Thanks John. Sometimes, I feel my ambitions outweigh my abilities - so nothing gets finished!
Thanks Martin. After removing the exhaust on this one, I vowed that if I ever come across another kit with moulded in exhausts, its going to be built curbside. The engine mounts were inspired by doing 1:1 stuff on cars. After building models for years with their over-simplified engine mounts, I realised that real engine mounts don't look anything like the kit ones!
Thanks Craig. I know I did get some mock up shots done, before I mothballed this project. I got the exact wheel/tyre combo I liked and the stance was perfect. I've got to go find them in my disorganised photo files. Watch this space!
Thanks Tom, I agree that some of the photo etched wipers look too flat, but then I've seen others that require folding and look amazing when painted. I've never tried bending photo etched parts and I believe there's a special tool to do this. On the other hand, the Thunderbolts wipers is a good idea.
The exhaust system will represent a 'DIY build' as you might find on a 1:1 modified car. I like looking at Summit Racing's website and dreaming about all the after-market stuff I would fit if I were building a real '65 in my garage.
Thanks Monty. Don't assume I'll be finished before you. This model is already nearly 7 years in the build! I was not aware of the headlamp rings, till I saw your post in another thread. I think AMT put them there to help locate the positioning of the lenses in the correct place, but they do look wrong. I'll be taking your advice and drilling them out. I'd also like to add some good looking 'bowls' behind the lenses, as I always think they make the finished headlamp look so much better.