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1969 Camaro Z28 WIP - Finished, Outdoor Pics!

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1969 Camaro Z28 WIP - Finished, Outdoor Pics!
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, January 17, 2014 5:43 PM

I have been working on this one for most of the day. I sanded out all the Camaro scripts on the body since they are too faint and I have some Keith Marks decal scripts for it. I am thinking about painting it yellow with a white interior.  I think the Tamiya Camel yellow will be too bright to approximate Daytona yellow and maybe the Krylon Bright Idea will be closer. It might turn out too light in which case it might look like Butternut yellow. So I am leaning toward the Krylon. I am trying to use the paint I have I need to use up some of this paint before I go buying more.

And while I have good weather, about 60 degrees F and low humidity I am going to get some other bodies painted as well as I think that winter will make a return. So this WIP may be slow. I also took 2010 Mustang snap-tight parts off the trees as the grandsons are spending the night tomorrow and I thought maybe I could spend some time with them building tomorrow.

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by Scooter261 on Friday, January 17, 2014 6:27 PM

Nice start,,hey I was gonna ask,,where did you get that paint stand?  Looks great to use,,I use  pizza  bxs  with  different stands ect  on them,,but that stand you have would  work  alot better.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, January 17, 2014 7:05 PM

Scooter, I think I got the paint stand from ScalemodelingbyChris on the internet. Other internet vendors should carry it too. Sometimes a well stocked hobby shop will have them. About $20.

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, January 17, 2014 7:08 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing what you can do to this kit!  I have Z28 RS kit, but I plan on painting it with Model Master Nassau Blue Metallic with either a blue or black interior.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 17, 2014 7:44 PM

Model Master makes the correct Daytona yellow and Hobby Lobby usually has it.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, January 17, 2014 9:46 PM

Thanks, MrMike and Htown!  I appreciate your comments!  Yes, this would look good in Nassau Blue Metallic and I did one in that color a few years ago for a friend. Thanks Htown, I might look at the ModelMaster but I tested the two colors on a junk body and I think the Krylon on the front is close holding it up to the monitor.Its bleached out a bit by the light in this picture but looks good to me.  I realize that is not a perfect science. The Tamiya is too bright on the back of this test body. I may make a trip in the morning to HobbyLobby. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, January 18, 2014 1:22 PM

So, here is the new plan for the Camaro: I bought some Daytona Yellow as Htown suggested to paint the exterior. I'll use the Krylon for the interior as it is a bit softer and I can dullcote it as well. Then I paint the inserts with drab green to simulate a houndstooth interior and use some thinned acrylic black ink to indicate a multicolor pattern in the seats or at least give it a little depth. I've got the body parts in Tamiya white primer and good weather so it will be painted this afternoon.

As I indicated I am going to paint several bodies so that I have enough models to work on in case the weather turns again. Some of you may remember I took the engine top and belts out of the Z06 Corvette as well as the radiator and shroud and the mirrors. But I can still build it as a curbside! But what to do about the mirrors?  So I found a couple mirrors that I think Slusher sent me after I had a rant about kits not including mirrors(Thanks Slusher!). I'm going to dechrome these, fill the sink marks and hang them on the Corvette.  Paint will be Fiery Orange (the colors that year included a color that is very close) which I have a part of a can of and a fabric tan interior.

After that I am getting a 32 Ford 5 window ready to go. I took the Mustang 5 Liter out of the kit to use in a 32 Sedan.  But I still have the 8 cylinder engine in the kit so I am going to build a high boy and maybe use the Tamiya Camel yellow for that. I have to build a 32 at least once a year!  I may try to get another one in line but don't know what that will be yet. Thanks for looking! Cool

 

 

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, January 18, 2014 4:44 PM

Good call, Htown!  The Testors Daytona yellow has the little bit extra pop that makes this one look good - in addition to having a low humidity day to paint! This won't need much rubbing and the hood is fine as is! Thanks for you help!

