1963 Oldsmobile Starfire
Kit: Jo-Han
Size: 8 1/2 inches long, 1/25 scale
Completed in 1988

This IS your father's Oldsmobile.

A more honest rendition than
the artwork on the kit's box.

Don't laugh, your daughter might be in this car!

Modifications were made with a Dremel rotary tool, assorted X-acto blades and a
Bic lighter. The closet-tech radio antenna is made from 0.008 inch guitar string.

Low mileage...gas mileage, that is!

   The body and interior colors are Krylon spray paint and Bond-tite automotive primer. The grill was given depth with a 1:2 mix of Tamyia Flat Black and denatured alcohol. Details, rust and mud splatter are Model Master enamels. The bumper sticker is a dry transfer by  Woodland Scenics.


Photo by Vince Fortunato. Click for a larger image.