A fun kit from start to finish! Or “Orange you glad Round 2 re-pops the classics?”
What a fun kit, certainly had some challenges, the biggest being that the instructions have you install the chain and sprockets before you paint the frame. I simply did kind of what you would do on a real bike, separated the chain and slipped the whole assembly in after the frame was done and painted. The chrome was mostly good and I used a chrome touch up pen where needed. I did not add all the extras, horn, headlight, speedometer etc. as I felt all that detracted from the sleek lines of the bike. On the real bike those were all add ons. I chose a tiger stripe seat as my trusty old Schwinn Stingray had one very similar. I was not lucky enough to have an Orange Krate, too rich for my working class family, but I had a great metalflake gold one with a sissy bar and that great tiger banana seat. The decals were so so, it took a bunch of micro sol and then a bunch of future to get the ones on the curved frame parts to settle down. It should also be noted there are decals in the kit for all the Krates except Grey Ghost. So there are Apple, Orange, Cherry and Lemon Krate decals. And my guess is when they package the kit, they don’t pay any attention to the color of the plastic, as my parts were all yellow, and some of the chrome was red underneath, some yellow and orange! Anyway great kit. Last picture is of all the “fun” kits I have built this year. In fact I have only completed one “serious” project the Tamiya F-14A! These kits have really breathed new life into my model building. Ok, now back to that Dragon Panther G smart kit…time to get serious…?
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