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 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!
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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