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 killer VW Drag Bus done with a combination of flames and colors which cant be matched! First run mask designs plus loose mask airbrushed ghost flames! This is a ONE OF ONE creation with candy and pearl colors faded together seamlessly. The multilayer flames ghost out and the candy.fade flames glow with color.
Want to own it before it hits the store? Hit me up!
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.
This beauty has several subtle fades with multiple colors and layers of candy and pearl colors. Tribal flames on top, nose, and sides. Multilayer candy pagan gold traditional flames on lower sides. One of one with detailed lights and logo. RRs up front with sanded tread rears. All with white letter Goodyears!
Quick peek at a multilayer flames custom convoy…one of one…detailed out!! She is a sweet one! Coming SOON!
Here is a side by side comparison of a stock silverado 4×4 chassis and the one I’ve just finished for the Blue Blazes edition one of one. Smoothed and polished bumpers, grill, side steps, front and rear axles/differentials, plus hand painted blackout chassis and drilled exhaust tips. Of course the most notable mod is the custom made rear drive shaft! Old solid block style “shaft” was drilled/cut/removed and ground very smooth so as to not catch the eye. Then two holes were drilled in chassis where the drive line should attach. Stainless steel tubing was cut to length and ends beveled/polished. It was then mounted using brass rod in each end. The tension holds the shaft extremely stable but still was given a drop of epoxy for lasting results.
Well I just couldnt wait any longer to show this one off! Plus I just finished up the very detailed custom chassis..lol
The bus (except the BadBat logo on top.) Is ALL PAINT! One of one…candy blue and pearl blue two tone with custom mixed pearl silver flames. Also you might notice the side flames are shadowed which is also hand painted. Top is same design as the regular editions but is done with custom mixed silver pearl with fade and details to tribal bat of light charcoal. This is also the only bus in the series with vw logo on nose.
The chassis….well first it was HEAVILY POLISHED. The large exhaust brace was chopped up leaving a much smaller realistic brace. Notice you can see through all the way at rear of engine. This left an unsightly gap which was filled with epoxy and molded/sanded to the contours of the transmission housing. Looks much better! All three exhausts were drilled out and polished. Details abound on engine and chassis. Plus its riding on blue chrome 5sp.wheels, with silver stripe real riders…leveled..to lowest possible height and fronts narrowed (chassis) to ride inside body. Coming soon!
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!
Jada 1-64th scale 51 Merc coming up. Double fades of pearls for some ghosty traditional flames on hood and roof with pearl purple fade plasma flames on sides. Wont long…think you might be interested?..hit me up!