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  1. This is a model of a car I thought a lot about of years ago. It was what I dreamt of giving my daughter if I had one. (I didn’t. I have 3 boys) Anyway, The kit was AMT’s 70 ½ Baldwin-Motion Camaro. I loved the L-88 style hood and spoilers but didn’t like the graphics. To replace them, I had Keith Marks make me up a set of metallic magenta SS stripes. A few of them got rubbed through in the mail so he kindly made me two more sets (for free no less!) As it turned out I’m glad I had all the spares. I had a hell of a time laying them on the curvaceous hood bulge. I ended up using 8-10 pieces to get it fairly decent. The rear stripes were just as bad. It took 5 stripes to get two right. I am really pleased how all the lights turned out especially the front turn signals. I BMF’d the buckets, then yellow Sharpie’d the clear lenses. I knew they would be too yellow, so I orange markered the BMF inside the buckets. That gave me that amber color I was shooting for. I then silver dotted the nipples. The headlight buckets were also BMF’d then, I blue dotted the lenses before gluing them in with Testor’s clear window maker. The interior was a challenge. Most all of my model’s interiors, are basic black. This time I wanted to try something different. I thought gray would be good but by itself it was too plain. I started painting the inserts with metallic burgundy but it wasn’t covering very well. I stopped and painted a silver base coat then applied the burgundy. I used a red Ultra-fine point Sharpie to draw the piping. The dash and package tray in gray still did not look right, so I changed them to semi gloss black. I also did the console and the armrests to tie it all together. As much as I dread doing interiors, at least it turned out halfway decent. I was going to put gauge water slide decals on, but after the 3 hour ordeal with the hood, I just wasn’t up for it. At least the glove box got a “Camaro” script.
  2. Hello Fellow Modelers ! Boy oh Boy! I'm so excited to be back into my beloved hobby !!, it has been 18 years since I have built a model. Last year, a good friend of mine found an old "Fall Guy Truck" from MPC that he had 30+ years ago as a kid. He asked me if I could build it for him .... and that was all it took !! (I'll post pics on this kit later). Now, I have a wife and two young wonderful kids, so what better way to get on her good side, so she doesn't frown too much on the future neglect and my modeling priorities (lol) ? Start by building your wife her favorite car !! A Blue '69 Camaro RS Z/28. I will share my tips to help others and also learn from all of you, so please comment. TCB, Adam This big triangular chunk of plastic hardly looks like a realistic hood hinge. I cut the middle out and it looks much better now. MCG makes a good PE set for this model, so I got it and will use most of all the parts. (I have a question later about installing the Camaro script and Z/28 emblems on the body exterior ). Here I used the steering wheel arms and center cap. The stock one is very chunky and has not much detail. It was cut out and replaced with the PE part. Much better, however, I didn't realize that I had a decal for the center cap and I ended up doing my best red, white & blue paint job I could. I used flat black for the interior, as I did not have semi-glass black at the time. With all the man handling of these parts, the oils from your hands rub off on the parts anyhow, which ends up giving you a subtle semi-gloss look in the end. I dry brushed two shades of brown over the center console panel and dashboard. PE gages, Camaro script and glove box lock was used. QUESTION: 1.) How do I glue on the "Rally Sport" , "Camaro" and "Z-28" script to the side of my car body? do I use super glue?, regular model glue? clear window glue? or a coat of clear underneath? 2.) Do I clear coat over these parts once attached to the body? or do I add them on at the very end of completion, once the final car polish has been completed? 3.) Do most people clear coat over the BMF window trim and door handles? or is this again one of those very last things to add to your model, once the final polish has been done? Thanks ! Here is a good close up of the dual carb, 302? (can someone confirm this, as I have to know which PE engine size number to put on the hood cowl. lol). It has been plumbed and I have even made the oil dipstick by stripping of the end of a wire, bending it into a fish hook, then dipping it into yellow paint. This is such a quick & easy thing to do for additional engine detail. More pics later .... TCB, Adam
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