While a lot of you when it comes to classic shows are big fans of Planet of the Apes and other interesting programs of the era.
Me? I am and always will be a diehard fan of Starsky and Hutch. I spent quite a change hunting down all four seasons of the show. Some think my obsession of the old show is a little weird but it was the television show of my day (growing up as a kid).
Later on as kid, I found the Starsky and Hutch Megos and that Gran Tornino that spun around and flashed the red lights under the Christmas tree. Woo- Hoo! (Now you can't get that thing on ebay less then two something if you are lucky.)
For some reason there was a bunch of space GI Joe characters that were in the other boxes.
Recently, I found a junky race car plastic Gran Tornino in a toy of some sort in a bin at a Goodwill store and I took it apart and began cleaning it up. That SOB was covered in so much dirty and dust it took days to clean that thing.
Finally after a few days, I could see the beautiful white plastic underneath it all.
So, I primed it up after and bought some modeling paint and taped off the stripe to see if I could actually make it look like the Tornino.
The model color is a red airbrush style. Trying to get as close to the original as possible. Is that possible? lol
Then a bit later after slowly removing the tape. I still have a lot of work left. I need to touch up the white stripe and paint the chrome bumpers along with the dime circular lights I will add later.
Right now I need to let it dry before I continue adding to it. With plenty of work left to do. Not sure what I am going to do inside. I may try to make custom seats because there is only one seat. I am guessing this thing was some kind of race car from the yellow cage thing I took out.
The clear plastic windows I took out are so dirty you can't see through them.
The slow process of adding chrome takes a bit. Still in a between phase.
Thoughts what I could do to add to this or make it better?