Coming along nicely Joel
those little custom touches are working out great!
Joel, you building this one the same way you'll build an airplane You should just call the windshield canopy and that's it! Seriously now, very good job and the different approach it's refreshing!
I'm loving your work so far Joel, I will definitely be following along as well.
I always said that I'd own one some day, but as I just passed 70, it sure doesn't look that way. I did own a 1967 MG-B that was heavily modified for street/track.
As you alluded to, most manufactures aren't interested in the glory days of Road racing, as most modelers weren't even born yet.
Car guys demand the perfect color match. There are more shades of white listed then I ever imagined, but each is correct for the car it's intended for.
My issue with Mate, the owner of Gravity paints in Florida is simply his horrendous service. He takes way to long to ship your order, never responds to emails, or messages left for him, and doesn't answer his listed phone number. My order was placed May 15 and listed as being processed from the 16th on. Still is, but no paint, no tracking, and no information. So today I requested a refund as I want to cancel my order, and have opened a claim with Pay Pal. Lets see what happens.
A gloss paint finish has to be the hardest finish for modelers. There is no hiding errors, goofs, or screw ups with weathering. Hence, I was going to use Gravities complete system which is Matt paint and Urethane Clear coat. If I opt to go with MCW paints, their paints are Glass and their clear coat is a lacquer. Plenty of opportunities for me to screw up.
Of course I'm following along Joel
Hey-hey: look who's here!
That's a nice surprise, Joel. Glad to see you here too. I barely can believe it!
To make the surprise even more pleasant, you have chosen a very interesting model. I absolutely like the old fashion racing cars but unfortunately the manufacturers of the new seem to ignore completely this segment. I not even dare to dream that one day I can build the Silver Arrow!
Adding to all above that you are a gifted story teller, this thread it's going to be a treat!
As usual for you, very good study on the subject leading to modifications for the sake of accuracy that only a veteran modeler can tackle. Goood!
It's a pity for the paints; I never tried Gravity Colors - I remain faithful to my Krylon or Rust-oleum enamels (less and less MM) for auto finishes.
I have to apologize for my ignorance, but I have no clue what color your first choice should have been... Martini livery looks very neat to me, but achieving a spectacular glossy white it's still difficult for me. And that's another reason to follow this tread.