Hi all here is one i had fun with today -
as usual a bit of a picture overload - the camera really does show / emphasize way more
detail than the eye / brain picks up
when i look at this one 'in hand' the edgers around the decals don't show up at all and the
metal flake is much less noticeable too!
i have had this 'vintage' lancer '68 / '69 roadrunner for nearly 10 yrs and always wanted to do something with it-
typical of lancers, very nicely proportioned and just enough detail
- i think it was likely from the '80s, a lancer repop of their original 1/32 body - this one is in lexan but still nicely done
what i liked about this one is it came with a repop black interior tray - clearly taken from the simple but effective
imc stocker interior - i think it works nicely
i had a spare imc rollbar so in it went - not sure if i will paint it or not
in the spirit of the great imc stockers, and to have something for their '69 chargers and torinos to race against on the
high banks i decided today to give it a go - still exploring what i might do with clear bodies to bring them to a level
of detail i would be happy with
sprayed in green because 1) dad had a dk green '70 satellite (base version of the roadrunner) which i recall riding around in for my earliest car rides and 2) lexan takes spray cans better than acrylic from my airgun ... and of the 'candy' choices it came down to blue or green - blue would be too Richard Petty, and so many cars are blue - so green it was and i like!
pull together a hodge podge of old decal sheets (funny i am still using some decals given to me a decade ago by Russell Sheldon as a kind gesture from afar before i knew anything of slot cars - again thanks Russell
), roll out the pactra trim tape and my favourite el cheapo stick on numbers -
and now we have a 'what if' '69 plymouth road runner stocker ready to earn its Darlington Stripes
(here just temporarily sitting on a static kit imc torino cobra chassis - wheel base is close, but
not quite correct!
if anyone can point me in the direction of lancer's sister car the '68? charger that would be wonderful - or if anyone has one to donate for repops even better!! would be nice to have some to run against the roadrunners
by the way the imc charger in blue is a spare body i have - and would gladly trade for a nice one in yellow or red
if anyone out there wishes -
more experience gained and lessons learned ... and one more from the project box a little further along!!
yes its toy like but thats the way i like them