Well- the top is on (has been for a month or so now), the chassis (all 3-1/2 parts of it
) is finished, now I've just got to hack the interior up into a bucket-seat configuration, make up a billet-style grille, figure out the rear window's lower molding (should be easy now that the 'Liner roof is in place), and get the special orange paint I need, since I'm building it as a replica of a local guys car. I even managed to find a set of wheels and tires close to what the guy's car has. This is the first time I've ever attempted to do a model of a real, existing 1:1 customized car.
yep- just went ahead and did it- let the countour gauge be yer guide! Thanks for the encouragement guys, and the stuff I thought would be the 'BIG' projects ended up being child's play. Guess the resin kit will wait for another day!
Ever notice how a '61 Galaxie is kind of an ugly car, but when you lose that frumpy, formal, old-mannish square roof and schlap on that svelte, sexy, Starliner lid, it instantly becomes one of Dearborn's best designs EVER? Weird how a few simple lines can change the entire look and demeanor of a car, isn't it?