Thanks for all the kind replies, very much appreciated. I'm going to put up some finished pics in the Under Glass section. Vintagedragfan I'll definately look up KCSlammers, I work at Hobby Haven part time out in OP KS, I'm sure someone there is familiar there with them. Ramfins59 I agree 100% with you on the dullcoat, I just didn't have any at the time as I was funding my kid's model projects (that's what I'm telling the wife anyway ) and overlooked it. Next time though I will for sure try and make sure to make that happen.
Let me clear up my wording a little on "3rd model". I used to build a lot when I was a kid and then quite a bit my teen years in highschool but not much after my senior year. For quite some time I've been into RC helicopters and since 05 scale helicopters that are pretty decent in size and very detailed. So I've always been building something, but it wasn't until recently that my interest in models was refired due to my oldest son's new found interest in it when he ran across some of my old builds and asked to buy his first model.
Here are some more progress pics of the caddy....
This was the first attempt at doing a textured rag top using 3M adhesive, sealing with primer, and than color coat
Mocked up on it's wheels and test fit of chassis
Pic of the motor after I gave the part of the block and tranny a black wash as well as rubbed the paint a little on so it didn't look new.