swede70 Posted May 23, 2022 Share Posted May 23, 2022 (edited) Greetings... Although there are better approaches to take in relation to the scarce/obsolete Model Car World transkit as well as the Robert Burns/Too Many Projects angle, here would be a fitful attempt at doing a '73 Penske Donohue Matador (What's a Matador?) in 1:25th employing a fairly inexpensive 3D-printed shell I took a chance on. Part of me had given up on finding the MCW modified Jo-Han '70 Rebel Machine tool shell, whereas the $125 option just doesn't seem personally practical in the near term. Concerning what this will be about, at worst, I should be able to toss off a few impressions consistent with helping others pursue the same path plus avail trace insights consistent with helping anyone who attempts the topic in-scale. Seen below are a succession of images relating how the shell can be cleaned up for removing the rendered in-place exterior rear view mirrors, all the weather stripping, the vent window frames, the side indicators, and all I could take off concerning the bumper guards extending into the grille area besides. The rear valance area was very rough indeed, although photos telegraph that with application things aren't strictly hopeless here. The wheel arch openings were filed out, the raise perimeter trim removed, while the trace vinyl top detail plus trim was likewise scrubbed off. The panel lines across the surface either don't exist or hardly exist, while the stock flush exterior door handles just didn't come through the rendering process intact. My initial impression of the body wasn't super favorable, but as can be discerned the as-delivered state isn't cursed to remain unsatisfying - especially in period Winston Cup/NASCAR form. Just made out here, notice the substantial door jam detail or thickness designed into the rendering. A lot of work will be necessary to grind the bulk of this out to work on a period stock car. Rated DNF then; i.e. Decidedly Not Fun to perform... Further work undertaken includes some fill panels for the headlamps, lightly modified AMT Penske Matador (frognose vs. bullfighter if you will) front and rear spoilers, some putty/fill effort to clean up matters here and there, and fuel inlet detail added to one side with a plug on the other specific to the Riverside configuration. Not terrible at this point. Thanks for your review of this meandering sort-of project... Mike K./Swede70 Edited May 23, 2022 by swede70 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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