Post by smhardesty on Dec 29, 2019 16:07:10 GMT -5
After seeing the level of detail on the Road Signature Goldenhawk, I thought I'd take a look at the American Muscle '40 Ford Coupe. I wanted to see if the same quality and level of detail were present.
I was more than a little disappointed in what I found. The first thing I noticed was several scratches on the car top. They came from the plastic of the box rubbing on the car. It would take a while to polish them out. The real problem with the paint is on the right, rear of the hood. There is a dime to penny sized blemish. It almost looks like a finger or thumb touched the paint while it was still tacky. Then there are a couple of smaller blemishes on the sides of the body. Not sure what I'll end up doing with the body. A repaint seems likely.
Next comes the question of detail. This car seriously lacks detail. There is almost no engine compartment detail and the only engine detail is a couple of different colored plastics used for the engine parts. The interior lacks detail at the same level as the engine compartment.
All in all, I'd say I have a diecast best suited for serious modification. I had already planned on using this car for that purpose, thankfully. I already have a different set of wheels and tires and have just discovered a very highly detailed engine to swap into it.
Post by smhardesty on Dec 30, 2019 21:18:05 GMT -5
The finish on that '55 isn't too far off what I'd be after. I'd just want a rough looking '40s Ford with a 60s era 427 crammed in it. I've been looking at some slicks for it but if I do that I'm about 95% sure I'd have to either do some body work or "jack up" the rear end to get the slicks to fit.
Now that I've decided to try using a 427 I'm considering leaving the hood off. Why go to the trouble and expense of putting a detailed engine in it, then hiding it under the hood? LOL!
By the way. That chassis looks great!
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2019 21:18:47 GMT -5 by smhardesty