Got mine in the mail this afternoon. After just taking him out of the box and looking at his thighs mine had a lot of scuff marks as well. But I remembered the trick with my KO MP-39, and brought out an eraser and got to work. The before pictures and afters Seriously. Anyone who has scuffs on the thighs. Try an eraser. I used the eraser from a mechanical pencil. For build quality. Nothing broken even when I had to force a few things. Those pseudo tires on his feet tab in extra tight on my copy. Almost uncomfortably so, and his shoulders were a real pain in the ass to sort out. His hips are slightly loose and he has a loose right shoulder and bicep, but you know what?! I don't care! I finally have Hound! And he's beautiful! My inner child came alive for a moment when I unwrapped his box and I literally hugged it like a little kid at Christmas. Mine is mis-assembled too, but I don't honestly give a shit. It can stay in the box.