It was the Scalextric Moffat Trans Am Mustang that got me back into slot cars as an adult. It looked miles better than those old Modeos painted to look like Aussie touring cars.
But after buying a few other cars, I looked back at that Mustang and thought it could have been better. So now my painting has got to a good enough standard, I thought I’d have a crack at it. The tipping point was finding a few useful bits in a 1:25 static kit...
Namely, a grill that I had to narrow and reinforce...
...and a bonnet scoop.
I also wanted to drop the nose so it scraped the road like the Moffstang, but of course Scaley built some of the body into the chassis, so they had to be separated and new body posts built into the front.
Still there were some obstructions – the exhaust pipes hit the side sills and the chassis hit the cockpit tray, so both were trimmed.
As I reckon the Scaley wheels are undersized, I added bigger versions of the minilites from other bits I had around. But then the front guards hit the tyres, so rather than rebuild them, I heated a socket extension bar and used it to apply localised heat and stretch the existing plastic.
I also added a few touches such as the windscreen strip and the light covers.
The finishing touch was a driver figure from Pioneer that looked more like Moff.