2006 Chevrolet Camaro Concept a.k.a. "Bumblebee"

Kit: RC2 AMT ERTL 2006 Camaro Concept 1/25 Scale
Pros: Super clean build, doors open
Cons: Not super glossy
Verdict: Currently on display

I built this car in early 2008 after seeing the live action Transformers movie several times. I absolutely LOVED the new Bumblebee Camaro. Thankfully AMT/ERTL got the rights to release the concept Camaro kit, which was exactly like the car in the movie. Oddly enough, as I read in various places, the Bumblebee car was a prototype built on a Pontiac GTO chassis and has GTO seats. I wasn't going to go that far, but I believe it looks pretty much exactly like Bumblebee. The paint was a Taimiya color, and it just kept absorbing more and more and looking better as I sprayed it on there. I wish I'd been better at painting and gloss coating back then, but it still looks pretty badass. It really just needed a good wet sanding and some polish to pop.

The main feature on this car was the doors, which to my credit open smoothly, and tuck into the fender like a real door. I also had to add a little bit of striping up front because the kit's stripes stop before the nose. One of those little GM changes before production. And the front wheels turn. A little. Beautiful car. This was on the cusp of me really getting back into modelbuilding, so I started really putting some efforts into my builds again. Hats off to RC2/AMT/ERTL on this one, it was a really detailed and clean build.


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