Just started today a 1957 Ford Custom Tudor.
After finishing a stock one in Raven Black and a Kustom in metallic green, I decided to build another one on the color I like most among the ones Ford offered for 1957: Coral Sand.
A friend of mine that owns a 1:1 car paint store was able to reproduce the 1957 DUCO paint from the original formula. It can't get more authentic than this.
The best part is that it was not expensive at all. Casio (my friend) made me a quart of paint for the equivalent of 25 Dollars, and I plan to use it on lot's of other 1950's Ford cars!!!
I'm not very big on WIP threads, as I always forget to post something, and this project will take some time, as I don't have much modeling time this month, but I'll try my best, OK?
What I did until now:
I tested the Duco paint on plastic from the Revell kit yesterday, and it didn't harm the plastic at all. I was expecting less shine, as Duco paints need to be polished to shine, but I was surprised by how well the paint performed on test.
This morning I moved to "full scale work" (ha ha ha) and painted the '57 Ford body with my cheapo Western single action airbrush, that's the one I get best results with when I airbrush real automotive paint. Had to use the maximum paint flow setting, set the air pressure to 40 PSI and paint almost hitting the body with the airbrush. Yes, it's that different to paint with 1950's Duco paint!!!
Anyway, I loved the result. I'll have to polish it a bit to take the orange peel out, but I love the color.