Thursday, November 8, 2012
A work in progress, this Crosskart was a must when I looked at it during a trip to Sevilla, Spain. Lowcost and high potential for the 3 3/4" figures.
A quick glimpse is usually enought to know if we can make anything out of it. It was light, it was agressive and it´s on its way to become a monster!
MIB, (year unknown) WENYI (chinese company). Not sure if it´s a "borrowed" image, may very well be.
Vehicle: WY029 model Crosskart. Great lines, a working push and pull sort of engine. With nice chromes and very light, it´s almost perfect custom project.
The seat is very close to the right size, and in a way reminds me of the buggy models from GTA Vice City that I long to make a 1:18 scale version.
Engine (from a motorcycle, of course) looks fine and even comes with a tow ring.
Rollbars are sweet and the F1 steering wheel is awesome and even moves.
It´s easily taken apart (3 screws) which makes the customizing even more gratifying.
Floor is cut, which saves some work. Even though this is just a "preview", I´ll just cut the parts needed to create space for the figure´s legs... just so you get the idea.
Next step will be lowering the bottom end of the seat so the whole figure drops down just enough to rest the head and the handle ends up in its normal position for the driver. It may eventually need an extension to come closer to the figure´s chest, but it´s looking fairly good as a concept.
Obviously not finished, one can get an idea. I can´t wait to get my hands on this and properly develop this Crosskart. And give it a proper driver... any ideas?
Status: In progress. Tweet this!