I would not dare pretend to make it look better than the original.
What i did was a retro custom, and if many approved the 3-tone idea, i added a chrome strip and created the second color on the body. It now looks even more like a 56 DeSoto, and surprisingly FlashG seems eager to see the result, so here's in a couple of color options. Mapping the 2tone was a tiresome issue so i ended up doing my customary cutting out the second color part.
That really looks attractive the way you customized the car! the 3 tone is a very good way to show it off especially the second color. I like the first color too. always good to have variety. 67 Galaxie is a great choice loved the coke bottle curves on that one....I am sure I will like what you produce. are you going to do a sport roof, sedan and convertible? I have some Crits for your 66 Galaxie form your site. one of my favorites ( I have so many I like) is that a work in progress? the front headlamps is too round on top.... will you post that one here too? I love the 66 7litre convertibles.
as everyone else said, that blue black white combo is killer. i love the V on the wheels too. its funny, back then they would cover up the back wheel, but today thats blasphemy since everyone tries to make the wheels as noticeable as possible
PunkGuy - well i want the treading to show up in the renders so i gave them a little overshine...
tiberius - i will check the headlights, thanks for pointing it out. The model is a Brazilian Galaxie, made here from 1967 on, only in 4-door sedan configuration. It is more or less finished but i will display the wip process soon.
SarN - I love fender skirts, but they do make the car look heavier. I guess nowadays, with so many sculpter rims, people want to emphasize them.
I saw some ref photos of one from 74 which was still using the shape of the 66. there were some slight differences from the us version so I was not sure exactly the differences between the U.S. and Brasilian versions just from what I saw the top of the windshield chrome looked odd, and I could not see the shape of the body toward the rear door. this year they started to go towards the coke bottle shapes but had distinct body lines. I have the crestline U.S. ford book if you want any ref shots. the rear tail lights looked too big, since they went from a more rectangular upright lens on the 65's to more square on the 66. they must have exported the dies for the 66 and used them for the 67's down there. I checked again I was mixing up the 65 headlight bezel with the 66,and shading around the top of the windshield of your model made it look different than my ref pics.