Like I’ve said before, I think they are so VERY critical. Not just the size and the style but that they are properly detailed. Sorry no time for a long post this time either on wheel detailing but just a picture of my 1:43 scale Franklin Mint ‘57 Chevy convertible before and after.
The bottom photo is how it comes from the ‘factory’. The top photo is with wheels that I have fully detailed.
This is exactly what I have done:
- Red rings around the hubcaps to simulate the red steel wheels that are visible around the hubcaps of the 1:1 scale car
- Blacked out areas around the cone shape of the hubcap at the base. On my 1:1 these are black vinyl stickers; originally they were black paint
- Red center of the spinner with a gold line to simulate the Bel-Air crest that’s on the 1:1 car.
Here’s a picture of the real wheel for your reference: