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A Pair of Chevys - The Camaro

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Revell 69 Camaro Z28.

Paint:  Exterior is Testors Hugger Orange and Testors Ultra Gloss Clearcoat from the can.  Engine is Scalefinishes Chevy Engine Orange.

Aftermarket:  Plug wires, resin carbs, Fireball Modelworks white letter tire decals, Keith Marks decals for the scripts.

The kit decals were used for the stripes.  Originally, the plan was for white stripes.  Suffice to say, that didn't go very well.  socal76, if you are reading this, thanks again for the spare white stripes.  As you can see, they didn't go very well either.  So, in order to save the build, I cut the black stripes into segments for the hood to get them to lie down on the curves.  That finally produced acceptable results.

Oh, another fun disaster on this one.  Eagle eyes will notice the rear valence is not the kit's.  That's because I forgot about it when I washed it  and the body in the kitchen sink in preparation for primer and paint.  Down the disposal it went, which I found out about later that night after dinner...  So the piece on the model is a part of a valence from the spares box and sheet styrene.  Not perfect, but looks pretty good to me and, again, it saved the build.

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Thanks for looking! 

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You definitely had some issues,but the results speak for themselves!,looks beautiful!!.

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You definitely had some issues,but the results speak for themselves!,looks beautiful!!.

Agreed.  That engine bay is awesome.  Love the story about the disposal, something other than the carpet monster is lurking :o

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The trick with 1G Camaro Z/28 stripes is to paint the cowl vent portion white or black* as needed. Don't even waste time trying to decal them. Then you can use decals for the rest of the striping.

*And, of course, orange for '69 Pace Cars.

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Great detail work on this build. I like the fender cover for the Air Cleaner, little things like this really adds to the presentation. I also had the same decal problems and went thru a great deal of Sovaset to get them to lay down on the hood. The Orange still seemed to show thru the white also.

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