1969 Camaro Project Car

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I have had this model for a while, built it once as a kid, then twice as a tubbed drag car, now age and glue decided it's fate as weathering practice

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I think the paint is Testor's Artic blue, grey primer, and the red is cheapo parts store brand

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I used aluminum duct foil on the door to make it look like bare metal, as if some one was starting to remove the paint

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Decided not to put a motor in this one. I added a leftover radiator and paint detailing, also adjusted the stanced to sit higher in the front

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Inside is various parts off the car, you can see where some one cut a hole in the floor for a 4-speed transmission swap

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One of my favorite parts of this car, I actually cut the quarter panel off and glued it back on to make it look like someone spotted welded a replacement on

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Underside is rough, exhaust is hanging, dirt grime and rust, muffler missing

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Looks like the owner isn't ready to let this one go!

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Kevin, that is awesome! There's nothing I don't like about it, and nothing I'd change, it looks like a lot of cars i saw in High School! Great work!

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Nice build ! That cracked windshield reminds me of a friend's '69 SS from back in the 90's . Its body had been acid dipped ; a killer 383 stroker / hard-shifting TH 400 / 12 Bolt 4.88's combo was swapped in . It had surface rust because of the 'dipping .

The day my friend bought it , he wanted to hammer on it , so he did ...

Brake-revved it to about 3-grand and launched it ... then the body flexed radically ; the windshield cracked from lower left to upper right , and the outer layer of glass popped-out ! Ha ha ha ! Apparently the car's prior owner-builder neglected to add subframe connectors !

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thats awesome Kevin, love the not for sale!

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Very realistic weathering and look......

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that is cool!

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Great work!nice details

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Thanks everyone, great stories too!

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Looks great. I love the rust on the upper control arms.

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Very cool, love the aluminum duct foil on the door and the quarter panel replacement. It's fun when you don't have to worry about messing up the paint!

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Very cool!

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I dig it a lot reminds me of my old camaro I had sitting in my ma's side yard for yrs. Until one day when she had enough and sold it out from under me

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As good as a clean, shiny new car is, I always love a model of a "well-used" car. It adds for more creative license, whereas some "forgotten" builds are pure rust. Nicely done here.

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Wow the 1/25th scale body shop has alot of work ahead of themselves LOL . Your camaro looks great , I especially like the replacement quarter panel , the busted up windshield and the Hot Rod magazine on the seat.

Edited by gonzo64nova

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i like the detail, very good work

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Kevin,

Great job :D

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Very nice! Looks like it belongs on Craigslist or Ebay.

"Great project-Ran when parked" LOL

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Nice, it would look perfect in a junk yard...

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Pretty sweet!

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Nice usage of an old glue bomb. The paint and weathering look very natural.

There is a definite talent to building a "project" like this. Well done!

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Thanks everyone! If you have not built something that isn't shiny, try it. If you stuck in a modeling slump it's nice to work on someting you don't have to worry about messing up or scratching. A lot of times I have more fun on builds like this, you can try new techniques and if you mess up you learn...or just add more rust to cover it up!

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