OK Folkes….We Have a WINNER!!!
I want to THANK EVERYONE who participated in this first official HotToyCars drawing. I wish I could give out a prize to everyone, but you are ALL winners in my book!!
I hope that if there is another drawing in the future, all of you will play again. Those that had more than one entry will receive the HotToyCars.com decal in the next week. Or at least they will go out this week.
I shot a video, which will be uploaded in a couple hours, but, for now….I would like to congratulate…
Gordy Smart, the WINNER of this killer Drag Bus!!!
Thanks again to EVERYONE!!!
Hope you had a good time playing!
This one is rare indeed! One of one creation to say the least!
It started as one of my realistic faux paint textures. The effect done using four different colors of paints from chrome to black with some pearl silver and galaxy grey layered in and over each other, while using several techniques like dry brushing and literal scrapes…to eventually get a believable look of aged metal. But…again….its all paint!!
Then I needed something that would contrast this aged metal patina and thought what would be a more stark contrast than HOT PINK!!? Thus the side flames were born from a two stage custom mix of auto air/wicked colors.
I had to leave it at that point because I thought it might be toooooo much of a contrast. But eventually warmed up to the combo.
I thought it might need a little more tho and added some chrome-ish flames on roof and nose!
All lights and chutes detailed as well as the rear windows blacked out.
Chassis features white redline rubber tires! Was disassembled and black washed to bring out more detail and tone done the bright chrome appearance a little. Wheels also black washed. Seat/roll cage pretty much stock except a few well placed exacto cuts to remove parts of the steering wheel and roll cage above driver seat.
Body is removeable. It will also stay attached to chassis when fully closed OR..fully upright position.
The odd mix of colors and patina…really does go well with each other, from body to tires!
Watch for the SALE LINK to be announced soon!!
Here is a killer VW Drag Bus done with a combination of flames and colors which cant be matched! First run mask designs plus loose mask airbrushed ghost flames! This is a ONE OF ONE creation with candy and pearl colors faded together seamlessly. The multilayer flames ghost out and the candy.fade flames glow with color.
Want to own it before it hits the store? Hit me up!
Here is a peek at two one of one all paint vw buses coming up in the next few days. One is custom mixed pearl blue fade with a touch of candy blue. Tribal flames are candy pagan gold tangerine and red fade over pearl silver to gamma gold base color fade.
The second one has relatively.the same flame colors but with variations of course. The main color however is a deep black with bright blue custom mixed blue flake/sparkle. Veeeery cool color!
These will be ready for sale in a couple days so keep watching for your chance.
First one with color …three layers of flames and special attention to base colors for logos and number. More soon on how to get one for your collection. Only five in this run. Westbrook and Durant numbers.
This beauty has several subtle fades with multiple colors and layers of candy and pearl colors. Tribal flames on top, nose, and sides. Multilayer candy pagan gold traditional flames on lower sides. One of one with detailed lights and logo. RRs up front with sanded tread rears. All with white letter Goodyears!
Fresh Tribal Flame designs tested out on this one. Has multiple colors of candy and pearls, and some multilayer flames nestled in the middle of roof tribal licks.
Fades from Tangelo Pearl to Tangerine Candy over pearl silver on sides. Top goes from light purple to medium blue candy, to Cobalt Blue candy.
I may be adding some more flames …still mulling it over..we will see. 😉
Well I’m not quite done with it yet, but thought I’d give you a peek at the stretch merc. She has some semi ghosty tribal flames freshly designed I might add! Pearl and chrome base coats for the candy tangerine, red, to purple fade.
I have some ideas for a layer or two of candy pagan gold flames …we will see. But for now..I’ve got some pretty colors to build upon!
More soon 🙂
Here is the next one in line. Only the second one of these I’ve done. Subtle fade on the multilayer flames. And equally subtle is the candy coated blue pearl two tone. With a thin painted stripe dividing the colors. Rolling effortlessly on dub city and big time muscle five spokes. Coming up for sale soon!