(brainchild of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth - 1963)
Manufacturer: Tornado Designs
Scale: no scale
This is the
same kit as the other one in my gallery section except I did this
one for a client. It was a straight build-up without the custom
The Ratfink was created by visionary automotive designer and
builder, artist, genius, etc. – Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and in Ed’s
‘words, he was the evil cousin of Mickey Mouse’.
We lost Ed in 2001 but RF has lived on, more popular than ever. As a
tribute, in 2006, Tornado Designs created this piece and distributed
it to 83 artists to build and paint in any manner they saw fit. The
pieces were then collected and published in a book called “Rat
Fink’s Revenge”. After seeing this book, and being a Fink Fan since
childhood, I really wanted to build one of these great kits. It is,
by far, the best rendition of the Fink ever produced.
The kit was nicely packaged in a labeled box and packed in
form-fitting Styrofoam with the accompanying, slipcased book, poster
and numbered COA. It came in 5 polystone pieces – the body, 2 feet,
a tail and a nose.
The entire kit is painted in acrylics using my airbrush and hand
painting the details, many of which I don’t think really show up in
the photos. The clothes and skin have multiple layers of colors to
give them more depth.
If you want a Fink of your very own check out
Tornado Designs site at