I recently purchased, at a bargain price, the SCX Vintage McLaren M9A. This is the car I mean:
The problem with this car is it doesn't fit the requirements (pre 1968) for my favourite series, the Goodwood Theme nights at Alresford.
My solution - modify it, so that it looks like a 1966 McLaren M2B! That's the one with the modified Indy Ford V8 engine, not the Serenissima.
Firstly, I removed the rear wing, and cut off the font winglets. Then in order to make the engine look more like the Indy Ford V8 I removed the air intakes and exhausts, and swapped them around so the exhausts exited from the top of the engine, rather than the sides. I found a couple of chrome cylinder head tops and a better driver's head in my junk box, which finished it off nicely.
Here are some pictures of the result:
OK, it isn't the most accurate model, but it looks a lot more like a McLaren M2B than the original looked like an M9A!
Now all it needs is painting the correct colour. Any volunteers?