Modify your Maisto die-cast models PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by charlesmaisto   
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 00:33
Most people collect Maisto models just the way we make them. But they're also great as a starting point for your own customizing. Here's one that started out as a 1:18 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, #31686. By the time I got done with it just about every part was modified, replaced or deleted.

The engine, front and rear suspensions, front seats, wheels and tires are all from the Maisto Specter Werkes Corvette Z06, #31116. The Camaro body was probably the most modified part with the cast-in details such as door handles, locks and wheel opening trim ground off. The lower air opening below the grille was enlarged. Many parts were removed and their mounting holes filled: bumpers, antenna, side mirror, and gas cap to name a few. The paint color is special mix of House of Color silver-white pearl and blue pearl then clear coated.

If you don't want to paint the body, you can make simpler modifications like the ones on the Maisto 1965 Corvette, #31640, below. This was shown on our old blog in February 2009 that you can see here: http://maisto.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/modified-118-65-corvette/


Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 16:40
 

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0 #9 Ali 2012-01-29 14:46
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i modify my 1/24 mercedes cl63 maisto.. :lol:
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0 #8 Ollisuliuou 2012-01-27 12:49
These only work on 1:24 and 1:18 don't they? I was thinking of modifing my 64's :oops:
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0 #7 Charles Hepperle 2012-01-24 23:15
Quoting jaysenangel211:
Im looking for a 92 Acura Integra. Do you guys have it or can you built it for me?


Sorry, we haven't made a '92 Acura Integra. Thanks for suggesting that we make it in the future.
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+1 #6 jaysenangel211 2012-01-24 17:43
Im looking for a 92 Acura Integra. Do you guys have it or can you built it for me?
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+1 #5 Charles Hepperle 2011-12-28 01:03
Quoting maisto:
does the wheels still spin smooth or are they touching the chasis?


On both cars the wheels still spin and the front wheels steer but it's a really tight fit.
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+2 #4 michael 2011-12-27 21:46
Awesome! I just modified the 1 18 jeep wrangler sahara. i used parts from a h2 to lift it and added some 1 18 tools i had laying around. love modifying maistos because they are built really well and are very workable.
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+1 #3 maisto 2011-12-26 04:23
does the wheels still spin smooth or are they touching the chasis?
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+1 #2 Paulo 2011-12-21 20:14
Very nice modifications! I have changed some of my cars colors too.
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+4 #1 wanderson 2011-12-21 14:41
:lol:
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