For this build, I'll be using the Tamiya Jeep Grand Cherokee kit (which is kitted as the 5.2 Limited model), and converting it into the special edition '98 5.9 Limited.
As you can see, it has 5-spoke wheels versus the multi-spoke wheels that come with the kit. In order to replicate these, I'm using the set of wheels from the Tamiya Wrangler kit, cutting out the spokes, and inserting the wheel front from the AMT '97 Trans Am kit. The only obvious visual difference is the wheel center is convex, compared to the concave center of the actual wheel, though from a distance this isn't an issue.
This is a subject that I have yet to see in this sub-forum, and figured I would take a stab at it. I'm using the old Doyusha 1971 Mustang kit, with parts from the Revell 2010 GT500 kit, along with resin wheels from ebay and R/C car tires.
Quite a bit of the GT500 kit will be used, namely the chassis/drivetrain, and some of the interior. The suspension will be modified parts from the Doyusha kit, and the body will be all Doyusha with a few GT500 parts added.
I'm working on the engine now, and I'll post some pics a little later of where its at.
If you don't know what a Pro Touring car is, then here's a quick rundown: It's an older car that has been updated with newer drivetrain, suspension, and wheels/tires. It is made to drive fast, as well as handle very well.
Basically, what's your opinion on this "genre" of vehicle? At first I thought they were pretty ugly compared to the same car with stock sized rolling stock. But then I started reading Popular Hot Rodding, where they feature this style quite a bit, and I changed my mind since there are some examples which really look amazing. I love the monochromatic paint schemes and subtle changes/additions that really make each car unique. I'm actually planning on building a 1/12 1971 Mustang in the Pro Touring style, with the drivetrain and interior from the 1/12 GT500 kit.
Here's one that I find looks awesome, yet clean and subtle at the same time.