Over the last few months I have been teaching myself how to mod old Gameboys. I am now capable of basic soldering, and have a bunch of LED's, switches and batteries lying around... Hmmm.
Taking a look at my bits box, I retrieved one of two die-cast "Grid Limo" toys from the latest Tron movie. I think I got them in Poundland last year for a pound each.
Luckily, these toys are held together with screws, not rivets. this means they can be taken apart and reassembled easily.
A little bit of fiddling around and I managed to get an LED poking out of the center of the underside. The switch went in a wheel-hole and the battery in the main body. I used insulating tape to make double sure I didn't get a short from the car body, and screwed it all back together.
After all that was finished and the light was working, I painted the outside. Plain black and white looked really boring, so some weathering was done with brown wash painted judiciously on around the seams. This still want enough for my liking, so I tried some sponge-chipping. This is a popular technique where you use a sponge (I used a piece of clump foliage, as I haven't bought a blister pack since 1998) to dab on irregular patterns of paint. Kept it fairly minimal and on the edges of the vehicle where I imagined it might get the most wear. Overdoing it would have ruined the working cop look I was after.
The P7 is freehand. It's not as precise looking a s a decal, but I don't enjoy messing about with decals and the price was right. You also can't run out of freehand if you need to do another one.
Total cost was One Pound for the toy, another 2 pounds for the LED assembly I cannibalized (from Ikea) an hour or so soldering and messing around with the internals, about an hour of painting.
PS-The two police on the roof are of course, 15mm figures from Khurasan.
Thanks for looking!