accuracing wrote:When the kit was released in 1982, the only way to get reference pictures was to buy every available magazine about F1. It was difficult to gather information, nowadays with this wicked internet thing, you can find so much information, it is bound to influence how we build our kits. If you want to build a kit quickly, you have to stay away from Google Image and this forum (but that is so much fun! isn't it).
Yeah, I always say the same: there are no unaccurate models, just we get to anal checking te references
Yes, I agree. The Protar should basically be accepted AS IS but... yes improving/replaing some of the flaws. Some are quite easy.
Rik, yes, I always loved the big FIAT badges.
One thing that you must replace, YES or YES is the numbers. Revell and Protar got it wrong... the outline is sooo thick and it really shows. That's easy, I have replacements I made for me, and also Indycals has a nice replacement decals set.
Then there's the wheels, I'll pm you about it.
About info, yes, there was quite specially GPI magazine. The 126C2 was particularly well treated (there've been other models that for some reason it's soooo hard to get good pics of). Nowadys there's not a huge difference today, not so many new pics have emerged. One good thing, even if sad, is that there are few post 82 pics (with the danger of restored unaccurate stuff), as all the 126C2 were either distroyed, either transformed into C2B. AFAIK, no one chassis with rocker arm front suspensions survived. There's a backdates car that you can see on the internet but it's rare. Nevertheless, as said, there are enough contemporary pics...