1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z28 (MPC ERTL) - The Worst Nightmare


firun
11-04-2011, 07:40 AM
Hi guys,

I've started building 3rd gen Camaro like a present for my friend, who is dreaming about such Chevy, although he is driving KIA :)

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4420/1310603.58/0_65cd4_aa11005b_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416980/)

The box and its contents:

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5313/1310603.58/0_65c13_cbd4ae83_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416787/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416787/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4419/1310603.58/0_65c14_13656153_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416788/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416788/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4523/1310603.58/0_65c15_5995572a_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416789/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416789/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4712/1310603.58/0_65c16_dc917292_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416790/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416790/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4420/1310603.58/0_65c17_564ed6b5_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416791/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416791/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4522/1310603.58/0_65c18_f178a4ab_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416792/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416792/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4419/1310603.58/0_65c19_95ef732_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416793/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416793/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4420/1310603.58/0_65c1a_c3ebb767_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416794/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416794/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5818/1310603.58/0_65c1b_8db63a29_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416795/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416795/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5820/1310603.58/0_65c1c_d0c26f21_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416796/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416796/

As you see, although there are a lot of parts, their quality is pretty average and even poor... Flash is everywhere, and one tyre isn't moulded fully. The rear lights are entirely read, although on original car they are 3-colourful.

I've started build from the engine - the big Chevy heart of this Camaro. Although in instructions manual it's written that the engine and gearbox should be painted in orange, as in 80's they weren't painted in orange already. I've found some photos of the engine bay and will share them with you in the next posts.

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5818/1310603.58/0_65cc8_dd1dbc1e_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416968/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416968/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5313/1310603.58/0_65cc9_301d700f_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416969/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416969/

Also I would like to share the instructions manual as I couldn't find one in the Internet:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5412/1310603.58/0_65cca_ce69449e_XXXL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416970/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416970/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5313/1310603.58/0_65ccb_241e1da6_XXXL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416971/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416971/

By the way, the chrome in this kit is pretty bad - I've cleaned it off from the parts.

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5818/1310603.58/0_65cd3_1a308541_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416979/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/416979/

Here you can find IROC Z28 1987 brochure - http://www.prophetsofmadness.com/iroc-z/1987pages/1987brochure/1987brochthumbs.htm
http://www.thirdgen.org/
http://www.freewebs.com/iroczman15/

firun
11-04-2011, 05:49 PM
Painted the enginge and gearbox with Tamiya XF-16. I haven't yet add some toning effects on the engine.

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5821/1310603.58/0_65d8b_cc1289f8_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417163/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417163/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5313/1310603.58/0_65d8c_d012ae70_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417164/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417164/

corvettekid_7684
11-04-2011, 08:59 PM
Cool! I'll be watching...I used to have an '84 Z-28 in black (1:1). I have a Revell model of an '85 which I'm going to build like the one I had...

firun
11-06-2011, 02:46 PM
350 cubic inches Chevrolet L98 engine is ready for installation:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4522/1310603.58/0_65e6e_fa5a0322_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417390/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417390/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5312/1310603.58/0_65e6f_194ae8cb_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417391/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417391/
I will add wires after installation into the engine bay.

Also I've cut out the trunk lid and the driver's door:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5818/1310603.58/0_65e71_f3566096_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417393/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417393/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4713/1310603.58/0_65e72_f61ca2e9_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417394/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417394/
The next part for cutting is the passenger's door.

The kit lacks the window wipers, but I've prepared HobbyDesign ones for further work.

firun
11-07-2011, 12:37 PM
Minor update:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5821/1310603.58/0_65e89_a68454e7_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/417417/)

escalajet
11-08-2011, 12:14 PM
Espero para ver los avances. Saludos

firun
11-12-2011, 04:30 PM
Well, a small update to my Camaro:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5821/1310603.58/0_664aa_c984c343_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/418986/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/418986/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5818/1310603.58/0_664ab_bc1f6514_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/418987/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/418987/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4419/1310603.58/0_664ac_e3f48031_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/418988/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/418988/
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4614/1310603.58/0_664ad_4e835fec_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/418989/)
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/418989/

Afterwards I'm planning to work with interior and body.

5spdstang
03-11-2012, 07:17 PM
interesting.......any updates?

Wishieftrottle
03-16-2012, 09:06 AM
interesting.......any updates?

:1:

firun
03-16-2012, 09:08 AM
Guys, thanks for your interest!
I will update the thread next week.

firun
04-29-2012, 04:45 AM
A minor update of Camaro before the major body-painting work:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4714/1310603.58/0_6740a_9f4ef44d_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/422922/)

Painted and tinted windows:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6108/1310603.59/0_711ea_c9797880_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/463338/)

Finalized opening doors:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4907/1310603.59/0_712dd_4e9a8dff_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/463581/)

firun
05-07-2012, 04:41 PM
Before:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6303/1310603.5a/0_718d3_6059a6a9_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/465107/)

After:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6301/1310603.5a/0_718d4_a5a639ae_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/465108/)


I have to apply 2K finish and do a minor job with body and it will be ready. Stay tuned.

firun
07-01-2012, 03:30 PM
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5801/1310603.5a/0_744bf_76790eac_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/476351/)

I've finished her. During last month I was really tired of Camaro, and therefore I didn't implement all the ideas which were on first stages of building. E.g. the trunk lid is closed and not functional, although everything was ready including hinges.
The doors and hood are fully functional btw.

corvettekid_7684
07-04-2012, 03:13 PM
Very nice

nugundam93
07-09-2012, 02:09 PM
great work! your skill really made the kit look cool even with all the defects.

just a question, how did you do the door hinges?

firun
07-09-2012, 02:40 PM
nugundam93, corvettekid_7684, thanls for your kind words.

The opening doors are pretty simple. You need some paper clips or wires which are used like door hinges, brass tube and putty for attaching hinges to the body and doors. Like these:
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6301/1310603.5a/0_71ad9_f92c13c3_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/465625/)
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6300/1310603.5a/0_718d2_6c06798f_XL.jpg (http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/firun/view/465106/)

Hope that helps guys!

nugundam93
07-09-2012, 03:43 PM
ahhhh so that's how you did them. thanks! :)

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