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701/2 Baldwin Motion Camaro WIP

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  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, August 04, 2017 5:07 PM

Having built a 701/2 Camaro before, I realize there is an issue with the taillight panel. So in order to avoid problems, I glued in the rear panel and then puttied the seams to make this a cleaner assembly and few problems, I hope, especially since I'm using a Candy color. I'll white glue the front roll pan in place for painting as I don't think I can fit the frame in place with both permanently glued in place. Its been raining so I don't know when I can get the Candy painted. I am in process of primer, flat black and aluminum for now. 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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Posted by dreamsinplastic on Friday, August 04, 2017 8:13 PM

So far,So NICE modelcarjr.....Are you going w/kit engine,or maybe that Hi-Po 302 small block that was offered from GM? (Req'd from Factory,for TransAm racing??)......Have Fun Mon !!

 

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  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Friday, August 04, 2017 9:21 PM

Looking forward to what you do with this one,how about a vinyl roof for something different?

"to love it ,is to live it"

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  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, August 05, 2017 1:30 PM

Thanks, Dreams and Mclovin! I appreciate your comments and suggestions. I'm going with the 427 in the kit. I know there's a 302 in one of the Camaro kits (67 -69, I think) but I only have one of each of those in the closet and don't want to kitbash any of them. I probably will not add a vinyl roof to this one as it may be a little difficult to build the trim around the rear of the top. Due to scale, the rear fenders almost rise right into the top and I'm afraid it would be tough to get a straight looking trim around the fender and then between the back window trim and the trunk line. So for now I'll just settle for adding some engine detail and working hood pins.

Since I can't paint today, I continue to work on pieces that I can. Here's what I've done with the hood pins. First, I previously removed the molded in hood pins before I primered. Next, I placed a small pin plate (Detail Master) at the edge of the hood and then using a #72 drill bit, drilled holes in both sides.

Next, I taped in the radiator/support, put the hood in place and used a straight pin with a little white paint on the tip to mark the radiator support underneath.

I drilled out radiator supports, again using a #72 bit, and cut a straight pin to tape in place on both sides.

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: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, August 05, 2017 1:36 PM

So the last step is to put the hood in place using some additional tape for strength. Hopefully I'll be able to glue everything in place once its painted without a lot of handling of the hood and without ruining the paint trying to drill everything out after paint. That's the method to the madness. 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.

TnT
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Posted by TnT on Saturday, August 05, 2017 11:43 PM

That should be one bad apple.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, August 06, 2017 11:41 AM

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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Posted by Moparlover64 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 6:27 PM

Keep up the. Great work looking pretty conv8ncing to me can't wait to see the end results

Moparlover64

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, August 06, 2017 8:18 PM

Great upgrade on the package tray, JR. You'll probably need to keep the windows closed if you want to hear those speakers. (Personally, I prefer the exterior stereo system on the rocker panels.Big Smile)

chucky

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, August 07, 2017 12:14 PM

Thanks, Moparlover and Chucky! I appreciate your comments! The speakers would be no problem. Just install the aftermarket 8-track tape player and crank her up!

Finished one door yesterday, taped off the console and dash to paint the brown for the wood grain.

Finished the other door today and brush-painted the panels for the wood grain. The door panels, console, seats and dash were painted with Krylon Satin Black.  The foil is fairly tedious but I enjoy process and it looks good when 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.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 6:59 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.

  • Member since
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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 7:08 PM

modelcarjr

Thanks, Moparlover and Chucky! I appreciate your comments! The speakers would be no problem. Just install the aftermarket 8-track tape player and crank her up!

Finished one door yesterday, taped off the console and dash to paint the brown for the wood grain.

Finished the other door today and brush-painted the panels for the wood grain. The door panels, console, seats and dash were painted with Krylon Satin Black.  The foil is fairly tedious but I enjoy process and it looks good when done! Thanks for looking! Cool

 

 

I actually still have a working 8-track player plus equalizer/booster playing through 6x9s in the package tray of my 340-powered '69 Valiant (and about a hundred 8-track tapes). Gotta love those mid-tune track changes (i.e. Inagoddadavida). Cool

chucky

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 7:22 PM

That interior is looking great. The shades and textures look right on.

chucky
I actually still have a working 8-track player plus equalizer/booster playing through 6x9s in the package tray of my 340-powered '69 Valiant (and about a hundred 8-track tapes). Gotta love those mid-tune track changes (i.e. Inagoddadavida).

Haha yup, love em. I have the original dealer installed AM/FM 8-track (and speakers) in my Lotus Europa. Gotta love old school.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

KWT
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  • From: Middle TN
Posted by KWT on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 8:51 PM

I like the way this is shaping up. That interior is awesome!

I have one of these in my stash. Gonna be watching closely.

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

  • Member since
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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:00 PM

Thanks, All! I appreciate your comments! I can't imagine still having a working 8-track player! They were pretty notorious for eating tapes. and the tapes have to be starting to disintegrate. You must take care of them pretty well!

