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The Striped Tomato aka Revell's Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino

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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, NH
The Striped Tomato aka Revell's Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, March 8, 2018 7:50 PM

This is my Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino aka The Striped Tomato as it was referred to by Hutch in an episode of Starsky & Hutch.  It is painted with Tamiya TS-49 Bright Red with a Tamiya TS-29 Semi Gloss Black interior with embossing powder for carpet and a scratch-built radio antenna, wired engine, wheels from my parts box because I liked the offset better than the kit wheels.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:04 PM

Awesome job !  Did it come with the maggie mount light?  Cool car.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by mississippivol on Friday, March 9, 2018 8:18 AM
That's sharp! How difficult was the stripe?
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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:41 AM

Thank you guys!

keavdog

Awesome job !  Did it come with the maggie mount light?  Cool car.

 

Yes, the light came with the kit and it is a good representation of a Federal Signal Fireball.

mississippivol

That's sharp! How difficult was the stripe?

 

The three piece stripe was somewhat of a bear to put on.  There are still a couple of small wrinkles that I am trying to get out.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: Lotus Europa Special; 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

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    April 2019
Posted by Dnyce26 on Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:40 AM

[quote user="Mr Mike"]

This is my Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino aka The Striped Tomato as it was referred to by Hutch in an episode of Starsky & Hutch.  It is painted with Tamiya TS-49 Bright Red with a Tamiya TS-29 Semi Gloss Black interior with embossing powder for carpet and a scratch-built radio antenna, wired engine, wheels from my parts box because I liked the offset better than the kit wheels.

 

Did you have to use wider tires for your offset wheels and also did you still use the metal pins to mount them with? Thanks

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:14 AM

I used the kit tires with the wider offset wheels.  I also used the wheel pins to locate the wheels and tires on the suspension, but I glued the wheels on so the car wouldn't move around on me.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: Lotus Europa Special; 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

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    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:17 PM

Very nice.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:42 PM

Thank you Lee!  

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: Lotus Europa Special; 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

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