It's been such a long time since I've built a model, and that became evident during the construction. mainly because I had no idea how shaky I am these days, which in turn made the details very difficult. But I prevailed, and I'm happy with the end result.
I went for the drag option, and painted it a nice BMW metallic green in a bid to get some sort of metal-flake feel. I think I got away with it. I also used a chrome pen for some of the details - can't recommend this enough. If you're building models, spend the five quid on ebay.
`01 Merc C320 - Gone `01 Forester S-Turbo - Sold `89 BMW 320i Convertible - Sold(shoulda kept it ) `88 Toyota MR2 T-Bar - Sold `89 BMW 325i touring - Sold `89 BMW 535i - Let her go too early `85 BMW 320i 2 door - Rust = character `00 Subaru Impreza Turbo wagon - Sold (engine failure) `93 BMW 325i - Sold
Nice always thought the 57 ford was a better looking car than the 57 chevy
Yeah totally agree with you. I think the 55 is so iconic now - and we have lost any understanding of the particular moment that determined why it required updating - that the 57 just looks like somebody decided to fiddle around with perfection. Against the 55 it now just looks a bit wrong. (Although I have to admit I've seen some beautiful 57s around)
I have built a few revell and other kits over the last few years but I have stayed away from yanks such as this because of the chrome detail on the rear quarters, I KNOW that I would cock it up with a brush, but the chrome pen you have there and the effect looks spot on
I have used a black sharpie pen in similar ways on some parts to bring out detail but I never knew you could get a chrome effect paint pen