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1969 Camaro Z28 WIP - Finished, Outdoor Pics!

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by RandyB. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:08 PM

Camaro is looking great JR!


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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, January 31, 2014 5:15 PM

Thanks, Randy!  Still waiting on decals - not here today.  Keith makes excellent decals but it takes a while to get from Canada to Texas! Hopefully, they will be here soon! 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 Mopar-D on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 5:47 PM

Jr  very nice Camaro with your great detailing.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 6:15 PM

Thanks, Mopar-D!  I appreciate your comments!  Got my decals today!  They look good and I am going to give them a light coat of clear lacquer and get started in the morning!  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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  • From: Perth Western Australia
Posted by Rik_Biel on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:03 PM

What is the benefit of clear coating the decals before using them?

Especially if they are fresh/new?

Just to avoid tearing?

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Timonator on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:28 PM

Really nice build!

Can you give me any advice on attaching The body to the chassis without popping The interior or firewall loose ?

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 6:25 AM

Yes, Rik, the benefit is mainly to avoid tearing. K Marks decals are very thin, which is good, but that also makes them easier to tear. On this particular set the black stripes looked a bit flat and the clear will also gloss them up as I won't be able to do it once they are on. Finally, the silver decals which really look like chrome are very sensitive. They don't like to be touched much and are sensitive to decal set. So the clear stiffens them up a bit. If they fold over - forget it.  No extras on this set so I'll have to handle carefully. I expect this will take all day and since Mama has some chores for me it will probably last into tomorrow!

Timonator, I have only tried a test fit for the body/firewall/distributor and it is tight. I plan on installing the interior and firewall in the body as indicated in the instructions and then carefully inserting the front of the chassis into the body and slowly working the firewall past the distributor without knocking it off.

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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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 7:26 AM

Here's a perfect example of what can happen with the decals.  I got the dash Camaro decal folded over. I put it back in the water bowl for a few minutes and managed to get it on my finger with a brush and unfold it! I got it on the dash with a brush and its in place. Can you see it!

Now you don't!

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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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:54 AM

Here are some close-ups the best I could, of the completed interior. I had to turn the stick shift around to get the console to sit back a little further so that both rows of console gauges would be visible. Possibly one of  the worst fitting dash, console, steering wheel combinations I have seen in a kit. But I think I have everything as straight as possible. Steering wheel center, console gauges and shift pattern decals in addition to the dash gauges and Camaro script. I am going to add some flat to the houndstooth seat inserts to make them more clothlike. 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 Wednesday, February 5, 2014 4:05 PM

Timonator, here is how I got my chassis/body done. First, I glued in the interior and firewall with Zap A Gap CA+ using the rear pin and the two posts of the interior that contact the body. Glued the firewall in at the indicated spots and also glue the bottom to the interior tub with Zap. Let everything dry a few minutes holding it in my hand clamp, Then I inserted the front of the chassis into the body and made sure I had enough room to clear the distributor. I used a toothpick on both sides as a shoehorn to get the front quarter panel corner over the frame.

Then I did the same thing with the front and rear of the rear quarter with a toothpick to clear the chassis at the back:

Chassis is inside the body and everything is sitting firmly on all 4s:

I have since loosened the left rear spring, nipped the front end and move it forward a bit so that the wheel is more forward. 

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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  • From: Perth Western Australia
Posted by Rik_Biel on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 6:16 PM

This is one awesome build - it has turned out very nicely - the super detailed interior looks really great and that last pic - well - another home run, touch down, goal or whatever kind of score you prefer !!

You gotta be happy with that

Glad I'm not the only one using tooth picks for leverage !!

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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  • From: Perth Western Australia
Posted by Rik_Biel on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 6:17 PM

What colour did you use for the wood trim?  Looks great

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Timonator on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 8:22 PM

Looks great  jr. !

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Posted by CarGuy1963 on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 8:25 PM

Jr, this is probably the nicest Camaro build I have ever seen! Your attention to detail is fantastic! Great job!

Its only plastic until you add imagination! CG63.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, February 6, 2014 7:33 AM

Thanks, Rik, Timonator and CarGuy!  I appreciate your comments!

Rik, the interior wood is Testor's flat brown enamel in the square bottle followed by some enamel clear with a brush.

Hope to have this one done today if everything goes right! .

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 Thursday, February 6, 2014 1:02 PM

Got all the parts on except for the mirror and antenna.  Now for decals.  I am going to use decals for the scripts and Z28 emblems to make everything consistent except for the one on the grill. For the rally stripes I am going to try to be a little scientific. 

The hood and trunk at the bottoms are about 2" and at the tops about 2 1/16".  The stripes are about 5/8" so two are 10/8" or about 1 1/4".  For the hood then I will split 3/4" four ways (each side of the hood and each side of the centerline. So the spacing on the hood will be about 3/16" for the four spaces.  On the trunk, I'll do the same thing at the bottom but at the top the stripes will take up about 1 1/4" again but there is about 7/8" over. So the outer edges should be about 3/16" at the top of the trunk and 1/2" in the middle.  Of course, it won't be exact but these measurements will provide a good guideline, subject to change via eyeball engineering.

