From the same collection, this Alexander Bros. creation started out as a Craftsman Series kit and was built in the late 1960s. The usual quality of bodywork on a unique model. I have seem other builds of this car in the past few years, so it is popular.
When a model manufacturer decides to make a kit, one of the criteria is the final retail price. Revell and Round2 seem to aim for the '$25-30' range. Tamiya, Moebius, Hasegawa, Fujimi, etc. aim higher in the retail price range, $40-$70. The more you pay, the more you expect, regardless of scale. The larger something is, the more it costs. Now, when you have a larger scale kit, you have more opportunity to add in more detail and more accuracy but you also have more opportunity to make bigger mistakes Quite often, you get what you pay for As an example - a 3D printed Chaparral body in 24th scale is about $48. In 8th scale it is almost $800! It is accurate but I'm not spending $800 for a body Now, for those who are more accuracy or detail conscious, there are choices. You can make your own modifications based on your ability. You can buy aftermarket parts, lots of photoetch and resin bits available. You can pay someone else to do some of the work for you. Each one is your choice. If you are not capable of making the improvements or corrections yourself or can't afford to pay someone else, you can build it as it comes out of the box and still get a good looking model. If you know the kit is not accurate, don't buy it. The manufacturer will get the hint. Now, if you really want to complain about the accuracy or detail level of a kit, write a letter to the kit manufacturer! Don't tell us here. We can't change the kit If you think the roof line on the new Moebius Ford pickup is wrong, tell Moebius If you don't like the instructions on the Revell Mustang, tell Revell If you don't like the Round2 re-issue, tell Round2 As a last resort, you can always start up your own model manufacturing company. There are lots of people who will help you with their ideas, expertise, etc. but not money Maybe you should remember to just build the model for fun
This is another model that I got in a collection a few years ago. Again, not super high on the build quality but another one-of-a-kind mostly scratchbuilt model. (I can hear the keys typing in Campbellford)
This is another car that I got from a collection a few years ago. It started as a Corvette and then modified to copy the car from the television program 'The Magician', starring Bill BIxby. Again, this is not a museum nor a concours piece but it is unique.