If you listen carefully, you can hear the NSR marketing dept laughing their socks off at those poor suckers who will buy just about anything with “ready to race” on the packaging!The black doesn't even get to the bottom of the front. It looks like they couldn't be bothered.
……or buy and build a white kit. The NSR 917 I built was a real pleasure to do!Do the math(s).
A new body mould with accurate headlight apertures would cost, say, 30,000.
Edition size of, let’s be generous, 500.
Therefore, extra cost (not price) of 60 per car.
Painted lights is a clever workaround.
The apoplectic amongst you could take a drill and needle file to the car.
For me, it’s not the principle of stickers for lights that I find naff; I’ve used stickers myself and full-size NASCARs use them. The NSR 908 sticker lights are on a complex compound (3-D) curve, so they look like they’re all pointing in different directions They don’t even line up right at the lower edge.While I would like realistic lights on the cars that I buy, I sympathise with NSR after seeing Trisha's pics - the lights seem to be different on each car that is fitted with them - a nightmare for a model company! Its a pity because the livery is great.