I'm waiting for weather to paint, pre-wired distrutors and tire decals in the mail. 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: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:48 PM

[quote user="modelcarjr"]

Thanks, All! I appreciate your comments! I can't imagine still having a working 8-track player! They were pretty notorious for eating tapes. and the tapes have to be starting to disintegrate. You must take care of them pretty well!

The most common problem is the rubber drive wheels going soft and gummy (or even gooey!). A few years back, a friend was dropping some things at the town dump and spotted several intact cases of disco 8-tracks. He grabbed them and gave some to his brother and the rest to me. Needless to say, some never-played disco 8-tracks became organ donors to save classic rock tapes. Just lucky: right place at the right time. Otherwise, they'd be junk. Music

chucky

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, August 11, 2017 4:36 PM

I don't remember anymore but maybe the 8-track encasement was secured by screws. if not, you would have had to cut them along the seam, replace the rubber drive wheels and then glue them back together again. Wow! I would have never thought of that!

While I'm waiting on the weather, I thought I would paint the black for the interior top and the engine bay. Then I taped them off. I am going to use a silver base so the minor overspray of the black should be covered.

Houston Auto Modelers Contest and Vendor Show tomorrow. I won't get anything done on this build tomorrow either! 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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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, August 11, 2017 5:54 PM
Looking forward to seeing this beastie finished , I do like a Baldwin/ Motion even the Vega & Corvair ! ( Don't tell the other Mopar boys !! ) LOL
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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, August 13, 2017 1:46 PM

Thanks, Spencer Mopar! I appreciate your comment! I drove many Camaros over about a 20-year period and for the last 7 years I've had two Dodge Challengers. So I like 'em both!

Good news from the Houston Auto Modelers show. I placed with 6 out of 12! Len Woodruff was one of the judges for some classes and also took several 1st places in some categories. Thanks Len and congratulations! I placed first in Street Rod and Factory Stock with the 32 Ford and the 70 'Cuda.

Second place in Box Stock for the 55 Chrysler 300 and third place in Street Machine for the 55 Chevy Bel Air.

I did get a coat of silver base on the Camaro this morning but its still too hot and humid for the Candy and Clear. I used Testors Diamond Dust for the base coat. I think they call it Diamond Dust because it has a dusty finish! But I thought it might sparkle under the candy a little better. I'll lightly sand out the silver finish on the stainless surfaces.  Maybe some time this week I'll get to paint.

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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    May, 2008
Posted by Len Woodruff on Sunday, August 13, 2017 2:57 PM

modelcarjr

Thanks, Spencer Mopar! I appreciate your comment! I drove many Camaros over about a 20-year period and for the last 7 years I've had two Dodge Challengers. So I like 'em both!

Good news from the Houston Auto Modelers show. I placed with 6 out of 12! Len Woodruff was one of the judges for some classes and also took several 1st places in some categories. Thanks Len and congratulations! I placed first in Street Rod and Factory Stock with the 32 Ford and the 70 'Cuda.

Second place in Box Stock for the 55 Chrysler 300 and third place in Street Machine for the 55 Chevy Bel Air.

I did get a coat of silver base on the Camaro this morning but its still too hot and humid for the Candy and Clear. I used Testors Diamond Dust for the base coat. I think they call it Diamond Dust because it has a dusty finish! But I thought it might sparkle under the candy a little better. I'll lightly sand out the silver finish on the stainless surfaces.  Maybe some time this week I'll get to paint.

 

 

 

 

It was a pleasure juding your beautiful models. Congratulations on your best of class awards.

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, August 13, 2017 7:35 PM

Way to go!!!  Congratulations on your awards. Nice foiling on the door panels and the dash looks fantastic.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 9:19 AM

Thanks, Len and Mike! I appreciate your comments! Len, I also admired several of your builds on the tables that won several !st place awards. Congrats!

Working on some of the detailing of parts and waiting on pre-wired distributors and tire decals. I may be able to paint the body later this week.

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: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:18 PM
Congrats on the awards !
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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:35 AM

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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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:40 AM

Pulled the tape in the engine bay and then posed the hood and rear spoiler. I'll rub it out tomorrow and then I can foil. Thanks for looking! Cool

Rear taillight panel had been taped off.

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
    August, 2007
  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:05 PM

Boy does that look sleek!,looking forward to the finished build.

"to love it ,is to live it"

 http://public.fotki.com/convertible-fan/

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, August 18, 2017 9:18 AM

That's quite a colour. That thing will just gleam in the sunlight.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

JpL
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    June, 2012
Posted by JpL on Friday, August 18, 2017 2:08 PM

Watching and enjoying your build. My gripe with the kit is the ugly headlight molding. I drilled out the center of the light with a 3/16 bit and using riffle files shaped each side to closely match the fender edge, using the box art and photos and was able to get a decent shape. Luckily the kit head pockets didn't get destroyed. The 1/1 isn't square or round. I used a Molotow Liquid Chrome 1mm pen to paint the reshaped pocket and it looks so much better than the bock-stok light.  Also, all gen II's are disc brake in front - the kits have drum backing plates on all 4. I am building a standard front conversion with '71 seats

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