Surely will - they look very fragile!
Baikal is nice, but someone on this forum recently did a beautiful paintjob in BRG, and I can't deny that it influenced me a little.
I was tempted by the engine kit and the door panels from USCP, but had to stop myself from getting carried away.
Made a little slow progress on this one.
Body looks good and all my references show the proportions and details to be spot on. Good that's what I like - no corrections to be made.
I wish I could say the same about the glass. The side glass stretches about 2-3 scale inches lower than the window openings at the side. The blue arrow shows where the openings are, and the red line shows how much further down the glass goes. You would not think that this could cause a problem, but it means that the interior door panels don't reach up as high as they should. Its not a major issue, but it just seems wrong in my eyes and so I'm going to 'correct' it.
I'm using these two strips of plastic sheet to add a little height to the inner door panels.
And doing away with the side glass. Here I have marked the outlines of the window openings so that I can cut along a A and C pillars.
This leaves me with just the parts I want - the front and rear screens. I will make up the side glass later using clear sheet that is far thinner.
For a kit design that includes such good detail in most places, its shocking that Hasegawa just failed to add any detail to the inner door panels. They are just flat, with the faintest hint of engravings. I did think about using the after-market door panels from USCP, but I'm not sure if I'd have to modify the tops of the doors to reach the window openings too. It would be a shame to buy them and then have to modify them. Instead, I'm just going to scratch build some arm rests. They are not exactly a perfect reproduction of how they should be in a Tii, but I just want to add some visual interest to the panels, without getting in too deep.
Oh, and this project was meant to be a quickie!!