I just ordered a tin of C1 Metalizer. Will report once it arrived, but could someone please explain the different effects of the various base coats? I always thought a black basecoat is required, but some of you gents seem to have come up with better ideas.
Some people once did a '41, which leaves even less room for variants. They haven't regretted it. We need the kit manufacturers catching up on post war American Milestone Cars. And the '56 Connie would be a prime candidate. So would be the '57 Eldorado Brougham, the Motorama Show Cars and other notable standout cars. There are cars, that are interesting, despite they never went around in circles, or along a 400 metre long straight, believe it, or not.
The cars were made from 1963 - 1970 (Series 1) and 1970 - 1976 (Series 2). The V8 (actually a modified version of the Buick 215 aluminium engine) was available from 1970 - the end. Funnily enough, the V8 became available before the introduction of the Series 2, so a few 1970 Series 1 cars came with it.
It's lovely. The scripts are very well done. They do a good job depicting the rather mediocre effort on the real cars. However, on the real cars, the medaillon on the bootlid is rather large, since it conceals the hole for the spare tyre mount, if the car was ordered with the "Touring Package". Let me explain. The boot of these is not exactly generous:
It becomes a bit more useable by laying the spare wheel flat:
But for ultimate boot space usage, why not take it out altogether?
Now, if you have the Touring Package, you can then mount the spare wheel onto the bootlid. The package consists of the following: - A reinforced bootlid with an opening for the spare wheel mount. - A "Rover" medaillon roughly six inches in diameter (this appears to be too small on the model). - An ingenious prop rod mechanism you can put into operation to hold the bootlid up when the heavy wheel is mounted to it (you can see this folded away at the left side of the boot opening). - A chromed external handle at the bottom of the bootlid, which is in fact a Series 1 door handle. Oh, and yes, this is my real car.