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Posted By: Chav Popov
Posted On: Saturday April 13, 2019 at 10:49 PM
Bruce, I doubt Esval did much research about ...
the historic appearance of the car. What they did is copying the restored version of the car, that is how the Chinese manufacturers make models, I doubt they licensed these models with GM either. However once they call it Al Capone's car they commit to history. I believe metallic paints were invented in the early 30's, so while the model potentially can be historically accurate, that probability is very low. The restored car is not painted in metallic paint either, hence the only reason they did it this way is to create similar impression to the restored car's paint that is deep and shiny. After all the model is impressive, while unlikely historically accurate. Personally I like it and will keep it in my collection.

BTW the metallic is as easy to see on the model as on the pictures posted by Rick.

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1928 Cadillac Model by ESVAL by Bob Lasagna #54445
It looks great in photos! Is the green metallic ?? (EOM) by Phil Realmuto #54445.1
Regarding Green Color by Bob Lasagna #54445.1.1
It is metallic. The flakes are very fine. by Chav Popov #54445.1.1.1
Thanks Chav. At least I’m not crazy lolol I thought I saw a metallic sparkle in a few photos by Phil Realmuto #54445.
Phil, I am not a fan the metallic paint considering the historical inaccuracy but it does look nice. by Chav Popov #54445.
My ? about the paint being metallic or not was just an observation not a criticism. I merely wasn’t. by Phil Realmuto #54445.1.2
Phil, the conversation evolved in different dirrection... by Chav Popov #54445.1.2.1
Good points (EOM) by Phil Realmuto #54445.
PIC. Here's a quick shot of the metallic in the paint. Very, very fine. Looks perfect. by Rick Scoville #54445.2
Fit finish and assembly are superior, by Chav Popov #54445.2.1
In the pic, where the color is darker, it's easy to see by Bruce Gibbins #54445.2.2
Bruce, I doubt Esval did much research about ... by Chav Popov #54445.2.2.1
Many thanks, Chave for the additional information and observations relating to the Cadillac. (EOM) by Bruce Gibbins #54445.

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