I never thought I'd say this, but that Smart Car looks mean as fook. Some nice work on those Octagonalpaul, with some heavy Japanese influence I see.
Shame the post is in the way and the back end is cropped on the Standard pic, could we have a better shot from the same angle to work with? Would make things slightly easier. Doesn't need anything to make it look good, but I'm sure a few tweaks could be done to make it awesome. Never mind, Hondaman did an awesome job.
Last Edit: Sept 22, 2010 20:22:44 GMT by volksangyl
Am going to ask for a little help myself. Been working on a Riley RME led sled (not started the front view yet) but I've come a bit unstuck on the choice of lights for the back end. This is the car I really want to build, money no object sort of thing. Suggestions and chops welcome.
I've already chopped the roof, removed all the rear trim, bumper and lights, extended the bootlid and rear valance. Door handles, exterior hinges and bonnet mascot have come off and spats are full rather than partial. Lowered too, the real thing would probably be on air to get it down on the floor. Oddly, I'd keep the semaphores, I think they're a fun thing to have.
you can take your pick of which ever photo takes your fancy.
btw - have just acquired a rebuilt Rover V8 engine; so the car is going to have a bit of a under-the-bonnet transplant session over the next 6 months, so really need to come up with some good looks to go with the beefier engine upgrade
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Loving the mash up you've done on many of these, like the Nissan Cube Mini, the Audi Quattro Polo and the baby Beemer. This is why photochopping is so much fun, you can get all the crazy ideas out without worrying about whether it'll work or not... and then, just sometimes, you get lucky enough to get the car you want and do it for real.
Definitely worth your while posting stuff for us just for the randomness of it all.