My latest 1/8th build, is Heller’s Citroen Avante, which was a Christmas present to myself in 2018, but I didn’t start until June 2019. It’s a complicated model, lots of detail, but with weak parts so needs additional work using brass rod and slightly over scale modifications in order to complete, ie ; Stronger hinges, and steering components.
To make this model even more difficult, I planned to change this LWB ‘Normale’ model to the smaller swb ‘ Legere’, to represent the Croydon built Citroen Light Fifteen - the first car I swung a spanner on. This meant shortening the car and narrowing it....in the right places, whatsmore, the SWB has a four cylinder engine as opposed to the six in the LWB car, and alter to right hand drive.
The body needed approx 1/2” removing from it’s width, and about an inch from the length to get the right scale dimensions. Length mainly from rear door area, but the roof had to be cut in several places to get the rear quarters to look less bulky. Narrowing the car meant everything, body, axles and floorpan. Not easy, but easier on a big build like this.