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#21 Greg Myers

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:53 AM

Andrew count yer header bolts. 1W_302_crossram_completed_PS.jpg



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:58 AM

looks great so far, excellent work.

 

ya, I know all about NY weather, lol, that's why I bought a paint booth :)



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:07 AM

Can you explain how you achieved the nice looking grill?

I used a Dremel with a sanding drum bit and took about 1/8 in. off the back. Only between the headlights, though. I left the far edges alone because that's where it attaches to the car.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:09 AM

Andrew count yer header bolts. 1W_302_crossram_completed_PS.jpg

Good call! I think it's too late to fix it, though :/  I'm kind of surprised I missed that; that's one of the reference pictures I've been using!



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:12 AM

 

 

 that I'm the only one I've seen so far who's bothered cleaning them up so that they look more like separate pieces of pipe.

 

Good Job you're right. It does matter. ;)



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:57 PM

Motor looks great



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:09 AM

Great work so far. I just cracked one on my kits open last night.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:09 AM

Any updates on this? Been awhile

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:11 AM

Any updates on this? Been awhile

Yes, it has been a while, but no updates. I'm not sure how the cold will affect the paint, so I'm putting off spray painting anything until it's at least 45-50 degrees in my garage. I think it could be warm enough today, but unfortunately I'm too busy to work on it :/  I've heard it's supposed to warm up again next weekend, though.



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:18 AM

It was 50 today!! I got some priming done on the interior pieces. What a pain it is to cover black plastic with white. Tomorrow we're supposed to get 6-12" of snow, so it will be a few days before it warms up again so I can do some more.



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 12:16 PM

Looking good ,  nice touch on the grill...



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:11 PM

Not much to actually show in the way of updates quite yet, but I have been able to do some spray painting the past couple of days. Just simple base coats and things for the interior, but nothing interesting enough to bother posting yet. Soon, though, I think. I thought I'd show you this, though, in case you're interested. I'm trying a new technique (for me, anyway) for panel lines that Harry P. discussed on a thread somewhere; a red '62 Corvette, I believe. Ah, this one: http://www.modelcars...ic=78813&page=2

Anyway, the trick is to deepen the panel lines and paint them black. Then, when you paint over it, the panel lines will be noticeably darker, but not unrealistically black. Harry, if you read this, thanks for the tip! I'm really looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

 

Here's how she sits now, with the blackened panel lines. Soon she'll get a coat of white (the color of the stripes), then I'll mask off the stripes and give her a coat of Perfect Match "Medium Quasar." Certainly not a factory color for a '69, but an official GM color, nonetheless, and one that I really like.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

Just FYI, the joints on both sides of the dutchman/tulip panel (between the rear window opening and trunk) are not the same, nor not as deep as a door of fender gap. These joints are very shallow, and will only catch a very minimal shadow.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:18 AM

Just purchased one of these kits, I'll be following along closely! That engine looks absolutely fantastic!

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:31 PM

Well, here's an evening's worth of work. It really took quite a bit longer than I expected it would; just over 3 hours. I sure hope it was worth it. Paint goes on first thing tomorrow. Wish me luck :)

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:49 PM

Looking forward to the paint update



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:18 AM

Well, so much for that. Let's just say it'll be a while until the next body update. In the meantime, there's still the interior and chassis to work on.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 05:29 PM

Ok, nevermind. I'm starting this one over from scratch. I ordered a new kit, mostly for the body, so I will probably still use most of the stuff that I already have done. Well, the engine is really all I have completely done anyway. Even so, I think I'll build the engine from the new kit and see if I can do it any better. Whichever one I don't put in the car I'll just display separately. I've completely rethought my color scheme as well. The 'Medium Quasar' was a bit darker than I would have liked it to be and the quality of the paint just wasn't as good as I had hoped. I guess I should have listened to more of the negative reviews of Duplicolor. Mistakes were also made on my part in the preparation of the body, so I'm sure that didn't help. I'm looking forward to starting with a fresh body and learning from my mistakes. Anyway, the new paint scheme is Daytona Yellow, an official 1969 factory color, and I will most likely use the black stripes supplied in the kit. Yeah, I'm disappointed that my first attempt didn't pan out, but I'm really looking forward to starting over, especially with this color. I think the world needs more yellow Camaros.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:43 PM

I decided I'm going to put the engine I've already done in the car and build the engine from the second kit separately to go in its own display. Therefore I decided to do as much as I possibly can with it. I ordered spark plugs and boots from R.B. Motion. They really are absolutely fantastic. I couldn't imagine working with these in 1/24 scale, but he makes them somehow. I'll display it without the headers, to show off the spark plugs, so I drilled out the exhaust ports, too. Even unpainted, I think this cylinder head looks pretty good so far!

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:53 PM

I decided I'm going to put the engine I've already done in the car and build the engine from the second kit separately to go in its own display. Therefore I decided to do as much as I possibly can with it. I ordered spark plugs and boots from R.B. Motion. They really are absolutely fantastic. I couldn't imagine working with these in 1/24 scale, but he makes them somehow. I'll display it without the headers, to show off the spark plugs, so I drilled out the exhaust ports, too. Even unpainted, I think this cylinder head looks pretty good so far!

wow! those look fantastic! were they reasonably priced?