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  • 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

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    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!!!

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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.
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    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

 

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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

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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.

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    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

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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

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    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, 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

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    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

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    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
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    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.

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    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...

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    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

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    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?

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    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
    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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    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 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

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    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!

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    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

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    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

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    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
    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
    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 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

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