Gran(dma) Torino is almost complete!
If you're wanting a really convincing chrome, then the Moltow Liquid Chrome pens everyone bangs on about on Youtube are every bit as good as they look, you can't tell the difference between it and the chromed parts on the kit and I'm seriously impressed by it. For most of the trim, I could just use the pen straight on the car, some bits I needed to blob some paint out and use a paintbrush, and some areas I need to redo where I managed to mess up, which is for my final round of fettling on this.
I've made the decision to avoid chasing perfection. In a way, it being an ordinary spec car has helped hide the imperfections a bit which also makes me feel better about the whole thing. Main weakness is definitely the bodywork, I find it pretty much impossible to keep dust out of the paint and I'm not very good at polishing the paint without going through to the plastic, so I definitely need practice on that side of things.
I also learned that the Revell water slide decals are of the more annoying variety because they're quite stiff, so getting them to conform to the shapes of the dashboard was annoying. There are potions you can buy that soften the decals which I think would have helped. I'm not to fussed, the interior is quite difficult to see so my less than perfect application isn't too obvious. I'm just happy that it looks good on display, and doesn't really look like a kit even though it's not quite finished. I've got small details like side markers, a bit of chrome detailing, hubcap emblems, and that sort of thing to do. Then a final clean all over to make it look its best for fancy photos.
I'm looking forward to finding out what my friend finally does with his half, he won't tell me beyond the fact he's picked out what he's using and has already dismantled and cleaned stuff, so we'll have to wait and see what he comes up with.