70 1/2 camaro good for a 7.50 sec 1/4 mile!!

09-10-2010, 05:23 AM
I like to alternate between a detailed build then a quick build then a detailed, finished the cutaway enzo a few weeks ago just finished a gallardo ( 7 day build!! ) now this bad boy

A little intro on this project, it's AMT 70 1/2 camaro

Pretty much just using the shell, dash, glass and maybe the door trims the rest will be made up of a door slammer donor, some resin bits and some scratch bits and pieces



I started on the dash, there will be 4 autometer gauges going in there and a monster tacho on the steering coloum


a little bit of putty to cover in some detail i don't want


while i had the putty out, i filled in where the side mirrors would be



The planned motor required more space then allocated :evillol: so i had to remove the wheel wells and cut right back to the windsheild, i will be scratching a new fire wall later on



that's all for today kids comments are always welcome good or bad!! :p

Ferrari TR
09-12-2010, 06:19 PM
That's a lot of ORANGE plastic!
Just how big a motor is going in there?

09-14-2010, 07:20 AM
I have just ordered the motor and some other goodies for the camaro, hopefully no more than 2 weeks away ( usa to australia )

The motor is going to be a ross gibson Road Hammer Supercharged 808 Hemi, i have never had a gibson engine before but i read there pretty good!

Just been doing some work on the chassis, i'm using a door slammer chassis that needs some small mods to fit in the camaro shell

extended the front just a little bit, and have done quite a bit of work on the rear tubs to get then to fit but not finished yet





needed to make a new fire wall,





also installed the engine trusses





09-14-2010, 09:42 AM
Very nice so far.

09-17-2010, 04:04 PM
Nice work on the chassis mods. That 808 is gonna be huge. I'm looking forward to seeing more work from you.

09-17-2010, 09:58 PM
Getting married tomorrow! So no work on this for a few days!:p

09-18-2010, 06:21 AM
Getting married tomorrow! So no work on this for a few days!:p
:smile: Congrats mate. :wink:

Look forward to the continuation here when(ever) you find time again.....:lol:
I loved your cut-away Enzo in Brisbane, and I reckon this build will eclipse that. :grinyes:

Good luck with it, and the new family mate.

01-04-2011, 02:21 AM
Sorry for the noob question, what do you mean by doorslammer? Is that a kind of kit?

01-04-2011, 05:02 AM
Sorry for the noob question, what do you mean by doorslammer? Is that a kind of kit?


first up, welcome to AF!

door-slammer's are a type of drag car, maybe it's just us aussie's that call them door-slammer's?

i think u guys might call them pro mods? either way, im using the '55 sportsman kit by revell as the doner kit

BTW guys, i haven't given up on this thing, just had a few kits on the bench atm:runaround:

tho i have changed the motor as it's way to big to fit in this, and past my skills to mod and make it fit:crying:

but the new motor is still nice and looks a little more at home in the chassis

here's a few pics of the new motor a bit smaller at 615ci:icon16:




still working on the wheel wells

01-04-2011, 06:15 AM
This will be great, looking forward to seeing your work. Even this smaller engine looks huge.

01-04-2011, 12:10 PM
Woah, What a monster!!! Can't wait to see it completed!!

01-04-2011, 06:52 PM
I like it...suscribed!

Drift F.C
01-04-2011, 08:52 PM
You said that this one was smaller, it still is on the large side, but looks good in the car!

Did you end up getting an airbrush, if don't mind me asking?

01-05-2011, 12:58 AM
Door slammer: Cars that you enter through the doors, rather than through the window opening or by lifting the body like funny cars.

The "smaller" motor looks great in there. I think you should take all the stock camaro leftovers and stuff them into a 69 AMT Nova (the "old pro" kit) and change it into an Olds Omega or Buick Skyhawk.

01-05-2011, 05:00 AM
You said that this one was smaller, it still is on the large side, but looks good in the car!

Did you end up getting an airbrush, if don't mind me asking?

Hey jarryd

yeah i got 2, 1 for the clear and 1 for white, no matter how much i clean my normal airbrush i still get specks in the whites and the clears so i have dedicated brushes now

thanks for all the comments guys! i'll get back on this soon as i can:sunglasse

01-05-2011, 08:43 AM
FUN :bigthumb: my favorite year of classic good ol' boy 'maro! ...some crager star mags, etc...are you keeping it hugger orange? stripes (black or white) too?

01-06-2011, 04:37 AM
this is the real car i'm replicating

it will be yellow with the black stripes

i know it looks " bumble beeish " but to tell u the truth i was well into the building and planning process before i even relised, and i think there are enough differences to give the car more than a bumble bee title:naughty::evillol:




Drift F.C
01-06-2011, 10:05 PM
That is definately different to bumble bee in Transformers!

01-07-2011, 04:04 AM
maybe bumble bee on viagra! LOL

05-26-2011, 06:30 AM
well, been workin on this thing very slowly! finding time is a pain in the ass!

my last excuse was i was getting married, now, we're expecting a bub!

This Camaro was to go in the same model show as my cutaway enzo, but you wouldn't believe it, my little boy is due the day before the show starts! so i think i'll have to give this years show a miss

I've made little progress in the last few months, but here are a few pics anyway

i have stripped all chrome parts and repainted in alclad also the resin injector hat has had the alclad treatment




I've made some new butterflies for the injector hat there just drying atm






I'll get some more work done on the motor the weekend hopefully!

Drift F.C
05-27-2011, 03:43 AM
This is going to be one great looking model! It is a pity you may not be able to come to the QMHE this year

05-27-2011, 11:00 AM
That thing is sweet, can;t wait to see the belt on it.

mopar man
05-28-2011, 08:41 PM
wow looks amazing the only problem is the amt kit has SOOOOOOO many fitment issues never did finish my camaro because of it

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