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’73 Camaro

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  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:12 AM

    Very impressive work. I like the detail added to the pan on the trans. gives it a nice, realistic look.

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    January, 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Friday, April 17, 2015 1:30 PM

    Looking good!

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:04 AM

I decided to work on the front suspension since I was tinkering with the sub-frame.  I installed a C4 Corvette fiberglass monoleaf set up on the real car.  So to add it to the model I made a brass insert for the cross-member where the spring will be mounted.

The upper control arms and spindles are the factory GM units, but the lower control arms are special made items.  I made this pair from sheet styrene.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:16 PM

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:42 PM

amazing work here. those details should make it a brilliant car.

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    February, 2007
Posted by shaun.s on Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:49 AM
Hi Mark,I know it's a while back but maybe you can tell us how you textured the interior console? Thank you Shaun
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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:19 AM

I shot the console with satin black in a dry orange-peely coat, over an orange-peely primer base. Then I rubbed some oil from my face with my finger on it to knock down the texture high points and add some shine.

The door is cloth so it was shot with flat black (and made as a separate part).

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:36 PM

Might as well make the traction bars while I’m in the area…   I milled the U channel stock from a stick of .125 X .25 inch styrene stock, the bars are sheet styrene.    I’ll make and add the hardware later.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    January, 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:22 PM

   looking very nice.

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    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, April 24, 2015 2:12 PM

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Friday, April 24, 2015 2:33 PM

    That's going to look outstanding when it's done. nice chassis detail.

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, April 25, 2015 7:29 PM

Thanks!  Sure is nice having the reference handy, and working on it upside down this time.

 

I cut the front sway bar off the lower control arm/tie rod/cross-member assembly and reshaped it to fit the new lower A-arms.  I started with brass rod for the stabilizer links and will flesh them out with hardware later.  I figure the yellow paint fattened up the thickness enough to approximate the 1-1/4 Suspension Techniques bar I put on the real car…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:32 PM

I cleaned up the tie rod assembly that was cut off earlier and added it back to the front sub-frame and installed the steering box.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    January, 2014
Posted by Samiches on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:58 PM

Looking good! Yes

last build: 1972 Pontiac GTO with opening doors. http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/126630.aspx

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    April, 2005
  • From: Caputh, Germany
Posted by modelmarc on Thursday, April 30, 2015 2:17 PM

Very very impressive build so far, love the attention to detail, and the 1:1 is very sweet!!!!

Marc

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 7:53 PM
I installed the fiberglass mono leaf front spring.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:22 PM
I made a brass and aluminum master for the knock-offs and cast rein copies.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    January, 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:43 AM

  Very nice work. coming along nicely.

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    November, 2003
  • From: West TN
Posted by v6mike on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:05 AM
That is some amazing detail,and the real thing looks great. This one will awesome when finished.
On the bench: Anything I haven't finished!
  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:09 AM
I went back to working on the engine.  I textured and finished the valve covers…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, December 18, 2015 5:47 PM
The first set of headers I made proved to be too tight of a fit into the sub-frame, so I modified a pair from the AMT ’66 Nova.  I’ll finish the look of the ceramic coating after they are installed onto the engine.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, December 20, 2015 10:49 PM
I didn’t like the way the headers fit under the car after mocking it up with the suspension and wheels.  So I stripped them and shortened them.
First I cut the three tubes that were closest together.  Then I snipped the single tube and re-bent it to fit after cementing the three back together.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Monday, December 21, 2015 7:44 AM

You are doing some beautiful detail work on this one.  Really like the way you did those headers.  Keep those updates coming.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    May, 2012
  • From: PORTER, TEXAS
Posted by TATTOOTONY on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 8:45 AM

Scale-master your eye for detail and execution on each part is phenomenal... The 70's split bumper has always been a personal favorite of mine! Can't wait to see what else you have in store... Thumbs Up

Look up my past builds: 49 MERCURY SLED BUILD & CADDY CTS NO LAMBO DOORS & Hills Hot Rods 78 Blazer Replica ( on hold ) 

Current builds: Ekstensive Metal Works 2004 Hummer H2 (Game Over) Replica WIP & Ekstensive Metal Works 1970 Ford F100 ( Coyote Ugly ) WIP

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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 6:15 PM

Thanks guys.  Those headers died...

I tried TS-30 Silver Leaf instead of the Chrome Silver I used before thinking it would go on thinner and still be bright enough.  But decanting and airbrushing did not give the desired look.  Rather than build up more paint I opted to strip the headers as I had done in the past.  Unfortunately this time the plastic disintegrated, not just at the glue joints, they crumbled like rice.

Set number three came from a Revell ’69 Camaro and were also significantly modified to fit the engine/sub-frame. 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    November, 2014
Posted by 07pt_cruiser on Thursday, December 24, 2015 6:20 PM

This is amazing I'm loving watching it. You're going to have an amazing finished product!

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 12:48 PM

Thanks PT, I'm hoping...

 

I made wire looms like I have on the real car and wired the engine before permanently installing it into the sub-frame.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    January, 2014
Posted by Samiches on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 3:14 PM

I really like the way you have the engine wired.  Are the wire holders photoetch, or did you make them?

Keep up the excellent work! Yes

last build: 1972 Pontiac GTO with opening doors. http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/126630.aspx

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:51 PM
I turned the top of air cleaner from aluminum and milled the filter element from a chunk of raw resin I cast.  The pleats are a bit heavy looking, but once it is all painted I think it will be OK.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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