hey Jeff- the lindberg has lots of potential and a good kit to get you started. I say go for it and try your hand at scratchbuilding just a few small details. the rest will come as you build it. a lot of it is in the paint job - it does not have to be perfect but detail painting the small hardware makes all the difference. and most important of course is to have fun with the project.
I believe the Stutz factory cars were white- do a little research on line and you will be able to see some details that you can add to your car GOOD LUCK
absolutely superb weathering on that engine and ancillaries-looks real-the way I would build it. I saw the muffler a while back and it is very convincing!
there was a Rolls of this vintage at a car show I saw on Fathers day.
the engine seam work and added details will be worth it-already looks great!
very refreshing to see the wheels painted and blackwalls -whitewalls pull your eye on to them and not the model.
what paint did you use on the wheels? great color.
very cleverly done-but its a model-the wheels and headlites give it away-and the 1/1 size tire print in the dirt--nice model though-is it 1/8? or possibly bigger- and could it be a 3D printed job?-- thats what it looks like to me