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AMT 2012 Chevy Corvette convertible

2012 Corvette Convertible
AMT No. A733-200
Model Type: Injection-molded styrene
Molded Colors: White, clear
Scale: 1/25
MSRP: $22.99
Pros: Good, detailed instructions; clean molding
Cons: Limited chrome parts; no engine; poor fit of tires to wheels

Among the latest in AMT’s line of “Showroom Replicas”  comes the 2012 Corvette Convertible.

Upon venturing into the box, you will find all parts molded in white and clear. The only chrome is the Corvette five- spoke wheels. The chrome is clean and to scale. You’ll also find six sets of four-page instruction sheets, all in various languages, and a well-printed sheet of decals.

As with other Showroom Replica kits, it lacks underhood detail or an engine.  The bottom chassis pan is well-engraved, with no notable mold marks on the bottom side.

The exhaust tips are molded in white, and need to be painted silver or Alclad chrome, as I did. They fit flush to the mufflers and give a great look to the rear of the car.  

There are also well-detailed disc brake and rotors that mount to the chassis and look great inside the five-spoke wheels.   

My kit had fit issues where the tires and wheels are concerned: the tires were slightly larger than the rims, and rolled freely on them. I then mounted the tire/brake assembly to the chassis via the included metal axles.  

The interior is comprised of nine pieces. The dash is detailed well. There are four decals for the instrument panel and radio faces. The steering wheel and column fit nicely to the dash, and have three individual decals.   

The interior pan itself is somewhat vague, with the center console being the exception. The individual door panels fit to the chassis very nicely and do not lack for detail. The seats are molded in black vinyl and fit to the chassis with no problems.  

The interior mounts to the chassis via two mounting pins located in the center of the chassis and interior pan.

The body consists of seven pieces, excluding the clear parts. My copy fit together well, with no noticeable seam lines or problems.  

The headlight assembly is molded in white, and will need to be painted. The taillight lenses are molded in clear, and will need to be painted with your favorite transparent red.  

The sideview mirrors fit flush to the doors, and have nice decals for the mirrors.  

The decal sheet includes enough decals to do two complete cars, including license plates.  

The body fits to the chassis with no gaps, and is held in place by four screws.  

The finished product is a great representation of the well-known Corvette line. This is a sharp kit for your collection.

I tried Alclad’s Candy Colors on this project. This car is painted with Alclad’s Bright Silver Base followed by Candy Cobalt Blue; another fun product I recommend.


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