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'50 Oldsmobile Club Coupe Mild Custom.


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I have finally finished this Oldsmobile that I started in the summer of 2013. I wanted to build a clean Mild Custom with minor body modifications, which is the style I like the best in 1:1 scale as well.

Shaving unneccessary chrome parts such as hood ornament and Oldsmobile logos etc was really easy, because they were all molded separately and there were no locator holes on the body parts. So I just left them off. I also left vent windows from front away, because it made this car look a lot smoother in my opinion. It's painted with Maston spray paints and clear coat is also from Maston. Then I polished the body.

Engine is the Oldsmobile Rocket that comes with the kit, but I swapped a new intake manifold for two carburetors on it. Carbs and air cleaners are from my parts box. Otherwise the engine is pretty much stock except for the details that are built using either aftermarket products or scratchbuilt stuff - or both.

Interior is pretty much stock, except for color choices on dashboard and upholstery. I flocked interior floor and used kit's decals on the dashboard and steering wheel. Chrome trim on door panels is BMF.

Chassis was lowered from rear by shortening rear springs and grinding a little material away from rear frame. On front, I cut the spindles in three pieces and glued them back together moving the mounting point for tires a bit upwards for a lowered stance. Tires and wheels are from Revell kit. Exhaust pipes are made from styrene rod, mufflers are modified kit parts and exhaust tips are plastic tubing.

It was a fun build and this kit is an excellent one. This one turned out just like I planned originally and I'm pretty happy with it, even though there are mistakes too.

WIP-Thread can be found Here.


And last here's one shot together with my '61 Oldsmobile Mild Custom that I finished a year ago.


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