Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine Chevrolet Corvette C7-R Le Mans 2017 #50 Also available JPS411 base kit In terms of livery, the Larbre Competition Corvette was the outstanding entry at Le Mans in 2017, the car decorated by French graffiti artist Ramzi Adek. It’s a fabulous looking machine and while JPS kits are usually relatively simple, this is perhaps one for the more experienced modeller. The base kit is in JPS’ typical clean style with main body finished in bright gloss white and the assembly looks straightforward. The decals are supplied by another company, Fanou, and are at a significant cost price of over £20 per sheet, so replacements will not be available. Before applying the main livery sheet, it will be necessary to paint in gloss black the front bumper area and the rear windscreen panel. There are then what appear to be laser printed panels to be applied and these will need to be precisely cut out and in some cases cut to fit into vents such as on the bonnet. The design looks very much like the way the vinyl wrap may have been made for the real car and the images look like photographic reproductions. Once the ‘wrap’ is on, the sponsor logos and other race decals are far more conventional and equally well printed. Take your time and this will make a very striking model, but it will need great care.
Simple to build, very well cast and painted resin kits ideal for the first time builder. Great variety of subjects to choose from. Made in France.
Chevrolet Corvette C7-R model by JPS
Painted Kit: 1:43
Rees F, Brandela R, Philippon C
#50, Larbre Competition,
15th LM GTE Am. `C7R Art Car` by artist Ramzi Adek. Decals by Fanou. Released 06/11/17
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