Yeah John, I'm not happy with the color at all. It doesn't even come close. I sprayed a sample of another Tamiya color (Dark Yellow) but that too was way too dark. So it looks like it'll be "back to the hunt" for paint that matches. I googled 1959 Dodge paint colors and nothing comes close to the color of the car, so I'm thinking that maybe over the years someone repainted the car, although the jams and under hood and trunk areas were all the same color. I recall that in a spot where the paint was chipping, it was really thick (for a paint chip).
John, no, I wasn'y planning on replicating the baby shark. BTW, my daughter asked if I was going to replicate the beanie baby fish that Tommy tied to the antenna's and the multi-color plastic, magnetized letters spelling out
"U S S TUNABOAT" that he stuck on the side of the car to freak me out. I wasn't planning on doing that either. That whole episode is one that I'd like to forget actually.
As a side note here, I thought that my old Dodge was the only car to be called a Tunaboat. Apparently I was wrong.... Check out this site...!!! http://tedstunaboats.com/
This saga will continue.