Two more updates for my 4-wide Ford AC Cobra 427: SNOT Stripes and a new rear end.
About this creation
When I first saw these SNOT stripes on Starscream Soundwave's 4-wide Viper I knew I had to make some of these for my Cobra, too. The original design of the stripes on a 4-wide is most probably from J K's Zonda and there are some cool instructions made by Loek Marcus how to attach them to a 4-wide. But I had no idea how to put them into my Cobra without messing up the design.
One day I took my notebook on a larger train tour and had a few hours to work on this problem with LDD. I finally found a way to attach the stripes in the front without changing the overall look of the car. And then I had the idea to use slider plates to create an air scoop on top the hood including the stripes.
This is the result: Yes, I really ...
... love ...
... these stripes :-))
And this is how they are done.
The rest of the design didn't change.
So this is V2.1 of my 4-wide LEGO Shelby Ford AC Cobra 427, now with SNOT stripes and air scoop. I hope you like it as much as I do :-))
Bonus photo: The latest family picture of my 4-wide Cobras.
Update December 9, 2013:
With the new 1x2x2/3 "half bow" parts I had some ideas for new shapes on the Shelby Cobra: Smooth lines on the hood. The thin black stripe had to go in this version, but the SNOT air scoop is still there.
Holy smoke! This is fantastic! I don't know how I missed it earlier. What an amazingly good representation of the 427 Cobra (my favorite sports car of all time). I have to agree with TheLegoNoitAll -- the hood scoop is incredibly ingenious and is probably the best feature of the MOC.