Perfect kit? Nope. Are any of my stash of 500 or more kits "perfect" kits? Nope. Are they still fun and challenging to work with? Yep. Will I be buying one of these? Nope. It will be impossible for me to buy less than two of these; likely three or four. Dave and company, keep up the good ( and ever-improving) work!!!!!!
I may very well be wrong on the Esci origin; I was working from a vague memory (bad idea!). I've been digging through my references, but I haven't come across the info I'm sure I have SOMEWHERE on this kit. Will be watching this thread, and if I can find my info, I'll share. Good luck!
I've got one of these in my stash, as I have a soft spot for Escorts. I believe this was originally an Esci tool, and it builds the overseas Ford Escort, which looks more like our domestic Mercury Tracer. Perhaps some of the gurus on here can offer some enlightenment on this.
Ditto on the vette rearend - most all Chevy products since thr early 70s as far as I'm concerned. I can't help but imagine a team of designers sculpting a huge chunk of clay that was mistakenly parked against the back wall of the design studio. When they got to the back, they just didn't know what to do! I realize it's been a VERY long time since they used clay design models, but it's fun to dream... PS - The front-wheel-drive Impalas rear end really bothered me at the time of their arrival; just seemed so out of proportion...
Congrats to you fellas! It says alot about you as builders (and as folks in general) that you are willing to objectively view your own work, and call it like you see it. I think you guys just passed a milestone on the way to building ever-improving models. Kudos! Keep it up, and keep us posted on your progress.