Off to a good start I see. The paint laid down pretty nicely and that paint scheme is hot. Bare Metal foil is a little tricky on curved surfaces but conforms nicely with some patience.
I did this on my Peterbilt last summer with pretty good results. I did it in 3 sections, the tank ends first, then the "main" body, (that's the easier part). You might want to make more sections as the tank supports on your model are molded as part of the tank. before doing the foil, you'll want to sand the tank seams down because these are going to show through the foil if you don't.
First, cut a piece a little larger than the tank end, doesn't matter the shape you give it, you're only going to trim it once it's stuck in place. Stick the foil from the center working your way outwards, burnish it from the center outwards too, the material will conform to the contours. Cut the excess material when you are happy with the tank end. You can overlap the foil slightly on the cylindrical portion of the tank body.
Cut the excess material all around the tank body. It doesn't matter if you leave some foil overlapping, when you burnish it, it is going to flatten out. Then on to the main tank body. Make straight foil strips slightly larger than the sections you want to cover. You'll want to cover the overlap at the tank end joint and not cut over that, so stick it perpendicular to the tank axis straight from the start and start covering from the back of the tank going around it to make the overlaping joint where you started. It's more complex to write it down than to actually make...
For the visor, After doing the tanks... It's going to be "Mickey Mouse easy" to apply, the thing is pretty flat, I did it on my own Freightliner and looks like the real thing. Key here is to take your time and also have a new knife edge to cut the foil, otherwise you'll rip it. you're going to have pretty convincing results with foil, the best looking polished aluminum finish comes from Alclad chrome, but I you'll be satisfied with the finish the foil makes, in some ways the foil looks better because it IS metal. Practice really does makes it better. Keep us posted!
Edited by BigBad, 09 February 2013 - 06:31 AM.