This HO scale rendition of Mel’s Drive-In from the movie, American Graffiti, comes with a colorful and attractive box art. It’s a multi-media kit, with the exterior structure in plastic, but with the interior supplied on pre-printed card stock. The instructions are easy to follow and consist of 7 steps.
The suggested colors are listed, but are basic, such as white, grey, and brick red. After a little online research I found an interior shot which I used for reference. The research indicated that the diner had a black and white floor. I simulated this by painting the floor white, then using black decal trim film for the tiles.
The clear parts are made of some unknown type of flexible material. At first they appeared cloudy, but upon closer inspection, I discovered a removable sticky protective film on them, similar to what comes on a Plexiglas sheet from the hardware store. I removed the film by using a sharp knife to turn up a corner, then peeling it off. This peculiarity isn’t mentioned in the instructions.