Monday, April 21, 2014

1936 Cord 810 Sedan by Hot Wheels

I'm gonna go ahead and say it. I think this is the best work I've done yet. I'm in love with it! The color suits it perfectly, the detailing came out nice, it's just perfect to me. I've always loved anything from Auburn Cord and Duesenberg, and this is definitely one of the best. Can you imagine being at the auto show when the 810 debuted? I always heard that people were standing on the roofs of other cars just to get a look at it. It was so revolutionary, no one had ever seen anything quite like it. It's an incredible car, and I think this model has just become a favorite in my collection. On to the pics...

It was a nice car before, but I got a lot of 2 of these on eBay.. one to keep and one to customize. I definitely think it was improved..


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Matchbox Mercedes 450 SEL W116 Taxi Restoration

Aaaaaand #3 for today. I absolutely love old Mercs, so this one was a real treat. I thought about removing the taxi sign and making it a normal W116, but I like the taxi look. The color isn't quite as close to the original as I would have liked, but it's still good. It will go on my shelf proudly.



Hot Wheels 1935 Cadillac Restoration

Project #2 for the evening is a lovely classic Cadillac. This is a great casting that hasn't been seen in quite some time in the Hot Wheels lineup, and I think that needs to change! This was a fairly straightforward repaint and wheel swap. I don't know what the wheels are off of, they've been floating around in my toolbox for ages, and I thought this was the perfect application for them.



#31c Lincoln Continental Restoration (Another One)

I've been busy today again as well. I pulled one of my favorite castings from the "junkyard" and set to work. This is the second one I've done, and I can't decide which I like better! They're both great.

Before Pictures:

And the after shots:

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