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Baldwin Motion Camaro Progress


TheSyndicate
01-26-2003, 04:15 PM
Fairly nice kit with a good amount of detail. Will be primed, then painted with a basecoat of silver, and a final coat of british racing green, topped off with clearcoat.

Body with mold lines removed. Very aggressive hood, imo.

http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/934985DSC00233.jpg


454ci Engine block. Gotta get some gold for the carb. Valve covers say "MOTION".

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tonioseven
01-26-2003, 04:18 PM
Be careful with the fitment of the side-exit exhaust because they don't fit the best but everything else should be fine! Lookin' forward to this one!:bandit:

TheSyndicate
01-26-2003, 04:23 PM
Funny thing I noticed is that one side of the engine block has 3 exhaust exits while the other has 4....

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64 Chevy
01-26-2003, 05:53 PM
actualy those are not exhaust holes those are freeze plugs. Very use full on a real engine. The exhaust holes should be in the heads, just above the freeze plugs.

TheSyndicate
01-26-2003, 06:22 PM
OH. Alright that clears it up. I guess my mind was just out of it for a while.

Murco
01-26-2003, 11:01 PM
Sweet! Now here's a project I can relate too!!
Are you doing box-stock or tricked-out?

TheSyndicate
01-26-2003, 11:17 PM
I'd like to trick it out, but I'm going box stock so I can avoid any mistakes. I'll maybe redo the kit later on after I've learned it.

Mr Mario
01-26-2003, 11:29 PM
Nice.... I just picked up that model a week or so ago.
But it's way down on the modeling list. Looking forward to see the results.
:D

primera man
01-27-2003, 06:39 AM
Looking forward to seeing this one done.
I thought a blue would look best but i'm sure you can prove me wrong with a top-notch green paint job
Good luck

TheSyndicate
02-02-2003, 05:02 PM
Quick update. Weather was nice today so I gave it 3 coats of krylon primer. Didn't do the hood, but shown for difference.



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SuPeRcAr_MaN
02-02-2003, 05:26 PM
Coming along well... It's going to look good in green. Keep us updated.

Silver82x
02-02-2003, 05:40 PM
I found a site with help on the decal placement. http://public.fotki.com/mofobow/chevy/camaro/7073_baldwin_motion/ I didn't realize it had the decals broke-up like this. I'll have to get this kit also since i owned a 70 RS/SS.

TheSyndicate
02-02-2003, 06:29 PM
it has no decals :(

Vyacheslav
02-02-2003, 06:33 PM
You should work on the engine with care. The paint looks dirty painted. just do it carefull :)

WHIZ
02-02-2003, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by Silver82x
I found a site with help on the decal placement. http://public.fotki.com/mofobow/chevy/camaro/7073_baldwin_motion/ I didn't realize it had the decals broke-up like this. I'll have to get this kit also since i owned a 70 RS/SS.

Why dont you just get the 70 1/2 camaro model instead of the baldwin motion. I have both of them, basically the same kit, the 70 1/2 camaro would be closer to your 70 rs/ss

This is a pictures of the 70 1/2 camaro made by AMT/ERTL

http://store5.yimg.com/I/ehobbyland_1725_381082

Vyacheslav
02-02-2003, 06:45 PM
How much is the 1\12 scale one?

TheSyndicate
02-02-2003, 06:51 PM
the engine has been fixed since the pics were taken. I had done a bad job of blackwashing (acryl flat+water=:()

Silver82x
02-02-2003, 06:52 PM
Why dont you just get the 70 1/2 camaro model instead of the baldwin motion. I have both of them, basically the same kit, the 70 1/2 camaro would be closer to your 70 rs/ss


Yes, I have that kit Whiz. Gonna make it into a replica of the one I had.

Silver82x
02-02-2003, 09:38 PM
I also found some PE parts for it but they are out of stock at the moment. part no. MCG2186 (http://www.scaledreams.com/MODELCAR.HTM)

Graphik Styles
02-02-2003, 09:41 PM
yooooooooooooo thats the same engine that i have in my 1963 Corvette Stingray model..........except i just made it red and chrome...........hahah nice....

