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Project "Hoonicorn"

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  • Member since
    August 2012
Project "Hoonicorn"
Posted by heroncustom on Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:02 PM

i needed something to build while the Caliber sits in a box in time out. only problem is i haven't been wanting to build box kits, i wanna scratch stuff!!.

here i am browsin this section of the forums the other day when i see a post,

now honestly i avoided it cuz it sounded weird to me and im not a big stang fan, but after going through every other new post i went back to it out of curiosity. 

Man am i glad i did. after looking over Novadudes post i immediately fell in love with this weird machine, and had to build one. also Novadudes subtle challenge called to me.

If you dont know the hoonicorn you must check it out, Search Hoonicorn or Hoonigan and you will find videos of it tearing the streets of L.A up. The car alone has a cool build story here.(i shouldnt share this site till im the first to finish one but im canadian.....)

Now onto My build.

I knew i had a revell shelby gt 350r kit that had been broken fixed, tried to turn into several hotwheels repliacs, and finally had its fastback roof donated to my camaro fastback project. so needless to say what i had was very little! no roof, no trunk deck, loads of areas where putty had melted plastic, just a write off in my head......or was it? i hauled it out and begain working on it right away. i wish i had taken pictures before but i get going so good i dont think about it! sorry!! Anyways the shelby had a fastback roof line which was donated to a camaro. the hoonicorn is a notchback.....boom sheet styrene pencil knife sanding stick glue, trunk deck back in! hmmmm bout that roof.....styrene pencil knife, scaled image of hoonicorn profile...boom notchback roof! hmmm roof slated to rear to much.....razor saw styrene rod glue BAM roofs level. thought kit sink marks where bad???? wow putty can do damage! 220 sandpaper smooth out the body lines...Swoosh! primer on! now onto those wicked wide fender flares! Styrene strips knife ruler glue BAM wash rinse repeat using thinner strips three times...lil putty little sanding BOOM flares! side skirts!!!!!! strips and rod glur knife sanding im rolling and its only been.....WOW 12 hours later......better prime it!

and heres where we are now! stills needs major tweaking but im in the ball park. keep in mind i dive in this projects, i dont have time for CAD programs or sketches...its plastic if i dont like it i take it apart and do it again thats MY fun in modeling! tho i do research as much as i can! 

Im buying a couple kits tomorrow for parts. im missing the front and rear bumpers and i need a 2010 or newer mustang engine...

Gonna try the Frame once the body done, or drying or close to done i dunno yet like i said no plans with me!! with out further ado the pictures!!



  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Nor Cal
Posted by Draggon on Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:36 PM

I think you need to turn up your enthusiasm a little bit. BAM!

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  • From: SW Idaho
Posted by rodnic47 on Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:00 PM

It looks as if you have a great start and I will be glued to you progress! Love your enthusiasm!!


  • Member since
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  • From: Surrey, England
Posted by Lowlife ! on Friday, January 23, 2015 4:46 PM

Wow I wondered if someone would try this...... looking good, like the new roof, and the arches look spot on....  Good luck with the rest of it . .......... Lowlife ! !

If it moves, Chrome it !! .....  If it don't move,  Chrome it anyway ! ! ! !

  • Member since
    August 2012
Posted by heroncustom on Sunday, January 25, 2015 3:12 PM

While waiting for my wife and kid to get ready yesterday i decided the window frames need to be a little thinker to accommodate the flush mounted front and rear glass. using 1/16" styrene rod i glued them to the insides of the pillars and across the top on the front frame, just the sides on the back.



i also added some material around the trunk deck to fix that this body was in rough shape.


then we headed out for the day shopping! stay tuned....

