Hot Wheels Restorations

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  1. oxrageous

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    After checking out some of Detroit's amazing work with tank models, I started watching YouTube videos on Hot Wheels restorations. The great thing about these is that they are very small and simple and doing this usually doesn't take that long. I had also never handled an airbrush in my life, and wanted to learn. So I'm just getting started and am buying supplies.

    For a test vehicle, I reached into the pile of my 4-year old grandson's cars and came up with this GMC truck. It's seen better days. I'm going to see what I can do with it and hope you will follow along on this epic saga.

    Here's what I have to work with:

     
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      I look forward to watching your progress, and I would hardly call what I've done "amazing"... it's my first attempt in 35 years (and first attempt with airbrush ever) and while I'm very happy with how it's going, I feel like a scrub compared to the youtube videos I'm learning from, but loving it and the time it gives me to just zone out and think while doing it. I think I'm just going to wrap this one up as a "first attempt" and move on to another and try more techniques on that rather than playing with this one forever... i'll make it a progression. Anyway, it makes me remember my brother, gives me time to think, and it is fun/rewarding.
       
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        I just started playing around with an airbrush for the first time this weekend and think it's pretty fun.
         
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        They're pretty damn amazing... i need to get a tank for my compressor... it shouldn't, but mine surges a bit now and then and can't have that!
         
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        Video was simply fabulous. Thanks
         
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          I was thinking riveting, but fabulous is also a solid description.
           
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            Spellbinding or mesmerizing.
             
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              Where’d you get the turning platform?
               
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                I missed a turn, so I watched the video twice.
                 
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                  Amazon. It’s the biggest piece of Chinese junk you’ve ever seen.
                   
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                    He got it from Jina!
                     
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                      Fuk 'em @oxrageous life's too short not to do **** you love.
                       
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                        Yeah, I'm not listening to them. I'll be working on this and a couple of others in the coming days, documenting everything as I go.
                         
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                          Looking forward to it. I enjoyed your Corvette project immensely.
                           
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                          192AE718-2A36-423B-8DB6-1851BC976B92.jpeg 05D31D4D-81DF-41CF-A415-613D370D49CA.jpeg 458B2DEC-CD40-4F7F-A793-58FACCE3F831.jpeg 13870473-7177-4E31-8031-B4F6CB5A37ED.jpeg Gonna dump these here for now... Hull is weathered now, turret is not. Going to weather it, the seal whole thing with a dull coat, and move on to model #2.
                           
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                            To replicate a canvass mantle dust cover. First attempt in 35 years
                             
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                            Looks fantastic.

                            I'm working on mine, should have some video soon. I forgot to remove the damn windshield on that truck when I sprayed it with paint remover. :facepalm:

                            Goodbye windshield.
                             
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                            :lol: live and learn... live and learn...
                             
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                            God I'm not sure I can wait!
                             

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