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  1. Came across one a few months back, but couldn't afford the price. I fell in love with the design and knew I wanted one. So, when I got the unforeseen money of the stimulus I knew it was the first car on my list to buy. The kit itself is not bad. I just don't like that some pieces are molded in black. I'd love to get another one so I can do a different color. I don't think the white color does it justice. It doesn't show the lines of the car that well. I saw one in a nice blue color when looking them up online to see what combinations they had. It is a really nice kit for an old Revell kit. SAM_0058 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0059 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0060 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0061 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0062 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0063 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0064 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr
  2. I haven't seen many positive write-ups of this kit -- and I'm not sure why not. It's an early 90s kit, and not up to Tamiya's latest standards, but it IS very well detailed and fits together pretty well. It needs some work to get the bonnet to close properly (and in mine there's some tin can on the underside of the bonnet lid and a strong magnet atop the firewall), but that's about it. There's a fair bit of flash to be cleaned off (sometimes on delicate parts), and a lot of the chrome parts needed stripping, cleaning up and re-doing, but nothing a sharp knife and ten minutes couldn't fix. I'd also recommend stripping the chrome off the windscreen frame, mirror and sun visor frames, gluing them together into a single sturdy assembly, and then rechroming them. I think the under bonnet and underside detailing is excellent (and taught me some new things about different types of car suspension) and, with the cockpit, it all responds very well to simple detail painting. ..and now with the hard top: If I'm honest, I'm not really happy with the hard top. I just don't have the scratching skills to do the windows and glazing justice. My advice is that if you want a hardtop version, find an issue of the kit which has one included -- and if anyone's got one that they're NOT going to use, I'd happily take it of their hands to have another go! bestest, M.
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