Tribute to John: 1/25 Chevy Z-28 Camaro
I would like to dedicate this post to my good friend “John Jester” who passed away from Cancer last year. John was an avid classic car collector and enthusiast. When he recognized my love for, and ability to make models he asked me if I could make this older model of a Camaro he had hidden away in the closet for years. He said “can you make it look something like my silver Z28 Camaro” except the model was off by a few years but he didn’t care. Little did he know I could not just make the model a little like his…and not even be the right year. I went a little crazy on it for him b/c he was such a great guy and a good friend and I knew he was very detail focused and particular. I matched it down to the speaker grills. It was an old AMT model a few years off. Needed to do a good amount of body work, fabricate a new grill, find new wheels, build scoops on the side, and change the paint and finally fabricated new decals to match the silver trim of his car. When I presented it to him he was flabbergasted and speechless. He displayed it with his car at all the car shows he attended and I actually gained a lot of consignment work thanks to his wonderful marketing. As you view the photo’s you will see a few I have included of the model displayed with the real car, as well as, one of John himself a few years before he became ill.
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