MOST HAVE HAD LENSES GLUED IN AND SINCE THEY ARE THE "STEM" TYPE GETTING THEM OUT OR HAVING TO PAINT THE OLD ONES SUCKS. WHEELS IN "MOCK-UP" PHOTO DO NOT COME WITH KIT. ONLY ONE THAT HAD NEVER BEEN BUILT COULD BE ANY BETTER THAN THIS ONE.
I CAREFULLY DISASSEMBLE THEM, STRIP THE PAINT (when its needed) AND DECALS, AND REMOVE ALL CUSTOM GLUED ON PARTS. SOME ARE ROUGHER CONDITION WISE THAN OTHERS BUT I TRY TO MAKE THEM ALL EQUAL BY USING PLASTIC WELDING TECHNIQUES WITH LITTLE TO NO PUTTY, EVEN MAKING NEW PARTS WHEN NEEDED.IF THERE WAS A GREAT DEAL OF BODY WORK TO DO I NEED TO USE PRIMER TO ASSURE THAT IT IS WELL FINISHED. I USE AN IVORY PRIMER THAT CLOSELY MATCHES THE COLOR OF THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC WHEN NEW SO IT CAN BE BUILT IN THAT COLOR IF YOU AREN'T INTO PAINTING; JUST COLLECTING. I MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO DO THE VERY BEST ON EVERY MODEL AND IF YOU AREN'T HAPPY JUST LET ME KNOW AND WE WILL TRY TO FIX THAT TOO. WHAT I STRIVE FOR IS A RESTORED MODEL KIT THAT YOU CAN DISPLAY AS IS OR WET SAND, PREPARE AND PAINT INTO A FINE BUILD. I TRY TO POINT OUT FLAWS THAT I CANNOT REPAIR SUCH AS EMBLEMS THAN HAVE BEEN SANDED OFF AND THEN I.
TAKE THE BEST PHOTOS I CAN SO YOU CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF. I SELL MY DEBUILT AND RESTORED MODELS IN KIT FORM.
YOU MIGHT WANT TO DO SOME SANDING YOURSELF IF YOU HAVE EXTREMELY HIGH STANDARDS. I DO HAVE SOME OF THE ACCESSORIES THAT CAME WITH THESE OLD ANNUALS BUT THEY ARE SCARCE IN GOOD SHAPE. JUST LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AND I WILL TRY TO HELP.
THE ONLY WAY YOU WILL GET A BETTER EXAMPLE OF THIS KIT IS TO PAY FOR ONE THAT WAS NEVER OPENED! WE ARE SAVING THE SPECIES ONE GREAT OLD MODEL AT A TIME! HELP US PRESERVE OUR HERITAGE! The item "DEBLT/RESTO SPECTACULAR AMT 1958 FORD CONVERTIBLE MODEL KIT -SCREWBOTTOM" is in sale since Sunday, February 07, 2016.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Automotive\Vintage". The seller is "debuilderestorer" and is located in US. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.