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Hot Wheels Silhouette 1/25 Tribute


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I've posted before of my Hot Wheels 1/25 1968 "Sweet 16" tribute builds. I aquired every kit to build all 16, not an inexpensive endevor by the way. I built 4- of them last year and just finished my first for 2017. Interesting while studing the differences from the Hot Wheels and either the actual car it may have been created from and the actual kit produced, there are modifications to be made to every one of them with exception of the Custom Vette.

This build to tribute the actual Hot Wheels Silouette required several body mods most might pick up on at first glance when looking at the model kits produced. I molded in the "hood" and cowl to the body as the Hot Wheel is. Next, fitment of the bubble glass, the kit has the glass mounted to an external hinge, not on the Hot Wheel, so modified the glass bubbles to mount flush. The biggest modification is the Hot Wheel has molded front fender wheel humps. Not on the kit or actual car, so I molded my own to match the Hot Wheel version.

One of my first Hot Wheels was this purple Silhoutte and my favorite to race down the orange tracks, I always thought it was the fastest. 

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Comparision of stock to modified Hot Wheel

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The actual Hot Wheel

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I've posted before of my Hot Wheels 1/25 1968 "Sweet 16" tribute builds. I aquired every kit to build all 16, not an inexpensive endevor by the way. I built 4- of them last year and just finished my first for 2017. Interesting while studing the differences from the Hot Wheels and either the actual car it may have been created from and the actual kit produced, there are modifications to be made to every one of them with exception of the Custom Vette.

This build to tribute the actual Hot Wheels Silouette required several body mods most might pick up on at first glance when looking at the model kits produced. I molded in the "hood" and cowl to the body as the Hot Wheel is. Next, fitment of the bubble glass, the kit has the glass mounted to an external hinge, not on the Hot Wheel, so modified the glass bubbles to mount flush. The biggest modification is the Hot Wheel has molded front fender wheel humps. Not on the kit or actual car, so I molded my own to match the Hot Wheel version.

One of my first Hot Wheels was this purple Silhoutte and my favorite to race down the orange tracks, I always thought it was the fastest. 

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DSCN1550.thumb.JPG.ede93d49c700501356d4a

DSCN1547.thumb.JPG.673de9c76090ec672022e

DSCN1556.thumb.JPG.7f1db9b515bafbf73195b

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Comparision of stock to modified Hot Wheel

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The actual Hot Wheel

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That is like the coolest thing I've seen in a long time.!!! Wow!!!

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This is pretty Cool ! where did you get the wheels and tires from ?

Thanks Doug.... The wheel/tires are Pegasus "T's" big and little's. All I did was use a red sharpie to outline the lip of the rim then black sharpie inside the rim, instant Redlines!

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