Candy Red Jada 51 Merc w/Scales and multilayer Flames!

Here is another Jada 51 Merc that got a lot of paint work!  Its Candy Red and Black Cherry sides.  A snake Skin pattern on the top areas with several layers of flames airbrushed on before candy color was applied.  Last layers were done with Candy Pagan Gold.  Sides were masked off to create the Black Cherry effect as the base color was black pearl!  Detailed lights and hand polished Urethane Automotive clear for ultimate gloss.  This is a One Of One that has already found a new home.  Hope you enjoy the pics tho!


 

KBs Jada 51 Merc True Fire and scallops!!

Heres one from the recent past…2013…I love these Jada Mercs!!  This “one of one” got a little old school in the form of Scallops on the hood. AND…really nice looking True / Real Fire down the sides.  The two elements blend seamlessly, even on the small 1-64th scale ride!
All hand painted, including details to lights.  Fire took 6 layers of base/candy colors applications to make it look right..very deep looking!
Hand polished Urethane automotive clear makes the gloss on this one ultra smooth!


 


 

Got Nitro? Hot wheels Drag Dairy tru fire by KB

Got Nitro 1 0f 1 Real Fire Hot Wheels Drag Dairy by KB KustomsDid this one earlier this year.   Its quite the casting I must say!
All paint…by hand.  Airbrushed even the “got nitro” on top. Its got a really cool color change effect too.  I lost count of how many layers of real fire went on this thing, but I can tell you it was a lot!
New tires with yellow stripe sidewalls added.  Also did a lot of black wash detail on chassis.  Added a custom display case with nostalgic KB logo and mounted to case.
One of one here and it has been adopted already but I thought you might enjoy a little look!


(Click on small thumbnails below)

Hot cell phone case

All airbrush (freehand and loose stencil) with Auto Air.and Wicked from Createx..clear was quickie intercoat..didnt have time to do a better type.


I could stand the pink glitter no more!

Lol

Recently..I dropped my phone and cracked the screen all to hell.  Had that phone only three/four months and had just cancelled the insurance in prior month so I was out of luck.  Well..not totally out of luck because I had a good friend who’s wife had just upgraded phones and had a spare galaxy s3…which was pretty much what I had except it was a s3 mini with cracked screen.  So we made a deal and viola’…problem solved!!
However..when the phone arrived..it had a bit of a girlish color for the protective case..lol.  well of course that was tge least if my concern at the time…no big deal..but as time went on..I grew very tired if the pink flakes and finally risked the phone being half naked and repainted the case!

Thanks so much Michael! 😀

Greater OKC Hot Wheels -Labor Day Show!!


Post from Aaron Mills

The Labor Day show is less than a week away if you have not reserved yo tables yet, well your screwed…. We are at 52, we will be raffling off the Final Drag Bus customized by our very own world famous Kevan Bence and some other stuff, so Come One, Come All. Oh yea bring some spending moolah and trade bait…..the show will be at the Crown Center 13300 S. Western OKC, OK. 73170

via Greater OKC Hot Wheels Association. Facebook Group
www.greaterokchotwheels.com website


Thanks for the compliments there Aaron!!
I will be there with some cool customs and Hot Toy Cars decals so stop in…its a great place to feed your diecast hunger pangs!!!  Cool stuff you likely wont see on the pegs at Walmart!
Here is a sample of the show if you havent seen it yet…we have fun!!! lol

 

KBs Snakeskin Merc-Passion ONE of ONE!

Heres a one of one from 2010, a Merc from Hot Wheels (well, ok they call it Purple Passion..lol) ..but…its definitely NOT “stock” nor is it picked fresh from the toy aisle pegs at your local WalMart!

No my friends this one was heavily modified altho seeing the finished product is deceiving.  There is the most obvious mod of the rear “bumper” removal and rolled pan effect while leaving the fenders at same length..kinda like extended “fins” or something!
The inside is the big mod here, to get the lowered stance you see, while still being able to roll properly with the Johnny Lightning Chrome Baby Moon wheels and thin white wall tires, which are much taller than the original HW 5pk rollers.  A lot of strategic removal of material in key areas of both the inner body and interior piece, plus leveling of the newly installed stainless steel sleeved axles…seriously…its a little tricky and time consuming!

Paint…..theres another animal entirely!
After all the body work and priming was completed, AutoAir Sealer Dark was applied and the topcoats then came along starting with a Black Pearl.  Next I added masking to the sides lower rear and around the top fender body line.  Then a mix of pearl Silver and Alclad Chrome was used to add the base for the candy red main color.  On the sides however, I used a special SnakeSkin stencil to get that scaled look.  Several coats of candy red were applied after remving the side maskings and allowed to dry, then the Candy Pagan Gold  flames were added in multiple layer style over the nose, top, and sides.
Detailed Headlights, two color tail lights, grill black washed, and then automotive Urethane Clear was shot on and finally it was color sanded and hand polished for the final gloss look that rivals any real size show car!
This One of One piece is one of my favorites from the past..hope you enjoy.