Hmmm...if i will build a model not out of the box, i have to pay more than 25$ for one - without paint, glue or anything else, what's on the workbench.
to remember: builing a racecar (BMW M1 for example) with another Sponsor (BASF for example), you have to by decals for 25$...perhaps some other wheels, photoetch part etc. But thats "our" Hobby, if you will build it authentic correct. my opinion.
as i am right, my "expensiv" model "ever" (i don't write it down, just have my own $-Limit per month) was this VW Caddy: Basic Kit 25$, Transkit from C1-Models about 55$, Wheels, engine, seats and other parts from Clearly Scale about 50$ without s&h from USA. But: it is unique and (f.m.o.) the result awesome . What is not listed are all the paints for weathering that i've ordered to try on this built.
huh - this engine looks hot! Good work here everybody - but it makes me sad, that some pictures are gone I made some progress (had a run) on my Chaser-V8. After the chassis and enginebay fits "perfekt" - easier than i thought - i had tocut the interieur about 3mm
Made a frontwall to the enginebay...
...and tested the fitting again:
Now, the paintjob can come up. First i glued the interieur on the chassis and panted all flat black (no big deal), painted some little details, some light used look on the interieur:
Big hole i have to close after i complete the seat and console:
"white carpets" for a test:
Thats it till now.
@Rob: would you please take my second entry to the starting list?
ohawow! Amazing built Jürgen. After all words of writing here...terrible words about the kit...looking on your incredible bodywork... i have the same kit as a present from my brother (he said "as a challenge for me") on the bench to built because i loved the car in "Remmington Steele" yeeeeears ago in TV. Now i'm a Little bit afraid, to get a presentable result