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70 1/2 Camaro pro touring


Steve H

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On 2/6/2022 at 5:53 PM, Dave72 said:

What a smokin build! I absolutely love that color and flat clear. I just got caught up on your build. Details are fantastic! I made a note of your paint process, colors, and clear because I am definitely going to use this process on a future build. Nice job! 

Hi Dave! Thanks for your enthusiasm sir. I keep saying it, but the paint colour looks considerably cooler in person, it has a real eye catching shimmer to it. I will keep an eye out for your build, I would appreciate a PM to alert me when you get going on it. One thing to keep in mind, definitely use nitrile gloves when handling the flat paint. The oils from your fingers will put a shine on the paint otherwise, I learned this on my 41 Chev truck….

21 hours ago, Cool Hand said:

A well planned a executed build Steve, impressive effort to capture many of the elements of 1:1 inspiration. Bravo!

Look forward to seeing the glamour pics.

Thanks Luke! 

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15 hours ago, ksnow said:

That looks absolutely stunning. Great build. That is a sick looking car for sure.

Thanks Kyle, much appreciated.

15 hours ago, Ian McLaren said:

Looking good!

Thank you Ian

15 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

Wow, that would look almost sinister at night under some streetlights. Awesome!👍

Hi Greg! I am definitely going to try for some “sunset” photos when she’s done for that reason. I think will look quite sinister, maybe not quite as much as my 300c, but close…Thanks for taking the time to look and comment.

2 hours ago, AmericanMuscleFan said:

Nothing short of SUPERB, I'm going to have to rename you Mr. Paint, you're already the king of the ground effect.  You have talent my friend, I can't wait to see the final product, it promises!!! 👍

Francis my friend, I have A LOT to learn about paint. I do really enjoy experimenting with different techniques. Sometimes I want shiny and smooth, sometimes a bit rusty, sometimes just flat like this. Thanks for your kind words sir, truly appreciated

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Hi guys, spent a bit of time getting the exhaust built today. A big thanks to Greg (nobling) for his tutorial on making your own mufflers. I decided to give it a try, and for a first try I’m satisfied with the results. The rest is just bent styrene tube with wire inside to keep the shape. As always, aluminum tubing with thinned walls for tips, this time black instead of polished. I also added photo etch flanges on the headers. 90D19A87-B701-4F4D-9B15-4B152EBE3942.thumb.jpeg.f5dc5b04652c2c4c8754584b50f86bcd.jpeg
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Undercarriage is pretty much complete now. I may add some sort of traction bars to the rear end. 
Still a handful of details to add before it’s complete. I had an unfortunate fitment issue with the hood. The inner fenders I made caused  the hood to not fully close at the front. I was a bit displeased with myself for not seeing that coming, but because the inner fenders were installed after body was mounted, it just slipped thru the cracks… Got it fitted and touched up tonight, not perfect, but acceptable. 

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22 hours ago, Steve H said:

Hi Dave! Thanks for your enthusiasm sir. I keep saying it, but the paint colour looks considerably cooler in person, it has a real eye catching shimmer to it. I will keep an eye out for your build, I would appreciate a PM to alert me when you get going on it. One thing to keep in mind, definitely use nitrile gloves when handling the flat paint. The oils from your fingers will put a shine on the paint otherwise, I learned this on my 41 Chev truck….

Thanks Luke! 

Thanks for the heads up on the gloves! It might be a while before I get going on anther build. Too many on the bench now! 

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On 12/1/2021 at 9:11 PM, Steve H said:

Hi guys, 

Time for the next build. I’m really liking the pro touring style of cars right now. I still like pro street too of course, and… well anything low.

So here’s the inspiration. Dutchboys 71 Camaro built for the 2015 SEMA show. I haven’t done a deep dive on the car, just some images online. I fell in love the second I saw this beast. The colour is absolutely killer. I will not be doing an exact replica, but I intend to capture the overall look of the car. For any of you that saw my 300c build, that was a build to prep for this one.
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As I understand it, this car set the bar (and raised it) for all pro touring cars in 2015. Some of the mods include air intakes where the turn signals were to cool the brakes. Turn signals are in the front bumpers, not sure yet if I will do that, (still lots of planning and decisions to make) but it’s on my “maybe” list. I am going to replicate the door handles, and the trim will be black, I also intend to do my best to replicate the body colour. 

I’ve started work on the body and will post some pics of  progress tomorrow. 

Cheers, Steve

 

Looking forward to seeing how you do those fender flares. 

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On 2/7/2022 at 10:02 PM, Modelbuilder Mark said:

Turned out cool

 

Thanks Mark, not quite done, but you get the idea now. Still aiming to have it finished by the end of this weekend. Busy week this week…

23 hours ago, Dave72 said:

Thanks for the heads up on the gloves! It might be a while before I get going on anther build. Too many on the bench now! 

The gloves aren’t something I normally wear, although I may use them more now. They are definitely necessary on flat paint in my experience. On a shiny car, finger smears get removed when I do my final wax. Thanks again for the compliment and for having a look. 

23 hours ago, dsummone said:

Looking forward to seeing how you do those fender flares. 

Hi Dave, if I understand your comment correctly, just head back to page one of this thread. If you read thru it gives the play by play, along with credit to my friend Phil Daphne who did a beautiful job on some flares for his Trans Am race car. (Phil, if you read this, feel free to post a link to your build thread) I tried my best to duplicate Phil’s technique, and replicate the 1:1 inspiration. The photos on page 6 of this thread are the final product in paint. Thanks for having a look and taking the time to comment.

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Hi guys, 

Finished engine compartment…

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You can see in the photos I have added the homemade inner fenders, and on the dash you can see some speakers, and the keys in the ignition… The air cleaners are cut-down 3d printed units. 
Glamour shots soon!

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On 2/12/2022 at 7:43 AM, Mattilacken said:

Looks absolutely fantastic! Great work as usual! 

Thanks Anton. 

On 2/15/2022 at 11:17 AM, Modelbuilder Mark said:

Very nice, aggressive looking. 


Hi Mark, glad you think so. The 1:1 is aggressive looking in my eye, so maybe I got it close…

 

12 hours ago, Beans said:

Looks Great!!!  Came out really good.  Now I have to get going on mine.

Hi Joe! Thanks for the kind words sir. It’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks, so I haven’t been able to do the final touch ups and get glamour shots. I’m optimistic that I should have it under glass this weekend. Thanks for having a look.

9 hours ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Steve!

Absolutely fantastic, what a beast. And true to the original. Bravo!

I can't help it but smile when I see that you flattened the contact patch of the tires for realism. That is dedicated modeling!

CT 

Hey Claude! I’m pretty happy with the overall look, but I probably should have done a little more on the chassis. This is the first time flattening the contact patch of the tires. I will do it again for sure. Just one of the many little details I’ve learned from the incredibly talented builders on this board. As always thanks for checking in sir! 
 

Cheers, Steve

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Here it is, the final instalment… 

Finally added this one to the display cabinet. A couple of teaser photos, I should have it under glass Sunday. 
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Thanks again to everyone who checked in, followed along, and took the time to comment, and offer input. I truly enjoy the sharing on this forum. So many great talented builders to learn from. 
I am happy with the final look of the build, I think it captures the look of the 1:1 reasonably well. The suspension should have been built more racey, but I’m ok with it. 

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