Less than 60,000 original miles, mostly original paint, original mouse-fuzz interior and faux woodgraining. Just got a new clutch, brakes, tires and a heater. Rewired several years ago after rats got to the fabric insulation on the old harness. Runs smooth, starts instantly.
Richard's right...definitely 1/32. When I first got back in the hobby in '05 or so, I got all excited seeing some of the smaller scale kits of '50s iron, and assuming they were 1/25. There IS an old Revell 1/25 '57 Caddy...
Here are some concept workups that look good to me...much better than the ungainly turd in the opening posts. The yellow and red ones may be a little too Camaro-ish, but not bad overall. Apparently the plan is to market this thing world-wide, so taking a lot of unnecessary pork out of the current Challenger was the reason for going with an Alfa Romeo-derived platform.
Inspirational to watch you correct what should have been right to start with. I have a couple of these and may try a different approach, now that you've so kindly pointed out what exactly is wrong. Great color choice for this car, by the way.
Had some Nikon photo-editor compatibility issues with my new hard-drive in the Win7 machine that weren't there with the old drive, and that took a while to work around...but it works just like it worked in XP now, even better than when I had the old 7 drive. Finally got enough real-life fires put out to grab some bench time these last few evenings. Listening to the local PBS affiliate doing their classic jazz Saturday night program. Life's pretty OK for the moment. I lost a lot of detail due to primer buildup, particularly the (should-be) sharply-sculpted body lines on the rear quarters, and I had to correct them. Also had a devil of a time getting the scribed panel lines straight enough, learned a thing of two in the process.
Now she's in Duplicolor white primer, getting very close. I still have to make the center panel for the forward bellypan, and finalize the header openings, then just a little more 600-800 grit sanding of some areas. The body lines on the quarters are still a little too fat and vague, but I have a method worked out to slim them down and sharpen them a bit more.