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A Pair of Camaros--Dual 1970 Camaro Builds

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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
A Pair of Camaros--Dual 1970 Camaro Builds
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:44 AM

Well guys…the Mustang build, as much as I hate to say it, had to come to an end. I’ve gotta say that I really enjoyed that build alot. I had been doing alot of pondering about what was next up on the bench and had it all narrowed down to three but couldn’t make my mind up on what I wanted to build out of the three. It was really a source of frustration in a small way because I just couldn’t make a decision. So…to end that I decided not to do ANY of those but to build something that I’ve been wanting to build for a very long time… A 1970 Camaro with a big block in it and a Z-28 side by side. These kits are said to be a very difficult ones to work with but we’ll see what happens. I’m up for the challenge…

These cars hold great interest to me because #1…The Baldwin offering has a big block in it and #2 The 1970 Z-28 was almost my first car…till dad stopped it. Smart guy because I probably would’ve been a grease stain on the highway at an early age.

Now on the bench:

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Baldwin Camaros are just evil …sporting a 500+ hp 454 and covering the 1/4 mile in the 11 second range. I’ve already got the MCW Forest Green paint for this car.

The real thing:

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The Z-28 is a beautiful car as well sporting a 350 small block. Not as nasty as the Baldwin Camaro but still packs a decent wallop. I’ll be going with Cranberry Red for this one and will be turning to MCW for the color.

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Stay tuned gang…...I hope to do these two cars the justice they deserve.

                   

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, May 12, 2022 8:33 AM

I have been told that this is a difficult kit to build, but I know that you will do this kit justice.  Get to it my friend!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:04 AM

I've been told that too ol' buddy and thank you for the vote of confidence. Been doing alot of research on the construction pitfalls and problems with the kit. I've got a friend on another forum that built one.....just gotta find his thread because there was a BUNCH of useful information in regards to building it.

                   

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:15 AM

Good to hear there is another Mustang Joe build to look forward to! Yes

-Greg

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:35 AM

Greg

Good to hear there is another Mustang Joe build to look forward to! Yes

 

Thanks for taggin' along Greg!! Glad to have you on board brother.

                   

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8:48 PM

Updates to build.....

                   

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 11:25 PM

I'll be hanging around too! Yes

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:05 AM

Two!  Wow this should be fun.  Great subjects

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:48 AM

Oh SWEET!!! 2nd Gen Camaros. I'm all in on this one. My fave Camaros by far. Split bumpers are #1, full bumpers a close 2nd. I have both kits, so I'm excited to see what you do with them, then I can throw my away.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:24 AM

Glad to have you guys on board and thanks for the comments.

Brandon: Throw 'em away????....oh HELL no!!! 

                   

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:36 AM

Starting on the engine build for the Z-28. Here's the base engine completed. I'll be going with a MAD pre-wired distributor on this to cut down on time spent drilling the distributor and putting the wires in and will be ordering that tomorrow when I get paid.

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Base chassis all laid out ready for painting. Actually this aint a bad chassis having quite a number of parts. Per some of the reviews that I've read on these kits , I'll be attaching the front subframe assy at a later stage in the build for ease of assembly.

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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 4:48 PM

I've now got the wheels and tires selected for the Z-28 build. The rear tires will have those big ass GOODYEAR scripts shaved off and some BF Goodrich T/A ones will take their place. This'll be the stance/ look that I'll be going for.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:10 PM

Looking good so far.  This is a pretty nice kit and should come out really nicely.

I used some of the interior, front frame, and inner fenders/engine compartment of this kit along with the outer shell of the old (and very basic) MPC '77 Camaro kit. I also added a couple PE/resin sets for the finer details…

 

To get this...

With fully detailed and plumbed engine compartment as well.

More pics of the model here: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty/a/c4d7edbe-b4ad-4ea0-8c8c-fe2f1453e919

 

It is a scale model of my daughter's 1:1 version.

That also went through a few mods (OK, a complete rebuild) along the way.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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