I mostly paint with Testors or Model Master bottle paints (airbrushed). Usually 1/2 oz. will do three coats on a car, including under hood and engine area, with some left over. That does not include chassis or interior. I use MM bottle clear as well, maybe 1/4 oz. or so.
I will be the first to add some truly useless information! I use a 4 HP, 80 gallon compressor. The same one I use for everything else in my shop. The point is, if you have other uses for a larger compressor, you can do hobby stuff with it as well. I use a 20 year old Badger 200, because I needed an airbrush to touch up some cabinets, and that is what I could get immediately. So I am the perfect example of what Harry described: I use what I use because that is what I have, and don't know anything about anything else!
I wonder what the current status is for using photos as evidence. My Dad, who was a professional photographer starting in the '40s, and took some crime scene photos, was concerned that digital photos would not be credible. Since digital photos could be easily altered without a trace, would they still have the same value as evidence. It's very difficult to alter a negative.
I went this morning. There is always some variation from store to store. The one I went to did not have the Atlantic or the Maverick, they did have the Charger police car. The AMT Vette kits were all curbsides.
Amazing work, Harry. What kind of joints and glue are you using for the door frames? Are the doors fragile? How did you bend the pieces of wood that go over the fenders? I would like to build a wood body someday, so I'm picking your brain while I have the chance!