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A custom HW warbird racer idea...

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Lately, I have had an idea for another custom that I can't get out of my head. I wish I had the $$$ to build a real car like I am thinking of, but I wouldn't be dealing in hot wheels, if I could afford to deal in real cars... ;-)

It involves the Triumph TR6 race-car casting, and a half flat black, half highly polished or matte brushed silver bare-ZAMAC finish job, war-bird style, and a shark mouth graphic trailing from the front fender flares.

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Imagine the above pictured car, with the sides polished from the hood, cabin and trunk shut lines, down to the lower side sills, as well as the front apron between the bottom edge of the grille, and the top of the chin spoiler, as well as the rear lower apron polished, but the tail panel remaining black.

I would probably stick with the black interior, with details painted in, and maybe some bronze FTE 5-spoke open-hole, nickel-axle wheels.

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The full-length body seams from the headlights to the back of the trunk lid is a natural break for a two-tone look, and something about this car with a roll bar, but no windscreen, and lowered as a race car, just seems to lend itself to a warbird paint job, like a P38 Lightning, or something. Alloy on the sides, anti-glare matte black on the top horizontal surfaces... maybe some black and white invasion stripes across the rear fenders between the rear wheel and the tail lights...

I can't decide if I want to give it a go myself, or if the idea is so good, that I want it done well, and right by Philipiliph, who is experienced, and knows quite well what he is doing.

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I may need to pick up a couple more of those copper-orange painted mystery-car TR6s as donors, if anyplace still has them. I don't really want to strip down my first-edition BRG version of this casting.

The matte black re-color of this casting (pictured), is a multi-pack exclusive decoration, which I don't have. I'll trade someone for it, if anybody does have the matte black version, though.

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Let me know what you think of the idea, or if you have a matte black TR6 that you are willing to trade.

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