Nice find with the pic Prof, the colour looks to be one you can rely on too as the surrounding picture looks perfectly in tune with real life. Its like a lightened desert yellow and just a few shades lighter than the profiles in Andy's book.
Ok chaps, lots going on today so little bench time...again. Last night, sat there quietly smoothing out the inevitable mold seams that you get on the bodywork. To be fair to Revell, there isn't that many and they are not that prominent so easy to deal with.
Slapped some primer on first thing today...
Popped it in the airing cupboard for a couple of hours then some smoothing back with 1500 wet and dry used wet.
Then, the moment of truth, would Halfords Lada Cream be ok?
It looks more than ok to me Prof, I see no reason why that can't pass the colour test admirably. They are lovely smooth lines on these cars, I wish they'd go back to this styling again but even if they did it wouldn't be the same.
As for the taped on numbers. That's a weird one to model. If you did do that then would other people look at it like you did a messy job with the decs if they didn't see this blog ? I like the idea of trying to emulate something like that but it would also worry me if I was building it.
LOOKIN GOOD BUD.Colour looks near enough to me.The split screen detail will be an easy fix and one I think worth while.Some body styles had the split screen and some didn't.the cars of the fifties had loads of different body styles in the same year.With some vehicles having a longer chassis than others and completely different body parts but the same make of car.The Oldsmobile rocket 88 was shorter and different to the 98 but both in the same year.they sure did complicate stuff.you need to be on the ball when ordering stuff.Most G M cars shared the same chassis though and all makes had a large and small version.