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First model after returning to building

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Hi all.  Here are some photo's of my first attempt at starting to build again.  I have had a lot of trouble with this kit, mainly build quality, sink marks etc.  The detail is great, albeit at a cost.  I have not quite finished and have just sprayed a second shell as was not happy with the first one.  I did build a coupe version of this about 20 years ago.  I hope I at least finish this one. As I needed a break from this I have also started a Tim Flock Chrysler.  Will also post photo's of that.  Would love some feedback. Enjoy

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Looks like you are off to a good start. Kit does have a good amount of detail.

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Looks good from what I see! And yes, this kit can be a real bear to get together! I built one of these back in the early '90's and was having a fit getting it together! If I knew then what I know now I'd approach it a bit differently build wise. At least you got your wheels to go on well!

One of the issues I had with mine was that I wanted to use the Borrani's that come in the kit. The wheels and tires stuck out so far from the body, that I had to really knock down the wheel hubs to get them to tuck inside the fenders per the 1:1. :o

They do look really sharp when done------you just have to do a lot of cursing to get it to that point!

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Thanks guys for the welcome.  I paid a visit to the hobby shop to get some more paint a few weeks back and showed him some photo's and he said I should have started back with something easier. I am inclined to agree.  I did think about having an underwater diorama and throwing it in the pool on more than one occasion, correction that was the only time, the other choice was jumping on it.  I am getting to the final stages of Tim Flocks Chrysler and have been really enjoying that build.  I will load some photo's soon.  

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Looking really good.

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Great build.  I like what I see!

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Fantastic start back in to the hobby.  Maybe go for one of the curbside or one of the newer snap kits?

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Fantastic build, looks like you never left this hobby at all. 

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