The 1999 "C5" Corvette convertible shows a sharp evolution in the body
style introduced in 1983. With a new engine under the hood, it's the
current flagship (and priced as such) in Chevrolet's lineup. The kit itself is another metalbody. It's not a "curbside" model,
as it does include some engine detailing, but it's not as detailed as,
say, a plastic kit. The topmost "detailing" is a plastic overlay of
sorts, with very little depth - and on my kit, I have to either keep the
hood shut, or superglue the overlay down. (It is integral with the
It does go together very easily - the instructions are pretty
straightforward (though bending some of the parts to form the proper
profiles, mostly in the engine and radiator/chassis, is different from
many of these kits.) Fit, other than the loose overlay/windshield frame,
goes well. The only other problem area is in the turn signals - try as I
might, I could not get them to go all the way in.
Detail's typical for these kits - not as 'crisp' as a plastic kit,
but acceptable (and probably true to scale!) Add to that the durability
and lack of a need to paint the kit, and you have a nice diversion and a
reason to spend more time with the kids.
All in all, detail's acceptable, and this builds into a nice little
representation of the Corvette.