Difficult to describe any of this as fun or entertaining, but the following done on the shell of a 1:18th Welly/GMP '69 Parnelli Jones BOSS 302 SCCA Trans Am racer.: Each headlamp bucket as well as the back of the deck lid and quarter panel trim extensions visible from the rear were painted black and clear coated to match the finish of the rest of the model - this being very tedious. The rear window retention straps were removed with the holes to position each fast plugged with plastic rod, each of which were painted top and bottom to disguise matters best I could. The white paint 'spear' seen on the hood was refinished atop the cowl panel for the same needed to be extended out rather like the tail of an arrow, whereas the cowl vents still required a delicate black wash application to appear presentable. Finally, I was flummoxed and frustrated as to just how the missing pinstripe might be done in specific relation to the headlamp bucket, and pondering that I might need to contact an area pinstriper to take the task on. I ended up taking on the effort myself when a long and flexible enough brush with suitable paint was secured, and hence what is seen constitutes my best stab to date. It may look better in pictures! Worn out, in need of convalescence with extremely well engineered and deftly finished scale models that surely do not require all this. Thanks...
...front, with pinstripe work seen and essentially in proportion and even from side-to-side. Headlamp rings, plugs, and requisite 'PJ' decalage to come, hence all appears unfinished. Front spoiler reshaped (it's flatter across the bottom, whereas the ends have been rounded and reshaped as per photos), with the final iteration finished in a textured paint intended to replicate carpet in scale. If it all appears incomplete - well, it is!
...driver's side, with foil applied, plugs rendering the retention strapdectomy effort more or less invisible. The sun screen atop the windscreen has been overpainted with a coat of semi-gloss black, for the sheen of the original was too glossy and inexplicably toy-like. The front bumper was originally chromed, but here has been stripped, reshaped and thinned along the ends, and finally painted black. Follmer's Mustang usually (but not always) bore a silver finish, while with the factory clear coat I'm limited in my options to designate a race for I can't remove select tampo markings to reorder things as readily as I'd desire.
...passenger's side, the foil work again, pinstripe work seemingly balanced to other side. Some effort made to correct the severe 'straight ahead' termination point of the side pinstripe to curve the same slightly as per period photos. Red-outlined numerals to come, hence this aspect can and will be improved upon. Foilwork terminates at edge of Zolatone paintwork blending into interior, hence a bit lighter in appearance versus previous efforts to apply same.
...tail panel paint. Pinstripe effort a bit thick and heavy, but maybe all I can do in this regard. Thanks...