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2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary-Interior Startup-12/06

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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary-Interior Startup-12/06
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, October 1, 2022 6:42 AM

I've been working on a pair of 1970-1/2 Camaros for the last several months. I was getting ready to get started on the Baldwin Motion half of the dual build when I found out that a good friend of mine was going to be retiring from the company that I work for in late November. He owns a 2017 Camaro "Fiftieth" Edition and I thought I'd build him a going away present. It's rare when I do this as I always tend to feel under the gun of a time frame in which to get a build finished in time.

In any case, here's the kit:

I already know this: I'm going to have to address......if you guessed it.....you're right....the ride height at the front of the car. 

                   

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 2:05 PM

This should be an intriguing project Joe. Very cool of you do to this for your friend and I'm sure he will be thrilled. Ready to follow along.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 7:04 PM

Thanks Joe. Yeah this one's definitely out of my comfort zone. I'm used to anything from the 40's through around the 90's at the latest and that's pushin' it. I'm old school for sure.....kind of a "Brutus vs. Geeky" approach to hot rodding.

Engine is pretty much finished up on this one aside from some minor touch ups. It's all OOB except for the AC Delco decal on the oil filter. Couldn't help myself....just had to add it.



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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:33 AM

The only chrome parts in the kit were the wheels and those aren't supposed to be chrome. They are more of a silver color with a contrasting darker color for the inlay areas of the wheel. I'm sure it's the manufacturer accommodating the masses who want to build the model "as is". No hit on AMT here but I had to make the corrections. 

The real wheel:

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So I went to work by stripping all of the chrome off of them and cleaning them up.

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Here they are finished up. One of the problems with silver is that any flash at all will show up in photos.....particularly when macro is used. In real life you've really gotta be looking to see it. I used Vallejo Silver for the wheels and shaded the darker areas with brushed on ground up black pastel as I just didn't feel comfortable painting the inlay areas. I then put a dot of chrome on the lugnuts of each wheel and used a toothpick to apply MM Silver enamel to the bowtie in the center of each wheel. 

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  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Saturday, October 8, 2022 4:34 PM

mustang1989

...used Vallejo Silver for the wheels and shaded the darker areas with brushed on ground up black pastel as I just didn't feel comfortable painting the inlay areas. I then put a dot of chrome on the lugnuts of each wheel and used a toothpick to apply MM Silver enamel to the bowtie in the center of each wheel. 

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Oh good, I was worried you were going to go overboard for a minute there. 

SERIOUSLY,  this will be a great gift for your friend.  Am looking forward to the updates as they come out.

 

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, November 25, 2022 6:29 AM

LOL!!! Thanks Steve.

I did some work on the rear suspension to get the stance mostly where I want it. Gonna play around with the front of the vehicle a little more to get it a tad bit lower. 

This is where we're at now but I'll be back with another mock up later:

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One thing that this kit has going for it is a completely detailed out undercarraige. Very high parts count (over 45 parts) and a great effort by AMT on replicating it.

I used 3 different shades of black to add depth and bring out the details.

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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 11:54 AM

Now to move on to the interior. After building the chassis up, I'm a little let down with the interior. I mean.....it's okay.....but the main problem is painting up the contrasting panels on the seats, door panels and dash. LOTS of masking in store for me. 

Check it out:

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Here's the layout which has now been primed and had the semi gloss black applied lightly for the right effects.

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