Not sure of the original setup, but I picked up a Hot Rod mag branded long nosed Mustang flopper about a month ago from Hobby Lobby during a sale. It's either MPC or Monogram, but I've heard it's basically the same underneath as the Kallita reissue.White molded body and black molded parts to allow beginner to glue & go if desired, but I pulled the major pieces from the kit and sprayed primer for easier re-painting.
Swore I wouldn't go detail crazy, but this 1/8th collector's hemi in it's display box changed my mind in a hurry. So what in the world can I fabricate cheaply for a 1/25 flopper that still looks good? Well, here's a start: ditch all the chrome dipped engine parts and come up with color schemes that represent real colored castings, a little braided wire and fittings, rubber lines, homemade injector butterflies and fuel blocks. I wished I coulda afforded real blower cogs and belts I could afford right now, but I'll make due with SLIXX decals. Here are a couple of pics of the engine work so far:
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Back to the crummy camera, but I'm not giving up! Enjoy and please pass along any building tips you might have!