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1959 El Camino - old build/survivor

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Hey, I know everyone has been posting their 2018 builds but I figured I'd do a bit of a throwback...I recently came across a box of models I built about 30 years ago, and in it was this '59 El Camino that I think has held up pretty well considering how many times the box has been jostled around in the last 30 years. (I was actually more surprised it wasn't a box of parts that USED to be models.)

I know there are a few El Camino posted recently, including Niko's killer 60's custom, so here's another. It's starting to yellow a bit and feels pretty fragile, but it will look ok on the shelf. I hand-painted all of the trim, including the rings on the gauge cluster. I could never do that now! The whitewalls are also hand-painted. Not sure why I went with wide-whites and dog dishes, but I kinda like it and I found a forlorn '64 Impala with the '59s hub caps in the box, so now the question is: where did the '64s wheel covers go?  (Answer: probably on some glue bomb that went to the dump ages ago.) 

Thanks for looking.

 

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Wow! Built 30 years ago and looks like the style would fit right in at a car show today. Just goes to show that some styles are timeless. Congrats on the discovery and that it was still in such great shape. Don't change a thing. I love it. I still have to get me a couple of these to build.

Later-

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That’s a beauty, it’s held up well given its ‘travel history’, that’s going to look great on the shelf.

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One of my favourite kits and you did a really good job.

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Wow, that has survived through the years very well! The color is pretty rarely seen on these cars, but I like it. Also those steelies with the Dog Dish hubcaps are a perfect choice for it. You did a great job back then and it still looks like it could have been built yesterday...Nice work.

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Doesn't show it's age at all.

colour/ wheels bang -on!

nice survivor 👍

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Very nice Rob !  I really like the color combination . :)

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It still looks good. I love survivors! Well done and model on! B)

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