Purpura Delujo
02-03-2003, 01:46 AM
Sweet, more Camaro! Nice to see a 454 around, Is this kit any good in your opinion for what you've made so far? Will look good green

phase5
02-03-2003, 07:25 AM
Here is a pic of my of my Camaro finished in boyds teal and fitted with carpet and seatbelts. Only have to finish the metal carby and photoetched linkages

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Purpura Delujo
02-03-2003, 01:44 PM
That Camaro looks sweet Phase5, good to see another Aussie on the boards.

TheSyndicate
02-08-2003, 09:13 PM
Got around to spraying the body today. Base coat of testor's metallic silver, topcoat of model master's british racing green. The green is very dark and shimmery, but the lightning does it no justice. I'm going to let it sit for a week and then clearcoat.

http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/616662baldwin.jpg

Graphik Styles
02-08-2003, 09:14 PM
wow it looks black.................it still looks wikked though

Vric
02-08-2003, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by WHIZ


Why dont you just get the 70 1/2 camaro model instead of the baldwin motion. I have both of them, basically the same kit, the 70 1/2 camaro would be closer to your 70 rs/ss

This is a pictures of the 70 1/2 camaro made by AMT/ERTL

http://store5.yimg.com/I/ehobbyland_1725_381082

1/2 ???? wow thats huge :eek:

Jarrod Li
02-08-2003, 09:27 PM
Vric, I assume that you're joking but if not there have been cars released mid-year hence the "1970 1/2" model year version.

TheSyndicate
02-08-2003, 09:31 PM
::hijacks the thread back::

:mad: :mad: :mad:

Jarrod Li
02-08-2003, 09:41 PM
Sorry TheSyndicate, I wasn't trying to hijack your thread. Your work so far looks great, just wish I could see the british racing green, instead of the black. Maybe some outside lighting would help?

daggerlee
02-08-2003, 09:41 PM
Take a pic with the flash on, maybe that'll highlight the green better!

TheSyndicate
02-09-2003, 04:04 PM
As requested:

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TheSyndicate
02-10-2003, 03:32 PM
ARGH! That damn edge isn't getting any paint. I started out with very light coats because I was aware of the sharp edges, but apparently this part is quite stubborn. Any suggestions?

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Diesel2NR
02-10-2003, 03:53 PM
I like that color very much. The sunlight really brings it out. Great work.

Murco
02-11-2003, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by TheSyndicate
ARGH! That damn edge isn't getting any paint. I started out with very light coats because I was aware of the sharp edges, but apparently this part is quite stubborn. Any suggestions?

It's the mettallic silver undercoat/base. The base is releasing the surface tension of the topcoat allowing it to thin at the edges. Ever notice that paint at edges and seams of your models appear perfectly smooth and don't need polishing? The surface tension of the paint draws it tight and smooth as it gases out.
It may be the Testors paint (I've never had good luck with them) but try 7-8 dusting coats to start if you start over.
Looking again, the paint looks really thick and that tends to exagerate the problem. Try to allow a little more drying time between coats as well.

TheSyndicate
02-15-2003, 10:51 AM
More updates. Finished front suspension, engine mounting, and side exhaust pipes. Note the required rubber bands to hold the exhaust system while it sets dry.

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Purpura Delujo
02-15-2003, 09:53 PM
Looking good so far Syndicate. I like this year Firebird alot, I might try track down a model of it.

Ghost_9418
02-15-2003, 10:53 PM
Looking outstanding!:cool:
I like this year Firebird alot
dont you mean Camaro ;)

TheSyndicate
02-17-2003, 08:15 PM
Just finished the interior. Seats and dash done in "sweet chocolate", and silver touches added to door panels, gauges, and hvac vents. I expect to finish the entire model by the end of this week.

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bah humbug
02-17-2003, 08:22 PM
Awesome!!! :)

BTW how is your paint job going. I mean the hod and the body.

TheSyndicate
02-17-2003, 08:28 PM
One of the smoothest paint jobs I've ever had. I was planning on clearcoating it, but I don't want to risk messing up. I gave the body 4 coats of Tamiya wax and it turned out with a shine equivalent to clearcoat.

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