I think we all have similar stories, I was a vehicle nut from a very early age and apparently could name most of the cars on the UK roads by the time I was 3 (1980), fast forward a couple of years , probably 83, I was living with my Grandparents in a small village that had a small post office/shop, in there they had these little model kits, I think they were made by Grisoni they were around 1/43 ish scale very basic and they were european cars, I loved those little kits and had several of them. When I came back home after living with my Grandparents I got massively into Lego and that took me pretty much up until around 1988 when I was 11 years old. Then on one trip into town for some reason the model kit section of my local toy shop looked really interesting and I was drawn to a Revell 54 Chevy Panel van, I remember taking the kit home with a bunch of Humbrol paints and glue .........and ruining it !, I made a right mess of that thing, but I kept on building through my teens up until I was about 17, stopped for the usual, real cars, girls and beer, and picked it up again in about 2003 when I was 26 and I havent stopped since, I absolutely love the hobby, even have my own Youtube channel on my models now.
2 very nice examples there Bill, I had great fun building this one, Ive heard it mentioned that the 64 GTO they also did has some body shape issues but Ive got one of those too do some day as well. Its about time Round 2 dusted the Coronet off and rereleased it .....I bet we see it next year !.
I've heard plenty of horror stories about this kit, but I have to be honest I really enjoyed building it, and it does need to be built ....it certainly doesn't snap together lol !. Body is prepainted out of the box, the rest I painted and detailed, no extras all straight from the box. In retrospect I should have wired the engine, but this was a quick easy build after the Corvette, and I'm happy with it.