Quick preview of the OKC Thunder buses case art! Obviously this is the Russell Westbrook (only two of these done) and the Kevin Durant will be similarly styled.
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 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.
GEEZ…didnt think I was ever gonna get a chance to work on these again!
Between health issues and car stranding me then subsequent diagnosis/repair that have been plaguing me recently…I just did not know if I would make headway on these again. But here is a rare shot of the first flame licks. Now keep in mind, everything under the masked areas will be black. Ive lightly sprayed a custom pearl blue over the top then added first flames in custom medium metallic grey. Next layer will be brighter silver or chrome. Then I’ll unmask and coat with candy blue…or thats the plan right now.
Have to work in the wee hours because of the heat here lately too. But..thats the least of the hurdles of late.
Anyway..enough whining..lol..more painting!
Hope to have these and more done this week..we will see!
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!
Just put this one up FOR SALE in the shop!!
See more pics and description too!!
Here is a peek of the second Wicked Tribal VW Drag Bus to become available…sooon!!
Sometime this weekend…look for it here in the HotToyCars Shop!!
Or you can always hit me up before then.
Candy Red tribal designs with Black Cherry Pearl main color.
Side is done in two tone and…
the nose and roof have a few layers of Candy Pagan Gold FLAMES!!
Detailed lights and logo…white letter tires with RRs up front and sanded tread rear tires. Mounted in custom acrylic display case, fitted foam inserts and signed box!