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 I have never built an Indy car before , its always custom , drag or an odd kit, I've had this 3 car set for along time so Im going to give it a whirl. The #98 Willard Battery kit is probably my favorite from this set. I have the original AMT Agajanians Indy winner from the Checkered Flag series and noticed the tires back then were solid and had a tread pattern, this MPC is a 2pc plastic with out detail. My 2nd favorite is the #92 / #93 Lotus . The #92 Lotus is the 1963 IMC kit. The last and the one Im going to start with is the Johnny Rutherford 1974 McLaren with driver.

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1 hour ago, BIGTRUCK said:

 The #98 Willard Battery kit is probably my favorite from this set. I have the original AMT Agajanians Indy winner from the Checkered Flag series and noticed the tires back then were solid and had a tread pattern, this MPC is a 2pc plastic with out detail...

Yeah, I was kinda disappointed by that too, but just be glad it didn't come with the horrible tires shown on the box art.

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The first thing I did was prep the body and get it painted, then start on the engine. The chrome on this one is very limited so that means everything gets paintedand I like it that way . It was a slow go on the engine as most parts just had a contact point rather than a pinned joint so an instant adhesive and insta-set accelerator was my choice of glue. 

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Motor, chassis done and ready for completion. With all the engine pipes and chassis tubes going on, unless its 100% spot on in place the top body wont fit right, I needed to trim a little off both sides around the engine. The high area of the seat behind the driver fit way tight into the body so I had to trim it also. 

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