Custom Hot Wheels Junkyard Charger Complete

Custom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerI think I’ve finally finished the Custom Hot Wheels Junkyard Charger. This is my first attempt at using Woodland Scenics ground cover and I’m not totally happy with it, but for a first attempt, I’m ok with it. I’ll use it more with some upcoming projects, it just takes some practice. Overall, this has been a fun project. It took a lot longer than I had anticipated, but I haven’t had as much spare time to dedicate to it as I have with previous projects. I tested numerous new techniques for weathering, aging and blending, so it was a great learning experience. Now it’s time to kick around some ideas for the next custom project!

Custom Hot Wheels Junkyard Charger Part VIII

Custom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerHad some time this evening to adding another layer of texture to the custom Hot Wheels Charger (Junkyard Charger). I started with a coat of flat brown textured paint. I think the textured paint adds the perfect scale of soil and fine gravel to the scene. After the textured paint, I went over the base with a maroon wash and then a light coat of brown grout, highlighted with black grout. I believe we’re ready for some plant material now. I have the next few days off, so I may fight the holiday crowd and pay a visit to Hobby Lobby to pick up some ground cover. I’ve watched some tutorials about making my own ground cover, so I may give that a try as well. I also printed and added a “for sale” sign to the back window of the Charger. I’d thought about doing that when I first started this custom and had initially changed my mind. Then it hit me last night that it needed a for sale sign to help tell the story. I also printed a “private property” sign and mounted it to a poll that will be part of the tiny scene. So far, I’m very pleased with how this is going. More soon!

Custom Hot Wheels Junkyard Charger Part VII

Custom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerI’ve been so busy at work and haven’t had a lot of time to work on this custom, but I did manage to squeeze in a little time this evening. The Junkyard Charger will be displayed in a regular 1:64 die cast display case, so there’s not a lot of room for scenic elements. I’ll manage to add something just to give the display a nice look, so I started with the base. Basically just building up the landscape to begin with. I use regular joint compound for this process. It’s easy to work with, easy to remove if you screw up and easy to shape once it’s dry. Once the scenic elements are added such as ground cover, I spray it all down with a mixture of white glue and water. So not much to update, but the ground terrain is starting to take shape.

Custom Hot Wheels Junkyard Charger Part VI

Hot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHad a little time this evening to work on the custom, junkyard Charger. I’ve got an image in my head of this project finished, it’s just going to take a while to get to it. I want this car sitting on a cinder block in the rear with the rear wheel removed. I want it to look like somebody cared for this car at one time, maybe worked on it a bit as time permitted, then ultimately gave up. With the rear wheel off, I had to create a hub so it wouldn’t look weird. I used part of the stem of blow pop and a little piece of sheet plastic to create the hub. Sorry I didn’t take any photos of the process but as I mentioned, I’ve only had time to work on this project in short increments. One the axle and hub was complete, I weathered it with my dried steel wool, hydrogen peroxide and salt solution. I wanted the removed wheel to stay close to the car and still have a purpose so I decided that it would be used to hold down a tarp the once covered the car. I kicked around many ideas for creating a tarp but most fabric that I thought about using didn’t have the right scale. I wanted the tarp to be battered a bit, maybe torn in a few places, etc. I wanted something that I could form to the contour of the car and remove if I wanted. I decided to give aluminum foil a try. It was easy to form, tear, etc. I actually doubled the thickness of the foil, glued it and it worked perfectly. Once I had the general shape that I wanted, I painted the inside of the foil flat black, then automotive primer and flat navy blue on the outside. I applied my weathering compound along with a little dusting from various pastel chalks, then sealed with a flat clear coat. I may add more highlights later, but for now, I love the way that it turned out. It truly looks like a tarp that’s been outside for a very long time. Now it’s on to working on the display for this custom and the little bits and pieces that will complete the project. I hope to get some time in the next week to take it to the next level. Stay tuned.

Custom Hot Wheels Junkyard Charger Part V

Hot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerAlright, so I got more done today than I had actually planned. While I’d rather be outside doing something, the weather has different plans. Anyhow, I’m about 95% finished with the chassis. Got a nice weathering layer on it, painted in some details, but there’s just a bit more to do. I’ll let this dry for a couple of days, then finish. Again, for texturing the base of the car, I used steel wool that has been soaked in vinegar and hydrogen peroxide, then left to dry over the summer. Everything gets a nice coat of flat clear before proceeding to the next layer. As I mentioned before, I haven’t decided on the final configuration, but hopefully in the next day or so, everything will come together. It’s starting to take shape!

Custom Hot Wheels Junkyard Charger Part IV

Hot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerHot Wheels Custom ChargerSince it’s a nasty, wet, winter day, I decided to start on the 2nd layer of weathering. I’ll usually let these projects set for a couple of days in between adding things just to let my mind clear and come up with new ideas. But since it’s nasty outside, I decided to press on. The second layer of weathering for the body consisted of bring out some of the detail using pastel chalks to fill in the seams and grooves. Since this car has been sitting outside for a very long time. I added some greens for moss, blacks for mold and brown for more surface rust. It’s really beginning to look like it’s been outside for a very long time. After painting the interior a leather brown earlier in the week, it’s now time to give it some weathering as well. I gave it a light coat of spray adhesive, let it sit for about 15 minutes, then brushed on crushed steel wool that had soaked in vinegar and hydrogen peroxide and dried over the summer. It gives it a nice texture. Once it’s nice and dry, I’ll add more weathering to it. I also started on the wheels and tires. I’m still haven’t decided the final configuration, but at least 3 of the tires will be flat and one will be off the car. I have to give it some more thought. The base was given it’s first coat of flat black, detail on it will come soon!

Custom Hot Wheels Junkyard Charger Part III

Custom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerCustom Hot Wheels ChargerApplied first layer of weathering on the custom Junkyard Charger. Keeping the base coat of red primer (which I’ll build off of later), I soaked the body in water, the carefully covered areas with salt that I’ll want to remain rusty. Once the water evaporated, I sprayed the body with the color of paint that had been original to the car. For this custom, I chose white. After a couple of light coats were dried, I simply brushed the salt off of the car under running warm water. This will give me a good base to work from. More soon!

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