Naturally I like the front. And rear doesn't look too bad from the angle in the photo immediately shown above. I like I said before, not my cup of tea overall. But, I'm impressed enough with it to take a second look.
Would painting the channeled car another color have made those rust/patina decals maybe blend in better? I'm not trying to criticize your choices Tim. Your model is great. It's just that I like idea of decals, and I'm wondering if anybody else has any idea of how make them more real? More right? I'm not sure how to phase what I'm trying to say. I kind of like the idea of building a car with a little surface rust on it.
I'm loving reading the above posts. I don't know how much of it I'll be using, but I sure am learning a lot. About both model and real street/hot rods. There is some great knowledge and insight going on here. This thread is just plain good reading. None of the personal BS. I'm like it! Thanks guys.
Thanks for posting the above photos Tim. After seeing them I will have to build mine as a highboy. The channeled car just doesn't look right to me. And I don't mean Revell missed the mark on the channeled version. After seeing your photos I just don't like the looks of it. In general I've anyways liked highboys better. But I do think Revell did a great job with the channeled version too. What I am a little disappointed in, in seeing your photos, are the patina/rust decals. These don't look right to me. They don't look like rust or patina. They just look like decal. What's your thoughts on this? Maybe you built/painted your model too nice to make those decals work? The highboy I'm very impressed with great job. I think you did a great job on the other, but the general looks and the decals are missing the mark for me.
I'm in support of the police all the way. The recent shootings of cops around the courty is just plain wrong. The recent questioning of cops motives in several case is questionable and wrong in my opinion too. I'm sure there are some bad cops. But, most are good guys and gals, working hard to protect the average innocent person out there from the scum and idiots. I use to in younger days, get into a little trouble from time to time. I was one of idiots. But, since I got more honest and smarter over years. Guess what? I've had no run ins with the police what so ever. In the last 30+ years I've done nothing to attract the polices attention. I haven't even had a traffic ticket in well over 10 years. The police tend not to mess with people who follow the law, and act decent to each other. STOP shooting cops and other people! This results in nothing put trouble and accomplishes nothing positive in the long run.
Hey, we're not going to just take your gearhead man card away, but your regular man card too! 😀 Nah, just kidding. You can do worst. A few years ago I bought Academy's 1/24th scale Opel-Pontiac Le Mans GSE. A local hobby shop had a couple of them sitting on their shelves for years. (In fact the rest maybe still be sitting there.) Sometime the "plain" or "nerd" car can fun to model too.