Just got my half of a trade with 426 HEMI today. Not pleased at all with it...I'm ecstatic! Some awesome resin MOPAR LA Small Blocks, aluminum breather caps, valve covers, etc., and all look incredible. I will definitely be doing more trading with John!
You can only use a water-based clear on the Molotow Liquid Chrome markers. I've brush-painted some Createx and Vallejo Clear over it and it worked fine. My next experiment will be to airbrush the Molotow (once I get my refill bottle that is!) and airbrushing the clear. Brush-painting the clear proved they are compatible, but brush marks in the clear kind of ruin the chrome!
Jason, get a can of Dupli-Color Primer/Sealer and you'll have no bleed-through, I used it on the Revell '77 Monte Snap kit (Molded in red), painted it with some Pearl Green nail polish and a White vinyl top, and it came out with zero bleed-through.
Nice start Chris, and a great color combo. Having built this one (And re-built it to correct this mistake!), I can offer one big piece of advice. Cut the side windows loose from the front and rear windows, then trim them up to fit flush in their openings. If you don't cut them loose, you'll end up with problems getting the chassis and body together properly, my rear bumper wouldn't go on right until I did this. Everything else on the kit is awesome, fix that one problem and you'll have no other issues!
Anthony, I opened up both the stock and RS grille for this kit using 80 grit sanding sticks. About 3 hours worth of work, but worth it. The RS grille gets very fragile once you open it up, so go slowly, otherwise you'll break it like I did! Opening kit grilles tutorial
Instead of trimming the tip, pull it off the marker (It pops right out with ease) and drop it in some Acetone, it'll clean the blockage out overnight. Pull it out and let it dry for a few hours, pop it back in the marker and you're good to go!
And the 4mm is great for bumpers! This is from the Revell '66 GTO kit, the one the chrome is always rubbed off of. I stripped it, painted it with some House Of Kolors Black, and used the 4mm to re-chrome it!