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Revell 1/25 ‘50 Olds 88 Road Racer

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Revell 1/25 ‘50 Olds 88 Road Racer
Posted by nearsightedjohn on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 1:29 PM

Revell 1/25 1950 Oldsmobile 88 

What an excellent kit! Tamiya quality with better than Tamiya decals. This version is the 1950 Carrera Pan American Mexican road race winner (amazing story) which is provided as one of the three kit options. I built it OOB and used the same paint materials (other than Scale Finishes base coat Canto Cream instead of lacquer) and techniques I described in my ‘61 Chevy bubble-top posting of yesterday.  This kit is so good, I’m tempted to buy several more to do a dusty weathered post-road race car, the stock car version and one or two street versions with the cool rear skirts. Other than omitting the steering shaft which seems to be my Achilles’ heel in car models, I had absolute zero issues with this kit. Highly recommended!

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Posted by nearsightedjohn on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 1:32 PM

More pics,

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 2:53 PM

Plenty cool John! What a subject and good job!


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    November, 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 6:17 PM

Very nice indeed-now I've got to track one down for the stash!



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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 7:37 PM

That is very cool!


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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 10:06 PM


Your build looks great.  Smile

PS. I think late 40's early 50s cars look phenominal, and you did a really great job on your build

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 10:18 PM

Very cool! Added to my wish list after your review.  I'd like to do a NASCAR version.



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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, May 10, 2018 9:19 AM

Looks great!  My friend Bob Maderich did the same car, same livery.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 10, 2018 11:25 AM

Excellent!  Yes


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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:03 PM

Man you've gotta love the outcome of that one. Great job John!


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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, May 11, 2018 4:33 PM

Well done.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:21 AM

Very nice build and great photos. I assume that you took the photos outside?

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Posted by nearsightedjohn on Monday, May 21, 2018 9:57 AM
Thanks everyone for the kind words. Yes, I took the photos out on our back patio using my IPhone 7.
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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:02 AM

Now that is cool. It looks so real. Man, you killed it, super nice work.


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