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1/12 '69 Camaro

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1/12 '69 Camaro
Posted by camino454 on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:07 AM

Hi everyone! Wanted to show you my current project. Finished somewhere around 1992, I recently rediscovered this model and decided to do an overhaul. In an attempt to make it look like the1:1 in my garage, I started with cutting out the doors and trunk.

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Posted by camino454 on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:11 AM

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Posted by camino454 on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:12 AM

Trunk bracing

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Posted by camino454 on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:13 AM

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Posted by camino454 on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:19 AM

I had to figure out a way to make an RS grille. At first I chopped up the original, but the proportions were not right so I scratch built one from strip styrene.

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Posted by camino454 on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:22 AM

Finished grille with detail to headlight doors.

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Posted by badco on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:33 AM

now that is scratch building at its finest! Great job on the grill!

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  • From: Aridzona
Posted by GoodAZGuy on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:33 AM

That's looking good! 

 

Cool

It's a neat heat and can't be beat. 

 

Caz
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Posted by Caz on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:36 AM
You have a good start there for sure. Any pics of the 1:1? I want one of these kits. Hard to come by in the uk. :(
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Posted by camino454 on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 9:10 AM

Kits in the USA are hard to find. Good thing I bought 4-5 of them in the 90's. Here's the 1:1 version.

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Posted by camino454 on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 8:46 AM

Wow, it is impossible to find 1/12 scale wheels out there. So that means I'm making my own. Spent several hours making these, scrapped the first two, because after I got the process down the quality changed from first to last. Tires are the same story, can't find em. I used 1/10 remote control car tires, rear tires had a section cut out to reduce diameter then CA glued back together, fronts - same, then a strip cut out the middle to make them narrower.

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Posted by niel on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 5:21 PM

Nice build sweet Cam....

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Posted by 71cougar on Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:13 PM

killer work so far,  love the 1:1, looks like you got kinda a baldwin motion thing goin there

jack

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  • From: Northwestern Ontario
Posted by SkiBum on Thursday, January 06, 2011 4:17 PM

Great work so far. Can't wait to see this one all finished.

Rob

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Posted by camino454 on Thursday, January 06, 2011 8:37 PM

Today I got to work on the suspension. Yes, its going to work. Got some tiny ball joints from the hobby store, originally intended for a micro helicopter, they worked perfectly. Springs are from a mini rc car.

 

 

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Posted by camino454 on Thursday, January 06, 2011 8:40 PM

Here's the suspension in action.

 

Springs unloaded....

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Posted by camino454 on Friday, January 07, 2011 9:00 AM

Rear leaf springs are made from layers of copper sheet.

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  • From: Surrey, England
Posted by Lowlife ! on Friday, January 07, 2011 9:26 AM
Awesome work on the camaro, and i just love your real version ! Its one of those kits ive messed up as a kid and wish i could build another..... Look forward to more of this build, should turn out great if the starts anything to go by ! ! ! .......... Lowlife !

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Posted by camino454 on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:44 AM

Got most of the interior done. Just have to finish up the steering wheel.

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Posted by 89forumla on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 10:31 PM

Wow, this is insane.  Keep us posted

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  • From: Washington State
Posted by BandC253 on Thursday, January 13, 2011 2:17 AM

Love the Details in this one!! Awsome Fabrication work! I wish I had that talent. Looking forward to seeing more! Brian

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Posted by gas0line_alley on Thursday, January 13, 2011 11:46 AM

Great stuff. I like the uniqueness of working in larger scale.

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Posted by mdlblder on Thursday, January 13, 2011 3:56 PM

HEY MAN, THIS IS REALLY SUPER NICE. CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE ME MORE INFO ON HOW TO BUILD RS GRILLE.ALSO, I AM WORKING ON THIS AS A CONVERTIBLE.GOOD LUCK WITH YOURS.

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Posted by camino454 on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:11 AM

Started making my own intake manifold.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:50 PM

Hey Camino, Great job on the Camaro's grille..  Have you thought of taking an impression of it and casting grilles??  Heard of a method lately, using silicone and pouring body filler in the mold!???  If you ever do, I'd be a customer for at least two of my cars..  Aftermarket is tough for 1/12th.....  S56. 

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Posted by camino454 on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:59 PM

You're not the only one looking for an RS grille... but, I've never messed around with making molds. If it's cheap and easy enough, I might be convinced to make some. But time is running out, it's gonna get glued in soon.

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Posted by camino454 on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:10 AM

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  • From: Antioch CA
Posted by JM485 on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:04 PM

Wow the scratch work is amazing great build so far.  How did you make your own rims?

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Posted by camino454 on Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:57 AM

I have a mill/ laithe combo machine at work. I bought a 2"x2' piece of aluminum round stock and whittled wheels out of it. Took many hours, but the effort was quite worth it. Originally was going to use wheels from a busted toy r/c car. They turned out to be not quite the   right size.                                                                                          I recently made changes to the centers before they got epoxied together, in an effort to try and make them look like the "real" wheels.

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  • From: Pa.
Posted by GShall66 on Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:21 AM

How in the world did you make those rims? wow!

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