Just replacing this thread about my Candy Red '40 Coupe that dissappeared when the site moved to a new server.
To recap, its a Revell/Monogram kit that has been the subject of some kitbashing. The small block Ford engine is from the Revell '32 series of kits, the interior is a resin tuck and roll from Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland (to give a more tradtional feel), the wheels are from the '32 Highboy kit to give a different stance without too much work, resin drums are at the back with photo-etched discs at the front, the body has had the bumper slots filled and the bottom of the front fenders slightly reprofiled and the paint is Candy Red over a medium silver Candy basecoat cleared with 2-pack (all Zero Paints).
I thought I was at the assembly stage and found the exhaust didn't line up so have just made new front sections using solder (final picture).
Got this completed and took it to a show, placed 2nd and a judge said it was the seat belts that had let it down. I wasn't too happy about the belts myself so I took it apart and replaced them. Took the redone model to a show last weekend and it won its class so the extra effort was worth it! Here are some photos of the completed model, starting with how it was presented at the last show on one of Scale Motorsport's stands with the ends painted to match the pickup:
Now that this is out of the way I'm going back to a '40 Ford coupe that I have now painted the body 4 times - arrrggh!