PROTO EMPEROR ZX - Body building
I’ve choosed the Proto Emperor ZX (item 18038 / ITEM 95335) Fitted on MA PRO Chassis due to realize a custom suspensioned race car following my aesthetic taste.
Choice of materials
I have to say I always loved low body and this means the use of some tools and materials.
Tools used are:
- a cutter;
- a set of files;
- a dremel with various tips;
- some plasticard sheets;
- plastic pipes od various diameter (item 70135);
- white putty (item 87095).
Some parts from the Dash X1 Proto Empereor body (item 18074) where used on the ZX which has replaces original ZX rear parts;
I glued the front hook with plastic glue, i removed the front fake spring and remodelled the side of the windshield
The back part where cutted from the body and glued to the wings, it got a wedge and allows the body to be 4 mm lower.
The back got a new look with properly shaped 1 mm plasticard.
About the sides: I took inspiration from the X1 Proto Empereor lines, i filled the holes and covered the batteries, now the body looks solid and clean. I also added two exhaust pipes per sides, giving the back a nice wide and real look.
Then, I thought of the fake mufflers, built with plastic tubes, which widened the rear of the car, improving the shape of the roadway.
At the end i redesigned the “ZX” logo with 0.2 mm plasticard, using glear sheet and a fine pencil, tra trace the stickers kit “ZX” then i cutted the shape with the cutter.
I sanded the whole body with fine sand paper to let the primer (item 82026) stick well to the surface.
The Final Result