The Corvette came out nice too!  Good thing its One-coat as that's about all I had. One coat of paint and one coat of clear! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, January 19, 2014 10:48 AM

The Camaro is really starting to pop as I get the paint rubbed out.  I'm about half done in three hours! 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, January 19, 2014 6:38 PM

I painted the interior bucket for the Corvette with Fabric Tan and I think that will work so the Corvette can go into the box until I get ready to build it. Ditto for the 32 Ford as I painted all the body colored parts today with the Krylon which is a softer yellow than the Daytona Yellow. The lighting is washing them both out.  Now I can save the Tamiya Camel Yellow for a race car. I also primered all the Camaro parts and the 32 parts. Now I can box the 32 as well and concentrate on the Camaro. Hopefully, I'll have another good day to paint tomorrow so that I can paint the interior and other parts of the Camaro.  Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by RandyB. on Sunday, January 19, 2014 6:46 PM

Looking good JR. I did the same Camaro in Daytona Yellow about a year ago. I used a set of Keith Marks decals because the ones that come with the kit are too thick to lay down over the raised part of the hood without air bubbles or wrinkles. Even the decal setting solution didn't have an effect.


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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, January 19, 2014 8:45 PM

Thanks, Randy!  I guess I better get them ordered so that I'll have them by the time I get there! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 20, 2014 9:08 AM

Looking good JR.  Glad that paint worked out for you.  I just did a 69 Camaro Yenko with it. Also using the Keith Marks decals on it.  Have been in batch painting mode myself.  For some reason conditions are right for laying down paint.  Been in my garage with space heater on, gets the temps in there into the mid 70's.  I have one of the micro-mark paint booths,vented to outside, was a good investment.  Been using mainly lacquers. Also, ordering a bunch more Keith Marks decals. Really impressed with them. Should have about eight kits painted and ready for assembly during the hot and humid summer here in Houston.

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Posted by BigTallDad on Monday, January 20, 2014 11:15 AM

I actually drove a friend's '68 years ago...thanks for making me grow some more grey hairs!

You mentioned a houndstooth pattern for the interior; the Monogram '59 kit has some decals that might work.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, January 20, 2014 4:09 PM

Thanks, Htown and BTD!  I appreciate your comments!  Htown, I really like the Keith Marks decals as well and have used a lot of them. BTD, thanks for the suggestion as I still have a set of those but they're not quite the right color. I ordered some black and clear houndstooth seat decals from Scale Motorsports. Next I am going to paint the seat inserts olive drab and with the black and clear houndstooth decals I am hoping they look alright.

Here is the basic setup of the interior. I panted it the softer Krylon yellow color and dullcoted. Then I brought it back a bit with some clear. May need just a little more clear. Just a sprits here and there - th give it a sheen and not a shine.  Thanks for looking! Cool

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Monday, January 20, 2014 11:54 PM

Hey Jr. Great start so far my man. As usual. The paint looks spectacular. 1 Question tho. Are you gonna do the interior floor in a darker color? If you look at my 69 Yenko Nova w.i.p. I painted the interior all white including the floor and got some negative feedback. And while I decided to assemble it that way, after looking at it for a few months I realized that it just didn't look realistic. I have since disassembled it and painted the floor black, added flocking to the floor and package shelf, and added seat belts with p.e. hardware, a dash mounted tach and some other paint and BMF details. Due to computer issues I can't upload pics right now, but I hope to have that remedied but the end of the week. Cause I have alot of catching up to do, and some projects I think alot of people will like. Anyway I was just curious about that. Keep up the great work as always. CG63.

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Posted by Samiches on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 8:03 AM

The Camaro is looking pretty sharp!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:26 AM

Thanks, CarGuy and Samiches!  I appreciate your comments!  CarGuy, I'm glad you brought that up!  I have a 1969 Camaro that I found on the internet that I am using for reference and I thought I remembered that the carpet was yellow. But I looked at it again and the carpet is black. So I am going to change that now! Thanks for bringing that up!

Here are a couple of progress pictures before I change the floor color:

Taped off the inserts and painted them Krylon Olive drab.  Waiting on houndstooth pattern decals.

Brush-painted Testors flat brown (should be called flat light brown) then added a coat of Enamel clear. It's actually darker but the light is washing it out a bit. Now I can add decals and foil or silver painted accents.

Finally, I repainted the center of the 32 roof with Tamiya brown (interior will also be brown) and now I can put it away until I get there.  I have three bodies painted so these will keep me busy for a couple months. Thanks for looking! Cool

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by Ron Hamilton on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 4:54 PM

Very Nice!!!!!

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Posted by Snake45 on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:49 PM

I don't understand painting the seat inserts Olive Drab. I've seen a couple photos of the rare yellow-gut '69 Camaros and the inserts were a yellow and black houndstooth, similar to the black and white and orange and black houndstooths. The black houndstooth decals over the base yellow should git er done.

