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#21 Casey

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:40 PM

The instruction sheet is up and viewable as a .pdf file on Round2's website, too: http://www.round2mod...ions/amt841.pdf



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:17 AM

Picked the kit up yesterday.  Looks good.  If Revell doesn't do one, the LSA is the Cadillac CTS/V version of the LS9 and the Revell ZR/1 could donate that.  But the intake and shroud would need some mods.  Also would need to add a cross brace on the shock towers.   See my photos from the Palaitne Cruise In ZL1 engine bay close ups.  Revell's 2010 Camaro can contribute detail including seats.  I am not overly wild about the AMT vinyl seats (the rest of the interior is styrene).



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:19 PM

Pics please? I think I saw it had the optional 5 spoke wheels, it this true?

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

If you mean the ZL1 wheels, yes.  I will take some pics and post tomorrow AM.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

I will be getting this one, but I think I will wait tell Hobby Lobby has it, I cant see spending what my LHS has the price at, close to $30



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:08 PM

I used the old camera as the newer one is recharging.

 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:10 PM

And 3 more:

 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

Can't tell from the pic's, but looking at the PDF kit instruction sheet, the dash appears to be from the 2010 issue, as the radio face is the smaller face design not the larger display added in 2013. Can you confirm, Gerry?



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:10 PM

If you mean the ZL1 wheels, yes.  I will take some pics and post tomorrow AM.


The standard wheels for the ZL1 are the black ten spoke that are shared with the 1LE, the five spoke wheels are an extra cost upgrade. I was hoping for the ten spokes. Oh well maybe the Revell one will have them.

Thanks for the pics

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:29 PM

Can't tell from the pic's, but looking at the PDF kit instruction sheet, the dash appears to be from the 2010 issue, as the radio face is the smaller face design not the larger display added in 2013. Can you confirm, Gerry?

 

It has alarger display screen, but no decal provided for detail.  See below for update

 

 

The standard wheels for the ZL1 are the black ten spoke that are shared with the 1LE, the five spoke wheels are an extra cost upgrade. I was hoping for the ten spokes. Oh well maybe the Revell one will have them.

Thanks for the pics

 

Let's hope Revell will do one.  I don't relish doing the conversion to full detail versus time on another model (like a Fujimi F12 Berlinetta sitting on the shelf).  I WILL do the AMT convertible combined with the Revell detail.


Edited by Exotics_Builder, 28 May 2013 - 05:42 AM.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:49 AM

So I did some more research, measurements,  and took close up shots of the AMT 2013 ZL1, AMT 2011 Camaro SS Convertible and Revell 2010 Camaro SS.  The AMT ZL1 comes with the same radio dash wide screen as the 2011 SS Convertible.  This is incorrect for a ZL1 as it comes standard with the Chevrolet MyLink with 7” diagonal screen.  It looks close, but will need to be corrected by a modeler wanting to be more prototypical. 

 

 

AMT 2013 ZL1

 

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From real car:

 

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AMT 2011 Camaro Convertible

 

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From real car:

 

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In this case, the AMT kit is a little "soft" on detail versus the Revell.  The convertible would be the most obvious since the dash is so visible.



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

I bought this kit today based on this thread its nice. needs some custom wheels tho like Forgiatos


Edited by Lownslow, 28 May 2013 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:00 PM

I agree.... I wish they would do a GS body..... Coupe and Roadster.....
 
Then I could build my 1:1 car.....  It is one of several of my 1:1 cars that I have not been able to build.... hope they do it soon....
 
But with the 2014's in the pipe-ine already I really doubt it will happen.....we will no doubt see a "Show-room" replica of the 2014 by mid-summer..... 
 
One of four of my "real ones"........  
 
 
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That is a great GS.

AMT needs to recognize it has been more popular than the standard car since it was reintroduced.

A 427 car would also be a possibility

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:06 PM

The pictures of the kit look great many thanks. Too bad AMT didn't replicate the stock ZL1 wheels

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:54 PM

One of the things that is interesting and at the same time frustrating is that the model companies seem to completely understand how to put wheels (especially) and several other chrome parts on the tree with the connecting lugs in paces that will not damage the visible finish. (....in the SNAP style / curbside kits like this one)......   BUT they just can't seem to translate that to the much more expensive glue kits.....  This has been going on for some time.....



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:34 PM

How well will a LIGHT Dye work on that BLACK rubber/Vinyl though???

Very well, I worked in an auto upholstery shop years ago ( the man I worked for was the one that came up with the formulas for the SEM dyes, they started with Pactra Aero-Gloss Dope for model airplanes) anyway I have re-dyed black interior in a Mercedes to a light tan for a dealership so they could make a sale, wasn't hard at all, still looks good 20 years later. I saw the car at a local car show last week-end.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:40 PM

I see people that are talking about using the Revell kit to build a full detail conversion but wouldn't it be easier to do most of the chassis work using the AMT full detail kit from the concept, they are still pretty easy to get, & cheaper than the Revell one at that.



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:04 AM

I see people that are talking about using the Revell kit to build a full detail conversion but wouldn't it be easier to do most of the chassis work using the AMT full detail kit from the concept, they are still pretty easy to get, & cheaper than the Revell one at that.


No the amt concept kit does not replicate a production car in any way, the engine and suspension are completely different. The revell kit is the only choice.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:39 PM

why use an opening hood on a curbside , makes no sense to me , unless someone knows something  i dont know.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:02 AM

Yesterday, i tried to swap ZL1 part with the converible parts just for fun!! 

I does fit perfectly, all the parts that differs from SS to ZL1 are apart from the body, even the rocker panels!!

 

So i ended up with two complete bodies, a ZL1 convertible, and an SS hardtop without wasting a single part from the bodies!!! 

 

I like it!!

Very good looking kits, even if it's curbside!

 

And i think the tires are better than Revell.