Man-o-man, when I was a kid, just getting "good" at building models, I would drool over pics of this in the Revell flyers that were stuck in some kit boxes. I thought this was the absolute definition of cool, but alas, it was one of those that remained out of reach. I never saw one in person, and the one time mom came across the kit in a department store, she reported back with the devastating news that sickens every eleven year old kid," ...too expensive." So, I stuck to cars, Aurora dinosaurs, movie monsters, and the occasional airplane. I am loving seeing this come together, and am digging the modernizing/upgrading you are doing. Keep up the good work!
Why not? What is most unlikely is keeping those old drum brakes instead of discs! Don't forget you need some place for "brain boxes" for the electronic side of that engine, so the firewall could be dressed in some appropriate pieces.
Really nice job on this! A white car can be difficult to model; they tend to look too toy-like, but you really captured the look of an actual automobile. I always liked this body style, and thought it deserved a bigger engine. Would be fun to "restify" one with an easy-to-source modern V6/5speed combo under the hood. Beautiful tribute all around.
Very nice work! I love the whole concept. I find it's nearly impossible for me to look at the fuselage/pieces of my plane kits without seeing shapes and forms of starships, especially that 1/32 F-15...