Pseudo Baldwin Motion Camaro

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Now, while some may cry foul, I dislike the stripe on the Baldwin Motion cars. It's easy enough to mask off and not beyond me, but I just don't care for it.

I do however ADORE the car on the AMT box, even though it has the stripe. Soooo, I'm doing it as a Baldwin with the "ficticious" stripe delete package LOL.

I have it painted Testors Model Master Fathom green. Love that paint!

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Testors 1814 clear coat [3 coats], followed by a rub and buff of Novis. Clear coat was allowed to dry one full week before the buff.

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I'm going with semi gloss chin and rear spoiler as well as mirrors and hood. Interior is Buff and I'll be using the MCG detail set for it [when it ever gets here!]

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This is an EXCELLENT kit and AMT had some great kits out at this time, including the 67 Impala SS [which is next].

Commentary is most welcomed natch.

Bob

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That is a really nice color. Looks good dude.

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Yeah...I really like the Testors spray can lacquer, too!! GREAT stuff!!

Your Camaro is the same color I used on my Raptor show car, truck and trailer. It goes well with tan.

Keep up the GREAT work!!

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Bob, the stripe was an option too. So if you built one without it, it would still be accurate.smile.gif

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Bob, the stripe was an option too. So if you built one without it, it would still be accurate.smile.gif

Really? I'm no expert by any stretch so that's a bit of good news I suppose. I wasn't terribly worried but this keeps it legit.

As a mechanic for over 20 years with 17 in one garage I'm an expert at several cars [read: Ford Taurus, Chevy Caprice, Dodge Stratus and Intrepid]. Not Baldwin camaros.

Thanks George

Bob

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Motion cars are kinda a pet for me. I gotta lotta stuff on 'em. Glad I could help.biggrin.gifwink.gif

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That car looks so good in Fathom Green! Do it justice!

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Lovely color! Great job!

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Man now ain't that something , I just bought one of those kits last night.Nice green color.Looks like the motor has some nice features as well.

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I would cry foul!!!!! ;) but it looks so good I can't, for myself I have been waiting a long time to get these strips so I could do mine.

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I really like the depth in the paint, and the color too. Great job so far.

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Now that is such a beautiful color on that car that I just may have to pick up another one. Simply beautiful and I, too< do not like the BM stripes. That Camaro kit is a nice one. I'm doing a fictitious 70 1/2 Convertible on here right now. I like yours.

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Bob this build looks great so far. I love the color that you have chose. Its beautiful. can't wait to see more of this project. This is going to be a nice buld for sure.

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I think the color combo you chose is FANTASTIC!. I also built one of these without the stripes and a wheel change:

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Thanks for the attaboys guys. John Bowers, very nice car there.

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I did a little foiling, but it still needs more. I made progress on the chassis but I'll post pix when it's mostly together.

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The big block is coming together and I'm stripping the headers and sidepipes for flat black. I really like this kit but the sidepipes have 2 injector pin marks right out in the open on the tops of both of them. Probably my only quibble about it really.

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More to come.

Bob

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looking real good keep pics coming. :D

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Bob, this is sure looking great. I have a few of these kits and you are right, it is one of AMT's best. I love the paint on yours....very deep and smooth. This car will always have a place in my heart...my very first new car was a 1973 (same body) Camaro Rally Sport with a 350. I was such a great car, I wish I still owned her today. Anyway, yours is looking terrific, the colors suit it perfectly.

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Bob-

That paint is such a beautiful color on that car. I'm glad to see too that you went with tan interior instead of black. Are you going to foil the tops of the doors? Your build is looking great. I got the grille and radiator wall in on mine along with the taillights and painting the sid marker lights. Hopefully I'll be done by next week.

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Bob-

That paint is such a beautiful color on that car. I'm glad to see too that you went with tan interior instead of black. Are you going to foil the tops of the doors? Your build is looking great. I got the grille and radiator wall in on mine along with the taillights and painting the sid marker lights. Hopefully I'll be done by next week.

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Yep, I'll be foiling the top of the doors. I have to foil in sessions. I cannot do it all at once or I'd go bananas. I plan on another finishing session tonight. I have to foil the marker lights as well as the headlight buckets and front running lights. That's a LOT of foiling! I'll be adding a drop of yellow to the front running light buckets before I put the lens on as well. My reference pix show it as a clear leans with an amber bulb. Right now I'm tackling the dash and side panel painting. Lots of silver trim on those. It's coming along nicely and the motor is drilled for plug boots and the dist is ready. The taillight lenses get chrome trim and the center section chrome as well. I have a PE carb kit that I'll be using for the linkages and throttle. Pray I don't go blind! LOL

Bob

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Here are a few pix from last night work. I did a lot on the motor and other stuff, but I did finish the suspension and wheels so I threw it up on them. I also finished the rear and I have to hand it to AMT. They really made it easy to make it convincing.

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I'm gonna bite the bullet and paint the lettering on the rear wheels. I painted the redlines on the front and it looks pretty cool. I was not in the mood to foil last night so I put it off for another day. That's nice about having your own agenda and schedule. This kit is exceeding my expectations on all fronts

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Lots of work currently being performed on the motor so that's on the way shortly. Comments welcomed.

Bob

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Bob, the 454 emblem on the right rear tailight panel should be just a bit higher, with a MOTION emblem just above it. I don't have any pics with the SS emblem on the left side. But either way that Bad Boy is lookin WICKED!!!!wink.gif

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Thanks George, but it's buried under clear now. The SS could be a smidge higher as well, but no worries.

I have the Motion badges for the fenders and the rear. I'll smack em on there and it'll look cool.

Thanks

Bob

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Dude any updates is it finished or what man?

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I missed this one first time around. Looks great, Bob.

For curiosity, whose buff paint did you use for the interior? It looks very good.

Charlie Larkin

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Tamiya XF-57 Charlie.

Bob

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