i bought a 1/12 scale r35 gtr in silver from a collector overseas.
this is how it arrived:
the seller had posted pics of how it looked before it went to post and it was nothing like this. when customs opened it, they ripped off the flap one side of the autoart box to get inside.
this is how it looked out of the box:
my phone dosen't take good pictures. the car was not sitting on the plastic shipping mounts in the bottom styrofoam, so it was moving around. this car isn't light, so all that movement cracked the styrofoam in 3 places. the wing had broken off, as well as the trunk lid itself. on of the front corner markers had come off the car and was imbedded in the styrofoam against the front bumper, which carved up the paint and grille. the roof and the driver side is scratched from the spoiler being loose.
i tried to reassemble the struts and and glue the broken hinges back together:
but when i tried to close the trunk (boot) lid it looks like this:
this is the broken off sidemarker. i sort of wedged it in there from the outside but as you can see it's not flush:
after talking to others and based on past experience, the insurance is only good if it got lost in the mail. i once tried to claim for damage on another car, and after nine months they rejected it and the car came back to me worse than it originally was, so i'm not going to bother this time.
i'm not as skilled as loostik boyz, but i want to try and fix this on my own. any advice is appreciated.
another thing i'm not sure about this car is that it's higher on one side than the other.
not so good other side:
against my other 1/12 r35 gtr, but it's a spec v which has no ride height issues:
there isn't anything broken in the suspension afaik... it's just higher on one side for reasons unknown. it rolls and steers very well, whereas my spec v has one wheel in the back the back that is a bit sticky on the hub... does anyone know why? is it a spring issue or something else?
Edited by thumper, 09 August 2015 - 10:22 PM.