But first - its time for my nap! 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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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, February 6, 2014 5:59 PM

Just about done with the stripes. Started on the back and about 3/8" on each side left 1/2" in the middle. Used that same approach on the front with 1/4" from the centerline on the hood to be 1/2" in the middle. I think this will work. The rear stripes went on amazingly well in about an hour. The hood decals are a little more difficlut because of the hump. The stripe will be a little wider than the cowl vent but I think it will look fine. These are really good decals - thin and they just seem to fall in place without a lot of work! 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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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Friday, February 7, 2014 1:43 AM

Nice progress JR, the strips will look great on that shade of yellow...............Slusher

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 7, 2014 12:21 PM

Thanks, Slusher!  I appreciate your comments!  I'm in the home stretch now - finished the Rally stripes and I think they look OK.  The left side in the front and back could be toward the middle just a tad but I live with them like this because there is no point in ruining them trying to float off.  I also added pinstripes to the fenders over the wheel arches. I looked on the internet and found a couple of Z-28 sport coupes, an SS and a RS with them so I guess they could have come on any model and or could have been added by an owner.  So since I like pinstripes if subtle and not overdone, I added those, as well. Now all I need to do is add four Camaro script decals and three A-28 decals and one kit emblem for the grill. 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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  • From: Podunkville USA
Posted by gloozalot on Friday, February 7, 2014 1:00 PM

JR nice build once again.  You are good inspiration, I must have 8 to 10 of these kits in different forms and have never built one.  If I keep looking at this I will have to pull the wrap off one and smear some gloo.  Thats about all I can do right now, is smear gloo.  If I tried to paint I think it would freeze before it hit the model.  Good luck with your next project, I'll bet a hunnert now it will be super sweet!

To Err is human, to blame it on someone else shows management potential.  

 

 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 7, 2014 6:00 PM

Thanks, Glooz!  I appreciate your comments!  Well, it done - almost. Still need to add an antenna but can seem to find my pins right now.  I messed up the last of four fender pinstripes and managed to fix it. I have to see what it looks like in the morning before I decide whether to leave em of scratch all four off. Lots of decals on this build - almost like building a race car!  Outdoor pics tomorrow.  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.

  • Member since
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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 7, 2014 6:16 PM

3 more - don't know if I have a lean or if the workbench is uneven. Z28 decal is a little crooked but can't do much now.  I'll find out tomorrow!

Looks like I will have to reattach that plate!

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.

  • Member since
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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 7, 2014 9:51 PM

Took off the pinstripes as the one I goofed up kept falling apart. I think I like it like this as it is a cleaner look. Fixed the plate, added some decals stickers to the engine compartment, a PE radiator cap and fixed the lean, I think. Antenna tomorrow and outdoor pics! 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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  • From: Perth Western Australia
Posted by Rik_Biel on Saturday, February 8, 2014 1:22 AM

Brilliant ! I like it better without the pin stripes. What a great looking finished model !

Well done JR !!!

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rikbiel/albums

 

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, February 8, 2014 8:02 AM

Thanks, Rik!  I appreciate your comment!  I think this is the best detailed model I have built in a while. I was disappointed with the 62 Corvette, 57 Ford Custom and 70 Road Runner. But this one turned out well.  Here is some building details and pros and cons if anyone is interested. I'll have outdoor pics later today, I hope. Thanks for looking! Cool

Description of 1969 Camaro Z-28 Sport Coupe

  1. Paint:       Exterior – Testors Daytona Yellow      lacquer which is a correct color for 1969. Interior – Krylon Bright Idea      which is not quite as bright; Dullcote applied. Engine block- Tamiya      Orange. Chassis – Walmart flat black and Tamiya Aluminum. Suspension parts      cleared to simulate semi-gloss black.
  2.  Houndstooth pattern decals      in seats are from Scale Motorsports and dulled with Poly S flat. Front seat      belts built with seat belt cloth, 1960 Corvette chrome buckles, and racing      harness male ends from parts box.  Wood      simulated with Testors flat brown and enamel clear. Keith Marks gauge      decals.
  3.  Detail Master plug wires, heater hoses, top radiator      hose, heat risers. Fuel line added from carbs to fuel pump with wire. Engine      bay decals from Keith Marks. MSG PE radiator cap.
  4.  AMT      Parts Pak F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas radials on Rally wheels from Revell      1970 Nova kit. Quarter inch faucet washers for wheel backs.
  5. Added BMF to interior and exterior. Rally stripes,      emblem and script decals from Keith Marks. License plate decals from parts      box.
  6. Antenna is Jewelry Shoppe head pin.

 

Pros and Cons of the Revell 1969 Camaro Z-28

 Pros

  1.  Nice engine and interior detail.
  2. Body is well-proportioned and body parts fit well – bumpers, grill, rear lower panel and window glass.
  3. Poseable opening hood (with some handy-tak).

 Cons

  1.  Suspension parts need to fit precisely; rear pushed forward and front pushed rearward to get wheels in right position.
  2. No separate oil pan and the glue seam needs to be sanded out.
  3. Dash, console steering wheel assembly is difficult and requires turning the shifter around to clear both rows of console gauges.
  4. Wheels in the kit are shallow with short center caps.

 

Overall, a very nice kit and pleasing result!

  

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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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, February 8, 2014 12:11 PM

No sun today but at least it is not cold!  Here are some outdoor pics!

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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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, February 8, 2014 12:14 PM

A few more:

 

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, February 8, 2014 12:18 PM

Last ones:

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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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, February 8, 2014 9:05 PM

The rear roll pan was causing the rear view to look uneven.  I removed it and re-glued. I think it looks better now and this is about as good as it will get. It may still be sitting a little uneven but this is the best I can do. I'll start on a 32 hot rod tomorrow! Thanks for looking! Cool

I took another picture and re-posted. Somehow I had deleted the previous photo in my Photobucket. You really can't see the lean while it is sitting on the table with the naked eye but the camera doesn't lie. I tried to be really careful with the rear suspension and I probably screwed up the horizontal when I took the left spring off and shortened the front a bit to pull the wheel forward.  The wheels in the wheel wells still don't exactly match and maybe I need to remove the right and push back a little. But I'm afraid I will break something or screw it up even more. So this is the way it will stay!

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.

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Saturday, February 8, 2014 9:22 PM

Very impressive build JR, excellent work as always...........................Slusher...

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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