MARCOBOLOGNA

Order In The Court Dress

$30 rental
$510 retail
Stylist Notes

Throw a tea party and be the queen of the room wearing this gorgeous Marco Bologna dress. Waist cinching and looks great paired with the Ben-Amun's Victorian Crystal Statement Necklace.

Size & Fit

This dress runs slightly small. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Italian Sizing. Sized 38-44.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - very fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - full skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Mini - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black and slate jacquard (61% Acrylic, 39% Polyester). Sleeveless. V-neckline. Full skirt with grosgrain detail at waist. Exposed back zipper. 33” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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99 reviews
Fit
Large
(12)
True to Size
(55)
Small
(23)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
September 7, 2012
Such a fun dress!
The full skirt and fitted bust really makes this dress fun and unique. It is very fitted in the chest so sizing up for any bust size larger than a B is key. The detail is amazing making this the perfect party dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
October 1, 2012
The perfect party dress! Easy to dance, and the pockets were such a great detail!
This dress was a great fit, however I agree with other reviews that state the bust is a bit restricting if you're over a B-cup. The size 42/6 wasn't available, or I would have rented as my back up - though I think that it would have ended up being too large in the waist. It's a perfect weight material for fall, and the pattern is more beautiful in person.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 125lbs
October 10, 2012
Uncomfortable
This dress looks very cute on the hanger. The chest was too tight and not flattering at all. I would not rent this dress if you're a b cup or bigger
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Body type: Pear
October 15, 2012
Amazing Dress For My Anniversary!
I ordered an 8 since that usually fits best for my pear shape but the bodice was way to big for me. I pinned it on both sides to make it fit and it worked great. I probably would have done better with a size 42 or 40. But I still loved it!
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
October 21, 2012
I didn't end up wearing this dress.
The fabric is beautiful, but the fit wasn't right for me. The chest is very tight, so I ordered the 6. It showed a lot of cleavage and was tight around the bust, but the waist was too loose, so the dress didn't hang right. It would probably fit best on a straight and narrow body type, but if you have a large chest and small waist, it doesn't work the best because the waist and chest are about the same size.
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 27, 2012
LBD with some flare!
I wore this to a wedding rehearsal dinner in Napa and couldn't have been more pleased. It was short, but since it belled out and wasn't tight it didn't feel that way at all. Super comfortable, and I loved the exposed zipper on the back. You can never go wrong wearing a LBD, but the print and different fabrics made this extra fun and flirty.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
November 5, 2012
Super helpful customer service helped me when my dress didn't fit. Thx Whitney!
Disappointed. Dress ran super small in the chest. Couldn't zip it over my chest. I ordered the 38 & 40 and neither zipped over my chest! The waist was also a little big on even the 38. Great dress, good quality and very cute. Wish I could have worn it. I highly suggest this dress for girls with a small chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 21, 2012
As always, order was easy and delivery time was spot on!
Good dress - length is definitely short (I'm short, so this wasn't a big deal for me.) For my waist/height, the fit was perfect, but the cleavage was intense... which, for my husband, looked amazing! I typically have no concerns about that, but some more reserved/conservative ladies might. I don't think I would rent again, but it was good for one night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 27, 2012
Gorgeous dress!
I was the maid of honor in a wedding, and the bride requested that we wear black dresses with red shoes. I tried on several options at the RTR showroom (definitely recommend a visit!) The ceremony was outdoors in November so I was aiming to find something with long sleeves. I was surprised (and thrilled!) to like this the best. Though it's obviously sleeveless, the fabric is beautiful and thick which makes it more appropriate for fall (we also lucked out with unseasonably warm weather that day!) The dress is slightly shiny and the pattern is gorgeous -- a fun, surprising change from a plain old LBD. My only complaint is how much the skirt flares out. Because the fabric is so thick, that flare will not be tamed. And it's pretty short so be careful on the dance floor!
LarkinApril 7, 2013
Love your shoes! Where did you get them?
KatieApril 9, 2013
Zappos! http://www.zappos.com/franco-sarto-surf-borolo-suede
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Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
December 2, 2012
beautiful dress- I was so sad that it was too short on me
I am 5'9 and this dress was wayyy too short both in length and the torso was proportioned for a shorter person. I was very thankful that I ordered a backup dress for the occasion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 18, 2012
I was not able to wear this dress.
It did not fit properly on top....The straps were too long and it smashed my boobs like pancakes. It does run true to size, but is probably better for someone with a longer torso and a smaller chest.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
December 18, 2012
**
This was a cute dress. The problem is that if you have any boobs it will smash them. Which is too bad because the material is beautiful and very well made
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
December 27, 2012
Terrible fit and fabric
I was so excited to wear this dress for a wedding, but was extremely disappointed when I received it. The fabric was extremely thick and not what I expected from the picture. Additionally, the waist was huge so overall the fit was very unflattering. I ended up sending this one back.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
January 9, 2013
It was perfect for a winter wedding!
It didn't fit me the best in the bust area, but i just used some fashion tape to make sure no one could see my bra. Other than that the dress fit great! It was so comfortable and I got lots of compliments on it. And it has POCKETS!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 118lbs
