A little drop of one of the new UV cured glues like "Laser Bond" works well. You cure it instantly with UV light so you can continue working right away. When your ready to disassemble, it peels off easily. I haven't really used it on painted parts, but it works great for bare plastic.
I use mostly Tamiya tape with a little BMF on occasion. I usually airbrush the overall color & then brush paint the details. For instance, the '61 Buick interior started with white primer. That's the white areas. Then I masked those off & airbrushed the overall medium turquoise color. Then I masked off for the stripes & painted the pattern with a brush with thin pieces of tape separating the colors. Then the piping, which is also brush painted. I use a little tape with those as well just to eliminate any mistakes on at least the straight sections. Finally, I shoot the entire tub with a very light mist of pearl to give it that metallic sheen that many of these old interiors had. I pretty much use nothing for my interiors except Testors flat enamels mixed to whatever color I want.
In my experience, resin will never be as "perfect" as a styrene part. It's kind of inherent to resin. They were cleaned & as smooth as possible in my view. They were exact copies of original Johan parts made by Jimmy Flintstone. Problem is, it's very difficult to properly prep in between fine grille pieces & such. As I said, they looked good, but not as good as a styrene piece. All of the platers out there specifically state that they will not guarantee the finish of resin parts. I'm sure that there is a reason for that disclaimer. As an example, I have never seen a Modelhaus plated part that looked as good as a re-plated original. That's why I always have originals re-chromed rather than replace them with resin.
Very cool! I've thought about buying one of these and doing a stock build......of course. Nice to know what kind of a casting it is. I bought one Flintstone kit a while ago. It's an absolutely beautiful casting, but is very thick, as his stuff can be.
My half of a trade with "mredjr" arrived today. The one I've had for many years is missing the interior after my dad tossed it out during one of his "basement cleaning tirades". Now I'll finally be able to build one.........if I ever find the time!
Ok, I'm assuming that the 440 Magnum in the '69 Coronet R/T would have been painted orange. All signs point to yes, but I got a little confused when I looked at the box art on the Revell '68 Charger kit. I'm guessing Dodge made the color change for '69?