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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:56 PM
Samiches wrote the following post one month ago:

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! 

 

 

 

I made the wire looms from scratch.

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

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, February 13, 2016 6:31 AM

This is beautiful work. Will it be done any time soon?

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, February 13, 2016 1:40 PM

What's the rush?  I've had the real car for a third of a century.

 

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

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:37 PM
Fantastic. Top drawer work. Glued to the screen

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    December, 2011
  • From: Central Pennsylvania
Posted by Dodge_Driver on Sunday, February 21, 2016 6:32 AM

May I ask where you sourced the slant-top valve covers on your engine? I have several SBCs (albeit center bolt covers), I'm wanting to use slant-top covers on.

More a model starter than a model builder!

Planned Builds: '78 Dodge Sweptline street machine; Revell '69 Charger-440/6spd/18" wheels; Monogram '32 Ford Highboy.

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, February 22, 2016 10:53 AM

Hmmm.

 Now , That's a real nice looking ride .Can I have it ? Huh ? Huh ? O.C.G.

gjgeracci
  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:26 PM

The valve covers are resin copies I cast from a Revell Super Truck.

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, February 26, 2016 1:01 PM
The rims are almost done.  Two different offsets, but the same width.  I machined the valve stems/caps from aluminum.  Half surprised I didn’t lose any of them…  Still need to add the center caps/knock-offs.

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

  • Member since
    February, 2016
Posted by smokewagon on Sunday, February 28, 2016 7:13 AM

Nice build. 

You have some crazy skills!

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    July, 2015
Posted by Moparfan on Thursday, March 03, 2016 9:17 AM
Totally incredible build..Detail is amazing....The real deal,must be an exceptional Camaro...

Anthony DeMarco

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, March 07, 2016 12:16 PM
The knock offs have been added.  The tire sidewalls will be reworked, I just needed to test fit everything again before I decide if I’m ready to paint the body.  The little red bowties in the centers of the knock offs were fun to apply…

 

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

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by Builder2010 on Tuesday, March 08, 2016 6:11 PM

[quote user="Scale-Master"]

The knock offs have been added.  The tire sidewalls will be reworked, I just needed to test fit everything again before I decide if I’m ready to paint the body.  The little red bowties in the centers of the knock offs were fun to apply…

 

 

VVery nice build and nice prototype. Early 70s Camaros were my favorites.

  • Member since
    January, 2014
Posted by Samiches on Sunday, April 03, 2016 10:14 PM

Very cool additions to the interior. Cool

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 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:23 PM

Shot the base color (Admiral/Cloisonné) blue from the original touch up paint I had for the real car, with a coat of intra-clear to seal it.

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 Saturday, June 04, 2016 12:23 PM

 

The sealer-clear coat was sanded out but not polished or waxed.  Custom made stripe decals have been applied. 

 

On the real car I chose to paint the stripes with hard point corners on the inboard edges (like a Chevelle) instead of the factory stock round radiuses.  I think it accents the pointy nose better. 

 

Still a few more decals to add before clearing it…

 

 

 

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

  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Wednesday, June 08, 2016 7:05 PM

Very informative WIP....Your attention to details is outstanding. I've always liked the early 70's Cameros.....They don't get the same respect as the 67-69 do......

Dennis

 

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    April, 2013
Posted by Retro Joe on Thursday, June 09, 2016 8:35 AM
I always thoroughly enjoy following your builds! I have a 70 1/2 to finish someday.
  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Quebec,Canada
Posted by mikemopar70 on Thursday, June 16, 2016 6:31 AM
Awesome! Very clean work!

http://public.fotki.com/Mikemopar70/

 

Let's keep on building!!!

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, July 03, 2016 3:58 PM

 

All the decals were applied a week or two ago and since I was shooting my Corvette, I shot the clear on this too.

 

 

 

 

 

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

  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Quebec,Canada
Posted by mikemopar70 on Saturday, July 16, 2016 10:02 AM
Really nice, the paint is awesome!!

http://public.fotki.com/Mikemopar70/

 

Let's keep on building!!!

  • Member since
    January, 2014
Posted by Samiches on Saturday, July 30, 2016 1:26 PM

Scale master is right, as mentioned above, your attention to detail is assidous!  You might not have to even polish out that clearcoat, it already looks great.

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, August 04, 2016 3:38 PM

 

I machined a set of aftermarket Auto Meter gauges from aluminum.

 

A vacuum gauge, tach, and oil press & water temp.

 

 

I made decals for the faces and installed the tach and vacuum gauge.

 

 

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

  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by topman on Friday, August 05, 2016 8:13 AM

Simply outstanding. Any updates on the engine? No pulley assemblies, last we saw Huh?

  • Member since
    February, 2007
Posted by shaun.s on Friday, August 05, 2016 6:43 PM

Mark, fantastic stuff, I think it was you who said" make each indvidual piech its own masterpiece ". exactly what u are doing here.

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, August 05, 2016 6:59 PM

The engine is still at the same point as is the majority of the rest of the car.  Too many irons in too many fires, some if not most of it my own doing. 

 

This project requires more concentration than many others for me, so I often let it set until I have the time and energy to really focus on it. 

And constantly starting (and finishing) other projects is not speeding up the completion either.

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 17, 2016 10:16 PM

 

Originally I planned to make the exhaust pipes out of solder, so I filled in the mounting holes in the chassis.  But after looking at the kit’s pipes, even though it is for the single crossover style muffler, I saw it would be much easier to modify those parts into what my car has.

 

I used the left over turbo mufflers from the AMT ’66 Nova (I used to build another one of my cars) and chopped and spliced the Camaro pipes to fit sans the single muffler. The cross-over pipe was made from a piece of one of the headers that didn’t work.  It is all pinned together with aluminum rod.

 

Base coat of silver ready for proper coloring…

 

 

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 Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:39 PM

 

Exhaust system has been colored and weathered and dry installed with the suspension sub-assemblies.

 

 

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 Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:41 PM

 

The water temp and oil pressure gauges I machined a couple weeks ago have been installed in their little under dash panel.  The switch for the driving lights has been added to where the cigarette lighter used to be.  A crush sleeve was machined from aluminum and added between the steering wheel and column.  I’m calling the dash done for now.

 

 

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 Monday, August 22, 2016 4:36 PM

 

I made the Wink mirror by milling some smoke colored plexiglass to make the base for the mirror panels.  Then boxed them with some 0.010 sheet styrene.

 

 

The mirror faces are made of Mylar.

 

 

And a custom decal to replicate the stickers on the front side…

 

 

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

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