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Rod T

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Hi Everyone

About a year ago I made a 57 Corvette with the font and back windscreens cut out, but they looked a bit odd.
I found a post on Pinterest of the same thing, but with a better result, so I had a go at this and made 2 over the last couple of weekends. 

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Nice work Rod T
They are awesome, i have these plans not got round to making as yet. Would it be possible for a photo with the original Corvette just to compare, I can see the extra windows cut out.

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These look fantastic. I really like the side window cutouts.
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That looks great.  I really like the side profile of the window detail.  I also like putting the side detail by the tire on top rather than a cutout.  Thanks for sharing the modification.  As always, really love your natural wood choices. 
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Perfect look, nicely done
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Thanks everyone

Gazz, I used the Corvette Coupe plan for the side pieces. As you can see, leaving the outside edges of the front and back windows intact so that it formed little quarter windows. 
I used the Corvette Roadster plan for the internal pieces to create the seats etc. 
The plans for the internal pieces call for 3 pieces at 3/4 inch thick, so I made the 2 outside pieces and the centre piece 1/4 inch each. 
I also had to cut 3 little roof pieces and glue together, I just used the top bit of the plan.

Here is a pic of my original one. I am much happier with the new one with the window surrounds at the front and back. 

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Thank you for the details on how you made the windows, I do agree the newer windows do look better.
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Rod T

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Hi Gazz

I found a photo of the templates that I made for this. 

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Nice, I have thought about doing the same. Making toys/models from pictures but wasn't quite sure how to go about it.
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Nice work Rod [thumb]

I like the effect and choice of colours in the timber.

Are they finished in oil or anything?

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Rod T

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Doc,  I use Howard's Butcher Block conditioner. 
It is, I believe, very similar to Cynthia's Wax made of mineral oil and beeswax.

Not toxic and very easy to apply.

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Doc,  I use Howard's Butcher Block conditioner. 
It is, I believe, very similar to Cynthia's Wax made of mineral oil and beeswax.

Not toxic and very easy to apply.

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Rod T

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