Hey fellas! Thought id let you all know what my next custom is gonna be. I don't know where the idea came from, but one night i had a sudden brain wave and thought to myself "you know what? No ones ever done an Alt Cliffjumper before...if i made him into a rally/tuner car that would look awesome!"
So the next day i started looking for supplies. I eventually found my base model, an Alt Silverstreak and a few days later i found a cheap 1/24 scale RC Subaru sports car that had everything i needed: Wheels, spoiler, body kit and a hood scoop.
I havnt made much progress with this yet as i have been busy finishing up a commission which i cant wait to show you all as its one of my best pieces yet! But once thats done i hope to get cracking on this.
Here's what i have so far, all the parts seem to be much bigger despite the scale being the "same", so everything is like fitting a square into a round hole.
As you can see the wheels are too big to simply fit into where the olds ones did, so i need to shave a lot of plastic out and re-shape the wheel arches just to fit the new wheels. Then i need to chop the original front bumper section off and mold the new front bumper in and join it together. (i had to cut it in half to make it match the dimensions of the car mode better as it too was much wider than it should have been. Either this Alt's scale is wrong, or the RC car i bought for the parts is.)
Then i must do the same to the rear bumper and also do the same for the side skirts.
Heres the look i am going for:
Hopefully i'll be able to pull this off, i think this style would really suit Cliffjumper and make the whole toy look very unique overall. Ive never done such extensive remolding before so i hope i can do it but i feel confident cos i figure that if i can restore a real car from the scrap heap to show-room condition, im sure i can do this!
The thing i am not looking forward to the most is remolding the head.
Anyway thats it for now, if anyone has any suggestions for what they think might make this project look even better or would like to see your idea incorporated into the final design please let me know.