So, this morning, I snuck in the model kit to the office and by my calculations, I have about 10 minutes before everyone comes in. (OK, so I overslept by an hour). The way I figured it, I think I can complete this model before 2008. Hopefully, this would be something that I can say, I completed a project 100% in 2007. Ha ha ha ha!
I am not sure of the instructions as they're in Japanese but looking
at the instruction sheets, its as if they parts can be taken out of the
sprues without using cutters, etc. that is, just pull it out. Ha ha ha
Upon closer look, I think it is possible but I still used a cutter/blade