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crossfire 2004

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This build of the ‘Grasshopper’ show and go car is based on the old Monogram ‘Green Hornet’ kit which was in turn based on the ‘Grasshopper’ 1:1 build, for reference I used the Rodder Journal feature of the full size clone which was painstakingly constructed by Dave Shuten at Galpin Motors.



The Monogram kit is old, basic but nevertheless kinda neat and it’s inspiration is pretty obvious. I ditched many of the box parts including the grille sheet and insert, headlights, wheels and tyres, windshield and roof.


The full length grille assembly from a Monogram deuce replaced the chopped kit item, interior panels with pleated inserts and a new dash with correct gauges completed the inside, rolling stock are Revell midget racer rear wheels and tyres while the rears are Revell model A with parts box slicks. The engine was ‘detailed’ with a scratched magneto and clear plug wires. The body was shot with rattle can BRG and clear coat , the firewall is chrome BMF.

Sadly the build lacks the correct Grasshopper decals, I’ve not yet found anyone who has reproduced them, any offers ?



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