Kitbashing the old Monogram Camaro 1969 -1/12 scale

by Mark Jones © 2013 Modeler Site

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I started this original issue Monogram Camaro back in the ‘90s. I was swapping in a Big-Block 427 to replace the kit's Small Block 302 and putting a C4 Corvette front suspension under the front end....


I machined and made a lot of parts and sub-assemblies before realizing I could not make parts to the level I wanted. Mainly, not having the ability to make small fasteners that would look like they were in scale is the reason I set it aside. I also did not plan out the project as whole, but built it in sub-assemblies learning as I went, but not paying attention to how I would make them all work together. I guess I thought I could just “plug” the new parts into where the original parts went. All fine and dandy… until I made too many changes and lost some mounting points.


So I disassembled much of it and bagged & tagged (thankfully) some of the loose parts. Some ended up in box in my shop. Some (including the body and chassis) sat in a large Frisbee not far from my mill. It is amazing I only lost one piece (that I know of), and found it after only five minutes of looking.

I have decided since I can now make the parts that hindered its progress some 14 plus years ago that it was time to play with it again.


Originally I had planned it to be a mid to late 80’s hot-rodded Camaro. Weekend grudge match racer, possible daily driver, in a similar vein as the way I treated my Camaro back then. Considering what I have done already, I think it wise to continue that path at this point…

Here is the undignified condition of the parts as I began to inventory them today…

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