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69 Camaro Project going on the Back Burner (photos attached)

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69 Camaro Project going on the Back Burner (photos attached)
Posted by CraigDaModeler on Monday, March 8, 2004 12:07 AM
I have had enough with this project for a while! Too many road blocks, too many screw ups, too much frustration lead to me not working on it at all so I cleared it from the bench last week. Banged Head

I temporarily slapped some of it together to get a sneak peek at the over all look. Even more problems arose doing this. I am going to move on to a couple other projects but will still be working on pieces parts for this one along the way and maybe my luck will change at some point. Still have a LONG way to go!!
In case it is not obvious in the photos, this one is 1/12 scale.

Fairly pathetic photos too! Can’t win! DeadDead
(the first two photos are about the actual color...for now at least.....untill I do the clear coats)








Here is the In Progress folder if any one wants to see the buildup from the start.

69 CAMARO IN PROGRESS PHOTOS
Craig Naquin 'Nawlins, La "If at first you don’t succeed, keep on suckin’ till you do succeed” Curly Howard
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Posted by Likittysplit on Monday, March 8, 2004 1:35 AM
Yea, that kit is a huge heartbreaker isn't it? I built one about twelve years ago and just had to do another so right now I'm just a little bit farther along than you are. I got it last July and had wanted to get it on the shelf by Christmas. Like you, the build has become such a chore with correcting the shortcomings of the kit that its been backburnered. My frustration is, is that the finished car looks so good once you get it worked out right. Kind of strange, but I was looking through it earlier, before I got on here and felt a little spark of interest...

Proud owner of a 1:1 1997 Camaro Z/28 30th Anniversary edition and 2004 Monte Carlo SS supercharged Dale Earnhardt, Sr. "Intimidator" edition.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 8, 2004 7:33 AM
Looks good, I was thinking of getting one. However I dont know now..................
What is wrong with the kit??
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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Monday, March 8, 2004 8:19 AM
My problems are not so much kit problems (yes there are some things that required extra effort) but rather things like working out the kit bashed engine, the roof developed a crack that needs repair & repaint, and a bunch of other little things.
On top of all of that, it started out from a kit, actually two kits, that were previously assembled by some else and not very good I might add. The primary kit I am using was painted with not much assembly done but most of the parts were painted and had to be stripped.
Craig Naquin 'Nawlins, La "If at first you don’t succeed, keep on suckin’ till you do succeed” Curly Howard
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 8, 2004 5:11 PM
looks good, whan are we going to see that Edsle???????
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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Monday, March 8, 2004 9:43 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Jared

looks good, whan are we going to see that Edsle???????



Edsel? Which one? The low ridin' thing or the stock one?
Craig Naquin 'Nawlins, La "If at first you don’t succeed, keep on suckin’ till you do succeed” Curly Howard
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 12:25 AM
i have two 1/12 69 im tring to get rid of if some one like them let me know nothing is wrong with them i just dont have the room fore them the are started but not finished there is parts for the vette to the motor the rearedn is underone of the camaros i will put some pic up make me a offer
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 9:03 AM
Hey Tim how much do you want for the two kits? also what's wrong them?
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Posted by kerc on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 2:23 PM
A pity, bro--It sure looks nice. Maybe it just needs a lil' bit of rest.
Returning from the ashes like the phoenix! Let's throw some putty around... =o) Click here to see pics of my models and projects!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 5:23 PM
is it just me or are the rear wheels to far back? looks good though. i know the feeling i'm putting one on the back burner my self but i just lost interest in it. so on to the next one.
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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 6:03 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Hogmodule

is it just me or are the rear wheels to far back?


Everything you see assembled in the photos was temporarily white glued and scotch taped together in about 20 minutes. I wanted to bring it to our club meeting and also to get a general idea of the overall look.
Not only are they too far back but they are not straight either and the front wheels are sitting with a serious toe in after both of the upper control arms off came loose!!

I am putting it away for a little while to work on a couple other projects.....but I must say, seeing it together like that gave a little boost to the motivation that had taken a serious dive!
A LOT of work remains...detailing the engine, clear coating & polishing, completing the interior...a LOT-O-STUFF.
Craig Naquin 'Nawlins, La "If at first you don’t succeed, keep on suckin’ till you do succeed” Curly Howard
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Posted by raisin27 on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 7:07 PM
I know the feeling Craig.....sometimes its best just to stop, work on something else for awhile and come back with a fresh attitude.

Raisin
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Posted by kerc on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 7:55 PM
When modeling turns into a chore, it's better to stop, take a break, do other stuff...It works for me--when I get tired of modeling, I don't touch the workbench in a few days, and instead play guitar and make some music.

When I return to modeling, things come out cleaner, faster and better.

Big Smile
Returning from the ashes like the phoenix! Let's throw some putty around... =o) Click here to see pics of my models and projects!
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Posted by CraigDaModeler on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 9:11 PM
Sign - DittoSign - DittoSign - DittoSign - DittoSign - DittoSign - Ditto

Lets just say my guitar playing has gotten better as the problems on the model got worse!! Pirate
Craig Naquin 'Nawlins, La "If at first you don’t succeed, keep on suckin’ till you do succeed” Curly Howard

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