  • Member since
    August 2012
Posted by heroncustom on Sunday, January 25, 2015 3:21 PM

Hit Micheals with my 40% off coupon and picked up a revell 66 shelby gt350h kit to swipe the front and rear bumpers. as a bonus the side scoops were included so i didn't have to build those from scratch. sweet!

here are the new kits pieces i am using.. the body wont be used for anything just sitting there.


everything glued in place..........



then i scratch built a new roll pan using the kit piece as a guide...


thats it for pictures for now. i have however pretty much completed the front bumpers new lip and flares, the putty is drying on them now. also i added a little more material to the wheel flares to meet up with the side scoops better, putty also drying. next is the crazy rear diffuser, then/and start the frame which i just printed off some reference for, then i will also be working on the interior. i have a long way to go but this is seeming to fall together so far so im gonna keep pluggin away! i'll take more pictures with my crappy cam tonight!! thanks for watching!

  • Member since
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  • From: orkney islands, north scotland
Posted by stitchdup on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 5:24 AM

Looks like your off to a great start on this

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  • From: Surrey BC
Posted by Stanger on Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:23 AM

Great beginning. I just saw a picture of the Hoonacorn in a magazine today and thought Hmm that would make a good project - Like I need to start another project


  • Member since
    August 2012
Posted by heroncustom on Friday, January 30, 2015 8:55 PM

Howdy all small update for your viewing pleasure.

Started on modifying the stock dash and interior. the dash will bee simple enough, sand it down add the bump out for the toggles then the toggles them selves everything else is basic dash detailing.

the interior on the other hand..... is gonna need some work. the panels are all pretty plain sheet metal so i smoothed down all the molded detail puttied it and sanded it again. i cut out the trans hump to scratch build a newer boxer one to match the 1:1. i also added sheet styrene to cover the back seats like the 1:1. then it was on to the roll cage. iv never tried one before so this is a long process for me even with the many issues of SA i have with tips on making them, i cant figure out how to properly mark and bend and keep the bend in the rod im using. tho i did mange to make one of the side bar pieces the runs across the door frames.

now i dont have pictures of that stuff on its on or as it is now but at the end you might see some of where it was lol.

now on to the thing im most proud of........the start of the chassis/frame. i found a bunch of reference pictures on line and printed them out. i also found a good shot of the frame/body on a body stand turned on its side. after tweaking that one in Photoshop and getting its scaled close enough that it fits under my body and looks good i printed that out and using some styrene strips that where .100x.100" and .080x.125" i cut and glued them on the the picture then sanded the paper off! BOOM instant replica!



the dash in the last pic has since been updated so ignore that! i also decided that with the BA roll cage i will be attempting my first door opening! wish me luck on that! i also think i got the front bumper where i want it again the last picture isn't entirely up to date will get more pictures tomorrow!

stay tuned!

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:20 AM

off to a good start

My Flickr:

  • Member since
    November 2014
Posted by novadude on Sunday, February 1, 2015 8:18 PM

Hey, heroncustom, So cool to see I could inspire someone! I'm not much of a stang fan either (obvious by my user name), but this one just screams out "pay attention to me"! Fantastic start you have going on your build so far and I will be following your progress for sure! Any ideas on how you're going to do the decals? Can't wait to see more!


  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Brunswick Hills, OH
Posted by exesivefire on Monday, February 9, 2015 10:31 PM

Ambitious project for sure! Awesome start.

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 8:07 AM

    I like this project. not a big stang fan, but I do like to see them tricked out like yours. that car has "attitude" plastered all over it. chassis's looking good so far. nice work.

  • Member since
    December 2014
Posted by SuperCobraJet on Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:44 AM

is subscribing to this thread.  I'm totally into this.  Looking excellent, so far.

On the bench:  Kemp's IMSA Cobra Mustang II,  1:1 1970 Mustang Grandé

  • Member since
    February 2015
Posted by MrFastPlastic on Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:16 PM

Really liking this. Especially like the chassis work. I want to build some pro-street projects. First up will be 1970 Olds 442 based on the Jo-Han kit. Keep the updates coming!

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: Surrey BC
Posted by Stanger on Saturday, January 9, 2016 3:50 PM

Any updates onthis project? i would like to see it finished and what you used for decals.

thanks Gerry

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    March 2016
Posted by garderes on Monday, March 21, 2016 11:58 PM

making the same proyect here but i´m going full scratch and trying to make a functional suspension

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    March 2016
Posted by garderes on Thursday, March 1, 2018 4:20 PM

2018 still not finished


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