Here's what I'm starting with, the box, parts already cleaned in Simple Green, sub-assemblies I'm gonna put in Simple Green, and what's left on the sprues. This is an older kit, and doesn't use poly cap bushings.
I'm more of a poorskate. The most I've ever paid for a kit was $50-ish off eBay for something super rare, and vintage. The burn was the seller had something else from the same series I also wanted badly, but could afford only one.
I shoulda took some pics, but I started on a vintage gluebomb. Well, a paint bomb. Its a vintage Gundam Kit from 1983. I got it at a thrift store a year or so ago. Someone painted most of the parts on the sprue with no apparent rhyme or reason. as far as I can tell, it's only missing a hose and the decals are probably shot. Oh, and there's no instructions, just to make it interesting.
While I was at it, I secured another Trans-Am and built a second Racing Warrior. I took more liberties with this one. I swapped teh nose with a 69 Camaro and lifted it. The front end of the yellow car took forever, so I just made the front of this car built on the bumper. This was an eBay glue bomb, so its a total junkyard build.
The Aoshima kit has wonky proportions, and is a re-issue of an old Araii or Imai kit, I think. (both companies are OOB and their molds sold off. I know Bandai got most of their sci-fi kits.) There is a detailed Revell (Monogram re-issue already on this board) As well as a YouTube review :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSjQsehhyTo
They selected 3 cars to run in the 24 Hours of LeMons. A Crown Vic, Golf, and a 720 Nissan. The 720 looked pretty nice, but the dropped it on the Golf. I was relieved when the 240Z survived the Car for Life episode with only minor damage.