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    Update on my Sterling Corvette
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    These original drawings are awesome. There should be enough information here to get the information that I need to continue with the Sterling build I have. I used to teach tech design in a high school, so old school dividers and calipers are nothing new. Thank you for your help.
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    These are a little wrinkly but do show what you need. I us a divider when I do mine. So I get it.
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    This site is awesome for getting information and I appreciate the pdf files sent. I have the instructions book with the pictorial drawings provided by Sterling when the original owner bought the kit, but your pdf's give me a printable copy I can use. The Sterling instruction booklet reminds me of the instructions I have for my Dumas Mr Darby tug that would freak out a lot of inexperienced builders.

    I need the assembly drawing that must have been provided with the kit that shows the model's plan and elevation views so that I can fabricate the exterior deck and cabin details as well as the driveline and rudder details probably shown on the elevation.
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    gcladd

    I have sent you the plans in PDF in a PM.
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    Which drawing do you need? The Sterling plans?
    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
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    You should start a blog on the rebuild, Include pics to please, we all love the pics!
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    A couple weeks ago I bought a Sterling Chris Craft Corvette at a local auction. It just looks like the original owner had the model and like many of us just put it away and never finished it. The original owner did all the hard, time consuming work (hull and cabin construction). Nice that the Sterling build booklet and all the fittings are included, even though they are pretty heavy. Many of the mahogany cabin parts are broken and need to be remade.

    It will need a lot of work to get it functional, but hopefully I can make some progress in the next few months. If anyone knows where I can get the Sterling drawing for this model, let me know.
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    wow...that is so cool. And very creative. I purchased my sound module from "Harbor Models" in California.
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    Brightwork,

    Thank you for the kind words. Your Corvette is a beautiful boat as well.

    To answer your question about the LEDs and fittings, when I got the boat nearly all the original fittings were missing. A fellow club member had purchased a complete original set of Sterling Corvette fittings off eBay and used those to make molds. He has made resin fittings for himself and two others of us from those molds. So, all my fittings are those resin copies.

    In the fittings where LEDs are to be incorporated, he lays the LED and wiring in the mold before he pours the resin in. The end result is that the wires are hidden, and the LED is actually a part of the fitting.

    I will attach a picture of the molds, I apologize as it is a low-quality copy lifted from a text message.

    Dave B

    PS What sound module did you use? I'd like to add realistic sound, as well!
    So far my collection resembles "The Island of Misfit Toys". I've picked up several boats that are old builds and have been neglected. I'm giving them the TLC they need, hoping to bring them back to their former glory. Once I get enough practice/ experience I intend to take on a full build.
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    I believe it is in the Chris Craft directory (Blue Book). I have recently moved so all my books are not unpacked, but I will let you know when I find it.
    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
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