But it's not generally known just how much can go into simply correcting certain models before you can even begin to build them.
Take this Spanish kit of a Citroen BX C4 rally car. I was presented with it to build by a very good customer who collects slot Rally models. He has over 1500 models, all different. I sometimes build kits that he hasn't time to deal with.
He sent me 5, all made in the same very odd way. Five different cars all mastered in what seems to be CNC cut thin plastic! That means that every surface is completely free of crown (compound curves) and in fact, after being cast in resin were all suffering from convex surfaces that need to be filled, re-profiled and generally corrected before they could be made up into decent models of rally cars and fitted with running chassis. In short, they are all appalling and I wonder how the manufacturers get away with foisting them on an unsuspecting public.
Always a good test of a "slush" moulding is to hold it up to the light. Son Bazz, who both held this AND took the pic on his new DSLR knows this so took this shot as a matter of course.
The corners were all wrong too, so they needed to be loaded with Milliput and the roof, especially had to be given some shape, flat as the real ones look, but that then shows up the cock-eyed nature of the original window opening. All yet to do.
Then there are the windows to make because none of any use come with the kit and finally the wheel inserts, also absent.
So, if I told you how much this is going to cost, you might not believe it.
"Nah, dare's no' many people know dat"