Author Topic: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.  (Read 240261 times)

Jon Mello

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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #375 on: February 26, 2021, 02:50:41 AM »
Mike K, great work on the '68 and '69 models.  I really like the color on the door panels and the metal inserts in the middle.  Also, nice reference shot of the rear fuel cell and making that right on your model.

group/7 Mike, both of your last two posts show the "modify" and "remove" buttons so I'm not sure why you were having a problem.
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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #376 on: March 11, 2021, 12:52:30 PM »
Greetings and thanks again to those who've taken a moment to express their interest in what I've tried and shared here...

This would be a quick review of my attempt to put a trio of Jo-Han '70-'72 Javelin Trans-Am topics up on wheels.  Sustained interest upon one project or topic has never been a strong suit of mine, although if the mock ups look good and discreet progress is registered, on some level happiness is registered. 

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Seen below would be my '70 Penske Donohue Javelin in early-season form, the second, my newly worked up '71 Penske Donohue Javelin with attention paid to the wheel arch opening contours that have been altered versus the sober stock rendering of such.  The '70 features a rudimentary six-point roll cage that will be duplicated (quickly I hope) across two or three other Javelin builds while the dimensions of such can be readily referenced.



...descending the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca '70.  Image unattributed.



...the exhaust dumps and jacking points are preliminary, not being tucked in as discreetly as they might be. They'll be better sited in time, and hang down less for some further application.





Concerning the '71 and '72 RWR efforts, all identifying trim has been scrubbed off each shell, while the raised trim usually seen along the rockers panels of these topics too has been removed for delicate sanding stick work.  Tires on the front are ancient Jo-Han/AMT NASCAR Goodyears at present, while the rears employed on the '70 are Southern Motorsport 1960's Goodyear Blue Streak Stock Car Specials with discreet blue line decals (to come), with equally old AMT Penske Matador Winston Cup Goodyear tires fitted to the rear of the later cars.  The Minilites are Jo-Han based, although they do have outer lips featuring a taper otherwise absent and sourced from the MPC Chrysler Kit Car plastic kits intended to replicate stamped steel five-slot Clement racing wheels.



Dave Friedman image as captured at Lime Rock, CT in 1971.  Notice how the rear arch opening is slightly squared off as the profile of such is lifted to the top border formed by the body shell character line, while the front arch opening terminates just above this same line. 



...while this would be a good view of the front arch work even if I was a touch aggressive.  No '71 and on Jo-Han Trans-Am Javelin kit comes through with anything other than a '70 interior, hence the stock kit late dashboard transplant in evidence, times two if one looks further down the post.



...whereas this image affords a good view of what was performed on the rear wheel arch opening in particular.



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Found here would be a quick take on my '72 Roy Woods Racing Trans-Am Javelin.  Barely distinguishable from the '71 Penske Donohue Javelin witnessed above, although with differently shaped wheel arch opening contours simply to start matters.  Happily I was able to scrounge up another late dashboard here.  Thanks for your review of this hobby project post.



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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #377 on: March 12, 2021, 12:08:04 AM »
Excellent applications as usual Mike!

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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #378 on: April 04, 2021, 08:34:10 AM »
Fabulous work Mike, So attention to the correct details.

 

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