The really fun stuff is adding the finishing touches. The video is a test of the doors opening to trigger the interior dome light. There’s also the firewall details and the headliner fabric.
I’m making up my final exterior paint as I go. I had found this Tin Roof Rust craft acrylic paint color at Hobby Lobby and thought I’d give it a go without even testing it. I want a rusty color over the primer so that when I spray on and rub off a black top coat, this color, and maybe even some primer, will be revealed on ridges where weathering naturally occurs. We’ll see.
Here’s the interior dome light I made for my 1/12 scale 57 Chevy model car. The lens is made from a slice of a lucite rod, shaped and polished. The fixture is a thin strip of styrene wrapped and glued to the edge of the lens. A styrene disk with a hollowed out area for the LED is glued to the back. The ring and back are covered with metal foil tape.
After carefully trimming the windshield, I dropped it and cracked it in half. So, I either had to buy another expensive kit for a new windshield, or make one. Using the original as a template, I cut out a piece of thin clear plastic, heated and curved the corners using a hairdryer. Not a bad replacement.