Friday, July 31, 2015

1968 El Camino - Gold

Here is one of my favorite models- and also one of my most recent completions, even though it has been more than 2 years now.

When I built this model, I was suffering from the effects of Diabetic  Keto Acidosis, or DKA. 24 hours after I finished this model, is when I really started to feel terrible, and exactly one week after I finished it, I collapsed and came within 5 minutes of dying. Literally, not an exaggeration. Even when I built it, I could barely's amazing it turned out as good as it did.

I know I could have done better, but I have been in a massive slump for several years and wanted to actually finish something, so I overlooked things I would normally address. It really doesn't detract from the finished model too much.

The paint is Testors One Shot Lacquer Inca Gold. Straight on the plastic, no primer, no clearcoat.

Although I love El Caminos and picked up the nickname El Camino Billy on the modeling message boards, I have only built a handful of models of them. I really need to build more, but I keep having paint issues...and I've managed to ruin most of my attempts at building any El Caminos.

Thanks for looking!


  1. I LOVE this El Camino! The BMF work is great on this....looks like a real vehicle just shrunken down. If I could find one that looked just like this for real, I'd buy it. I didn't realize you did this one right around the time you were hospitalized. It is amazing that everything looks as good as it does, considering you truly could barely see even to walk.

    1. Thanks! I'd love to have this in the driveway.