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A while ago I picked up an unassembled but not untouched Mk1 Hornet quasi NIB. I decided I'd build it but set it aside to do 'later'. I've been pretty inactive with Tamiya et al for a few years but getting more active again now and decided to build it while waiting for trick-or-treaters to ring the doorbell this Halloween.
The Mk1 is significantly different even from other vintage Hornet kits. The motor doesn't come with bullet connectors; the MSC wiring is all unfinished save for one end of a fuse socket - the fuse is non-optional; two fuses are included; the battery connector isn't attached so you need to hand-splice one wire to the MSC lead and the other to the other end fuse socket, which has some plastic tubing around where the fuse goes. The MSC wires also need to be hand-spliced to the motor, and all of the splices are shrink-tubed with a hair dryer. There's also no metal resistor cover, and the resistor plate is black.
I'll do another entry once the body is ready from TCer Mincemeat.