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RetiredMike
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PostSubject: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Sun 08 Apr 2018, 9:53 pm

I started this one quite a while back and gave up on it due to a badly warped body shell.  Since it was started and in the WIP box, it was time to give it a second chance.  I heated some water in a pot and with rubber gloves, carefully bent the body, afterwards dipping it into cold water.  After 3 or 4 attempts and checks on straightness, it was good enough to build.  Basically OOB except for the tire decals. Sorry there's no WIP.



You can see the twisted body shell here.
















Body looks somewhat straight here.  But roof panels don't lay flush.


But here, it still looks bad. Hood not flush either.


At least it's out of the WIP box.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Sun 08 Apr 2018, 10:04 pm

Very striking colour. A fine build.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Sun 08 Apr 2018, 10:18 pm

Very nice
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Mon 09 Apr 2018, 1:28 am

The paint and decals really bring it together, nice recovery on what sounded like a real pain.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Mon 09 Apr 2018, 9:04 am

good result, like the colour.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Mon 09 Apr 2018, 11:29 am

WOW Mike..!   Very very nice stunning build....every time I see one of these body styles the Camaro or Firebird it makes me smile...then my heart sinks a bit missing my old 75 TA I once had.   I love the color choice on it..fits it to a tee.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Mon 09 Apr 2018, 2:06 pm

Gorgeous build sir ...... looks so right
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Mon 09 Apr 2018, 3:30 pm

Thanks, everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Wed 18 Apr 2018, 8:09 pm

Very nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Wed 18 Apr 2018, 11:06 pm

Nice save, Mike. The 2nd generation F bodies aged pretty well.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Sat 28 Apr 2018, 7:39 pm

Nice build! It looks sharp despite the little flaws, a testament to your modding work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Sat 05 May 2018, 9:39 pm

Monograms had their flaws. Good job on a fine body design, good decal work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Sat 05 May 2018, 11:45 pm

It's nice to see an old kit built up so well Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Sun 06 May 2018, 12:45 am

Thanks, again, all.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Sat 19 May 2018, 1:33 pm

Grat job. Very nice build.


The Z28...
Did the instructions tell you how to cut your hair in a mullet style?
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Sat 26 May 2018, 5:46 pm

Nice, I like it.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978-79 Z28 Camaro - Monogram 1/24   Sat 26 May 2018, 5:47 pm

Nice, I like it.
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