You may remember when I bought two cars I liked, plus the ugly little Fiat?

Well, here’s why. The Fiat is my new trainer car for customs. Because, while I got into this again to blow off some steam in a new/old hobby, my old pal chronic anxiety decided to join me.

I then realized that Hot Wheels are two dollars, and that a car I didn’t give a fig about would more than pay for itself in practice painting.

I played it fast and loose, made a few dumb mistakes, and didn’t care about any of it. I had FUN. And I learned a lot.

I tried silvering the door edges, doing ultra-thin body lines, backing red paint with silver, filling in the headlights then squiggling in them for character lines, all with interesting albeit mixed results.

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The light in here sucks, but it actually looks a little better than the photos show.

Of course, I’m not keeping it this way. It’s also going to be the first car I drill out, strip, etc.

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Mi dispiace molto, amico mio. But it’s your job.