THarrison351 Posted September 20, 2021 Share Posted September 20, 2021 I've been working on this Revell ASA Camaro since October of last year, got serious in March, and worked on when I could. Its for my son. Lots of overtime at my job cut into my ability to finish in a timely manner. I converted it to a third gen ASA or late model Firebird front end. It’s for a one-off car Mark Martin drove in 1983 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. In the early ‘90s Racing Champions released a 1/64 “replica” of it in their Short Track Champions series cars based on Camaros. I found some decals that kind of work and I used plastic strips and filler to change the front. Here is the build if you are interested The model is completed. I've been off for a couple of weeks due to use or lose, so I was able to finish it up. Turned out OK and I hope my son will like it. I only had one hitch. The windshield lower brace cracked when I put the chassis in the body, There's a structural brace molded in that's removed prior to assembly because these windshield braces are very fragile. My other cars show damage too. must have had the same problem. Anyways, I used a toothpick to spread the fenders, repair the brace, and install the glass. It's all good now. I also added a small piece of aluminum to the aft part of the driver's window. Thanks for looking! The decals came from a white Thunderbird subject with a Capital 300 race sponsor too. I used Microscale decal film for the stripes and windshield header. The contingency stickers are various makers The diecast inspiration my son asked me last year if I could duplicate it. I wasn't sure, but I said I'd try The actual car from the race at Indianapolis Raceway Park in 1983 Looks like a post race photo. Mark finished seventh. These are the only two photos I could find of his car from the race No pictures of Marks front or rear for this car. The front ends on 3rd gen Late Model Firebirds are often different, I'm guessing it depends on the company making them. I found one like this and it was easy to duplicate, so there you have it Fortunately, the rears on 3rd gen Camaros and Firebirds appear to look the same in photos I found, so no change Lots of room and major set back for that engine Here's the piece of aluminum from a pop can added to the aft part of the window. It was in the photo, easy to make and add, so I did it Simple. easy to build, and sturdy chassis. I hope whoever has the dies for these, be it Salvinos or Atlantis. Somebody starts reissuing them again Thanks for looking! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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