Sorry about your friend Wayne. If it was me I believe I would just leave it alone as others have said. If you do finish it you may find you wished you had not but it will be too late. Just one guys opinion.
These came in the mail today. This Cobra I will build. Going to try a version of a Pikes Peak racer. I saw one on an episode of Fast and Loud when Arron was racing his Falcon up the hill. The other is just another model kit of something different.
I love the AWB kits and have built many over the years. I think I still have a couple around here. Sure they are simple kits and not all that well detailed but I think when they are done they look pretty good.