I bought this off eBay, the kit was listed as "Brand New & Boxed" ....
This is what I got !!!
After sending a few emails to the seller, I ended up keeping the kit and got a 75% refund, so in the end the model cost me £5.99, (around $9.75), there was a few parts that were broken, or had come un-glued, two of the wheels had snapped off, and the others snapped when I tried to remove them, but the rest of the model basically fell apart, luckily the body and chassis hadn't had too much paint applied as the body was left as the colour it was molded in (Blue) and the roof panel had been brushed painted in white, which had gone a little on the yellow side, the chassis just had the axles and the exhaust picked out in colour, the interior was left in it's molded in blue.
The wheel backs were drilled out using a 2mm drill, I will use some 2mm aluminium to make new axles
The parts were put into plastic tubs and sprayed with Fairy Power Spray, the chrome parts were soaked in household bleach, and will redone using Alclad.
The windows basically fell out, and was only glued at the base of the front screen, the glue marks will stay, as once there refitted, the old glue will not bee seen, the screen got a wash and a polish using Novus # 2
A few mold lines were removed from the body and the body was block sanded to remove a few sink marks, everything is ready for a couple of coats of plastic primer, I'd like to detail the interior, but as all the detail is molded into the seats, I'd like to find some decal material to match the fabric pattern, if anyone know if these are available, please let me know ...
Edited by GeeBee, 01 January 2013 - 12:41 PM.