Saturday, June 18, 2016

Lesney Matchbox #21a Long Distance Coach Restoration

Thanks fellers!

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming for this thread... Lesney restorations! I picked this one up on my last trip to England, 2 years ago! Hard to believe it's been that long. I need to use my free airline benefits and get my butt back over there!
Anyways, I stripped the paint some time ago, but never got around to painting it for some reason. But it's finally done! It's amazing, but the paint is a 97 cent spray can from walmart, and it matches the original paint pretty well!!

Interesting kiddie paint job it had before:

Now I usually like to leave some homage to the kiddie paint jobs, but I decided to bring this one back to its original form! Though I did leave the baseplate untouched, as I like to do. Other than polishing the axle ends of course. It came out pretty well I think!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hot Wheels Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Custom Repaint

Still on a Japanese car kick! I was tired of seeing all these crazy paint jobs, so I'm taking some more popular Japanese HW castings and making them a bit more stock looking. I'm particularly pleased with how this Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X turned out!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hot Wheels Renault Sport RS01 Custom Repaint

This Renault Sport RS01 is a super cool casting, that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. The real thing is a car that Renault created specially for a new racing series it has developed, called the Renaultsport Trophy series. They originally developed the car to replace the Megane Trophy in the GT3 class, but it was too fast!!

It's an all carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, with a modified 3.8 liter twin-turbo V6 borrowed from the Nissan GT-R putting out over 500 horsepower! And the thing only weighs around 1,100 kilograms... Wow!!!

The version I made is something of a "test car", and it looks very menacing in flat black!

The real thing:

And the two versions to come from Hot Wheels so far:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hot Wheels Acura Integra Type R Custom Re-Color

I've been on a Japanese car kick for the last couple days, I don't really know why haha. This is the first of several I've got in the works this week. Nothing too fancy, just a quick re-color, but I think it came out looking rather sharp!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Matchbox Saab Sonett III Restoration

Decided to make myself a copy of a rare variation! This Saab Sonett is a cool little casting, and as everybody knows, I do love my Swedish cars! Wasn't in bad condition really, but I got in a project car lot so I decided to go for it!