Here's some pictures of my "kit bashed" Tyrrell Ford P34. I aquired two Polistil Toy like P34's one was well used. I cut 1/4" out of the center of the body and cut away the existing cockpit. Then used a Flyslot March 761 chassis and engine with a little added detail. The front wheels are and old Tyco Pro rear wheels, 5/32 tubing and 1/4" Rubber Fuel line as tires. Hope you can view the attached.
Thanks guys. Just always wanted one and got tired of waiting for Fly or Scaley to do it.
I'll be glad to share my methods. I made all the decals on MS Powerpoint. I could surely learn from a few of you how to do a better job of color matching. I plan to review Dr. Vanski's post on that. I have two Unimats, one is set up as a lathe and the other as a mill. Those help. I used colored craft wire from Joanne Fabrics, a girl's store, and yellow thread for spark plug wires. I actually drilled through each spark plug on the Fly motor. I'm looking for another Polistil P34 to do the #4 Patrick Depailler car. I think I could do a better job.
So you had to make the body narrower in order to fit the March chassis and to be more to scale? I wonder if I could do the cutting with a dremel saw or perhaps drill a bunch of 1/4" holes and then part and file to fit? What paint did you use?
I supose you could cut it in half with a razor saw. I milled it because I could. Do you have one of these to cut up? I'm looking for another one.
I soaked the original paint off in 91% rubbing alcohol and used Tamya Blue. My blue may be a little dark but I wasn't trying to be perfect, maybe I should have. Of course I could do it over. It was fun but I get in a hurry some times. It looks good running on the track, I think.
The polistil and Strombecker cars are close to scale in length but way over width,so require narrowing to look correct. The Strombecker one requireds 3 cuts to be made as the sides also néed to be moved in closer to the cockpit.