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’73 Camaro

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  • Member since
    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.
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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Thursday, August 6, 2015 8:43 AM

  Very nice work. coming along nicely.

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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, August 5, 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

  • 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
    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

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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

  • 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

  • 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
    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.

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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 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 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

  • Member since
    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

  • Member since
    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
  • Member since
    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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  • Member since
    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

  • Member since
    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

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

    Looking good!

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    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 2014
Posted by Samiches on Monday, March 23, 2015 3:46 PM

Top notch work, Scale Master!  That console is very cool.  Impressive work so far.  Keep it coming!

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 Monday, March 23, 2015 12:55 PM

The trans has been painted…

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, March 22, 2015 12:38 PM

Despite warnings of fit issues especially since I attached the rear panel to the body, it seems to fit quite well with all the interior parts and glass temporarily installed.  The firewall is a little tight to install, but once I modify the kit part to match my car it should provide a bit more wiggle room.

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, March 21, 2015 10:47 AM

I decided to use the kit provided engine with some modifications.  First I cut the 4 speed manual transmission off and cemented the engine halves together.

After painting it I made a decal for the Fram filter.

 

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, March 20, 2015 6:17 PM

Thanks Rusty.

 

I made a Hurst T-handle shifter to match the real one.  Yes, it is an automatic, but I custom made the shifter in the car to work with the 700R4.  This piece can be filed away until final assembly.

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 Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:54 AM

   Really nice detail on that console as well as the mods you made to it.

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:36 AM

I made a copy of the graphic equalizer.  To give some depth to the shifter plate area I put the gear selector lettering and the blue plastic dust cover in the recess of the console.  I made the shifter plate to sit flush above with some space between like 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, March 17, 2015 12:05 PM

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, March 16, 2015 10:39 AM

Thanks guys!

 

I made the headers from a pair out of a Revell SuperTruck kit.  I cut some of the tubes apart and made the flanges from brass.   I cut off the long collectors and made new ones to match mine from brass and then added P.E. flanges.

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

  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: Sioux Falls, SD
Posted by Slammed C10 on Friday, February 20, 2015 8:48 PM

Great build going on!! I also really like the real car :)

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