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Pro touring 70 1/2 Camaro (Dutchboys 2015 SEMA tribute)

Steve H

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Hi all,

A quick backstory on the 1:1 car. I don’t know a lot of the details, but what I learned is that the Dutchboys took this car to SEMA in 2015. The car set, and raised the bar for pro touring cars. My build is NOT intended to be a replica, just a tribute to capture the look of the car. I fell in love with the paint job when I saw it.


I added fender flares, and raised the wheel openings on the body                                                                                                                     
modified Aoshima wheels

added a splitter, modified the rear spoiler and bumper, photo etch grill, removed front turn signals for air intakes, added turn signals in bumpers

3d printed intake and air cleaners, made headers from 1.5mm solder, 

interior has a roll bar, hand made shifter, carbon fibre decals, photo etch door handles, speakers, gauge surround, and keys in the ignition. MCG printed gauges, sub woofer, fire extinguisher, embossing powder carpet and package shelf

paint is Tamiya grey primer, Tamiya gloss black, Dupli-Colour GM medium Garnet red followed by Mr Hobby super smooth matte clear

As I mentioned above, this is not intended to be a replica, just a tribute. I put my own spin on a few things. I am including more than my usual amount of photos to try and show the paint in different light. Still need a good sunset shot…. I’ll add that when weather permits. Honestly, the colour is hard to capture with my limited photography skills. Anyhoo, enough babbling here it is. First 3 photos are obviously the real car and inspiration 


Sorry for excessive photos…. just trying to show how much the paint changes in different light.

Here is a couple of photos for comparison. The 67 Chevelle is painted the same colour with gloss clear…


A big thanks as always to all of you that followed along on the WIP. I always appreciate the input and comments.  I’ve been on the forum for 1 1/2 years now, and have  learned a lot of tricks in that time. Thanks to everyone who shares their tips, tricks and techniques on this forum!!!

As always, thanks for taking the time to look and comment 

Cheers, Steve




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Wow Steve! A real winner, the smoothness of the body work is accented by your paint finish to create one of the nicest Camaros I’ve seen in scale. The black window trim along with the engine bay really contrasts well with the suede finish, a look I really like. It has been a pleasure to follow along on your WIP thread and look forward to seeing your Camaro up close.

All the best, Cheers Misha

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On 2/19/2022 at 7:51 PM, Belairconvertable said:

Steve, I really liked this build from the start. Especially the color. Turned out great!

Thanks Ryan, I appreciate that.

18 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Very nice!

Thank you Chris

16 hours ago, PappyD340 said:


Much appreciated Larry! 

12 hours ago, Koellefornia Kid said:

Awesome! Great body mods and paint!  You perfectly captured the style of the inspiration!

Hi Oliver, thanks for the kind words.

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12 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

That came out exactly as I imagined it! No suprisse with your talent and patience! Great work on an great looking car! It looks exactly as good as the 1:1! 

Hello Anton! Thanks for your encouragement along the way. Always nice to hear from you sir.

12 hours ago, KWT said:

That came out fantastic. Very nicely done.

Thank you Jeremy!

12 hours ago, Beamerman said:

Very cool..loved the wip thread...the paint is awesome! Great work!

Thanks Beamerman, I am quite pleased with the paint job.


12 hours ago, Keef said:

I don’t know what to say about this build. Words cannot do it justice! The paint is amazing, the details are great, the overall look is beautiful! 

Hi Keith, thanks so much, I really appreciate it.

11 hours ago, Draggon said:

That's very nice, some great work going on there. And I like yours better. 👍

Thanks Glenn!

11 hours ago, espo said:

This is a very exceptional looking Camaro. I enjoyed following your build and seeing all of your mods along the way. Interesting how the flat finish still catches the light and shows the body lines. 

Hi David, as you know, I always enjoy hearing from you. It is quite surprising how the paint shimmers and catches the light. Thanks for your input on the WIP, and your kind words here.

7 hours ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Steve!

Masterfull, bravo! 

Now, you've (again) raised the bar for your next build. I can't wait...


Hello Claude! Well….. you’re gonna have to dial down your expectations for the next build. Just started a WIP in the truck section yesterday. Let’s just say the bar will be MUCH lower for the next one. However… big plans after the Mystery Machine!

12 hours ago, Misha said:

Wow Steve! A real winner, the smoothness of the body work is accented by your paint finish to create one of the nicest Camaros I’ve seen in scale. The black window trim along with the engine bay really contrasts well with the suede finish, a look I really like. It has been a pleasure to follow along on your WIP thread and look forward to seeing your Camaro up close.

All the best, Cheers Misha

Very much appreciated Misha! Hopefully we can get together soon. I look forward to showing it to you in person. I agree that the black looks awesome with the suede. The Dutchboys did an amazing job.

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7 hours ago, matthijsgrit said:

Amazing!! Great build of a great build. 

Best build this year (so far) IMHO

Wow! Thanks Matthijs, that’s very high praise. 

7 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

It's wonderful Steve, well done! So pleased to see it finished. All those mod's have come together really well to closely capture the spirit of the original.

Hi Nigel, thanks for the kind words. Glad you feel that it captures the look of the original too. 

6 hours ago, crazyjim said:

Awesome build and color.

Well Jim, it’s not “shiny”, but it is “shimmery”. Thanks for the compliment. 

6 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

Viewed this on my celular primeiro, I usually don’t go back on my bigger screen devices but this time I had to! Man it looks good!!

Hey! It’s you again! Thanks so much Anton

1 hour ago, Bills72sj said:

That turned out awesome!

Thank you Bill !!


I really appreciate all the feedback guys, thanks for taking the time to have a look and comment. 

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