Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hot Wheels Mazda REPU Custom

Another Japanese pickup for today! I love the JDM kick that HW is on lately, some really top notch models coming out. I'm trying to slowly stray away from mainlines, but some of these new castings are just too good to pass up in any form, the Mazda REPU included.





Friday, September 22, 2017

Hot Wheels Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Custom

As a lover of Italian cars, naturally one of my favorite modern supercars is the Alfa 8C. I've been lucky enough to see a couple in person, and trust me they are absolutely breathtaking cars. Hot Wheels did a version of it, and it's only been used a handful of times.
I decided to try out my favorite color combo of grey and red on it, and man did it turn out nice!






Sunday, September 10, 2017

Matchbox 1954 Jaguar XK120SE Custom

And next up is probably my FAVORITE modern day Matchbox casting, the Jaguar XK120SE. I've always been a fan of vintage Jags, and the boys in orange just got this one right in my opinion. Perfect proportions, detailing, and overall look. I have every standard release of this casting, and enjoy making customs too! I thought this nice metallic bronze over black interior suited the classy understated look of the Jag.






Hot Wheels Datsun Fairlady 2000 Custom

Got two to share this evening. I've been utilizing my day off to do some painting!! Lots more to come I now have about 25 cars painted and waiting for detailing haha. I'm hoping to get about that many more done to keep me busy over the winter when I can't paint :)

First is another Datsun, the recently released Hot Wheels Fairlady 2000 casting. I really like this one, and was anxious to see how it looked without any racing liveries, just clean. And I like the result!







Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hot Wheels Datsun 620 Pickup Custom

I can't believe it's taken me until now to get an example of this casting up on the workbench! It's one of my favorites, I have every version released so far in my collection.

Nothing too crazy with this custom, just a repaint and a wheel swap. I think it came out pretty well!






Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hot Wheels Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 Custom

WOW it's been a while since I posted here (or have done any customs for that matter). Work has been keeping me sooooo busy. But I've got a lot of stuff in the queue to be finished and posted!! Starting with this Hot Wheels Mk7 Golf GTI that I made to give to a buddy of mine as a copy of his car.






Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hot Wheels BMW 3.0 CSL Street Custom

Here's my take on one of the best recent HW releases, the BMW 3.0 CSL! These have been my favorite BMW model for as long as I can remember. They are just the ideal car to me, elegant styling, great performance and just an overall classiness that modern cars can't touch.




HW has done nothing but racing spec ones so far, and they've made some very nice ones... But I decided to see what I could do with a street version.. And I am absolutely thrilled with how it came out. 








Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hot Wheels Range Rover Classic

Here's another favorite customizing pasttime of mine, making HW products much nicer!! I've done a Range Rover like this before, but I sold it a while back. And one can never have too many fine old British cars in one's collection!

The Range Rover Classic is one of those vehicles that is just cool. Maybe not the most reliable thing in the world, but undeniably cool! I'd love to have one.






Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Matchbox Lesney Morris J2 Pickup Restoration

I'm back working on the cars I enjoy the most today! Bringing back old British bangers from the scrapyard. Today's project is a #60 Morris J2 Pickup. I'd love to see one of these in real life, it's such an interesting little truck.







Anyways onto my little Lesney one. Before:



And after:






Saturday, March 25, 2017

Matchbox Mazda MX5 Miata ND Custom

The MX5 is one of my all time favorite cars, and I was so excited when Matchbox decided to make a replica of the latest version, the ND. I think the best color on these is graphite grey, so I made one!