Here’s a peek at the stretched merc coming up. This is post clear stage as all moving panels had to be removed or risk bridging gaps…which is not a good thing! So now…the task of sanding/polishing begins. Followed by assembly. Im looking at several days before its done…but…with any luck and no sand thru incidents…she will be ready sometime, late, this coming weekend. Stay tuned!!
Here is a process look at one Im doing as part of a special commissioned set.
Its one of the older casts of the 57 chevy..metal body and engine. Ive added some nice meats from Maisto Pro Rides (note the brake rotors visible behind wheels!) These things required some pretty extensive modifications to the inside of fender areas and major shaving to the interior piece. Both have custom solid brass rod axles with Stainless Steel sleeves for best possible rolling. It was leveled out to a low and a slightly raked stance.
Then I drilled out the side exhaust and all 8 injectors on engine. Then gave te injectors a 45degree file to appear more like the 50s era. Ready to start the paint prep stage I believe!
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!
Please See the HTC Shop Item
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!
Well 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!
So….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!
Here is a little short video I did for the DarkBio Blown Delivery!
Alice Cooper sets the mood too!! This thing is 100% HAND PAINTED btw!!
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