Foose '69 Camaro Z/28
The ’69 Camaro was the second design change in the first generation series of Camaros; the ’67 and ’68 were basically the same except for cosmetic differences. The Z/28 was the top-of-the-line version with a vast amount of options, including the dual 4-barrel 302 with the Cross-Ram intake. Chevrolet designed and built the Camaro to compete against the very popular Mustang and did very well selling over 872,000 of the first generation models. The Z/28 Camaro also raced against the Mustang in the Trans Am race circuit.
Revell has brought back the 1/12 scale ’69 Z/28 Camaro, first produced in 1988, this time as a modified kit based on the Chip Foose designed Camaro. Chip Foose is a hot rod and muscle car designer and builder who has produced a number of award-winning show cars over the past 20 years. The kit is basically the same as the old one except for the Foose decals and chrome rims. There are 176 parts in the kit on white, chrome, red and clear sprues. The kit features vinyl tires along with rubber hoses and wires for the engine. The engine is well detailed, the chassis is simple and clean, and the interior is nice, built from a multi-part tub with separate door panels. The dash is fairly detailed with decals for gauges and wood trim. This is a great kit that begs for super detailing.
The kit goes together fairly well with no major issues. There are some minor fitment issues throughout, but nothing that can’t be handled by a seasoned model builder. There were several molding lines that had to be dealt with, but no worries. The only areas I had a beef with were the steering gear box, which seemed way oversized, the steering drag links, which hit the bottom of the oil pan, and the exhaust headers, which needed cleaning up and didn’t fit to the exhaust pipes very well, Overall, for a kit that is almost 24 years old, it is still worth buying.
Out of the box, this is a nice kit with some detail, but with its size (15 5/8″ x 5 7/8″ x 4 1/4″), it can be a great kit with some superdetailing. The shape of the car is very good, and it looks great when finished. I would recommend this kit to any Camaro fan out there who wants a large-scale model.
Thank you to Revell for providing the Camaro and thanks to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this kit.