I received these two Unimogs from Frosted a while ago. They were both “high mileage” examples that didn’t really fit in his collection anymore. I thought I’d have a little fun with them and give them both restoration jobs.
Here’s what the yellow one started out as. The white paint was dull and the red interior/underbody had to go. The axles were bent from years of use (on both cars actually). I could tell young Frosted liked these Unimogs an awful lot!
So wheel swaps, one respray, and some details later I ended up with two sweet looking Unimogs!
The inspiration for the yellow one came from Te72 Xin’s yellow Tomica he shared a few months ago. I’ve been a fan ever since, so I thought I could recreate my own.
Plus I already had the awesome wheels! I painted the aged metal chassis with Testors enamels to get a deep black. I did the interior, mirrors, and crash bar at the same time.
The other Unimog Frosted sent over was this camo example. The interior/base on this one was a different shade tan than the body. The chassis was also bare metal.
The camo paint job wasn’t in that bad of shape and worked really well with the bronze ringed wheels I had, so I kept it! There were a few chips on the mirrors and roof mounted lights (?) so I touched them up with silver.
The base and chassis got the same black enamel treatment as the yellow one.
There you have it, two refreshed classic Hot Wheels castings that will now be a part of my collection. Thanks again Frosted!