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Koellefornia Kid

´61 Olds Super 88 - John D´Agostino´s "Golden Starfire"

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Hi guys, here is another iconic custom car that I tried to rebuild in scale, John D´Agostinos Golden Starfire. Here the original car:

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And my scale version:

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It was built from a Jimmy Flintstone resin curbside kit of a ´61 Oldsmobile Super 88 with a few retouches and additional parts:

All trim, emblems and handles were shaved. The hood was cut from the body and I inserted the engine bay of an AMT ´62 Chevy Bel Air along with the front part of the frame/chassis and the engine. The Bel Air also donored its window glass. The suspension was lowered and I used wire wheels from my spare parts with custom hubcaps and AMT parts pack´s wide whites. The ´60 Mercury grille with the Lucas headlights came from AMT´s ´59 El Camino kit. The interior tub and seats are ´63 Impala parts and I scratch built a center console and tuck´n´roll upholstery, he steering wheel is a Modelhaus item. A scratch built trim bar was placed between ThePartsBox custom bullet taillights.

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Thanks for looking, hope you like it.

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Not my thing, but a very faithful rendition.  You put a lot of work into it and it shows, well done!

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OH YES - I have always admired John D'Agostino customs. This is great to see in scale. Well done.

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Wow that is nice. Nicely executed replica of the original. Wee done!

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Wonderfully done! Great looking model!

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Sweet Brother, really sweet!!

 

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Thanks a lot, guys!

On 3. November 2018 at 12:58 AM, Phildaupho said:

OH YES - I have always admired John D'Agostino customs. This is great to see in scale. Well done.

Phil, I´m a big D´Agostino fan, too and I´m planning to build more of his beautiful creations!

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I'm really digging on this build, man....... I have a '61 Olds in my future plans, going with purple on it....

 

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You did a awesome job on that I love it there's nothing like the old 50's and 60's custom's I have everything I need to do that one my self it's been setting in a box for 8 years I think this will help bring it out ..

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you did a nice job recreating this cool car in scale.. nice work .

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