Greetings once again, to one & all.
This thread shows my fourth, fully completed 'kuztom'.
(my version of a 1968 Hot Wheels TURBOFIRE™)
... way too many very subtle modifications to try listing them all ...
The entire front end has been re-sculpted. Damaged metal in that
area ... and my desire to add continuity to the car's over-all design,
prompted me to attempt this change. The nose now has a curve
that echoes the wrap-around sweep of the interior's glass canopy.
Also, the metal thickness was minimized to create a sleeker shape.
The chassis was slightly re-sculpted at the front to match the work
completed on the body above it. Also, a bit more re-contouring of the
chassis up-turn between the wheels was performed for more curvature.
(The photos above show final mirror-polishing.
New photos below show its new ‘kandy-kolor’)
I chose to nick-name my ‘69 TURBOFIRE™ TURNED-ON TURBINE
because of the color I've mixed for it. This particular Hot-Pink-Pearl
is like a 'switched-on' laser beam within most lighting conditions. This
paint job is not perfect. There are flaws, so it might only be temporary.
The air-scoops to the engine-bay have opened up for more realism. The
molded 'vents' in top center of the engine-cover cast have been removed.
As usual, this interior has been painted in Snow-White-Pearl, with the usual
numerous details ... though they may be hard to view due to small canopy.
The details denote (again, what would be in full-scale ... if by any chance
this wild thing could be built as one-of-kind show-car) the main
color display screens, and the needed various controls for
power movement of the canopy assembly
power movement of the engine bay-cover
interior media & climate systems
power seat comfort adjustments
engine monitoring systems
overall lighting systems
Those 'Crystal-Caps' at the centers of the wheel-rims are similar to the
full-scale pieces that can be found in the custom after-market realm.
The caps do a nice job of covering up the otherwise-exposed axels.
Thank you for your viewing-time and helpful comments.
... stay happy...
… CHEERS …