Just to throw a bit of the road going sports car flavour into the mix. Yes, I know, they're not really scratch builds because they're based on Ninco XK120s. As a scale model the Ninco specs are a little questionable, but as a toy car they're a real nice drive. These were done as a way to work on gaining skills before tackling something more challenging.
A Ninco Classic XK120 was my first non-magnet track car and there will probably always been one on the shelf close to the track for those times when I just want to zone out and enjoy watching a pretty car pootling around the track.
First up, a simple repaint. Nothing other than a strip and paint job on the car itself. The driver got a bit of a makeover to go with the road car theme.
Racer wheels and rubber set it off nicely. Driver head is a Hornet 1/35 military head grafted onto the Ninco driver body. This is a regular on the track. The windscreen has a rather rakish angle to it due to use and abuse.
Next up I decided to have a play with some body work. Early releases of the XK120 were released fitted with spats. I always think they add something to the look and finish of the car, so I decided to try my hand at some.
The spats were built up with balsa sheet because it was about all I had at the time. The chassis required a bit of narrowing around the rear and the rear axle shortened to fit inside the adjusted shell. BWA skinny 15s added with BWA steel inserts.
Once again the driver is a Hornet head grafted to the adjusted Ninco body.
And a bit of extra detailing added to the car to tell a story.