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Here we go. I think that I will attempt to cut the doors and do some carpet on this one. I am open to any suggestions on flocking or embossing powder. What are your thoughts

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I used flocking for years. I did buy some embossing powder to try buy my one and only attempt was less than great.

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Have to watch this build. I have this kit and have been thinking about building it too

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58 minutes ago, D. Battista said:

Cool project ...!

Haven't seen one of these in years...!

It's been in the closet for 15+ years

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28 minutes ago, TOYCARTEC said:

Have to watch this build. I have this kit and have been thinking about building it too

I hope I can give you some insight and inspiration. So far the doors are proving to be difficult to cut out but definitely doable

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I’ve never used embossing powder. I like having real carpet like texture though so I stick to regular stuff.

I use spray adhesive though and I think it works much better than the white glue method. You might have to apply it 1-2 times for full coverage. Anything you miss can be patched with the white glue method later.

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Gor for it!  Cutting out the doors is half the challenge, doing hinges that work is still a bugger for me.

I have never tried flocking, looks like another bugger.  I was recently turned onto Zero Designs self-adhesive carpet, worked great so far.
https://www.hiroboy.com/Red_Self_Adhesive_Flocking_Sheet--product--5152.html

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After getting started on the doors I opened the rest of the kit only to find ,or should I say not find, any of the clear parts. No windows, headlights, break lights or turn signals. I sent a request into revel let's see how this plays out.😠

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Trying out some 1mm think felt for the carpet. It's just a dry fit but doesn't look bad. I might go back and get the right color. I think they all came with a grey carpet.

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I will say the two issues with the kit are glueing on the rear bumper, and getting the hood to sit properly. Otherwise it builds up nicely!

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I was not happy with the wheels in this kit and the way they go together. I decided to cut the inner spokes and hub then re glue it to make a more realistic wheel.

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Look at the cute little plug wires! That was a tight fit.

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Got the suspension parts painted. Lots of work on something that can't be seen. That's what we do 😋

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Making some progress. This May be the last time I cut doors. Every time I test fit something I have to modify something else.

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I have heard so many horror stories of this model.  It is a gorgeous model but it is such a pain to build.

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56 minutes ago, rsxse240 said:

I have heard so many horror stories of this model.  It is a gorgeous model but it is such a pain to build.

If I were putting it together without any modifications it probably wouldn't be so bad. 

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Why does the Aurora/Northstar engine in this kit only have plug coils on one bank of cylinders?  After a quick search, answered my own question.  Each coil should have two plug wires, as seen in this photo.  The handwritten numbers identify the cylinder.  No distributor, just sensors and an ignition control module.

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4 hours ago, GerN said:

Why does the Aurora/Northstar engine in this kit only have plug coils on one bank of cylinders?  After a quick search, answered my own question.  Each coil should have two plug wires, as seen in this photo.  The handwritten numbers identify the cylinder.  No distributor, just sensors and an ignition control module.

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I figured out the same thing after I looked at some more pictures. I'm not sure why they didn't just use individual coil packs. My 98 Camry v6 had them. This is a 99 model.

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