1/12 `69 Camaro Z/28 - Silver w/ Black stripes, red interior, minilite wheels, DONE!

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I know I`ve said other projects have made me want to quit building, but this was by far the most challenging project I`ve had yet. It shouldn`t have been so difficult, but it seemed to have fought me every step of the way, taking almost 5 months to complete!

Anyway, the guy who is getting this is the same guy who got the Burgundy one, so no mirrors or door handles again since this is going cross-country. Building this had me on pins and needles since he wanted the JL-8 brakes on this, and he sacrificed a $600 FM `67 Corvette die cast to send these to me. He also sent me the resin wheels, which have some real mass to them, and are much wider and heavier than the stockers. This meant alot of frame modifications, which was fun, without looking like anything was modified since he still wanted a factory appearance. The exhaust also had to be re-bent with an open flame, and then sectioned off to get it to fit. Shocks had to be moved to the inside of the springs. The kit plastic axles needed to be replaced with aluminum.

Another real challenge was the black stripes, which are completely masked off this time. No decals. The color is PPG Sebring Silver. He wanted red interior, which I thought was unique. And of course, the period correct window sticker, and California plates and inspection sticker this time.

Sorry for the lousy pics. The weather isn`t cooperating here in the Northeast, and I need to get this to this guy.

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The lug nuts:

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Not much to say other than perfect!

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Have to agree with Harry.

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WOW!! :D This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I have no other words or not sure what to say. It turned out great. Very Nice Build my friend. That paint is flawless.

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An excellent example of why large-scale modeling is so cool and can be so authentically detailed – without having to be a megabucks Pocher. Beautifully done.

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Are those wipers from the kit? They look absolutely real.

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Thanks so much everyone! I really appreciate it!

Are those wipers from the kit? They look absolutely real.

Yep, they are the kit wipers, believe it or not. They absolutely require bending to get them to fit right though. Without modification, they stick out about a scale foot from the windshield. :unsure:

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Wow. Nice build.

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This Camaro is sick!!! Beautiful paint, tons of detail...sweet build!

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Awesome!

AzTom

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Awesome!

AzTom

My all time favourite muscle car,this is one very nice build great work.

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That is amazing!

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My, but that is simply gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! The guy sacrificed a $600.00 model just for the disc brakes???????????????? Aw, YUCK! Some guys have wayyyyyyyyyy too much money......... I cringe at $40.00 for an old annual to restore and that guy drops six C notes just for brakes?

You did an awesome job.. masking off those stripes must have taken some serious effort and concentration as they look perfect! I have masked off and ainted on stripes on a 1:1 vehicle a few times and I know how tedious that was.. That sure is a nice build... B)

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Awesomeness as always Hawk...:lol::D You are definitely the Master when it comes to these Camaro's.....Two thumbs up mate.

Do you know where the guy got the rims and tyres..?

They look similar to the ones I made but the tyres are different....I like the look of these a lot.....;)

cheers

Greg

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And another stunning Z from your bench! :P

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love that model ferry nice bild and a fantastic paint job one word GREAT

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WOW2x

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That's an amazing build! Just perfect. The 69 is my favorite Camaro, and your model really does it justice. GREAT work!

Sam

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Perfect build!!!

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Super nice. There can just never be enough '69 Camaros ... in any scale!

B)

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Beautiful build. Love those wheels.

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thanks for re-posting (or whatever the technical term for it is) these camaro's again. they are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

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BIG and SHINY :) :) :)

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Karma for the 600.00 for the Vette model?????

At least he isn't claiming to be the builder that would really frost me if was my work.

It is an awesome work of art makes me wanna redo the 2 i have stashed .

Michael

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