Thanks for the kind interest,
An attempt here to reproduce some detail seen on the 1:25th plastic version of the Gray Ghost a while back, for I've created a mold of the grille sans identification, creating two in total, and have flattened the profile of the front bumper (as opposed to the 'vee' as per stock). Further, the opening witnessed within and across the front bumper ought to have continued both straight and flat where the license plate mount is seen, and hence what additional material rose above this opening has since been trimmed back.
A bit of a muddle at present for the result appears as menacing as a slow-moving nurse shark. Clearly the bumper needs to be both raised and pulled further back into the panel work, but strangely meek it appears in total. I'm sure it was the right choice to make, whereas filing off and rebuilding the Pontiac 'beak' on a slight diminishing angle will help consolidate matters visually. It seems Trans-Action (the official name of the team then) had an eye on the Holman and Moody Torino Talledegas to the extent of discreetly cleaning up the profile up front.
In other news, the resin intake was added, further refinement of the upper control arm mounts and blending of the chassis to the added GMP '70 GTO items is in process, while an incongruous Orbit Orange painted hood tachometer pod replaces the Lane '68 Firebird part. Kind regards to the community with much appreciation...
...before, and such will look better for the front bumper is body color and the grilles reflect back a chrome finish. The standard grilles are in fact stamped aluminum, hence no profound worry that I'll not be able to strictly see to this via the use of Alclad lacquer.
...slightly underwhelming, if not slightly dumpy. The bumper will move up a bit, and further back surely. The 'loss' of finishes detracts from what work was in point of fact done, while looking at now-prominent 'beak' suggests a nose job is surely in the offing...
...still requiring some work to clean up the side indicator pockets wish bear evidence of unneeded extra material. The headrest is too wide as well - this slated to shrink from side-to-side. The resin intake pokes through, while yes - I do have to reduce the height of everything to ensure the hood may close, etc.