The mailman delivered a package today. I won a bid on EBAY for a 1/24 scale diecast model of a 1955 Pink Cadillac that Elvis bought for his Mom. Since no model was made of a '55 Cadillac, this fills in a "hole" in my 1950's car collection. It really is a pretty car.
Thanks guys. Don, I am by no means the king of anything, especially BMF. You should only know how I sometimes have to re-do spots because of either wavy lines or tears. New blades help a lot to prevent tears in the foil and scribing weakly defined trim areas helps to prevent wavy lines. Above all, patience is the key to having a good foiling job. I must be a real glutton for punishment by wanting to build all of these 50's cars with yards of chrome trim.
Thanks again guys. John, I found that this kit went together very well. Just be careful when you trim and attach the vacu-formed glass. You've got to trim the glass as close as possible to the bottom of the window openings, yet leaving just enough to be able to glue the glass in place, in order to be sure that the glass doesn't prevent the interior & dashboard from fitting up into the body completely. Also, you may have to drill completely through the wheel back axle holes to allow the assembled wheels/tires to fit properly inside the body/wheelwells.
Thank you all very much for your very kind comments. Steven, nothing gets by your old eagle eye does it? Yeah there was a bit of a mishap...... When I glued the chassis in I laid the car upside down on a kitchen towel to wait for the CA glue to set up and fully cure or dry. That was apparently the wrong thing to do because the fabric of the towel left marks on the roof's clearcoat. I need to run some polishing cloths over the roof again to get rid of those marks. Peter, yeah I'd love to see plastic kits for dozens of cars from the 1950's. I've been fortunate to have been able to find either resin kits or unwarped promos for all of the cars I have so far, but there are dozens that I have still yet to find.