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2013 Camaro ZL1 Coupe WIP - Finished!

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  • Member since
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  • From: Spring, Tx
2013 Camaro ZL1 Coupe WIP - Finished!
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, February 09, 2017 5:41 AM

I decided to build this one as it is a curbside and I wanted to build something quick that didn't have a higher degree of difficulty. However, I may have picked the wrong kit. Lots of pesky flash, not heavy, just enough to be visible especially after you get paint on it. So i removed all the excess plastic and sanded down the body parts. I failed to fill the two sink marks in the trunk thinking that I could sand them out and blend in. But that didn't work.

I white-glued the multi-part body and painted with Krylon Metallic Aluminum followed by two coats of clear. The clear turns the bright aluminum into a nice silver gray, similar to Sebring Silver. So I have a nice, consistent finish on the multi-part body. I'll pull it apart and clean up the white glue remnants after I rub it out a bit and then put it back together using the instructions.  Not a lot of parts in this kit - similiar to a Snap-tite kit. So I won't spend a lot of tome with this one. Some interior and body detailing and that's about it! 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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    April, 2013
Posted by Retro Joe on Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:23 AM
I bought this same kit for the wheels, and then they ended up not fitting the project, so I still have the complete kit. Probably lowest on my to do list, but I'm looking forward to seeing yours, Jr! I didnt comment on it yet, but your Cuda turned out awesome!
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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:02 PM

Thanks, Joe! I appreciate your comment! I wouldn't advise moving this kit up on your to-do list as it is almost too basic. Of course, you could spend hours and hours adding addtional detail. Maybe open the hood and add ?....  It would be easier to just build the Revell 2010 Camaro if you want additional detail. I'm just building this one for a break.

So the chassis is done and I'm not going to detail anything else on the chassis. I did spend some time on the dash trying to add some detail with foil. I know it should be more of an aluminum finish but my matt aluminum foil is very old so I am using the chrome foil. I need to buy a new sheet of matt aluminum. I'll add some foil to the steering wheel and the console, add the decals and the interior will be done.

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 Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:14 PM

Finished the interior. The seats are vinyl so I didn't paint them. Added some foil to dress it up a little. The gauge decals register poorly and I left off the bow tie decal for the steering wheel as it couldn't be seen. I might find one in my decal stash.

I painted the center of the hood black and then added another coat of clear. However, the black washed out a bit with the clear. So tomorrow I will rub the hood out a bit, tape it off again and add another coat of black. 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: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:48 PM

Looks good in that color,i plan to kitbash this kit with the AMT convertible to make a ZL-1 convertible just can't decide on a color.

"to love it ,is to live it"

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Posted by Retro Joe on Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:40 PM
As far as modern Camaros go, AMT did a spectacular job with the glue version of the 2016 kit. Jr's 2013 is sure to be a stunner, though!
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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 10, 2017 9:01 PM

Thanks, McLovin and Joe! I appreciate your comments!

I repainted the black on the hood, taped off the front and rear pieces and painted them black. I also added Dullcote to all the black to seal and protect. The taillights were clear so I painted them clear red, foiled in taillight bezels and glued in the lenses. Gave the wheels a coat of dullcote to make them appear more like aluminum and blackwashed the lugnut openings. I still have to get black paint on the greenhouse around the windows and also the rocker panels.

A lot more detail than I originally thought. 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 Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:39 PM

Finished detailing the front and rear pieces. The bowtie decals were the same size for both but obviously the molded plastic was not. So I painted both over foil. 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
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, February 13, 2017 7:43 PM

I've got the body together and its on wheels - almost! The rear fascia (I don't know if I can call that fascia meaning the rear assembly) went on fine but the front fascia didn't fit well. I whittled on it prior to paint but it still doesn't fit well. So I used my finger clamps to hold together, the front piece and the hood at the same time until the glue dried. Then I notice that I had some dirt in the paint and some areas that looked like I had burnt the paint a bit previously. So I taped off the windshield, black on the hood, grill etc. and remove the front wheels.

I gave the hood and tops of the fenders a quick coat aluminum and then two coats of clear. In the morning I'll rub it out and hopefully it will look fine. So after that a few more decals and the mirrors it will be done! 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
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:58 PM

Finished! More difficult than it looks. Lots of tape to get all the black painted and with multiple body pieces with some fit issues. Decals are faint. But its done. Cloudy after a rainy day so no outdoor pics today. 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
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:00 PM

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: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Saturday, February 18, 2017 3:09 AM

Nice looking chevy.  well done as usual

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, February 18, 2017 6:24 AM

Thanks, Peter! I appreciate your comment! 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.

KWT
  • Member since
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  • From: Middle TN
Posted by KWT on Sunday, February 19, 2017 6:46 AM

Awesome looking Camaro... on par with everything else you churn out, bud! Thanks for sharing.

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, February 20, 2017 5:07 AM

Thanks, KWT!  I appreciate your comment! 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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