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AMT 1968 El Camino SS

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Finished this one up over the weekend. 

 

1968 Chev El Camino SS, inspired by a car I saw while camping in Nelson BC this past summer. The car in question was a 1969, as indicated by it's licence plate, "EL 69,"

But, I saw the '68 kit and figured that was close enough.

Went together reasonably well, although it seemed like the engine was too big for the engine bay. had to do some squeezing and jamming to get it in there. 

Finished pretty much box stock, with the addition of plug wires, flocking, and some seatbelts. 

The paint is Tamiya TS53 Deep Metallic blue, with a Duplicolour semi-gloss black on the vinyl roof.

Wash on the grille, and the panel lines, although on this dark colour you can't tell. Drilled out the exhaust tips, and made my own gauges for it. Plus, had to make a license plate.

I think my skills are getting better. :)

 

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Good looking build! Interior is nice, foil is nice, color and roof are nice! Overall a nice build! Good job'

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Thanks!

Actually, that's not foil. That is some very careful masking, and then a coat of Duplicolour chrome. 

 

Forgot to mention originally, but yes, I know there are some underhood details missing in the pics, there are a couple of hoses that have since gone into the engine bay. And the heradlight lenses are there now. :)

 

 

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I just built this kit too and I had the same thought about the motor being too big for the body but great job look real good

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Very well done, I can't imagine doing the fine masking required.

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I like what you have done,maybe just add a wash to the grill and rally wheels to take down the brightness.:)

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Well done!
And I agree with Kelsons idea.

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That is very nice Dan !!!

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I like what you have done,maybe just add a wash to the grill and rally wheels to take down the brightness.:)

I actually did do a wash on the grille! In hindsight, maybe going back and doing a second wash would help dull it a little. 

Despite my hatred of chrome, whether or a kit or a real car, I actually wanted to leave the bumpers quite bright on this car, so decided on this one to just leave it. Normally, I'd be stripping the chrome tree and reapplying something not quite as toy-like.

As for the wheels, I wanted to paint them body colour, with chrome trim rings and centers, but after ruining a set of practice rally wheels, I just chose to leave these until I can figure out a way to paint them in a way that would leave me a result I'm happy with. I wish they were multipiece, would make it a lot easier. Might end up with a set of resin aftermarket wheels to use at a later date.

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Very nicely done, Dan.. Can't go wrong with an Elky at all.

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Looking real nice.

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Super Nice El Camino!!

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Very nice 

Edited by Yahshu

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Nice build! 

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Outstanding work!!......really love the color, and the klean attention to detail on that interior!!!

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nicely done indeed!

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sweet looks great nice work

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That I like.

Would happily drive as a 1:1.

steve

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Finished this one up over the weekend. 

 

1968 Chev El Camino SS, inspired by a car I saw while camping in Nelson BC this past summer. The car in question was a 1969, as indicated by it's licence plate, "EL 69,"

But, I saw the '68 kit and figured that was close enough.

Went together reasonably well, although it seemed like the engine was too big for the engine bay. had to do some squeezing and jamming to get it in there. 

Finished pretty much box stock, with the addition of plug wires, flocking, and some seatbelts. 

The paint is Tamiya TS53 Deep Metallic blue, with a Duplicolour semi-gloss black on the vinyl roof.

Wash on the grille, and the panel lines, although on this dark colour you can't tell. Drilled out the exhaust tips, and made my own gauges for it. Plus, had to make a license plate.

I think my skills are getting better. :)

 

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Nice Dan, not trying to be critical but you put the consul in backwards .....

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Whoops! lolz

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Very nice build!!

Dennis

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Very nice.

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Wow, that looks great, really good detail. I'm getting one of those.

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Sweet looking model!  Most Chevy Rallye wheels were Argent with a chrome trim ring and center cap but I've seen them all chrome as well as body color, all up to the builder.

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Sweet looking model!  Most Chevy Rallye wheels were Argent with a chrome trim ring and center cap but I've seen them all chrome as well as body color, all up to the builder.

I was loosely basing it on a '69 El Camino I saw on vacation this past summer. That car had body coloured Rally wheels with chrome trim ring and center caps. At some point, I'll probably try to go back and paint these. Or will grab a third set of wheels and try to finish them how I want them. In the meantime, I'm happy. 

 

:)

 

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