Customs: 1:24 metal re-shells?

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  1. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    hey guys since my 1:24 VW Corrado G60 (plastic revell model kit) Transformer aka Windcharger is almost done...

    I planning several other...
    but problem finding plastic models of that size...
    I have so very good offer but those are 1:24 metal pieces :( 

    Will this effect my work?? Since I've made the Corrado using a dremel (I know I should've used a scalpel) I guess dremeling these boys wouldn't be to hard...

    the hardest part I'm worrying about in the connecting between the metal shell pieces and the robot parts??

    Any thoughts? Does anyone know to WIP or Completed customs using metal re-shells? or can someone who actually worked on re-shelling with metal give me a heads up?

    THNX

    I'm planning a VW Van:
    aka Ratchet and Ironhide will be a slightly different type (say T1 & T2)
    a VW Golf1 GTI for Brawn
    a VW Golf2 or 3 for Gears
    a VW Beetle (blue) Glyph
    a VW Scirocco for BlueStreak or ??
     
  2. BumphGb

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    I'm surprised you're struggling to find 1/24 scale plastic model kits, Tamiya, Revell and one or two others do quite a lot of cars in the scale.
     
  3. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    well most models a long past due...
    so they are actually rarerity's?
    maybe there are re-runs but I only know ebay...
    i have no local hobby shop or toy store :( 
     
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    Well, at the very least Beetle models are still widely available, but I an see how you might struggle with the others.
     
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    Ok so I managed to find: [YES only 40euro's for all 3 incl shipping :D  They will be posted today :p ]
    Golf1 Gti/Ralley [Brawn]
    Golf3 [Gears]
    Beetle [Glyph]

    and I'm waiting for info on:
    T1 Van [Ratchet/Ironhide]
    Audi Quatro [Windcharger]
    Murcialago [Breakdown]
    Ferrari [Wildrider]

    My Corrado (aka Windcharger) could also become:
    Wildrider or Breakdown even Deadend

    Also I have problem with the following:
    How on earth can I get a sturdy/decent Classics out of a 1:24 Formula One kit?
     
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    I was looking at this problem too, my only thought was to replace the thin plastic rods that make up the steering rack/suspension with metal rods instead.
     
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    yeah guess that seems logical :D  and have you started the WIP?
     
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    I wouldn't think 1:24 kits would be hard to get; it's them 1:32's that can be tough.
     
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    so than 1:24 is in scale to MP... and 1:32 to classics?
     

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