Building Big Daddy Roth’s Outlaw
January 18, 2015 in Cars & Motorcycles
Back around 1959 Ed Roth got an idea for a real cool car. He started with basic ’29 Ford rails and a junk Caddy engine, added some plaster of Paris, fiberglass, lots of chrome and automotive history was made. According to Ed Roth, the car was first named “Excaliber” but nobody could pronounce it, so it became the “Outlaw”. When Revell decided to make a model of the Outlaw, Big Daddy was on his way.
The kit is a little tricky to build with lots of fiddly fragile pieces, but with some patience it makes into a nice model.
I chose to replace the front wire wheels with some aftermarket put-it-together-yourself wire wheels as I never like the chrome wire wheels available in model car kits. The decals became somewhat of a problem, my fault I think, requiring me to make an additional set. After the decals were applied I dipped the whole body in Future to get a nice gloss finish. I used some railroad lens for the headlights and I tinted the windshield yellow.
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