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!
Well I’m not quite done with it yet, but thought I’d give you a peek at the stretch merc. She has some semi ghosty tribal flames freshly designed I might add! Pearl and chrome base coats for the candy tangerine, red, to purple fade.
I have some ideas for a layer or two of candy pagan gold flames …we will see. But for now..I’ve got some pretty colors to build upon!
More 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!
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!
Ok Chevy fans…heres a WIP look at my first one of these trucks…the 83 Chevy Silverado casting from Hot Wheels. I had a 79, drove for many years, even got married in it!! lol..but thats another story. This one is really spruced up tho..Candy Red Ghost Flames on hood and down upper sides. Black Cherry lower half with Candy Pagan Gold to Tangerine fade. Also on hood there are three layers of flames airbrushed on!! Will be available soon..its got a nice set of rollers btw… 😉
Footnote: See the FINISHED CHEVY HERE!
Here is another Jada 51 Merc that got a lot of paint work! Its Candy Red and Black Cherry sides. A snake Skin pattern on the top areas with several layers of flames airbrushed on before candy color was applied. Last layers were done with Candy Pagan Gold. Sides were masked off to create the Black Cherry effect as the base color was black pearl! Detailed lights and hand polished Urethane Automotive clear for ultimate gloss. This is a One Of One that has already found a new home. Hope you enjoy the pics tho!
Heres a one of one from 2010, a Merc from Hot Wheels (well, ok they call it Purple Passion..lol) ..but…its definitely NOT “stock” nor is it picked fresh from the toy aisle pegs at your local WalMart!
No my friends this one was heavily modified altho seeing the finished product is deceiving. There is the most obvious mod of the rear “bumper” removal and rolled pan effect while leaving the fenders at same length..kinda like extended “fins” or something!
The inside is the big mod here, to get the lowered stance you see, while still being able to roll properly with the Johnny Lightning Chrome Baby Moon wheels and thin white wall tires, which are much taller than the original HW 5pk rollers. A lot of strategic removal of material in key areas of both the inner body and interior piece, plus leveling of the newly installed stainless steel sleeved axles…seriously…its a little tricky and time consuming!
Paint…..theres another animal entirely!
After all the body work and priming was completed, AutoAir Sealer Dark was applied and the topcoats then came along starting with a Black Pearl. Next I added masking to the sides lower rear and around the top fender body line. Then a mix of pearl Silver and Alclad Chrome was used to add the base for the candy red main color. On the sides however, I used a special SnakeSkin stencil to get that scaled look. Several coats of candy red were applied after remving the side maskings and allowed to dry, then the Candy Pagan Gold flames were added in multiple layer style over the nose, top, and sides.
Detailed Headlights, two color tail lights, grill black washed, and then automotive Urethane Clear was shot on and finally it was color sanded and hand polished for the final gloss look that rivals any real size show car!
This One of One piece is one of my favorites from the past..hope you enjoy.