tekering Posted April 3, 2020 Share Posted April 3, 2020 Since my unpaid COVID-19 "vacation" has been extended another couple of weeks, I've decided to rescue my poor old Matchbox SDF-1. Love it or hate it, most of you have one... ...and, if you were anything like the ignorant teenager I was, you put stickers on it, played with it, broke bits off it, and left it in direct sunlight for days at a time. Now, there have been several others here who have taken a toy in similar condition and restored it, repainted it to be more cartoon-accurate, or even made structural improvements to it, and I've been inspired by your work... however, the underlying proportions remain a problem. Here's what a side-by-side comparison reveals: And here's how I've decided to modify it. The legs will be repositioned and extended, the cannons will have a whole new section added to lengthen each, the bridge will be substantially modified, and the biceps will be redesigned from scratch. The result will still be a transformable toy, but with significantly different proportions: Step one requires scratchbuilding extensions for the cannon booms. These are just hollow boxes I've made by gluing pieces of 1.0mm styrene together. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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