Man... Where to start.... I guess I should go in order of the title.
With a recent trip to my-luckily-still-open-and-newly-restocked TRU, I managed to score the orange recolor of the Ford GT LM, and the blue recolor of the regular 2017 Ford GT.
Combine that with the Forza Ford GT I got, I am back up to date with every Ford gt release to date, excluding the New Release $TH...
On top of all 9 releases of the mainlines, I have the 4 custom Ford GTs, which I beleive have all been covered here before. Not sure about the red, but it’s a simple recolor, nothing special.
Now, I have also have quiet a few customs, as I have some stuff going on in my life, and doing customs are my “therapy” as weird as that sounds.
So to start off, I’ll show off the car in the lead image, a dark grey/black 2000GT sitting on Kreauto wheels (I think these are special edition? Could be wrong. Just thought they looked good).
I actually just got this car maybe a week or two ago in a purchase from Nate13. As soon as I got it, it went straight into the stripper.
Overall I’m quiet happy how it came out- it took me 4 times to get the paint to lay correctly because it’s way to COLD for spray painting and I was suffering from it just cracking, or orange peel, or something or other.
Ow this is a different change of pace for me, as this has no paint on it. Bare Zamac!
AND also decals! Albeit my taillight skillz needs some work, but it looks a lot better in person.
I’m sorry but JUST LOOK AT IT. It’s so shiny :) it’s the perfect inbetween of clean metal shiny, and chrome shiny.
AND another Porsche logo on front. Plus no worry about chipping paint.
Next up is this Silver and Gold GTR. I know this is an unpopular opinion, but the R33 is my favorite generation of GTR.
It just perfectly blends the curves of the 90s, with the overall ethos of the R32.
I originally tried to base the headlights off the ones on the original casting, but it got confusing, and instead of 2 lights per headlamp, I originally had 4 per.
I would post a dead on, but I just realized that my headlights are way asymmetrical. I’ll have to go back and fix that.
Now moving away from the “true” customs, I have some wheels swaps and detailed cars.
This is supposed to be based off a Japanese Zero plane. Honestly I was just screwing around and just decided to free hand it.
I mean anything I don’t like I can always use thinner to take right off, and, idk, it’s charming. I like it.
Especially from an angle like this... and now for the wheels swaps.
Another one of the cars I got recently was this R30- while my least favorite skyline (yes, even over the R31), I saw a picture on IG of a wheel swapped one, and I thought it looked pretty killer.
While I had some of those wheels in the special edition gold seen on the 4 spokes seen on the 2000GT, it looks like I’m missing a single wheel. So I had to improvise, and paint one gold. But that vantage...
This is seriously one of my favorite cars to come from Hotwheels. Look at that color! That’s a mainline color!
All I did was do a wheel swap, remove the relatively horrible tampos, and detailed the rear and and grill.
Everything you see above has been completed in the last week (excluding the Ford GT Customs, and the Aston Martin. I was waiting to feature it alongside some other true customs.)
Now onto more pressing matters... I managed to score a set of JH2 from plasticprints (Thanks again!!!). They came in the mail today, but now I’m facing a dilemma... do I crack them open or keep carded?
Usually I’m not one for caring- I broke open a $60 Fatlace VW bus. But that’s also because I never considered getting rid of them.
But after looking at JH1 on eBay today... they’re crazy expensive. Like $150 for a complete set- and that’s for like a return of, what? 1000% percent return on investment? I never thought of hotwheels as an investment but...
I mean I love the cars, I bought them for the purpose of customizing them (the Laurel in particular...) and if I had another set I’d crack them right in half... but I also can’t sneeze at the potentional value of these being worth $200+ in a year from now. I don’t know, what do you guys think?
Anyway, final bit of thing from me today. I’m finally sending out my Secret $uper! It’s all packed up (sorta- just gotta figure out how to cram a few more cars), then it’s off down the eastern seaboard.
Anyway that’s it for me! I hoped you enjoyed!