Hot Wheels and Matchbox Customizing Thread

Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by R1600Turbo, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. CoffeeJoe

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    A friends race car and its 1/64th clone! found the Chevelle at a second hand store and had to build it for him!
     
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  2. Polsixe

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    Well, now it's too cold to spray and with no spray booth will have to wait for spring to give the aerosol can a shake. In the meantime looking like a zamac version (with 'shopped lights)

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    low cost Maisto wheels fit nicely with no axle mods needed and suit the Ferrari "5 point star" trope.
     
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  3. Restaurat

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    Hey guys, its quit silent here since one month ago. I decided to post one of my newest project. I like US cars from the 60's. I took the 65 Impala Coupe and cuted off the roof because I would like to have an impala wagon but I couldt found them at stores.
    Please take a look at my pictures.
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    The roof comes from the chevelle SS.

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    Imala '65

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    Now I an put the airbrushgun out.

    Enjoy.
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  4. GTboyz

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    This looks badass, too bad i can't make it roll. I just put the axles above the suspension thingy that Tomica always use to make it lower since putting it on the usual place makes the car too high.

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  5. Polsixe

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    I tried out D-I-Y Waterslide decals and quite pleased with the result, even for 1/64. Disappointed the Matchbox Safari Porsche was missing a key hood element, so I made my own.
    Clear decal paper, inkjet printer with image set for 600 px at 1200 dpi, so ~1/2" or 13mm wide.
    Let dry overnite, spray with acrylic non-yellow gloss clearcoat, a nice uniform wetted coat.
    Let dry a couple of days.
    Then cut/trim, soak 20 secs and side them on.
    Testor's decal set doesn't seem to be absorbed through the clearcoat but let dry then use coat with Pledge Gloss floor shine. Decals are thin enough to drape over casting impressions and bend around curves. Less than 1/4" or 6mm size a little too small to handle. This one came out well and showed fine details.

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    Will try more "Hood Wraps" with iconic livery.
     
  6. Rallywagon

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    So, as I usually do when sent off to the grocery store on my own accord, I picked up a few new cars.
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    I got the Audi Quattro
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    An FD Rx7
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    And a Skyline RS-Turbo
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    We are moving in the next month or so. Selling our house and moving into an apartment for a while. Since I won't be able to partake in any of my other hobbies while living there, I am finally going to give modding HWs a go.
    The first car I plan on doing is this FB Rx7
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    I have several of these, so I won't be to bummed if something goes wrong. For now I think I will just do wheels and paint, however I do have a few aspirations to include trophy truck build and swapping some bodies over to micro RC chassis'.
     
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  7. GTboyz

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    I'm quite picky when it comes to buying R32 Skylines, have to say I'm satisfied with what Tomica has done considering the low price.
    Swapping the wheels and lowering it looks right.
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  8. Rallywagon

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    Are those Tomica's 43:1 in scale?
     
  9. Olibob

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  10. GTboyz

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    The Z is 1:58 while the R32 is 1/62.
     
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  11. Cano

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    Looooong way to go. 20190403_234700.jpg
     
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  12. GTboyz

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    What wheels are those?

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    Just done another wheel swap for the Tomica R32. Planning on putting a rollbar there.
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  13. Cano

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    Shu Todoroki from Cars 2
     
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  14. GTboyz

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    Can't decide.
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  15. Rallywagon

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    Like the bottom set personally. I don't much care for chrome, the middle set is good, but would look better on something a little older.
     
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  16. GTboyz

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    It's not chrome though. Yeah I personally like the bottom too, but the wheels wouldn't roll for the bottom one. Only the middle one rolls.
     
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  17. Polsixe

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    D3AB3333-5789-45BE-B0B2-C483DE1A7A59.jpeg Found at a 2nd Hand Store, some considerate soul put three Porsche’s together with a F1, plus a tractor and some oddity that were tossed$3.50 for four. The Majorette F1 looks a little like a Benetton 1987, the white “Hong Kong” has a “DRS” hinged rear wing, nice details on the front. The Black Majorette 1/57 scale Turbo needs new wheels. The day-glo Corgi needs a lot of resto-modding. Anyway, four more more for the drill and paint remover.
     
  18. Restaurat

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    Today I would like to Show you how the Impala comes out after the paintjob.

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    It is an cuper/pink flickflack Paint.

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    After wheelsswap and detailing.

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    Now I have to do some little details before it is finish.
     
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  19. Olibob

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    What tapper do you use for the 1/64 cars?
     
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  20. Polsixe

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    #2-56 ?
     
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  21. Olibob

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    Cheers
     
  22. Sonygamer455

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    Well, I finally got my second wind and got back to customizing Hot Wheels again.

    Took my Greyhound MC-8 Bus apart a while back and it's just as I suspected, it really does have a metal interior. Metal body, metal interior, and a metal base. You could say this thing is Metal/Metal/Metal, literally. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the reason they only had 3 of these. What I'd give to know the metal cost.
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    Been watching baremetalhw a lot lately and one of his videos mentioned using Lime-Away to remove oxidation from Hot Wheels.

    So I did that with the body, interior and base and then went over it with steel wool and while it's not "perfect", it's looking MUCH better than it did before and it's much shinier too! :D Unfortunately I neglected to get some "before" pics, but here is the result:
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    Going to paint this one and give it some new wheels later.
     
  23. Polsixe

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  24. Olibob

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    Not very good compared to the rest of you on here but it's something?
     
  25. GTboyz

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    And like any other project cars, this is still not finished yet. But at least it's painted now.
     
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  26. Sonygamer455

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    Well, pardon the bad photo, but here a wheel swap of that Tipping Lorry I bought years ago and a little proof of concept as well! I swapped out those cheap Corgi wheels it came with the rear wheels from the Batman vs. Superman Batmobile currently on the pegs. The wheels are a whole size bigger than the ones it typically comes with and they fit just fine! I didn't even have to modify the body to make them fit, but I did have to do the brass tubing method since the axles were too short, which obviously includes modifying the chassis. However, I can reasonably certain if you found these wheels with the right size axle, it should be a simple drag and drop.
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    Overall, I am thoroughly satisfied with the wheels on this thing and I could not ask for a better set for it! The color seems to fit it pretty well in my opinion.
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    I also detailed the headlights with my white painter's pen some and it turned out pretty well! However, I'd like ya'lls input on the grill, should I paint it black or chrome? Not sure what color I want honestly.
     
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  28. Polsixe

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    Homage to Nürburgring 24 hr race (just completed). This used to be the yellow Momo branded HW
     
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  29. Sonygamer455

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    So I need some opinions. I stripped that blue Tipping Lorry I got recently:
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    I have two colors in mind, both of which I used on the Honda Civics as an example, but I am not sure what I want to go with.
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    Which color do ya'll think I should go with for the Tipping Lorry?
     
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    Red never fails.