When I fill in the the area on a hood with a cutout option I fill it with super glue and then hit it with accelerator. Then if there are small spots to fix I use putty. The other option is two use a two putty which cures by a chemical reaction and not the evaporation of a solvent in a single part putty.
Great project. Somehow missed this one. Very nice work. Love the old style dragsters. If revell still has tge moldscthey are missing out on a winner. The parts packs might not woek but the kit format would be great.
I know of a friend who ordered from a resin caster and it took forever. Said vendor was happy to cash the checks in the mail but would go to shows and sell whatever stock he had and send the product when he got around to it. With the exception of a few resin casters you are better off if you canbuy at shows. That way you can see the product quality and get it right away. Otherwise buy it from ebay.