I saw this AMT kit at the local hobby store a couple of days ago. Since I have 80 to 100 kits "on deck", I figured I needed another one. Glad I bought this one; looks to be excellent in the detail department.
Although I am impressed with the detail and engineering (so far) of this kit, the build options seem to be limited. The race version looks cool, but there's going to a bunch of these built that way. The other half of "2 IN 1" is custom. Stock could be a nice model, but the kit wasn't really meant for that. I'm going with mild custom. There won't be much needed that's not already in the box. In fact, this would make a good choice for an out-of-box build. I won't be able to keep from adding plug wires, so out-of-box is probably not going to happen.
The kit comes with some parts to lower the suspension, but that won;t likely get the car down where it needs to be, so some minor suspension tweaking mods will be in order. This is where I want to be.
My official start to any kit is glueing the engine halfs together. The cool thing about this 421 is the interlocking ridges on each half rather than locating pins. This design seems to line things up better. I usually have to adjust and clamp engines together. This one falls right into place.
One more thing; I can tell already that I'm gonna wish this was a bubble top.
Edited by Alyn, 24 September 2012 - 01:28 AM.