October 24, 2013
Well, here’s my first update to the cars//minicars page in… forever. Before I went on my trip to Brasil, I was able to paint the final scheme onto my Datsun 240Z minicar. As I stated before, I’m really only going to post the finished projects here, as all are going to be very similar to my Datsun 510 project you can find below. If you do end up having any question about the process I use in painting and customizing these minicars, my contact info can be found in the About section of the blog. Enjoy these few snaps I have of the finished product– the tape is still intact from the painting and is yet to be removed, but that doesn’t hardly make a difference.
April 3, 2013
So I promised a while back to update this page with some pictures of my family’s project car. It’s a 1970 MGB GT. The restoration process took just over two years and a lot of work. I spent the summer of 2011 in the shop with the restoration crew; left to my own devices to strip the car down. If you want to see the entire restoration project, go to http://www.wormansclassiccars.com and it’s in one of the galleries listed on the website. Here I have a few pictures of “The Bee” in the driveway. Here ya go, and let me know what you guys think!
There you have it, folks! Again, feel free to discuss the car with me, I welcome any conversation or inquiries about the car. Except sale prices, this car is a lot of things, but it is most certainly not for sale! Hopefully I’ll be updating this page soon with more custom minicars I’m excited about… hint hint… I found a Datsun 240Z 1/64 scale…
March 11, 2013
Found this video on Jalopnik not too long ago. It’s an older video, but as a collector of scale models and… ya know, real cars, this is worth watching. Stunning stop-motion footage. Update on my first custom Minicar coming soon!
FIRST CUSTOM MINICAR
Alright guys, so my first custom minicar is finally done. I picked a Hot wheels casting that I adore, the Datsun Bluebird 510. It’s one of my favorite 1:1 models as well, obviously. I took a # 32 Datsun 510 casting, sanded it down, primed it, smoothed it, painted the overfenders, then the hood, then the body. This car is made to look like a Jalopy. It is not supposed to look anywhere near perfect.
Now, while it is done, it may not be finished just yet. I am considering putting a roof rack on it, but this may not happen as I like the streamline “fresh-out-of-the-junkyard” swap meet look this guy has.
It’s painted Chevy Engine Red, and the overfenders and hood are painted matte black. The exhaust pipe and license plate areas are metallic grey. All of these should be available at your local hobby stores.
Let me know what you guys think!