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  1. Like many of you, Hot Wheels cars were a big part of my childhood. I believe those little redline mag wheels got me hooked on cars when I was 6 years old. The past few months I've decided to build tributes to the original "Sweet 16" Hot Wheels introduced in 1968. I have acquired, at a huge cost, one of all 16 cars and have started the build collection with first the Custom Cougar, Deora and Hot Heap. Finished the Custom T-Bird 7/17 I will be adding to this thread as I build them. I'm not building high detailed models, in fact I'm trying to replicate what these would be as bigger 1/25 scale v
  2. TOY COLLECTIBLE SHOW February 2nd 2019 9am TO 3pm JACKSON FAIRGROUNDS 200 W. Ganson ST. Jackson MI 49203 INSIDE THE HEATED FAIR EVENTS CENTER Over 220 Tables Of collectible Toys VINTAGE TOYS, COMICS,SPORT CARDS, TRAINS, MODELS, SLOT CARS, DOLLS, STAR WARS, PROMOS, ACTION FIGURES, TRACTORS, HOT WHEELS, NASCAR, DIE CAST SEMIS, SPORT CARDS AND VINTAGE TOYS Admission: $3.00 per Person kids under 10 free LIKE US ON FACEBOOK @ JACKSON TOY SHOW JACKSON, MI For show info 517-524-8899 www.Midmichigansupershows.com
  3. I've posted before of my Hot Wheels 1/25 1968 "Sweet 16" tribute builds. I aquired every kit to build all 16, not an inexpensive endevor by the way. I built 4- of them last year and just finished my first for 2017. Interesting while studing the differences from the Hot Wheels and either the actual car it may have been created from and the actual kit produced, there are modifications to be made to every one of them with exception of the Custom Vette. This build to tribute the actual Hot Wheels Silouette required several body mods most might pick up on at first glance when looking at the model k
  4. Decided to merge a bit of my favorite JDM tuning influences with a rock-star of a US sportscar. The original HOtwheels version was nice enough but had some glaring issues such as the big/little wheels sizes. Putting a smaller wheel on the rear meant there was a wider wheel gap and a slumped down rear end. This is the first time I work with modelling putty. Work done: Lowered. Wheel well filled in. Widebody conversion. Custom front splitter. Rocketbunny style rear spoiler. Side mirrors. Wheels cut and reassembled further out to sit flush with wider track. IMG_3597.xmp
  5. Since I was a little 7 year old kid in 1967, my affliction with cars began when Mattel introduced the first "Sweet 16" Hot Wheels. That lead me into building plastic 1/25 scale, to building 1:1 circuit show-cars and now back to 1/25 scale building in my 50's again. Just recently decided I would search for all original 16 1967 released Hot Wheels cars, (like you perhaps, I had several of all 16 !) in 1/25 scale to build tributes to those Sweet 16 I found every 1/25 kit even the Ford J Car. Here is the work in progress of the Hot Heap 1915 Ford T future builds coming up, Custom Volkswagen, Cust
  6. My favorite Hot Wheels car as a kid was the '36 Ford NEET STREETER. The look of that chopped 3W coupe all jacked up gasser-style was pure attitude. I wanted a "quick" project to finish for an upcoming contest, so I grabbed an AMT '36 Ford, a Malco '33 Willys, and started putting things together: That 427 Cammer is going to be a tight fit. Notching the X-member got me an extra 3/32" of setback, which may allow the blower drive to clear the radiator. Originally, I was trying to find a Miss Deal to use as a chassis/suspension donor. If I come up on one, that still could happen.
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