Just a quick Acura Integra custom - a gift for my former coworker who’s moving to Wisconsin. This coworker is the one who got me into diecast collecting a year or two ago. Now, he has well over a thousand Hot Wheels, all in their original packaging.

(This post is really about the packaging.)

Since he never liberates his cars from their blister-packing, I knew I had to seal this one up. Found the plastic box from an Apple mouse, filled in the base with a business card, and attached the car with poster putty.

This isn’t my best custom, but I opted to keep it simple, lest I ruined it and had to start over. Some touch-ups shall be done before I had it over...

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Stickers were a random thought - but they were a little too thick to blend in. Most of the effort was spent on grinding off an errant bit of metal in the wheel well, preventing the wheel from sitting correctly...