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1/12 1969 Chevrolet Z/28 Camaro Completed-In memory of Dad.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, November 23, 2017 6:59 PM

Thanks Hunter!

Finished everything up after dinner at the in-laws. 

On top of my china cabinet with my Dad's ashes and the little 1/25 scale I did for now.  I still need to get a clear case to put the car in. 

A few of the actual car for comparison.  The back bumper is different, but I couldn't find one, and I didn't trust myself enough to modify the kit one without destroying it.

And one of me and my Dad from 10 years ago when he gave me the car.  She had been sitting in his garage for 8 years.  It took me and hubby roughly 2 weeks of working a few hours at night to get her going again.  Of course Dad was out there supervising.

 

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, November 23, 2017 7:52 PM

Very cool.  Nice replica

Thanks,

John

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, November 24, 2017 8:52 AM

Okay ;

 Now that you've shown us the car . When are you going to deliver it to me ? Don't forget to bring the real one too .LOL.LOL. Nice work Young lady !

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, November 24, 2017 9:03 AM

Thanks keavdog!

Lol, T.B.!  Thank you!

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, November 24, 2017 1:52 PM

Nicely done Keyda, you dad is smiling down on it and you right now.  Don't be suprised if you see some "ashy" fingerprints on the steering wheel and driver's seat, from him taking it out for a midnight spin.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, November 24, 2017 8:31 PM

Thanks goldhammer!

I went hunting for a display case today, and I didn't have much luck.  The one they sell at Hobby Lobby is about a quarter inch too short to fit the car.  I thought about using a clear plastic storage container, but I would of had to go way oversized with needing 15 1/2 inch length.  So I had to improvise a little bit for now.  I'll get to making something in the future, but with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house the dust accumulates fast, and I'm not having that with this car.  I will land up breaking bits off.  I do it just about every time I dust all the planes. 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, November 24, 2017 8:59 PM

I have occasionally found display cases at... of all places..... pet store's. 

The aquarium's  that you find at places that specifically cater to fish enthusiest's come in many size's. The average 10 gallon size can be had for under $20.

I seem to recall getting a small beta tank ( 18 in. x8 in. x8in. ) for around $15.

Get a wood base slightly larger than the outside diameter of the tank and just flip the tank upside down. Bingo ! Instant display case.

( Is it me.... or are my idea's starting to sound like Tanker-Builder's ?? )

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, November 24, 2017 9:50 PM

Hi,

That turned out great.  It is especially nice to see the photos of the original full-size car along with those of your build. Smile

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Posted by Reserve on Friday, November 24, 2017 10:20 PM

Nicely done and a fine tribute to your dad, most worthwhile. You may want to investigate glass shops in your area, you can get 1/8" plexiglass from most of them for a fairly reasonable rate. Ask if they will precut it for you and if they will a display case will be a snap to assemble

 

Regards,

Mark

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Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, November 25, 2017 8:50 AM

littletimmy, I would have never thought of that.  I will take a look around.  I have a few pet stores near me.  Lol, this hobby calls for thinking out of the box and seeing ways of using other things other than in their original purpose. 

Thanks PFJN!

Mark, Thank you!  I looked into getting a plexiglass sheet from Home Depot and making a case myself.  Not sure of any glass shops around me, but that is another option I can look into.

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  • From: Detroit, MURDER CITY
Posted by RudyOnWheels on Friday, December 01, 2017 10:05 PM

What a wonderful tribute to your father. Great job. How great of him to give you the real car. God bless-

-Rudy

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, December 02, 2017 6:44 AM

Very well done Keyda, your dad would be proud.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, December 04, 2017 10:31 AM

Thanks Rudy and Midnightprowler!

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Posted by SprueOne on Thursday, December 07, 2017 9:37 PM

Very nice finish. Looks just like the picture of the 1/1.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, December 08, 2017 8:58 AM

Thank you SprueOne!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, December 14, 2017 7:40 PM
Stupendous job on that paint, ylooks like you got a very high gloss without even polishing it! The perfect tribute car!

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Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, December 16, 2017 8:09 AM

Thanks so much Mongoose!

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, February 26, 2018 3:39 PM

Totally missed this one! What a great tribute build!! I just got through going through this whole thread and there's lotsa detail on these kits and the work you put into it really exploited that feature. Good turn out Keyda. YesYesYesYes

                   

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, February 26, 2018 9:41 PM

Absolutely stunning Camaro Keyda. Beautiful workmanship on it all around. I can see your heart is into every detail. Not only would your father be proud of you but, you need to be very proud of yourself. It is gorgeous.

Cheers, Joe

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Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:30 AM

Thanks mustang1989!  It helps having your reference right outside in the garage, lol.  It's probably the most accurate model I've completed. 

Thanks JOE RIX!  It certainly has a lot of meaning built into it.  Can't wait to get the actual car out of the garage and drive her when the weather gets nicer.

 

 

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:17 AM

Cool stuff Keyda! You do good work. I normally don't look at the cars often but I am building that silly 1980 Testors Corvette and ran across your post. Awesome job m'lady!

Max

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:17 AM

I don't look into this section of the forum much either but beautiful work there. Fine representation of the real thing and tribute to your dad! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:19 AM

Keyda81

Thanks mustang1989!  It helps having your reference right outside in the garage, lol.  It's probably the most accurate model I've completed. 

That's what I like about automotive model building. The references are endless and readily available. What I really like is doing custom work where I don't have to adhere to anything in particular. I mean , I still have to refer back to some mechanical references and all but I just let my imagination carry the build away with the rest. Loads of fun.

                   

 

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Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, March 04, 2018 8:47 PM

Thanks Hodakmax!  Cars usually aren't my subject either, but I needed something to put with my Dad's ashes.  I figured what better than a scale model of our car.

Thanks Gamera!

mustang1989, building this care actually had me going out and looking at my car!  I thought I knew my car inside and out, but when it came down to the small details I just couldn't remember!  It's been quite a few years since I've driven too, lol.  She was in storage for a while.

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Sunday, March 04, 2018 8:59 PM

Great work!  The details under the hood look really nice!

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Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:35 PM

Fly-n-hi

Great work!  The details under the hood look really nice!

 

Thanks!

 

It took far too long for me to get around to making a display case, lol.  In my defense it was in a temporary protective shelter. 

I painted the piece of wood to kind of resemble the street. 

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:24 PM

Hi,

Your build looks great Smile

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:44 AM

Good turn out on this one. Awesome tribute build.

                   

 

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:01 AM

Really great build, and another awesome project!

Some years back, I did the same sort of thing with building my late Dad's old Impala convertible. At times it was like I could feel him peering over my shoulder...to make sure I got every detail just right. Great fun, and a personal connection it's hard to describe.

Well done, and thanks for sharing it with your FSM 'family!'

Greg

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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:56 AM

Thanks PFJN!

Thanks Mustang!

Greg, I swear I heard him laughing at me when I did something stupid and screwed up, lol.  He did car models when I was a kid.  Sadly none of them survived.  I guess he tossed them at some point.  Maybe when he started collecting diecast models instead.  I kept a few of those.  Thanks!

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