definitely looks better...the transition from edge of headlight doors to lamp still needs smoothing it appears but maybe its just the contrast of the two colors? but the grille looks great and the headlight doors look like the right width now. yes it was kinda odd to mold the grille open but have no details at all behind it...just one of many things that make the design of the kit seem unfinished to me....
Thanks for sharing again Tim...love the 46 'caps. So I guess there's an easy 3rd version here too, a highboy using the model A frame? I don't care for the channeling's effect on the proportions...your idea to move the radiator back might help some, but I think it would need to be chopped to return to the over the axle location. Are those the largest of the 3 headlights?
Maybe...seems kinda big for that,almost like the large black borders on late model 1-1 cars. It'll be interesting to see how it looks painted, the other one I saw didn't have them painted either. Nice paint job by the way.
"..... but the class designation seems to be for a supercharged car. If I'm not mistaken, that's what the "S" stands for. Am I mistaken on this?" Nope you're right,but those decals were included in the kit but it,of course,didn't even have the supercharged version of that motor. His Ford would more likely be in Modified Production or Jr. Stocker.
They only get 3 of each "early release" kits.I bought 2 and the 3rd was on the shelf when I left. I don't know the staff there,but one guy is very helpful and the others aren't (as you found out) they are RC guys with little interest/knowledge in models. Getting a early release kit from them is all about timing (yours, not thiers) I only buy from them when I want one of the early release kits....otherwise I buy on the web. If you watch these threads on new/coming releases, often an "insider" posts when to expect these kits. This shop does get them promptly about the 3rd week of every month. Otherwise you likely will wait about a month for the general release. However it seems you have to check for them in person, I'm retired and live in Palo Cedro so I have time to do that. Good luck!