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Thank you Chazcron for your ME renderings, including your new GIF and ones!

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  • Thank you Chazcron for your ME renderings, including your new GIF and ones!

    Thanks Chazcron for 2019-intro, ME images! Thank you very much Chazcron for all the 2018 renderings you have shared with us, helping us mentally transition to the finally revealed C8.

    We at MECF have also been so fortunate to have the expertise and skills of Chazcron. Here are some new ME images and quite a bit of his commentary as to why how, why, and what’s next.

    As he said, if someone could only get him the actual/final headlight and tail lights drawings.

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    Originally posted by Chazcron
    I'm doing another round of checking proportions against hi-res spy photos (thank you Keith and John) I made the rear window 20% longer. Again, no panel lines added in post (it's late) and very little touch-up. Love them, hate them, or just agonize about the things I am supposed to be aware of and refuse to address. (ok, I admit, the chrome window surround was an accident, but I thought it was a little classy at first) You could even... gasp... marvel at the things I most likely got right.



    Again, I'll change my scoop headlights and taillights when someone posts a decent leak. I'm probably going to model the huge wipers and may try to actually carve the hood and door creases like I did with the top of the rear deck. (the only modeled panel line I've cut so far) SInce it is mostly finished, I will probably render test pix and post them more often, as you might have noticed.

    The reasons for my scoop's leading edge being black are these:

    My first thought was, the leading edge is fake cardboard to throw us off (evidenced in my first renders.) Then I saw the image with the door open and the drop down winglet right where the leading edge was. If the leading edge was fake, the remaining top of scoop on the body would be too almost too small for a door handle and most certainly not hidden. Also, if fake, you'd have a hard and awkward time reaching the real door handle. That's how I came to the conclusion it is real. I assume it would be prohibitively expensive to stamp the shape as one piece. Ferrari can afford to do that, GM can not.

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    Some of the hi-res photos showed the seams running under the camo, giving me a pretty good estimate of where it "leads" to. I extrapolated using the idea that shapes repeat.

    Why do I have it further back from the door edge? Two things, one, if it is where it shows now, directly beginning at the door edge, I'd think there'd be a good chance of finger pinch. Two, the spy photos show the fake extension wobbling in both directions, in and out.

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    Two images of wider angle distortion


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    More crisp, but reflecting shapes are distracting

    Why black and not body color? I think the lower end models could be body colored. But ask yourself, why make a distinct different shape and make it body color? The upper end models would naturally lend themselves to carbon fiber. Further, the rear window surround will likely be black, not body color, to make the tiny rear window appear bigger, the exhaust fairing is black as is the front grille is likely to be. It just makes sense to me to have a dash of black along the side too. Is my shape right? Most likely not. But it satisfies my design sense. I trust that the GM designers have a far better eye than me. That especially goes for my trainwreck of my inner headlight design.

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    Nice in white with actual color bouncing around. Unfortunately I didn't give my light bars enough sampling to illuminate the surroundings without extreme pixellation.
    I've spent a lot of time spinning this car around in 3D, probably more than anyone outside of GM. Once you get the ingrained image of the long-hooded traditional Corvette out of you head, I truly feel its design honors the look and feel of the storied Corvette heritage. It is a worthy successor and an outstanding addition to the Corvette line. My model and renders will pale in comparison to seeing it in the flesh. They always do.
    For all of us here, we thank you Chazcron and look forward to more of your actual 2019 mid engine renderings!
    Last edited by John; 01-03-2019, 04:03 PM.
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

    Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

    Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    An exciting white C8. Thank you Chazcron.

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    • #3
      Looking good
      Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

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      • #4
        Looking better and better!!! Thanks as million! I'm sure we'll all have Minds. Blown. at the reveal, your renderings are the perfect appetizer to the main course!

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        • #5
          Chazcron’s 2 more white renderings.

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          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

          Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

          Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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          • #6
            New spy picture to render comparison by Chazcron:


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            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

            Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

            Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              This looks great, I'll offer my $.02 I think the glass area in the rear is too small. Just my opinion based on previous gens of Corvettes and for viability reasons.
              2015 Z06 CR/TR 1 of 3
              Lifetime Member of the National Corvette Museum c/o 1 1/4 acres

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              • #8
                Thanks Chazcron. You renders look alive.

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                • #9
                  I prefer the solid body colored side flares. Looks more sophisticated and smoother flowing to my eye...

                  great renderings..

                  we would all be lucky to get such a good looking c8.

                  well done
                  Last edited by JB; 01-01-2019, 12:18 PM.
                  Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

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                  • #10
                    As Chazcron wrote yesterday, as fvs has done several times and as bdsvavars has also noted, the revealed ME will be better looking than any of their renderings!
                    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

                    Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

                    Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                    • #11
                      Waay cool stuff Chaz. I like the look, can't wait for the reveal. Come on GM

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                      • #12
                        Today’s newest Chazcron rendering, his “New Year” intro. [Windshield wipers to come on his next one.]

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                        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

                        Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

                        Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                        • #13
                          You guys think the front hood is going to have that much indentation and bold design?

                          Interesting...i never anticipated that much sculpting....i think thats hard to create in production ...
                          Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

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                          • #14
                            fvs does also, although his hood rendering is a little different.

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                            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

                            Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

                            Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                            • #15
                              Well...as awesome as it looks...i personally believe these stunning renderings have a slight tendancy to embolden styling cues slightly ...that being the side scoop as well as the hood..

                              please dont take my insight or perspective as a negative on the artists capability...

                              these are just discussion points for fun..

                              i think my point would be best described as slightly toned down in final production...and unfortunately so..

                              i love the bold looks of comcept cars as they head to production...
                              Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60

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