I started this project several weeks ago right after the new Tamiya Mustang GT4 kit was released. Its a beautiful kit but I really wanted to make an Australian Supercars Mustang out of it.
I realize that there are some dimensions around the roof area that are different from the stock Mustang and the Supercars Mustang, but I feel its not major enough to not attempt to make a good looking model out of it.
The major difference is the nose, its simple completely different on the Supercar.
With basically no dimensions I started to sculpt out the front nose, little-by-little
I did weeks of filling, and sanding, over and over, until I got the basic shape.
New Hood, Nose, Grill, splitter, and rear wing assembly
Also a right-hand drive setup for the inside
After I got all the parts scratch built and perfected, I made molds and cast them with resin.
The one part I need help on was with the wheels, I tried to scratch build them by hand but it just wasn't looking good. So I asked my good friend Indycals (Indycals.net) for help! He 3D drew the wheels up and had them printed by Shapeways and the LOOK AMAZING! Thank you Indycals. Also, Indycals will be offering the decals for this new Resin conversion kit.
I will make a mold of these 3D printed masters and cast them in resin.
The modifications for this new conversion kit will actually be pretty basic
Some sawing on the front fenders, and cutting out the hood is the most work this kit will require. There will be some filling and sanding for sure, but that's no big deal.
What is involved in converting this kit to a right hand drive car?
I'm just doing the dash and the floor pan section where the seat mounts. Luckily the roll cage is the same on both sides and looks basically the same as Supercar. Unfortunately there's not much reference out their on what the inside looks like.