Friday, 14 October 2011

Anti-grav flit WIP

My girlfriend went shopping the other day and came back with a this for me!

She said she saw it and thought it was "spacy" looking. It called DEORA 11 from hotwheels and definately has some 15mm sci-fi potential.  First thoughs were to to remove wheels and fill in the gaps for a nice anti-grav truck. Then I spotted the surf boards on the back so began thinking about ways to remove or hide them. It occured that it may look cooler with the whole of the mid section removed making a small 2-seater flit.

It only had one rivet on the bottom and it's plastic so it was a matter of seconds to scalpel it off and get to the parts.

Once it was apart I could dremel the mid section away resulting in this.

I think I'll fill the gap between the back of the cab and the arch over the engine so that the engine will only be seen from the rear. Will end up being something like this.

The bottom of the windscreen over hangs the body so this will have to be sorted either sanding the windscreen back and then buffing it smooth or building the front of the body out a bit. Just need to work out a way to join the two halves so the interior bits will still fit in.

1 comment:

  1. interesting vehicle, i'll be looking out for that one.