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Resin Roundup: Fun cars and figures from Jimmy Flintstone

A Goldenrod, Deathmobile, a biker, Santa Claus, and more!
Jimmy Flintstone has been producing resin bodies and other items for 20 years, give or take. He offers hundreds of car and truck bodies, figures, monster kits, flying eyeballs, and the odd gearshift knob or twelve. 

Quality is very good. They’re produced in a clean, light resin, but most do require that you clean up flash and other small flaws. Otherwise, they’re very cool kits. You can find almost anything from hot rods and customs to stock conversions of plastic kits. 

And the figures look great next to the car models on your shelf. Figure painting is an art in itself, but these aren’t expensive so they’re great for learning. 

Browsing through the website is a fun way to spend an hour. Let’s take a look at some of my favorites. Since most of these are pretty simple, I decided to show off finished examples instead of just parts. 

Go check out the website. I know you’ll find something fun.

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Goldenrod (NB 2)
11 parts, decals 

The Summers Brothers’ 1965 streamliner set the land speed record for wheel-driven automobiles at 409 mph. That record held for almost 45 years before it was officially broken. Four Chrysler Hemi engines powered the car and is an icon of land speed racing. 

The Jimmy Flintstone kit consists of a solid body with separate scoops, exhaust ports, and tire treads. It’s mostly just a paint job, but it is a unique and beautiful model when completed. The castings on my example were clean and free of flaws. Some minor flash required a bit of sanding to clean up, but the rest was just paint. It’s a neat model and a perennial favorite in my collection. If you have never built a resin kit, this one would be a great start. 

Animal House Deathmobile (NB 159)
18 parts, resin and white metal
pairs with
Luscious Louise (JF 36)
2 parts 

Very few movie cars have had the dramatic entrance to equal that of the arrival of the Deathmobile in the film Animal House. As it emerges from a cloud of smoke, it just radiates menace—even though it’s an elaborate college prank. 

The Jimmy Flintstone kit was mastered by Gary Kulchock and appears to be based on AMT’s ’65 Lincoln convertible. You get the main body, a chassis, the big turret, separate rear fins, four tires, four wheels and wheel backs in resin, along with the head of the Faber college founder’s statue and a steam whistle in white metal. 
All of the lettering and other markings are cast onto the parts, so careful painting with a brush or marker is necessary. Castings are clean with some minor flash to clean up. 

Like the Goldenrod, this is essentially a paint job. It’s a lot of fun, and always gets attention when it’s displayed. 

As for Louise, this figure just seemed to fit the rowdy nature of the Deathmobile, so she’s posed with the car. 

The figure consists of the main body with the legs as a separate piece from mid-thigh. Jimmy Flintstone offers a bunch of girl figures ranging from G-rated across the spectrum. 

They’re fun to paint (I tried airbrushing the skin tones on Louise) and look good with the cars in your display. They’re also fun for dioramas. 
‘27 T roadster with track nose (NB 175)
2 parts 

This cool little T roadster is designed to fit with AMT’s ‘25 T hot rod chassis. Some fiddling and cut-and-paste will be necessary, but it looks like a sharp little project. 

You get the ‘27 roadster body and a hood with track nose. It’s pretty basic, but has some fun possibilities. 

Biker Bruce (JF 15) 

I have a collection of 1/24 scale motorcycles from various manufacturers, and Bruce the Biker is a nice addition to that set. 

He’s cast in one piece and is a fun paint project. I used Bare Metal foil to simulate the reflective sunglasses. Bruce’s bike is a diecast 1/24 scale 1948 Indian Chief from Altaya. 

Frankenstone in biker outfit (JF 72) 
3 parts 

If you’re a car builder or a fan of ‘60s TV, then you know who this is. The figure is cast in resin with white metal arms. 

Assembly is easy. I pinned the arms with some brass wire to strengthen the bond, but otherwise this is an easy project. And he looks great posed next to the Koach. 

Santa Claus with a bag of toys (JF 88) 

Every time I look at this figure I think of that old Beach Boys Christmas song, “The Man With All the Toys.” This was the first of my recent figure projects and was a lot of fun to paint. 

Santa always shows up somewhere in my wife’s Christmas display, but spends the rest of the year standing next to a chopped, candy red ’49 Mercury I call Santa’s Sled. 


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