I can't recall the carpet color in those cars--yellow or black. I do know I've never seen a '60s car with a white interior that didn't have black (or another color) carpet, never white. I can't recall ever seeing a white dashboard, either, though that might have happened. Usually with a white gut the dash is black or the carpet color.

I'm pretty sure that white-gut '69 Camaros had black headliners. Whether that would extend to the yellow interior, too, I don't know. Something else to research.

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Posted by Snake45 on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:57 PM

Hey, I found some good pics. Black carpet, black dash, black package tray, black headliner, black kick panels on the doors. And I'll bet if there were a console, that would be black, too.

www.69pace.com/interior714.htm

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:20 PM

Thanks, Ron and Snake!  I appreciate the comments and your help, Snake!  I was trying to simulate an RS that I saw on the internet that looked like it had green in it. But after looking at what I have done the green is probably too dark to go with the black - should have been a lighter green.

So anyway not a good day today. Tried to paint the black over the yellow and this occurred:

After letting it sit in the brake fluid pool for a while I tried to repaint with some Satin black.  That didn't work.

But never fear, I have another kit. The other bucket will sit in the brake fluid for a few days and then I'll put it in the extra kit after I clean all the paint out of it!  As you can see I also gave one seat a coat of yellow to see how that looks with the houndstooth pattern decals once I get them.

While in the extra kit I also pulled the mirror that I had stolen from the kit I am working on. However, it fell on the floor right at my feet- I thought.  After looking for an hour I gave up. Maybe it will turn up later but the carpet monster strikes again! Bang Head

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:30 PM

This looked like it had some green in it to me but maybe its just the yellow and black giving it that effect.

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by Snake45 on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:42 PM

Yeah, there's no olive drab color on those seats at all--that's an optical illusion of the picture--it's black and yellow. Did you know that in WWII they would sometimes make olive drab paint by mixing black into yellow? True story--and same principle.

Hey, gotta tip for you for an easy way to do those lower door kick panels in "black carpet." Don't worry about painting or flocking them, just cut the panel shapes out of some brand-new black sandpaper of maybe 150 grit or rougher and glue it on. Looks great, and WAY easy to do!

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:09 PM

Coming along very nicely JR - hope you enjoyed the snap kids with the grandkids

Missed this as I have only been looking at "Your Discussions"

I need to broaden my reading and reviews!!

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:37 PM

You're welcome for the heads up Jr. Sorry to see you're little setback tho. But as they say it's nothin but a thang. Right?

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:38 AM

I too hate it when my butter fingers frequently drop parts on the shed floor - seems to be a like a Bermuda triangle sometimes! Often!  Parts bounce in ways you never expect!

I need a sticky floor so when they land they stick. I stand at the shed bench to model though - so I'd get stuck too ! LOL

Isn't it funny how we all share so many common woes !

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 7:30 AM

Thanks, all, for the comments! I am on the rebound this morning!  Foiled the right door and painted the bucket flat black. Both kits (Z28 and RS kits) have the same door panel (surprise). It would be nice to have the door panel that is most often in the RS version  Here is a mockup:

Since I have two kits and have already borrowed parts from the other one I am also taking the seats out of the extra RS kit and have primered with some white primer. While getting the seats out I found the mirror in the bottom of the box! I must have had it on the floor and picked it up and set it aside to look for the mirror in the carpet but I have no recollection of doing it!

The original bucket is making good progress after being in the brake fluid overnight. Now I am going to see if I can get one more door out of this sheet of foil before opening the new sheet.  Thanks for looking! Cool

 

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:37 PM

Looks great Jr! Nice save. Also glad to hear you found the mirror. This one is gona be killer! As usual.

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Posted by Samiches on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2:45 PM

I spent about 4 hrs through out a day once looking for the shock I was painting which had flew out of the grasp of my tweezers. I checked the carpet, table, every box on my table.  No paint spatter anywhere.  I used a toothpick to feel around in the little paint jar.  No luck.  I checked the paint jar with my tweezers and toothpick about 10 times, no luck.  I couldn't find the shock on the carpet or even see any paint splatter anywhere.  I ended up dumping the paint out into another jar because I was convinced that with no paint spatter anywhere it can only go where paint spatter wouldn't show up.  It was in the paint jar after all.  The part didn't float to the top, nor was it at the bottom where I could feel it with the tools.  It must of been in some sort of suspended animation it that jar.  It is funny where model parts choose to hide.

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