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FULL BUILD REVIEW: REVELL 2010 Camaro SS Deluxe kit


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#21 whale392

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:36 AM

Ok, you mention and vaguely show the front and rear valances (the custom versions). Would it be possible to get a good shot of these parts (as the front end treatment (if that is what it is) looks to be the 'Z/28' prototype front. I would be interested in the kit if that were the case.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:21 AM

David,
Nice color choice.Revell did a nice job as always.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:45 AM

Looks like a nice kit ! Thanks for your review / W.I.P.

Dumb question time : In 1:1 Scale , is Chevy planning a Drag Race ("Body-In-White") model to compete with the Ford Mustang Drag Pack and Challenger S/S ?
Even if not , I can see a Dick Harrell 'phantom' being built ...


Think Camaro COPO announced recently.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:11 PM

That Camaro, DoubleD posted, is something I'll build from this kit. That'll be the first version of this new Camaro, but the second one will be the SS/BM Super Stocker!

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 06:41 AM

the picture i posted above is the "COPO" concept Camaro. supercharged 327 LS, Powerglide and a Ford 9" rear axle IIRC. so far nothing online that shows that Chevrolet has built any of them, but they want to.


Yeah, that's true. But I still want to build it. :lol:

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:22 AM

the picture i posted above is the "COPO" concept Camaro. supercharged 327 LS, Powerglide and a Ford 9" rear axle IIRC. so far nothing online that shows that Chevrolet has built any of them, but they want to.


Might be the 9" is a sticking point.......... :P

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:16 PM

One of the lunch ladies at my school owns a synergy Green Camero


Wow... lunch ladies make more $$$ than I thought! :lol:

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:48 PM

Kind of weird to think of a Camaro w/ a Ford rear axle..and that's a solid axle, old school.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:14 PM

Kind of weird to think of a Camaro w/ a Ford rear axle..and that's a solid axle, old school.

Yeah old skool to handle the horsepower that the stock IRS would scatter apart just hearing it start up.


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:36 PM

Yeah old skool to handle the horsepower that the stock IRS would scatter apart just hearing it start up.


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Meh...The ZL1 handles it's 580 horsepower quite well w/ IRS, I've read...

Edited by Rob Hall, 30 January 2012 - 04:40 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:49 AM

Let's hope they tool up the ZL1, too. Does anyone have any thoughts about how well the engine of this kit will kitbash? It is an LS, right? With a manual trans, right?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:51 AM

Its not uncommon to see any drag car unless its pro mod or something with a 9" rear. Regardless if its mopar chevy or whatever.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:26 AM

Nate, it looks like the transmission in the kit is an automatic.


Aww man. I was hoping this would be a good source for an LS-type engine with a manual trans.

Edited by Nate, 31 January 2012 - 09:27 AM.


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:59 AM

it is an automatic transmission. wonder why Revell did the auto and not the manual.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:01 PM

That is a 6L80, I want to get that kit for the trans alone! Well Done Revell, those new automatics are used a lot in the 1:1 hot rod builds.

If you really want a manual trans for this kit, try Morgan automotive details T56. It looks real close to the TR 6060 that came in the 2010 Camaro SS. http://www.superchev...ions/index.html

http://www.madmodeli...w/t56trans.html

Edited by Scalefinishes, 31 January 2012 - 09:03 PM.


#36 David Thibodeau

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:36 AM

Thanks Guys,
Big update on the Revell Camaro SS
The interior is complete at this point. PLEASE dont mind the water drop on the decklid. I was cleaning a brush and a drop fell there without my knowledge until I saw it in these pictures! LOL!!
I saw this shot online and knew I needed to do my interior this way:
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Here is my version plus a water spot that got removed after the pics were taken!!
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Scalefinishes Interior black dye was used for the seats. It "bites" into the bare plastic to give it a leather texture. Tamiya light green was used for the inserts
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I also detailed out the engine bay using tamiya light green since I was out of synergy greeen.
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The powerplant is complete as well. There is alot of detail going on here right out of the box. The block was painted Tamiya TS-30 which is great for a clean aluminum color.
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#37 David Thibodeau

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:41 AM

All the components fit and look great once the chassis is complete.

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Since the chassis is complete I turned my focus to the body. I added the kit wide stripes to the hood and trunk. The window frames were carefully painted with acryl flat black by brush.
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Here is the interior with the glass installed. It is a one piece assembly that was carefully painted with a chisel sharpie around the borders and acryl flat black for the headliner. It fits well and can be glued along the edge of the center portion to prevent ruining the glass.
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The front grill, and tailights are very clever assemblies stacked with clear/red lenses, followed by chrome tubs that snap together producing perfect results.
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Edited by David Thibodeau, 05 February 2012 - 04:48 AM.


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:44 AM

Dave, beautiful build. Nice and clean indeed.

#39 David Thibodeau

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:49 AM

At this time the Subassemblies are ready to be put together. Things will fit very tight and the sides of the body will need to be stretches so go slowly!!!
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Once the Body and chassis was assembled I mounted the wheels and tires. The stock stance was too high so I modified the location points a bit to get the car to sit better. Unfortunately that meant the wheels are not centered on the brake rotors but it was a necessary sacrifice. If I build the car again I will modify the suspension during the build.
Here are a few pictures of how the car sits now. Even at this point I would have liked it lower. But it will have to do.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:36 PM

looking good David Nice color combo.