I opted to be brazen about it. Rang my wife to say I was leaving work early and could she pick me up from the station.When I arrived I marched boldly up to the car opened the back door put the model in, got in the front and gave her a cheery peck on the cheek and "hello dear !" All she said was "I see you bought yourself something"....that was it !!!?? When we got home I showed her the kit emphasizing what good value it was at $199 and she was sold !