Welcome back to building and to the forum, Chris. I'm a believer in 'models were made to be built', so I would have everything die cast in the purple pond getting paint stripped. I can't but something for exorbitant prices just because someone thinks it's oldness or rarity deserves it. Everything I buy I plan to build, though I may never live that long! Most car model kits are far cheaper than what they're charging for armor or even planes.
wow .. gonna be one huge bus! It looks like a scaled up 1/24 Samba .. the best bus kit to date. With many more details, of course ... saw the front center heat tube looking like I could push that tab for driver heat, sticker on the oil bath filter. Anyone know what that big, white fan looking thing is to left in engine compartment? I'm only familiar with the '56 Kombi my Dad had.