Looking for a winter project, a few weeks ago I bought this Fujimi kit in 1/24 to build a replica as close apossible of my 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth.
This is the kit in question:
Because it's euro specs, some compromises had to be made, the wheels are not exactly the same, the front bumper and tailgate are slightly different among other details, but, since there's no other choise, it will be close enough.
The first problem, the kit comes with the door guards from the Lounge.
They have to go! And after an hour of careful filing and sanding, doors are now perfectly smooth!
Other problem with the body, the roof has the sunroof outline.
Since my Abarth has no sunroof I had to recreate the plastic railings and the sunroof division will need to be filled with putty.
And here is the ralings finished. There are some minor defects that will be corrected when the model is primered and sanded. Once painted, it won't be noticeable.
That's where I am so far. I will be updating this thread as the work advances.