I call this the "Ugly Duck" build, because of the donor kit we'll be using, the infamous Monogram F40 kit!
This kit, like many others, has been sitting in the back of the closet, due to the horrible body, so never intended to be built as is, so instead I decided to use this opportunity to use as a donor, and with some work of my own, make as basis for an affordable transkit, and have a decent looking large scale F40 GTE Evo2 on my shelf!
To that end, this will be a "best" possible build, not a super detailed build, given some compromise of the donor used & for reproduction, rather than being an all out scratch build, but I also have planned 2 stages:
Stage 1, body/glass/wheels/tires
Stage 2, chassis/interior/engine/brakes
The basic chassis & suspension of the Monogram kit are half decent, the interior shell usable, and measurements are fairly accurate, but when it came to the body, it's as if they just didn't care about being accurate?!
You can see right away how much material has to be removed and altered, and why I call this a "duck", as the nose was 1cm to wide?
I was originally hoping to re-use the glass, but once into the build it became obvious that new ones will have to be vacuformed!
So, first installments, Enjoy!
Edited by Jeremy Jon, 23 August 2013 - 05:44 PM.