'76 Camaro, Bumblebee


jabel
04-16-2012, 11:21 AM
Hello!
There will be a movie car GB for my nex local model show, so I'd like to build Bumblebee from Transformers. There are some problems with it, because nobody made the '76 one Camaro, and there are some '74 kits, but imposibille to buy one.
I bougth the '70 one and a transkit for the '74. Now I just have to modify the rear window. Of corse with the special details of the movie car

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF3366.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF3378.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF3379.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF3376.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/bumblebee_11.jpg

And this will be the bigges question :D
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/bumblebee_4.jpg

jabel
04-17-2012, 10:34 AM
I glued the teo ends of the car in their places:

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF3381.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF3384.jpg

corvettekid_7684
04-19-2012, 09:15 PM
Revell makes a '79 camaro if that helps you. I think it is closer to a 76 than the '70 1/2 would be. Might save some labor...

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1059277

jabel
04-20-2012, 08:39 AM
Yes i know it, I have one. But unfortuntely I have to rebuild the ends of the car (completly different) and I have a transkit what is 1:25 one. The revell is 1:24. So I had the choise that I'll have to rebuild the ends of the car, or the rear window
But thank you for the help:smile:

jabel
04-21-2012, 07:23 AM
Hello!
I found a 1/12 one paper model and I think it could help me a lot
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF3395.jpg

jabel
05-10-2012, 12:26 PM
Hello!
I'm here again after a little sanding and some exams. Now it starts to remind Bumblebee
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF4709.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF4710.jpg

jabel
05-24-2012, 08:54 AM
Hello!
This morning I finished the sanding after twoo weeks, and primered the body. Of corse I applied some putty after it. I have just one question: How will I finish it fot next weekend??? (there will be a compteition and a movie cars GB finish)
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF4722.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF4724.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF4725.jpg

jabel
05-25-2012, 05:09 AM
Hello!
I painted the base coat of Revell rust. I can't wait to try the hairspray technic!
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF4727.jpg

jabel
05-28-2012, 07:53 AM
Hello,
Now I could try the hairspray technic. when I started it worked well, but whlle it started to drying it sterted to become difficult, because the base rust layer wasn't protected as good as before. But I think after somer pastel powder and a little dry brushing it won't be a bad firtst-try :D
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF4774.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF4780.jpg

cjsbosox
06-09-2012, 10:15 AM
Nice project you have here. I must say that I built this kit in the past and it is reather nice. Only had small issue with firewall. But of course that was 6 years ago. Look forward to this. And building one for myself as well. Though not a bumblebee ;)

Keep it coming

jabel
06-25-2012, 10:06 AM
Hello!
I havn't had as much time as I would, but now the interrior started to be complete. And I'll have my final exams tomorrow so I'll can start building it in a normal way
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF3390.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF5185.jpg

jabel
07-23-2012, 03:40 PM
Hello!
I nearly finnished the interrior, and started to weathering the body

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF5556.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF5554.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF5553.jpg
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF5551.jpg
But I couldn't make the rear window yet, I hope I'll could do it, because I really don't want to throw away as much work as I had whit it. All depends in a :censored: window...:mad:

I've made a disco ball too!!!!
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF5547.jpg

ChristopheB
08-07-2012, 07:04 PM
Excellent work so far!

nugundam93
08-08-2012, 02:43 PM
disco ball ftw!

oh, what kind of paint did you use for the body? it seemed semi-matte/close to matte as it is and it captures bumblebee's weathered look very nicely. :)

tonioseven
08-31-2012, 11:21 PM
Nice, the Accurate Miniatures Corvette Gran Sport kit should have the intake manifold you need. The Weber carburetors should be readily available in many kits and also on Ebay. Good luck with this project! I like how it's turning out so far. :sunglasse

jabel
09-01-2012, 11:46 AM
Hello!
Thank's the tip! the resin copies are in production :-)

jabel
09-10-2012, 05:16 AM
I got rhe resin parts:
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF5883.jpg
It could be suck in little groups of children

mstngcobrasvt98
09-11-2012, 08:42 PM
This build makes me want to watch the movie... Great job on capturing the cars character.

