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1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible - FINISHED 08/05/25

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  • From: Umeå, Sweden
1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible - FINISHED 08/05/25
Posted by Brasi on Saturday, April 19, 2008 5:02 PM
Thought I should post some pics of my latest build. This is my firs attempt at a weathered build. The thought was to try to get it to look as if someone has started a restoration, hence the blue trunk lid. There will be more colors on this as I want it to look as if this someone has started replacing bad metal, and as if he has worked on the rust so there will be some primer soon.

Now the pics.





Tommie
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Posted by sublimegreen on Saturday, April 19, 2008 5:35 PM
Dont go over board on the colors, useually, if you have more than 3 basic colors, it doesnt look so good, good luck.
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Posted by Brasi on Saturday, April 19, 2008 5:42 PM
I will try not to. But it seems as if it would be a too much luck if the scoop that I cut in to the original hood would be the same color as the car. But I get your point and I will make sure to take it into consideration.

As you can see from the last pic the hood is rather ill fitting. It was that way before the cuts too.



Tommie
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Posted by Brasi on Monday, April 21, 2008 2:58 PM
The white didn't quite do it for me. And I also thought about what sublimegreen said about not going overboard with the colors. With that in mind I decided to change the color scheme to darker colors all over. Went over the body with Tamiya Blue Metallic Acryl. Made sure that it didn't come out even, just to ease the transition to a scrappy looking fading paint.
Then I masked off the front right fender and painted it semi flat black and then I did the same with the trunk lid.
After that it was time for some grey primer on the spots where the owner has fixed the rust and where the paint needed fixing due to the tape lifting it off a bit in some places. The tape lifting paint off was actually a blessing this time (imagine that), as I want the paint to look like it has seen better days when it is finished.

Now the pics for today:





More pics to follow.

Tommie
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Posted by Brasi on Monday, April 21, 2008 3:00 PM
And two more.

Hope you like it. It is my first attempt at doing this, so I hope it turns out well.

Enjoy.

Tommie


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Posted by Brasi on Monday, April 21, 2008 3:05 PM
And then the obligatory ripped vinyl on one of the front seats. I painted the seat a yellowish beige and taped over it. Then I painted the seat semi flat black and made the tear.

Tommie

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Posted by sublimegreen on Monday, April 21, 2008 3:39 PM
Lookin pretty good, good luck.
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Posted by Brasi on Monday, April 21, 2008 3:53 PM
Thanks.

Tommie
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Posted by mikemodeler on Monday, April 21, 2008 5:17 PM
Tommie,

Looking good so far, I like the idea of someone bringing a classic back to life. I remember these rusting out behind the front wheels and behind the rear wheels as well as along the bottom of the doors.

I can't wait to see the finished build.

Mike
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Posted by noname on Monday, April 21, 2008 5:23 PM
I love this sort of thing. It's fun, interesting to look at, and you don't have to be so fussy painting it. If you don't mind a suggestion, I would make the seat look a little worn besides the rip.
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Posted by c.sheaffer on Monday, April 21, 2008 7:16 PM
Hey Brasi I love the subtle touches of wear. Not too much but just right. Is there going to be any kind of small dents in her? Love the seat very nice touch.
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Posted by Junior73 on Monday, April 21, 2008 8:18 PM
Looks good. Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, April 21, 2008 11:10 PM
Looking good! I like the tear in the front seat...Looking pretty real. Good luck with the rest....the uglier, the better Tongue
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Posted by Mkowa PhD on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 2:39 AM
C'mon Tommie, you can do it...get the Dremel out and start relieving that Camaro of some plastic!

I'll race ya when your done...a poor mans 'acid dip!'Big Smile
-Mike
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Posted by Brasi on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:04 AM
Dang, Mike. That looks so cool. I guess I´d better do as you say. But it feels a bit risky as I haven´t done it before.

Wonder how I should do the dents? Do you heat the plastic?

Tommie
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Posted by Icedearth on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:11 AM
I use a grill lighter to do dents, heat the plastic in the spot you want the dent, and gently tap with your finger till it dimples. Its one of those "you gotta try it" to really know how much heat the plastic wants and how big the dent.
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Posted by plymouth71 on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 1:00 PM
remember to use different colours of brown for your rust, and you could also try the real thing....





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Posted by Brasi on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:09 PM
I am not sure that I will actually make any holes in it. I have ordered a Rust-All kit. But the initial thought was to make it look as if someone has already fixed the rust. But at least I need to make some dents in it for a more realistic look.

By the way, Plymouth71, your cars look really awesome.

Tommie
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Posted by davezinn on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:16 PM
nice work Tommie! if it was a hardtop it would nearly be a dead match for my former 1:1 '69 Camaro, the color looks right on! the terminal rust in my car was in the floorpans.
Dave
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Posted by Brasi on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:39 PM
Today's work has only resulted in a second front seat. This one is white and dirty. Going for the "mix and match" look on this. The duct tape remains. I will have to figure out a way of trying to replicate that in 1:25 scale. But it shouldn't be a problem I guess. Pics will have to wait until I have done that.

Tommie
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Posted by Brasi on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 5:42 AM
I'm putting this on the backburner for a while awaiting the arrival of the Rus All-kit.

Tommie
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Posted by burlllee on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 6:31 AM
Looking good Tommie.
Great work on your rust buckets Dan. Very realistic.
Earl Thumbs Up
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Posted by Brasi on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 8:11 AM
Today's progress just to check the stance. It looks spot on for what I intended. The wheels just happened to be next to me, so I picked them. These will not end up on the finished build though.



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Posted by Brasi on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 8:13 AM
And a few more.




I had to turn on the flash to capture the interior. The brown that you see is barely visible irl. It just gives a hint of dirt, just the way I wanted.

Water on flat Tamiya paint does the trick too. You can see that on the hood scoop that I molded in and on the ugly looking fading interior.

Hope you like it this far.

Tommie
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Posted by wabatuckeun on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:04 AM
Man that baby is going to look cool. I remember the rust areas on these carrs and you're doing a good job Tommie!!! Keep it up
Stace
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Posted by noname on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:36 AM
Dust in interior makes it look like it was in a body shop.
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Posted by Brasi on Sunday, May 18, 2008 4:41 AM

I started with the Rustall-kit yesterday. Since this is my first attempt on weathering a model it doesn't really come out the way I want it too. But it doesn't look too bad. I will share some pictures as soon as I am finished with the body later today.

 Tommie

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Posted by Brasi on Sunday, May 18, 2008 7:10 AM

So, here are the pictures I promised. It's my first attempt at weathering as I said, so I am aware that the dent on the passenger side door does not look good at all. But I will learn this.

Tommie




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Posted by sublimegreen on Sunday, May 18, 2008 9:13 AM
Looking good, good luck.
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Posted by Brasi on Thursday, May 22, 2008 11:53 AM

This is slowly getting there and I am hoping to do final assembly this coming weekend. The BMF was fighting me on the windshield frame, so I went with Tamiya Chrome Silver instead. It is going to be weathered anyhow, so the shine isn't that important. Then the windshield fought me too. It wouldn't fit. It just wouldn't. But now it's there and I am only waiting for the glue to dry. The good thing about this build is that I don't really have to worry about getting glue on the windshield as it is going to be dirty anyway. Big Smile

Stay tuned for the final assembly of this, my first weathered build. Hopefully, as I said, it will take place this weekend.

Tommie

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