This Hot Wheel casting was my first plan of attack when I picked up some Tamiya modelling putty. I had a good idea of what I wanted to do but changed a few minor details along the way of building this car, and one major one which ended up being the color. I bought a can of Testors 'Bright Red' paint as indicated by cap , yet when sprayed came out a very orangey-red compared to the Rosso Andromeda I had pictured in my head. So I went with it and gave the second coat a straight bright orange layer.
I started with a base for the fender flares out of putty. After it dried, I filed them to a more consistent shape and so the width was equal on both sides. Then some body glaze and sanding to smoothen them up before 2 light coats of filler primer. Same deal for the rear ducktail wing and front chin spoiler.
One of the more tedious tasks of building the LBWorks Murci was fitting the wheels properly. I used a set of black Matchbox 5 spokes and shaved the sidewalls down to give the tire a stretched look. Both axles were cut and I took the quicker, easier route of using putty to hold both halves of the axle together, that way I was also free to adjust the camber just a tiny bit! A white paint marker was then used for the specifically chosen 'TOYO' sidewall lettering and some color matched center caps to finish them off.
The casting sat higher off the ground then I liked even with everything shaved down the most it could. So donor sideskirts from an F150 and a scratchbuilt rear diffuser were a must to make the bottom more flush. The diffuser was actually cut from a Hot Wheels card and added! Lol.
Lastly, paint details I added were Liberty Walk inspired 'angry' eyelids on the headlights, updated Murcielago tails, fender studs, Veneno-inspired trim paint, enlarged front intakes, A-C Pillar painted black, and body color louver trim. Of course the interior got a small treatment as well! Anyways, here are the rest of the pictures I took comparing my Custom to the stock Hot Wheels 1:64 Scale Lamborghini Mucielago that it started off as.
(My Dad's '13 SRT Viper GTS photobombing in the back!)
And lastly, a couple of pictures I took during the build. Thanks again for looking!
Check out the 360 degree video of the LBWorks Murcielago on my Instagram :)