Usually shopping at Dollarama means looking for scratch building supplies or looking for some container that I need to organize my hobby stuff. Today I came across a model kit for sale. The price was a reasonable three bucks. Hard to complain about that. Of course, I once got a 1/24 Scale Ford Fairlane for $2 from Walmart, but since they don’t have models anymore, that was probably an unannounced clearance sale.
I really don’t need any more models. I’ve got a shelf full of unbuilt kits, and dozens of other hobbies to pursue–not to mention umpteen household chores that have been the victim of procrastination. I guess curiosity got the better of me, and by writing this, hopefully it won’t get the better of you. You will be armed with knowledge before scouring the Dollarama.
So, what came in the box? Watch the YouTube video if you want to see the unboxing. It will give you a good idea of what is inside. Basically, this is a bare bones kit if I have ever seen one. No chrome, no rubber tires, the body comes in three pieces (and those other pieces are the sides, not the hood and truck lid) no engine and no decals of any kind. The wheels are all plastic and need to be glued together.
Is this a good kit? Well, for three dollars, I wasn’t expecting a Tamiya masterpiece. I am pretty satisfied with the contents of the box. The mould lines look good, and I don’t see any sink holes or injection marks….so I really shouldn’t complain. With some good painting, and putty to fill up the gaps, this will turn into an acceptable model. I will post pictures when I can. I’ve got some bare metal foil to make the bumpers and grill, and I certainly have enough paint. Mostly, I am probably worried more about what colour to paint it. Red looks good, but I have never painted a red model that I have been satsified with.
The Dollarama in my neighbourhood had 3 different models: two convertibles and this one. If anyone finds different ones, please post here. If anyone has completed one, feel free to send some pictures.