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I am happy to show you one of latest additions to my collection and one of my favorite cars of all time.

After searching some time for ideal one i stumbled on factory sealed green stratos from sunstar, i was aware of kyosho one and after inspecting the differences the sunstar seemed the right option.
On the outside and even the interior sunstar does not fall short, biggest difference is the more detailed engine on kyosho but for me it was not a decisive factor.

In summary a really nice model for the price which is not astronomical by my standards, overall nice paintjob with few minor imperfections but overall attention to detail is good, it even has photoetched emblems and nicely made turn signals, pop up headlights and flocked interior are also a rarity for this price range.

So enough chat here are the photos.

Tire Wheel Car Land vehicle Vehicle


I added the HF waterslide decals on both sides to complete the look.

Tire Wheel Car Vehicle Hood


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Very cool model! The shape and wheels look way better than Kyosho, and detail-wise it's also up there. The HF decals are a nice touch!
Well i think kyosho is a bit older model but overall they are close, kyoshos engine detail is superior to sunstar but other than that it does not offer much in comparison, also i feel that door shut lines on sunstar could be a little better, but i am happy with the model and that is what is most important.

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I passed on the Kyosho because I feel they didn't get the nose right.
It looks too long and too low to my eyes.
And it helped that some of the SunStar versions I have were bought for less than €50 in clearance sales.
Yes it's a bit rough in places, but the real road going car was often this way at purchase.
The bodies were from fibreglass, and production techniques were not to the standards of today.
If you were lucky enough to be able to buy one at the time, it's unlikely you would bring it back because it was a bit rough!
Most here prefer metal body models - and metal is the wrong material to accurately reproduce the car in scale..... :unsure:
 
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