Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled Flea market find brought into the near retro future
Illustration for article titled Flea market find brought into the near retro future
Illustration for article titled Flea market find brought into the near retro future
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Illustration for article titled Flea market find brought into the near retro future

So last week I went to a flea market and scored one of my favorite Hot Wheels, the Sentinel Limo by Syd Mead. I was so excited that I didn’t take a pic, but this well-loved example was the green one with flames. After quickly stripping it, I was trying to decide on a dignified limo-like color (Navy? But the best color for the Limo is already the metallic blue!) but decided to leave the bare metal and slowly let it oxidize. And now I didn’t have to deal with the pitted chrome base. Problem solved. Some light detailing of the lights and grille, landau roof (including trunk lid!), and some dished chrome wheels complete the look.

The Sentinel Limo now races across the near retro future wasteland with his buddy the Time Shifter.

Hope you all enjoy!

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