This started as a 1/6th GMP SAMPLE that I had requested to be "rusted". It was about 2/3rds detailed when I got it from HK... Not quite to my liking. Unfortunately, I was let go. A while back I dug it out and planned on completing it for my "George's Basement Auction". Someone found out I was doing it and offered me cash, so it went! I did a write up in my "Runnin' At Redline" column!
Pretty cool George but like you I prefer "stock."
That is just too cool. I love this vignette. The 'accessories' are as interesting and as well done as the engine itself.