My sister is turning the big 3-0 this year. So what better to give her than a toy. Well not just any toy, a toy I made. We are running through a superhero theme this year. She gave me some superhero gear, so I returned the favor.
To start with, I needed a platform. In order to make it something she can still play with, I went with a dicast Shelby Cobra 427. Of course this one was in the very classic metallic blue with white racing stripes. There is nothing wrong with that, but not very good for an undercover secret agent. So I went with metallic blue racing stripes on a metallic black base.
Why so much metallic? Well, her secret identity is Agent Sparkles (don’t tell anyone else).
Here she is, made from a GI Joe: Rise of Cobra Scarlett figure. I took her apart and painted her to match the car. This is the normal mode for the car. The daily driver, but when there is a mission, we see the Cobra’s fangs.
And the joy of a diecast car is the ability for everything to open. That was one of my main goals, to keep everything in working order. It was a fun project. The paint is always the tricky part. But everything worked well. It shipped with ease, and I got a very happy response from my sister. Apparently she cannot stop playing with it.