Always have good results with Scalefinishes paints and service. There is a wait involved, I just plan on it and order ahead of when I am planning to use it. I wish I had gone to the show in Arizona, I would be well stocked right now! Next year for sure!
Javelin or AMX would be ok, but they have been done and still available for a price. I'd much rather see a late 40's or early 50's Packard. I love the convertible in Back to the Future, a tan 49 or 50 model. I remember them as a kid and they were a great car.
The engine looks awesome. Very nicely done. I bought a new 70 'Cuda with a 440 Six-pack and automatic when I came home from the army. It was blue fire all over and interior was black. Some day I am going to build my kit and make it like my 1:1. Probably won't have the fine detail like yours, but at least I will try to make it nicely:)
Amazing Jonathan! I got 6 bottles of Scalefinishes paint today too! Mine were 4 Hudson colors and 2 engine paints, Last night I ordered 4 more colors for a 57 Chevy, a 57 Ford and for a 55 Chrysler. Maybe there were only 3 colors
I really like the weathered build of this kit, your model looks great. Otherwise, I fail to see the fascination with this kit. The engine looks like one of those over simplified engines from the early 60's Monogram "hot rod" kits and that to me, makes the whole kit look off. The weathered build makes it look so much better. I guess I am just not much of a hot rod guy, other than Norm Grabowski's "Kookie" car and Roth's Outlaw and Tweetie Pie, I never had the eye for the rods. Oh well.
A lot of the popularity of the small block Chevy came from the cost of speed parts for a Chevy. Back in the day when every guy tried to make his car go faster you had to be a Chevy lover. It cost so much more to add speed to the Ford and Mopar engines. Manifolds, cams, headers, ignition, and valve train parts were all much less expensive for a small block Chevy. It was also why the engine was popular on local race tracks and drag strips. Design wise, I think the Boss 302 Ford is an excellent engine but there are not many of them around. The Windsor, I had one that was new in 69 drop a rod cap off while idling in the driveway. The factory had not put on lock nuts.