Author Topic: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.  (Read 293964 times)

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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #390 on: March 22, 2022, 04:02:16 AM »
Fantastic Mike! Thank you for sharing your craft.

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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #391 on: March 24, 2022, 12:49:21 AM »
Thanks for the updates, Mike.  Looking good, as always.
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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #392 on: September 14, 2022, 11:00:00 PM »
Hello Mike, how is the porgress on the the projects going, I'm eager to see them advancing.

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« Reply #393 on: September 28, 2022, 05:54:28 PM »
Greetings and thanks for inquiring as to the status of what I do in-scale...

A bit hobbled as of late - perhaps dedicating too much time to a Mark Donohue/Penske Racing side project of long interest even as it's not strictly SCCA Trans-Am rooted?  Although likely to return to chassis work across both the '70 Chaparral Camaro (it still needing decals/graphics) and '70 T/G Racing Firebird Trans Am projects, seen (very) briefly would be a 3D-print shell of a '72 Matador NASCAR racer utilizing Jo-Han '72 Torino, AMT '74 Matador and much later AMT '92 Thunderbird NASCAR parts and subassemblies to approximate what's needed. 

Perhaps I viewed altogether too many (late period) episodes of ADAM-12 when it was in syndication as a kid, or longed for the COX .049-powered Matador perpetually out of reach at the local K-Mart so long ago, but something within myself needed and still needs a 'Flying Brick' to display next to my Trans-Am Javelins builds/efforts to date.  Thanks again and hoping to return to productive form as the weather turns and indoor activities beckon...



The topic in '72-season form, mainly because I expect someone or some firm to eventually afford us a fully finished '73 Riverside winner if only because to-date they've afforded us everything M. Donohue ever drove, rented, or glanced upon...



Seen here is a much-modified $29.95 eBay-sourced shell (actually two), with a dead example (yes - a third shell hinted at here) having been cut apart to yield separate bumpers, the grille, plus hood and deck lid as-witnessed.  The body shell measures out at approximately 1:26th scale, hence some complications are introduced on that basis besides.  Very slow work, and not for the timid. 

Other pathways would include the scarce Model Car World resin transkit of old, as well as better quality 3D-printed shell plus separate bumpers and grille sold by Robert Burns/Too Many Projects.  Decals will mostly be made up of Cherry Run '74 Penske Matador graphics, Dave Van Decals (perhaps), and whatever stray items might otherwise be wrangled and deployed just-so.



And finally, shared is a quick view underhood evens sans roll cage/stiffening structure characteristic of most any NASCAR/Winston Cup topic.  The engine constitutes a mash of Jo-Han and AMT parts, and more that a bit preliminary it is with regards to appearance. 

Mike K./Swede70


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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #394 on: September 29, 2022, 04:35:06 AM »
Cool car. Cant wait to see progress on it!

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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #395 on: November 22, 2022, 04:11:35 AM »
Greetings...

Somewhat bummed given the anticipated 1:18th scale Replicarz-badged '70 Chaparral Camaro sealed resin release is now something that can be pondered in prototype form for new images afloat online even if the model is 'still on the water'. Why 'bummed'? Well - it doesn't look very good! Even if the markings will be rescaled and redone, the wheel/tire relationship is pretty poor, whereas the rest doesn't seem even as good as their '71/'72 AM Javelins from what I can make out. Anyhow, follow the link to witness the new 1:18th product images which formerly had relied upon the very nice TSM 1:43rd sealed diecast product afforded to us maybe two or three years ago.  Sigh...

https://www.replicarz.com/1970-Chaparral-Camaro-Road-America-Jim-Hall/productinfo/R18203/

Expect the graphics to be refined, the silver-painted bumpers, grille and headlamp bezels to emerge chromed when the model is finally available, although still a disappointment from my perspective.  I suppose review of the photos will serve to prompt recommitment to my old ERTL conversion, hence this is something!  Thanks...

Mike K./Swede70

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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #396 on: November 22, 2022, 05:28:44 AM »
Mike,

I sympathize with your trepidation.

 

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