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Oooh, I might have an issue

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Last week, on  a whim, I bought an AMT 1/43rd 1969 Mustang kit, sealed.  Once I got it home I actually looked at it and...there are issues.

Here's the kit listed on an Ebay auction-no connection with the seller or sale but for illustration purposes only.

https://www.ebay.com/i/372094873524?chn=ps&dispItem=1

Without opening it, I already see there is a serious problem with the headlamps.  The ones mounted in the grill are HUGE and the ones in the facia are severely undersized.  Has anyone built this one and can offer some tips or should it remain in the pile of doom?

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Is there a trim ring you can just paint black so they blend in with the grill ?

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The early versions of this kit had seperate parts for the outside headlights. The later ones the outer headlights molded into the body, and had to painted in. In my opinion, the earlier versions looked a lot better. The headlamps matched better. I think we have Matchbox to thank for the modifications made to this kit.

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Is there a trim ring you can just paint black so they blend in with the grill ?

Not really sure but the inner headlamps are so big that they're like a zit on a beauty queen, the overall effect might be great but all you notice is the flaw. 

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I guess in that scale the size difference is more noticeful.

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Now that you mention it they look pretty ridiculous :-(

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Use Cobraman's suggestion of painting around them to make them a llittle smaller.  

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