Bernard, I agree, out of box is just to see how good the kit really is, but for me, all the parts are for kit bashing and there looks to be some great kit bashing parts in this one, as I've already ordered 2 just for that purpose! That Stacey David Rat Roaster kit was another, 2 kits just for parts, especially those wheels and tires! Too bad the guitar was stupid looking, I wanted a Gibson to go with the Fender from the Magnum kit. Kit bashing though is probably what MOST of us do, and the newest Revell kit certainly looks like a winner!
I agree, with all the re-issues they should put something new in them so those of us who already have an un-built one in stock would still buy the new reissue. New decals, wheels and tires at the very least, but a second hood or grill as an option would also help sales with minimal added expense to the manufacturer.
Man I love that one, the stance is perfect and all the work you're doing to get it there is the kind of stuff I love to see. What you're doing under that Scout can be a tutorial for so many kits with molded on suspension or things that need to be separated and kit bashed and scratch built and so on! I tried to Pro Street one many years ago, but it never turned out quite right. Seeing yours now, I think I should do one more like you are, thank you for the inspiration!