latte replicated in the cup holder of my Wife's "REALGON" car ...
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You’ll need a real steady hand to get the font on the cup correct. Lol. Be sure to post pics of that endeavour.