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AMT 2016 Camaro SS

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2016 Camaro SS
AMT No. AMT1020M
Model Type: Predecorated injection-molded styrene
Molded Colors: Red, black, clear
Scale: 1/25
MSRP: $31.99
Pros: Enjoyable to build; parts fit is good; crisp tampo details
Cons: No major issues; muffler should be installed after body is mated to chassis
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With 123 pieces plus four semisoft tires, this is a full-detail kit, but it builds almost as easily as a snap-together. 

The parts are molded in black and clear, and many are partially or completely painted. The tires are generic and without sidewall detail. There is a decal sheet for the dash, too; it’s not referenced in the directions, although the decals’ locations are apparent.  

At first glance the factory-finished parts look like they would make for a nice model/promo if assembled with no added painting. There were a few little specks of dust and some subtle scratches, but nothing major. 

I chose to take the simple route to see how it looks assembled without any additional painting, but I polished the exterior paint because that is the most- prominent first impression.

The body has mold lines that would traditionally be removed by the builder, but for the most part they are along lines that disguise them. 

I noticed a small run in the paint by the right-rear side marker light, but decided to leave it rather than risk sanding through the color and making it worse. There is also a little run in the silver on one of the wheels. 

Several other pieces are prepainted, including most of the engine, the accents on the interior parts, brakes, exhaust, wheels, windows, mirrors and taillights. Some have multiple colors and for the most part are cleanly masked. The windows are especially well done, with the rear defroster lines in red. 

There are even crisply printed tampo details on reservoir caps under the hood, as well as the Camaro lettering on the engine covers. The calipers have SS logos stamped on them.

The parts fit is quite good, and little cleanup was required. Most of the parts snapped together and into place without issue, but I used glue on several parts to ensure it all stayed together. 

The rear suspension is well represented, and the steering is poseable.  

The chassis detail would really come to life with additional paint, but as-is it looks more than acceptable, especially for how little work was done.

The interior is on par with the rest of the kit. Even the rear seatbelt buckles are rendered and prepainted. Silver and red accents are factory-painted, and gauges are provided as decals.

Even without any added paint, the engine and underhood area captures the subject well. 

The instructions are easy to follow and should be heeded, although I recommend installing the muffler after the body is mated to the chassis and the rear valance has been installed. It will make attaching the valance much easier. 

I found this to be a most enjoyable model to build – a great way to spend a rainy Saturday. Some detail-painting would make this kit really come to life, but I am impressed with the return on investment for the limited amount of effort.

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