January 15, 2013
Felt confident and sexy in this unique LBD!
I read from other reviews to size up. I wish I didn't size BOTH my options up. I should have gotten my "true to size" and then one up. I rented a 40 and 42. I could have worn the 38. I have a D size bust - your boobs are definitely a little squished in it (but good cleavage!) and I found that the shoulder area wasn't fitting right even with the size 40 because I have a short torso. Hence, why I wish I had the 38 as an option. I wore the dress to a party in the winter with black tights and ankle booties. Really cute! Easy to move around in, you don't have to wear any special undergarments with it and I paired with the Erickson Beamon Bejeweled Envy necklace from RTR that was perfect. Fabric is even more amazing in person, love the exposed silver zipper in the back. Didn't feel self conscious about my not-so-flat stomach in this at all (forgiving in that area) - felt confident and sexy. I definitely recommend it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
January 21, 2013
STYLIST REVIEW!
Wore this dress to a company party--fits snug under the bust so I sized up to the size 40. Can be dressed up for a formal affair, or down for a night out. Would recommend for anyone with a pear shape, petite, or hourglass. Really great option! Could also easily be paired with tights and shoes for winter!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 10, 2013
second choice
This was the extra dress we ordered for a 25 dollar fee in one size just in case the first dress choice didn't work out. I read the reviews that said the dress ran large so we ordered the smaller of the usual dress size my daughter normally wears,,,It was still very large..so big that we were happy the first choice worked because this dress was unwearable it was so large. My daughter is usually a size 4. maybe a size 6 if the dress runs small, but this dress just runs large, esp in the waist..Very Pretty though. Not sure what size we got,,nothing on any labels in the dress to check the size
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100lbs
February 15, 2013
Great holiday party dress
I'm typically a size 00 -- 32/24/34. The 38 fit perfectly. Although if my chest were larger, the top would have been too tight. It was a really nice thick material, so it kept me warm for the December party I attended. I received many compliments. The design and material was beautiful. The only issue was that it was pretty short and I couldn't bend down to pick anything up if I needed to! However, I'm 5'-6" with long legs.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 100lbs
February 26, 2013
It is absolutely beautiful!
I rented this dress for a business cocktail and dinner party. The fabric is exquisite and even more beautiful in person. I loved the fact that it had pockets and made it very fun. I am a 34b and the top was a little big so I had to do a little pinning, but everything else fit perfectly including length! I would definitely rent it again and highly recommend!
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
March 5, 2013
This was seriously the easiest shopping experience EVER!!
The dress was great. I'm very busty, so I ordered the larges size available (US 8). That made it a bit large in the waist, but you couldn't tell and I loved the sparkle!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
March 11, 2013
Beautiful fabric
I was not able to wear this dress, but I would say it is true to size or a little bigger then your usual size. Great for a winter wedding and suede black pumps!
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 17, 2013
Wore for my rehearsal dinner -- beautiful dress, so many compliments!
This dress is beautifully made and the fabric is rich and textured. The fitted top and full skirt makes this a great fit for body types like mine (with a smaller top-half, larger bottom-half). I typically wear a size 2 in tops but size 4 pants/skirts, so I am very comfortable in this fit. The one thing I will note is that the dress is very tight in the bust. Even though I am pretty small in this area, the dress had a slightly odd compression effect across the bust.... the waist and straps fit perfectly, but I can't imagine the darts in the bust area would be sufficient for anyone much above an A-cup.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 29, 2013
Cute LBD for a Sunday Brunch wedding!
This would have been the best LBD if I had a smaller chest. It was the perfect length and I loved the fabric, which was thick and forgiving to any flaws. Unfortunately, the top doesn't allow for much in the chest department. I thought I could get away with it because I'm only a C cup, but it was definitely tight. Not too tight that I couldn't wear it, though! All in all, a good rental, but probably wouldn't rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
April 21, 2013
Cute dress, but WAY too short for my 5'11" frame.
I thought this dress was darling. I rented it as a sweet LBD for a wedding and after reviewing the customer photos picked out statement earrings to go with. THANK GOD I packed a spare dress in my suitcase. Usually a size 8, I rented the 44. It fit perfectly everywhere - except the length. It was too short to go with bare legs and I hadn't packed tights. Didn't even get to wear it and had to send it back. Perhaps the customer photos up until this point included shorter girls, but I wish there had a been a note about the length. Disappointing :(
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
April 24, 2013
I love the tight fitting top and full bottom- and the POCKETS!
I have a small chest, and this was fitted up top, so if you you have a larger bust you will absolutely need to size up. I loved the tight fit because nothing I wear is ever fitted on my small bust, so this was a welcome change . I'm 5'2'' and this dress was shorter than I expected- not so short that it was scandalous, but I probably wouldn't have worn it if it were any shorter. The full skirt and pockets were so fun, and the fabric and pattern give what would be an ordinary black dress a lot of character and interest. The back provides coverage and the wide straps allowed me to wear a regular bra, which I love.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
June 4, 2013
Love this dress!
I wore the dress to a friend's black tie wedding, and I loved it! Got tons of compliments all night, and the best part is that the dress has pockets!
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Size worn:
42
