Master Model Maker, Don Theune’s Scale Vision 2012 “Carlisle Blue” Corvette Series
It takes knowledge, skill, and passion to create scale replicas of Corvettes, race cars, and nostalgia drag racing machines to the quality level of a Scale Visions model. Many a car guy started out building model car kits. I sure built a lot of them and was pretty good at it. But Don has turned a boy’s hobby into a vocation. For well over 20 years, Theune has been turning out, head turning 1:25th scale versions of classic Corvettes.
As a salute to Carlisle Productions for 30 years of Corvettes at Carlisle car shows, Chevrolet christened their new 2012 metallic light blue Corvette paint color, “Carlisle Blue.” Theune has been a part of the Corvettes at Carlisle scene for a long time and several of Don’s creations have been sold off with the proceeds going to the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation. To commemorate the new Carlisle Blue, Theune has created a special batch of his museum-quality scale visions.
Thirty units of each 2012 Corvette body configuration (coupe, roadster, Grand Sport, Z06, and ZR1) painted in Carlisle Blue are now available. Plus, each model includes a miniature version of the event directory, plus a special license plate that reads, “CHIP 30th.” One of Don’s Carlisle Blue Corvettes is now part of The National Corvette Museum’s collection of Corvette models on display in the Red Spire Room.
If you’ve been a long time attendee of the Corvettes at Carlisle event, you may remember the special presentation Theune made to Zora Arkus-Duntov in 1995, of a set of all five 1963 Grand Sport Corvette models. Continue reading “Scale Visions’ 2012 “Carlisle Blue” Corvette Series in 1:25th Scale”