It is a really wonderful kit of a supercool car! If you are patient, then you'll find the kit available at decent prices. Here are some pictures of the ones I've built: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ChillyB1/library/Tamiya Alfa-Romeo Giulia GTA?sort=3&page=1
The TS and AS paints are perfectly compatible; however, be aware that some flat paints are very flat and may take vast quantities of clear to try to make a glossy finish. I experienced this with a Tamiya AS gray (can't remember which one) and TS-13. By the time I realized it just wasn't going to work I'd wasted a lot of paint and nearly a whole can of clear.
I recommend that you order from Hobby Link Japan (http://www.hlj.com/) rather than go through Amazon. They usually have the best price and are so reliable and responsive that you can rest assured that yours will be a hassle-free transaction. I received a package from them yesterday, less than two weeks from order and payment! There aren't any sorts of import duties or other customs fees for shipments to the USA.
As a guitarist, I'm appalled that you post not even a single photograph of this Tele. You should be ashamed of yourself. How are we supposed to get a vicarious thrill from your purchase without a picture?
A very cool idea, Chuck. I love stuff like this and your build makes me want to get the kit and do something similar. My favorite aspects of your build: the tires and wheels, and the way we perceive weight distribution. Nice work.