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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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BadBat Purple edition Drag Buses-only two made!

Here are completed pics of the Purple Edition BadBat VW Drag Bus!  I only did TWO of these.  They are hand signed and numbered underside of body.  Smoothed noses…multilayer candy purple flames on lower sides with silver high metallic and black graphics coated with a dusting of pearl flake…reeeeally pops!  Will have actylic case with custom graphics!

Purple Edition BadBat Drag Bus!  Multilayer Candy Purple Flames!  Only TWO made!

Purple Edition BadBat Drag Bus!  Only TWO made!!!

Purple Edition BadBat Drag Bus!  Hand Signed and numbered on underside of bodies.

57 Chevy Classic cast – a work in progress!!!

57 Chevy...in process!!! 57 Chevy..in process!


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!


 

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!!

Candied Chevy Silverado ..Done!

  candysilverado_frnt2 candysilverado_rear1 candysilverado_side1candysilverado_frnt1Man I loooove how this one turned out!
Candy Red and Black Cherry two tone.
Candy Pagan Gold, Tangerine, and Red.flames..three layers of ’em on the hood and some ghosty ones down upper sides.
Riding on some dub 5 spokes up front and wider rears from the “front” of a BigTime Muscle ride. Low but with an aggressive stance…rolls great!
Polished metal front bumper along with the detailed black grill and white headlights. Also added chrome trim details to fender openings and window trim. Tail lights done with flame red and chrome.  Polished and detailed exhaust tips too.
Details to interior as well.
This one of one is no longer available but hope you like the pics!!
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Also, you may find the WIP/PEEK Post for this chevy interesting..Check it out!


 

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 WIP -detail to rips begins!

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Well I started with the details to rips today.  Thus far its done with “hairy stick”…several colors mixed on pallet to get the right hue and transparency.  Silver pearl all around edges then a deep red/purple shadow to parts of rips where there might be ripples and twists.  More soon!

Aged metal Evo GT gets -ripped-!

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Here’s another process shot of the worn metal Evo GT.  I did a custom mixed fade of pearl yellow to pearl orange.  All wicked colors with gold pearl flake and high performance reducer used for the fade.  I did the rips with hand torn strips of masking tape…gives it a really nice organic rough edge.
More soon!

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!