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
July 26, 2013
classic!
I loved this dress! I wouldn't recommend for a spring/summer wedding. The material is somewhat heavy so with the heat...yeah. The neckline is low so be careful if you're full chested. I loved it thought :) 2 thumbs up!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 2, 2013
simple, with a wink.
Straightforward LBD, but brocade added intrigue. And a bit of shine, which was unexpected and happy surprise. The cut was playful. Flattering. Fun. Excellent for dancing. With a dash of bright lipstick and a flower in my hair I felt safe for a formal wedding but not without personality. Note. there is NO stretch. And it fits best snug. Doesn't do much for the chest, so if you are blessed with a bust this is not necessarily the best option. However less fully endowed ladies will enjoy playing with the proportions of this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
September 9, 2013
Cute and sexy. An all-in-one!
It didn't end up wearing this to my event. The size I reserved came back to RTR damaged. They sent me the 40 which was still too big. Not terribly large, but I really wanted to look perfectly fitted. The dress is beautiful in person. The fabric is much higher quality than I was expecting. Overall a great LBD I would like to rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 108lbs
September 16, 2013
Not your usual LBD
Very cute dress with subtle but stylish pattern. Snug at the waist and the torso cut is a bit short but otherwise great fit, easy to wear and comfortable
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
September 29, 2013
Tight in the bust, but beautiful!
As I had read in other reviews, the top was definitely tight. I have an average size chest (C) but my waist is tiny so the size 40 was too baggy in the mid-section. I ended up going with the 38. Even though it was tight on my chest, it was still very comfortable and didn't appear to be too tight. The length was great for someone like me with short legs and fell a few inches above the knee. Definitely a great dress, but be sure to wear silver jewelry because there are some silver tones to the dress.
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Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
October 2, 2013
i loved this dress and got lots of compliments!
i got a size four and i have a very small bust and it was really tight around my rib cage area. i think it is a great dress for small girls with not alot of curves.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
November 2, 2013
Too big, sad I did not get to wear it
I was so excited for this dress and it was only available in the size 6. It was too big in the waist and in the chest. I am 5'3, 34C about 130lbs and bigger on the bottom than top. I think the 4 would have been a better fit but it wasnt available. Its a great dress for a winter affair. The heavier material is nice and the silvery shine gives it a little extra something. I also thought the length would be short if you are a taller girl.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 6, 2013
This dress is fun and flirty!
The dress runs a bit small. The 38 was really tight in the bust, the 40 was a tiny bit loose, but I just wore a push up bra and it worked fine. It may be a little bit harder for someone with a larger bust.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
December 22, 2013
Great dress, BUT...
I loved the fabric and the detail on this dress and it was really beautiful! BUT it was made for someone who has literally no bust! I felt a little self-conscious throughout the night because my boobs were smashed up against me and it was a little uncomfortable. I really would not recommend this dress for anyone larger than B's. Other than that, it really is a gorgeous dress and I got many compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
December 27, 2013
Prettier in person!
This dress is really cool - I didn't actually wear it for my event because the size 4 was so tight on my bust it was too smushed. It fit in the waist though. Definitely not a dress for anyone with a large bust but smaller waist.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
38
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
January 13, 2014
Classy and sexy!
this was my back up dress and decided not to wear it for this particular occasion, but it is a beautiful dress that fit perfectly!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
44
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
February 4, 2014
Loved the texture! And the pockets were an added BONUS!
I wore this dress to an awards dinner at the Waldorf Astoria as a YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund recipient. I loved the texture and how it really allowed the design to pop! I felt it had just the right amount of chic sophistication and fun that I was looking for. I wanted to keep it dressy, but add some personality to it so I wore black tights and ankle booties. After reading reviews I was a little unsure what size to get considering some said it ran small and others said it ran large, but only had one option so I went for it. It fit well and the band at the natural waist was comfortable for sitting at dinner, although it was a little roomy up top for me. Overall, I would say it was pretty true to size, as for me they evened each other out. I just made sure to keep a good posture throughout the night and not only did it help with any tiny issues up top, it looked better in photos too! Would CERTAINLY rent again!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
February 23, 2014
Perfect cocktail dress!
I rented this for an elegant cocktail rehearsal dinner. The fabric is gorgeous. It is a bit heavier weight so better for winter or fall events. Wonderful neckline. I have a smaller bust and it made me appear very busty! Definitely tighter in the chest area. Pockets are great. Skirt has the perfect amount of poof! This dress is conservative enough for any crowd, even a work affair, but so unique and modern. I will definitely rent it again!
Size worn:
40
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
March 4, 2014
Cocktail Dress Standard
As the other reviews mentioned the top is VERY fitted and would notwork with larger bust size. The material and pattern is nice (more then basic black). The puffy skirt may have not been the best to give me the illusion of height (i'm just 5'1). In general it appeared more 'curvy' on me then on the model. All and all it worked well and the overall experience from RTR was great - I had it shipped to my hotel and returned in the next day (no lugging on a flight).
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