What is your opinion of the Aoshima kits? They have quite a few nice looking kits, but I'm not sure what the build quality of the cars are. In their instructions, do their paint codes refer to Tamiya, Mr. Color, something else..?
In my opinion, Aoshima has been rapidly progressing in terms of new models they issue each year and the quality of their kits.
Their quality easily eclipses the quality of fujimi kits in a way that if I was to choose, for example, the same newly released lamborghini cars from fujimi and aoshima, the fujimi kit would cost me let say 40 dolllars while the aoshima kit 60-70 dollars, I would still have chosen the aoshima kit with zero consideration.
I consider tamiya still has the best quality, but they are quite conservative in terms of releasing new 1/24 car kits. Meanwhile, aoshima has progressed and excelled in terms of new releases and quality far beyond expectation. Oh, and their facebook page has been very helpful to improve their customers interface.
In the instruction, the color codes refer to GS Creos so that would be the same to Mr Color.
Nice Job!! Looks great! I have been looking to get this same kit to compliment my display of Lambo's as well. Did you happen to use the Aoshima made "Detail-Up" PhotoEtch set with it? Wondering how much or how little it helps to "detail-up" the box stock kit.
Yes, I used the PE parts from aoshima as well, but they are available separately.
From my point of view the PE parts fairly helped to detail-up the box stock kit because i didnt use all of them, only for parts which are visible from the outside such as mesh, emblems, etc