So I managed to pick up this little gem for the grand sum of $10. Given it's a snap-kit, I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could make it into something worthwhile.
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The parts have been sitting on my bench for a couple of weeks, while I've been cleaning up the body (it was atrocious!), and trying to work out what to do. At first I was just going to try and make the lights pop-up and wire up the engine, but last night I came up with something slightly more adventurous.
The plan AT THIS STAGE is to:
Wire the engine;
Make pop-up headlights (using a lever underneath so they raise and lower together);
Remove the "grilles" on either side of the license plate and use mesh instead;
Lower it and give it larger wheels;
Give it some funky pin-striping (inspired by Chris Thobe's work - although mine will be basic); and
Give it working, gullwing doors!
So it's going to be slow going, and I'm only half convinced I can pull it off with any real semblance of quality. But hey, it cost me 10 bucks, so who cares if I fail. Right?