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1996 Camaro Convertible WIP

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  • Member since
    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
1996 Camaro Convertible WIP
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:59 PM

I have a 1994 Camaro Indy Pace Car that I built about 25 years ago that is yellowing badly. I could take it apart and re-paint it as a regular camaro but I had another thought. I bought this ugly purple promo (I can't remember the name of the color) at a car museum here in Texas a few years ago. The color may look OK on another car but not on a Camaro, in my opinion. I have started taking it apart and maybe I can convert it to one with an engine and chassis from the 1994 and repaint it. So here goes.

I took apart the 1994 and to see if the chassis would fit with the 1996 body. Everything looks OK. both front and rear fascia are attached and the engine peaks out under where the dash will be. 

I did some cutting and taping and I think this will work! 

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, March 10, 2020 4:06 PM

Here's another shot of the mockup. 

So ealier today I taped everything off and painted the exterior Nassau Blue Metallic. The interior is gunmetal that has been flated out to simulate the charcoal gray interior that a lot of Camaros had. I had  1994 convertible that was a little more teal but the interior was gray. 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 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:11 PM

I rubbed out the body, detailed the interior a bit with some black paint and installed it. Cleaned up the engine and engine bay. Installed the front fascia and then the engine bay fender liners and detail in three pieces. Now I just have to install a few more pieces and detail the badges, etc. 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 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:05 PM

Very nice kitbash!!,i didn't think the Monogram 93'Camaro would fit so nicely with the AMT promo convertible.

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  • Member since
    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:47 PM

Thanks, McLovin! I appreciate your comment. I was surprised too since I know that most, if not all, Monogram kits were 1/24th scale. But the second kit that I have of the Monogram 93 Camaro says 1/25th so maybe it is. 

So now the chassis, engine compartment and engine from the very yellowed 93 are installed in the 1996 promo. I could build another 93 from a second kit but somewhere along the line the engine has disappeared. Maybe I'll build it as a curbside. Here are a couple photos of the finished 1996.

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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