Big things with little cars

Stang Sunday: Greenlight......

Happened to spot this GL Foxbody Stang, and that was a no brainer. I could not afford the special CC release Foxbody, so this would be the closest I came to owning one; probably even better.

Alas, the romance ends the moment you take it out of the package and start looking at it.

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GL has a (notorious) rep for churning out excellent castings with terrible QC, and although there were some lucky exceptions in my earlier purchases (including the brilliant Boss 429, Workstar, Ford GT, and to a good extent, the Hako), this one goes right to the rock bottom.

Separate lights - check. Align separate lights - er.

The entire car is like a classroom example for how to avoid poor QC in 1/64. The separate plastic head and taillights are wonderful but horribly aligned (and the front indicators were probably painted by someone with worse artistic talent than me, and that is worse than horrible), paint looks mucky at places, the tires (I thought this was actually fine until I went through the snaps again) were never GL’s strong point, and they are not here as well.

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It’s a shame (and a huge disappointment) honestly, because where GL got it right, they absolutely got it right. The wheels are magnificent, the casting itself is really good, and the tampo work is exceptional for most part.

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It even has a perfectly flush opening bonnet (that I never bothered to open by the way)!

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I sincerely hope that this is more or less a rarity, and a one off, and there are much better executed examples of this casting available for others. It deserves some recognition for all the good features.

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Thanks for stopping by! A huge Sunday is on the cards, with the Cricket World Cup finals, Silverstone and Wimbledon men’s finals coming up (all in the land of the British by the way!). Cheers for a great week ahead! 

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