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Drag Dairy aged metal plus Hot Pink flames!

imageThis 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!!

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WIP-PEEK!! Switchback truck!!

Man its been a looooooong time since I’ve done one of these!  Did quite a few when the casting first came out.  I was the first customizer to make one these into a “panel” configuration by adding a 56 ford panel rear roof section.  But this one is not fated for that.  Altho it is already modified subtly!  Ive smoothed the tailgate and shaved the rockers (ground effects) to give it a more even stance.  Also have the kick butt pro rodz mags/rubber tires featuring black centers and visible brake discs!
I may have some other mods in store.for.it.but will have to wait n see..lol 😉
Coming soooooon!

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Wicked Tribal VW Drag Bus Series- BLACK GOLD Edition!

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I did THREE VW Drag Buses with this Wicked Tribal Graphic set,
EACH ONE however was given its own unique Paint Scheme, thus is really more like a “One of One” that a series car…or maybe its the best of both worlds!!  Either way, these are all killer pieces!
Here is the one have dubbed “Black Gold Pearl” obviously for its sparkling paint which has a slight shift, showing more black than gold in some lights.  Really nice!  There were four different types of gold and gold pearls custom mixed and used in various ways to create the unique fades of golden tones. All PAINT!!  Detailed lights and logo too!

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for more pics and in depth information..and if its not too late, you can add to your collection while your there!!

Only ONE Black Gold Edition was made, so when its gone, its gone!

Aged Metal RIPPED Evo GT — DONE!!

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OK Folkes…here are the final pics of the Aged Metal RIPPED EVO GT that Ive been showing you the paint in process pics of. (CLICK HERE for WIP articles)
This thing is all paint except for the lights which are high quality metallic ink and custom made.
I also used nearly all waterbased “Wicked Color” from Createx. The only exception is intercoat and final urethane automotive clears and also alclad chrome for the base color of the metal layer prior to the aging process. I did a LOT of work with a “hairy stick” (aka paint brush..lol) on this one. Nearly all the ripped effect “ripples” shadow effects were done with wicked and auto air colors and transparent base all mixed on a pallet to achieve the right hue and transparency. The silver pearl around the edges gives a natural highlight and shadow effect which similates a freshly torn metal edge nicely. Shadows to the rips complete the look, appearing to be raised above the aged metal surface.
One OF ONE!! Hand signed on wing, incorporated into a rip.
SORRY, this one IS SOLD!!

PEEK!! Wicked Tribal VW Drag Bus..x3

wpid-2014-09-23-15.58.26.jpg.jpegWell Ive shown one pic of theses and at the time I figured there would be some changes..lol..I was right!! 😉
There will be THREE of these but each one will be DIFFERENT…thus effectively, all are “1 of 1”.
Im adding details now and hope to have them cleared tonight.
Here are some pics to get ya started!
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Aged metal ripped Evo GT-Last look before final clear!

Aged metal Ripped Evo GT - Hot Toy CarsSo….here are the last wip pics. Its just gotten its last intercoat clear to seal up final details and the lights..now its in line for final clear process. Wont be long before its ready for sale! Notice the signature on wing..hand painted. In fact the only things “not” hand painted are the lights. But even those are ultra high quality metallic ink decals!image
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Aged Metal Evo GT..More Detail and Shadows for the rips!

Aged Metal Evo GT Gets Ripped!I managed to get a little more done to the rips of the Aged Metal Evo GT before all the hooplah with site issues hit me!!  lol
This has nearly 100% hairy stick work for the rips details and shadows.  I just thought it worked well and was able to get some airbrush like effects from some of the ripple areas.  Again, I was using Transparent Base and Wicked Colors from createx.  Just a few drops of all colors on a pallet, mixed as needed to get the transparency level and hue I was looking for on the given area.  Im probably going to lay some intercoat clear on it to get a better idea of what its going to look like finished.  Will keep ya posted!!

Aged metal Evo GT peek!

In process aged metal paint effect..EVO GT Drag Bus

Here is a process peek for you!
EVO GT Drag bus.  She is all paint but looks like I’ve scraped up the bare zamac.  Lol
This will serve as a background color for a ripped paint effect.  Coming soon!