Thanks guys - there's a few imperfections which I'm not happy with in the paint, but overall it came out ok.
Still aiming for that flawless finish lol.
Clearcoat to come, which makes me a bit nervous as I'd rather stuff things up earlier than at final stages
The original paint was more red than orange, funny how photos can mess with colours, and the paint was a bit lumpy and uneven.
As for colour choice, I did consider doing something different to yet another blue Bruiser, but the metallic blue (over aluminium base) just says 1985 all over A quick bit of research tells me the body is modelled after the 1982ish Hilux, which I'll use as a guide to detailing.
Have seen a few Bruisers with the shiny new wheels, they look great, but I've been aiming to keep this build as OG as possible (hence shelling out for an original body set), and the chassis itself is clean but not blinging.
I do agree they'd work very nicely with new paint though! Might need to get some as "spares".