Really liking this build! Here's a few nice reference pics: http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1968-FORD-GALAXIE-XL-FASTBACK-125313 http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2012/07/18/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1968-ford-galaxie-500xl/#&gid=1&pid=3 http://www.galaxieclub.com/internationalcarshow/index.html#anchor68
Scroll down on that last one to see the '68 model year. If I may suggest, I'd knock down the simulated seams on your vinyl roof to half or less their current thickness (height). You're replicating just a couple layers of vinyl, which at 1/25 would be a VERY subtle effect. I only offer this because exagerrated vinyl detail is a pet peeve of mine and can ruin an otherwise beautiful model. Yours is coming along SO nicely, it deserves to look its best! Keep sweatin' the details, and happy building!
Agree that there is really no bad choice here! This is a svelt body style, and all your wheel options look very stylish, so it really comes down to personal taste; which do YOU prefer? Looking forward to the finished project.
" After applying the foil, but before cutting it, lay a piece of blue painters tape along the edge that you want to cut. It will give you a nice straight line & the edge of the tape will give you a guide for your blade to ride against while cutting. Also, the blue tape will give you a color contrast so that it's easier to see what you're cutting."
Another tip that works well for me: color the tip of your blade with a black sharpie; it lessens distracting reflections.
The "short cap" Rallyes were not a one year only option. The short cap denotes disc brakes, and is lettered as such in a circle on the caps. Tall "Derby Hat" center caps read "Chevrolet Motor Division". http://www.ebay.com/itm/SETOF4-Chevy-GM-Rally-Wheel-Center-Hub-Caps-Disc-Brake-Rim-Cap-Cover-Trim-Rings-/230888069477
Perfect kit? Nope. Are any of my stash of 500 or more kits "perfect" kits? Nope. Are they still fun and challenging to work with? Yep. Will I be buying one of these? Nope. It will be impossible for me to buy less than two of these; likely three or four. Dave and company, keep up the good ( and ever-improving) work!!!!!!