Diplos
09-16-2012, 04:55 AM
A very good paint job, and very realistic.
And the details that you are adding to the engine are fantastic

jabel
12-27-2012, 05:19 PM
hello!
A litte progres form the holiday:
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF6717.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF6720.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF6725.jpg

ChristopheB
12-27-2012, 11:28 PM
Glad to see that you are still working on this one!

jabel
01-27-2013, 08:35 AM
little progress:
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/DSCF7345.jpg
Now I "just" have to do the additional parts of the engine, the suspension and a full scatchbuild exhaust system

tonioseven
02-02-2013, 06:02 AM
VERY faithful to the original!! I'd love to know where I can purchase those resin intake parts for the engine! I could use them on a couple of projects.

jabel
02-02-2013, 09:25 AM
Thanks!
The resin parts are a copies form the Accurate miniatures (and reissued revell) '63 Corvette GrandSport

jabel
03-09-2013, 05:30 PM
little update:

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1000420_zps4fb30acc.jpg

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1000419_zps3be69a83.jpg

corvettekid_7684
03-09-2013, 10:23 PM
Very cool! Looks great!

jabel
05-20-2013, 06:16 AM
Hello!
After a little break Bumblebee is still on his (or her???) wheels!
the rear suspension is lifted about 2 anf 4 mm-s (the fornd and rear end of the leaf springs)
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1020927_zps464d1dc4.jpg (http://s435.photobucket.com/user/janochabel/media/Bumblebee/P1020927_zps464d1dc4.jpg.html)

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1020929_zpsc2723772.jpg (http://s435.photobucket.com/user/janochabel/media/Bumblebee/P1020929_zpsc2723772.jpg.html)

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1020928_zps758904d2.jpg (http://s435.photobucket.com/user/janochabel/media/Bumblebee/P1020928_zps758904d2.jpg.html)

JeremyJon
05-21-2013, 11:42 PM
very cool project, love it! bravo!

a bit of dirt coloring in the tire treads might help further the appearance too

jabel
05-24-2013, 01:29 PM
After 13 months I finished it!

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1020933_zps36fc4200.jpg (http://s435.photobucket.com/user/janochabel/media/Bumblebee/P1020933_zps36fc4200.jpg.html)

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1020935_zpsb2bf8b01.jpg (http://s435.photobucket.com/user/janochabel/media/Bumblebee/P1020935_zpsb2bf8b01.jpg.html)

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1020937_zpsf88177e6.jpg (http://s435.photobucket.com/user/janochabel/media/Bumblebee/P1020937_zpsf88177e6.jpg.html)

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1020939_zps1d5f4df5.jpg (http://s435.photobucket.com/user/janochabel/media/Bumblebee/P1020939_zps1d5f4df5.jpg.html)

robrex
05-24-2013, 06:26 PM
It looks awesome! Well done on finishing it

ChristopheB
05-24-2013, 11:28 PM
I love it. You nailed it!

SkylineFan
06-24-2013, 06:50 PM
Fantastic job man!! Now you need to do the one he turned into after he was offended by Megan fox! LOL!!!

tonioseven
06-26-2013, 01:24 AM
Absolutely marvelous!!! :sunglasse

jabel
06-28-2013, 02:13 PM
And I finished it. Really :D
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1040879_zpsf1ac5ff0.jpg (http://s435.photobucket.com/user/janochabel/media/Bumblebee/P1040879_zpsf1ac5ff0.jpg.html)

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1040881_zps2f1ec849.jpg (http://s435.photobucket.com/user/janochabel/media/Bumblebee/P1040881_zps2f1ec849.jpg.html)

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1040889_zps3718efbc.jpg (http://s435.photobucket.com/user/janochabel/media/Bumblebee/P1040889_zps3718efbc.jpg.html)

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/janochabel/Bumblebee/P1040886_zps682bbd56.jpg (http://s435.photobucket.com/user/janochabel/media/Bumblebee/P1040886_zps682bbd56.jpg.html)

TWG3
07-19-2013, 06:59 AM
WOW!! That is BAD A$$ BeeOch!! incredible build.
I can hear Bobby Bolivia's voice selling it to Witwicky.
Now you should build the 2007 Concept Camaro and set them together.
Love it!

Tim
Savannah. GA.

DragLo619
07-29-2013, 10:06 AM
That looks great!

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