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!
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 🙂
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!
Here is the next one in line. Only the second one of these I’ve done. Subtle fade on the multilayer flames. And equally subtle is the candy coated blue pearl two tone. With a thin painted stripe dividing the colors. Rolling effortlessly on dub city and big time muscle five spokes. Coming up for sale soon!
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 one from the recent past…2013…I love these Jada Mercs!! This “one of one” got a little old school in the form of Scallops on the hood. AND…really nice looking True / Real Fire down the sides. The two elements blend seamlessly, even on the small 1-64th scale ride!
All hand painted, including details to lights. Fire took 6 layers of base/candy colors applications to make it look right..very deep looking!
Hand polished Urethane automotive clear makes the gloss on this one ultra smooth!
Did this one earlier this year. Its quite the casting I must say!
All paint…by hand. Airbrushed even the “got nitro” on top. Its got a really cool color change effect too. I lost count of how many layers of real fire went on this thing, but I can tell you it was a lot!
New tires with yellow stripe sidewalls added. Also did a lot of black wash detail on chassis. Added a custom display case with nostalgic KB logo and mounted to case.
One of one here and it has been adopted already but I thought you might enjoy a little look!
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