MMMMM… I love the smell of alliteration in the morning 😉
Today we pay a long awaited visit to the diorama shelf to celebrate the arrival of both the Matchbox and Hot Wheels castings of the 2016 Mazda MX5. The funny thing is that in the same week I picked up both models I also scored a Johnny Lightning Mazda Miata MX-5 (model circa 2000) so really, the fact a meet occurred on the diorama shelf soon after was no surprise at all.
But first, custom time.
Hellaflush Mazda Miata MX5
I honestly think I had this Hot Wheels mainline in my hand for all of 5 minutes before the base has been removed, the rear wing filed off and the seats painted red to match the already sweet factory paint-job. Another 5 minutes to add my custom Work Meister Style Deep Dish rims and hey presto – one stanced Mazda looking oh so hellasweet 😀
oh yeah, and I also detailed the rear lights and muffler. Why?
Because I had been working very hard and I was (wait for it) exhausted and needed a brake.
BOOM! …why thank you, thank you very much. Yes I know. I’m awesome.
The Mazda Miatas Meet
The Matchbox casting of the same car is a much more toned down version – and much more true to the actual road going version of the world’s most successful and highest selling two door sports car. The 2000(ish) model MX-5 from Johnny Lightning is also a rather sweet casting and very true to the real life road going version I see everywhere.
Anywho; enough waffling me thinks, let’s see the photos already…
oh wait that wasn’t really a story was it. meh….. but how good was that pun!!!! OK now The End.
I have 3 questions:
How do you match paint?
How do you convert cars to coupes or cabriolets?
How do you convert cars to limousines?
paint matching is purely trial and error and there is no short cuts sadly
Converting cars is simply a case of cutting the roof off with a jewellers hacksaw and then making furher adjustments to the casting as needed
Limousines would simply require 3 or so of the same model and then you chop one in half and then chop the middle centimetre out of 2 others and add them to the middle of the original one you chopped in half. file until lines are perfect and then a dab of epoxy glue is probably all you need to hold it together
that red miata needs a ducktail spoiler
….Gawd, back to the drawing board :p