Built by: Paul Burke in Cotati, California

The Mysterion ! Ahhhhh, they just don't make em like this anymore. The challenge of building this car or say the Orange Crate without a flaw, rates up there with sending a dude to the moon. But as we have seen many times, it can be done.

I built my first Mysterion when I was 10 years old, and for the life of me, I can't figure out how I completed it, but I did, and I have a picture of it to prove it. This is another kit that got me back into modeling some years back. This was the first kit I ever used an airbrush on. Not this one mind you, but a few practice ones before it.

All the body parts were glued together and the seems sanded out. Then several coats of automotive primer were applied. I base coated it in House Of Kolor pearl white, then a mix of my own making of candy chrome yellow was spayed over that. I then cleared it and let it dry for a while.

The interior was modified a bit using foam rubber to fill the space behind the seat. I then sprayed a coat of flat gray enamel over the whole mess through an airbrush and sprinkled the gray fuzz over that. I let it set for a few minutes, and repeated the process a few more times, till there was a large pelt of fuzz, simulating angel hair. The seat was painted silver gray, and I tinted the bubble top with Tamyia transparent blue.

The engine was wired using fishing line to resemble the plug leads used on the real car. I used MAS distributors and coils, and made the carb linkage from scrap wire and junk I had laying around. I painted the white walls on the rear tires using an acrylic white, and not a great job by any means. This was one of Big Daddy's all time great pieces of sculpture, and I guard this one with my life, because frankly, I sure as hell don't want to have to build this one again !!!!!!

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