Friday, July 24, 2015

Lesney #24c - Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Tonight's finished restoration is a #24c Rolle Royce transitional. I was lacking this variation, so per one of my "customizing regs", it got a stock restoration. I'm not completely happy with how it turned out, the trunk lid doesn't fit properly, and the paint has some bubbles in it. I'm not happy with the bleed-through on the wheels either. But it will display nicely! Love the original green baseplate as well.


Some other Rollers in my collection:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hot Wheels Acura NSX Repaints

Evening all. This new Acura NSX casting from Hot Wheels has struck a chord with me. I generally don't collect a lot of Japanese cars, but I just love the original NSX, and the boys in blue really did it proud. It even manages to somehow pull off its stupid big rear wheel stance.

So I decided to buy a bunch of them and go crazy with the paint! I am sure Hot Wheels will get around to releasing all these colors at some point, but making your own is much more fun! (Red was the original release) Enjoy the pictures.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hot Wheels 1970 Ford Escort RS1600 Custom

This Mk1 Escort is probably my favorite casting to come from the blue side of the toy aisle in a LONG time! They really nailed this one, and has been a flavor of the week amongst the HW Hoarders ever since it came out. I finally managed to score a couple of them this week, and immediately took one of them to the workbench.

I'm not a big fan of the Fast and Furious franchise, so the first order of business was to return this one to stock. Shame that the foglights cannot easily be removed, but it's a gorgeous casting. My stock of trusty Matchbox disc wheels at the ready, I got to work. It came out pretty nice. Here's hoping I find some more to customize soon!

Lesney #34c-VW Camper Van Restoration

The original VW Microbus is one of those vehicles that you just smile when you see it. I don't care what kind of cars you're into, if you're even into cars at all. They are just cool and there's no getting around that! I have been wanting to do a custom of this casting for a long time, and I finally got one in a big ebay lot. Complete with doors too! Rough, but everything was there.

Selecting a color was tough with this one, because of those orange/yellow windows. I can change a lot of things on a model car, but window color isn't really one of them. Maybe someday I'll figure out how to make my own clear windows.. (any suggestions..?)
So I went with this nice blue, which I've used plenty of times before. In fact, the can is almost empty! I also continued my tradition of leaving the baseplate alone. 

The "family shots" will continue once I get my collection unpacked haha