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Johan 1960 Oldsmobile restoration

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Just finished restoring this builtup I picked up at a show awhile back.  I was glad to find this one; it completed my collection of Johan 1960 annuals.  

Paint is Tamiya TS-74 clear red, body, interior, everything; the different shades being determined by the base color.  The base color on the body is TS-42 light gunmetal. 

I didn't have stock hubcaps for it, but I substituted a set of '61 Olds caps from my stash.  They're close enough for now.   

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Wow!  I always look with unknown anticipation at these "Restoration" posts, and this particular one has to be one of the finest examples that I have ever seen posted.  What an amazing transformation... extremely well done!

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Hard to believe this is the same car. The paint is beautiful and with that shine you wouldn't be able to hide and body issues. The wide whites and full wheel covers look just right. 

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Outstanding, excellent choice of colours inside and out. I can't get enough of these late 50's early 60's dreamboats.

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Looks Amazing! That’s a gorgeous model.

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Beautiful candy paint. Really makes the car come alive. 👍👍👍

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Wow, amazing transformation!  Thanks for sharing.

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Man, that thing is SHARP! Nice save.

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The difference is remarkable!

Nice rescue.

David G.

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WOW ! that came out awesome now that's modelers TLC.!! Perfect color to.!

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Excellent restoration Mike! The paint looks flawless! 

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WOW!!! what a beautiful transformation Mike, absolutely amazing.😎

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Very nice restoration Mike, these old Johan kits deserve to be saved, these bodies are so beautiful and precise, a tour de force considering the technology used at the time! 👍

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Outstanding Oldsmobile Mike, your work is excellent!

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Great restoration! Looks absolutely stunning 👍

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