Joel, Welcome to the forum, I met you years ago at one of the first NNLs that was held in a Church basement that was built on a steep hill. I still recall your 1/32 coach modified model. Any pics of it that you could post ?
Folks, Two examples of polished plastic instead of paint, building kits like this remind me of my "yoot" ! I'll have to say however that in my estimation the earlier releases, particularly Monogram and to some extent AMT kits, were of much higher quality plastic. I also feel that the molds were polished to such degree that the resulting parts were very smooth and actually "glossy". I like to use TURTLEWAX for polishing the plastic, the old stuff that actually had a very mild abrasive in it and NOT INTENDED for clear coated finishes.