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WIP--Revell 1969 Camaro Baldwin Motion (Update Nov. 19)

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WIP--Revell 1969 Camaro Baldwin Motion (Update Nov. 19)
Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, October 31, 2020 5:11 PM

My next build is a Revell 1/25 1969 Camaro 427 Baldwin Motion. It has the usual Revell parts count. The parts have minimum flash. The decal sheet is really cheap. No engine decals and no dashboard guage decals.. The sidewalls on the tires are not embossed with a manufacture's name. I will not be painting this build in green. I will be painting it in rattle can Tamyia Purple. Let's see what I can obsess over while building this kit.

The engine is molded in just two parts. I hate that!. The result is a nasty seam in the middle of the oil pan and transmission. I don't understand why Revell does not mold these engines with a seperate oil pan? 

 

 

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, November 1, 2020 10:09 AM

The intake manifold is molded with a rough cast finish. First I painted the manifold with Testors Aluminum. Then I highlighted the cast finish using Tamyia Smoke. Then I used a tan wash.

The carb looks like a Holley double pumper. I painted the chrome plated card Testors Aluminum. The float bowls were painte Testots Brass.

I did not like the way the chrome plated air cleaner looked (top photo), so I painted it a tan color (bottom color).

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, November 2, 2020 1:04 PM

Attaching the headers is a real problem. There are no locating pins, so the ends of the headers need to be glued to the engine block with a simple "butt" joint. A butt joint is a very weak joint and is easily broken. I drilled a hole in the ends of the headers and superglued a wire into the hole. A hole was drilled in the engine block to accept the wires.

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, November 2, 2020 1:16 PM

Very cool build. Nice idea on the headers. I used to, years ago, make my headers out of coat hangers and drilled holes in the heads to accept them. Not an easy thing to do, your method is far easier. Thanks.

BK

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:35 PM

"Danger Will Robinson. Danger" I read on a couple of reviews of this kit that the motor cannot  be installed on the chassis if the headers are glued to the engine block. There seems to be an interference problem with the chassis. The headers for my engine are attached to the engine block with just the wires. No glue. I'll glue the headers to the block after the engine is glued to the chassis.

 

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Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:42 PM

I've built quite a few of those Camaro kits; several of them with big blocks.

There is enough flex in the chassis to get the engine into it with the headers on the engine, especially since you pinned them into the heads.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:36 PM

The chassis has nice details, so I decided to use a wash to highlight those details. I used AquaLine Brown Mud. First I used the small brush to smear on a very small amount of the wash. I little goes a long way. Then I used the large brush to spread and smooth the wash. The wash is water soluable so if you don't like the results you can remove the wash with a damp paper towel. The wash really brings out the molded details.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, November 6, 2020 6:54 AM

Looking good.  Yeah a few bugaboo with this kit but overall  its excellent.  

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Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, November 6, 2020 12:04 PM

The kit's wheels are nicely detailed, but something needs to be done to make the detail visible (left photo). I brought out the molded detail using Tamyia Black Panel Line Color. I like this product because it flows into all of the molded details (right photo).

 

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Posted by BUCKY on Friday, November 6, 2020 8:00 PM
Makes it look like two completely different wheels! Nice!

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 6, 2020 9:34 PM

Looking sharp Johnny!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, November 6, 2020 10:24 PM

keavdog

Looking sharp Johnny!

 

Thanks guys,

 

I like the Panel Line Accent paint. It is great for bringing out molded details.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:39 AM

Looks good. I use The Detailer myself. Water based.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, November 7, 2020 3:46 PM

The four wheels have been detailed.

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, November 7, 2020 3:50 PM

Good ole Cheby rallies look spot on and will make the Camaro look factory fresh.

BK

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Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, November 8, 2020 7:50 PM

The interior has been painted and finished. The floor (carpet) was painted with flat black and the dash was painted in semi-gloss black. The seats are white with light tan inserts. The door panels are white with tan inserts and chrome trim. The only thing left to do is painting the body.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, November 9, 2020 4:14 AM

Nice interior. 

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Posted by IBuild148 on Monday, November 9, 2020 9:55 PM

Thanks for sharing this header tip!

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:24 PM

I thought that this kit would be an easy, fun build. It's not.

Regarding the bumpers. There is a slot molded into the bumpers that are suppused to engage into a ridge molded onto the car's body (red arrows). The problem is that the slots are too big and the ridges are too small. A lot of glue  would be required to glue the bumpers to the car's body. My concern is that the glue would ooze out between the bumper and the car's body.

I decided to drill holes into the bumpers and super glue wire into the bumpers. I drilled corresponding holes into the car's body. This would provide a strong bond between the bumper and the car's body without using a lot of glue.

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:33 PM

Funny I built this model back in 93 and really had very few problems. 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:58 PM

midnightprowler

Funny I built this model back in 93 and really had very few problems. 

 

I am also having problems with attaching the wheels to the axles. The ends of the axles are shaped like mushrooms. The wheels are supposed to snap over the ends of the axles. One wheel snapped onto the axel but the wheel is loose and wobbles around. I can't get the other three wheels to snap onto the axles. I'm concerned that if I push too hard something will break.

You built your model 27 years ago. Maybe the molds are getting worn???? Is that possible? I don't know.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:21 AM

Yeah some of the problems could easily be the age of the molds. For the wheels, if the fit is tight, I use a blade and scrape away some of the hole in the wheel for a looser fit. I tend to use crazy glue to glue my wheels on, so for a loose fit I just use a little extra glue and accelerator to make it dry quicker.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:08 AM

I picked up my model this morning and one of the wheels fell off. I'll try your suggestion and use Super Glue to glue the wheel onto the axle.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:32 PM

You can find accelerator at a hobby shop or hobby lobby. 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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