Hot Wheels can be works of art right? Of course, especially when restoration artists like baremetalHW on YouTube get a hold of them. I came across this gem a while back while browsing for tv/movie car models. I just want to share and say he did an excellent job recreating an iconic but yet often overlooked movie car. This video was actually part of a challenge from Diecast Resurrection. Another interesting toy/model car restorer and customizer. Some of the techniques in this build used 3D design to build custom printable aesthetics to give the car the appearance similar to the vehicle in the movie. Then later in the video he applied flocking to give the appearance of fur. I'll stop for now, I don't wanta spoil the video for you. You can watch it below. But till next time, keep your tail wagging!
What happens when the worlds of 3D printing, remote controlled cars and tv/movie cars collide together? Well you get the image above. A fully printed remote controlled version of Dom's Ice Charger from Fast and the Furious 8. This work of living art was custom built buy a duo of brothers from Model Factory RC Cars. The pair have been cooking up working creations in their shop. All in the midst of this pandemic we're in. But how do they do it?
The pair began working with their uncle back in 2014. At that time they were designing replicas of Hungarian locomotives. They produced the replicas on a milling machine. Fast forward a year later and they shifted their focus to 3D printing. At that time they purchased their first printer, a Zortrax M200. Hungarian locomotives soon lead to making remote controlled cars.
With a background in engineering they developed a platform for their RC cars. The platform is completely customizable and adaptable for different cars. The cars come to life with some off the shelf components (which they sell in their shop). Electronics, wheels, springs, motors and other miscellaneous parts are not 3D printable (at least not yet). So they rely on these for now. Using a 3D scanner and a lot of cad time, each design comes together. After hours of printing, the body parts are assembled and painted. I'm super impressed with the work they've done.
Earlier this year they replicated a 1967 Mustang Fastback and launched a Youtube channel (links below). With each project they plan to produce a video of the design and construction. It's fun watching this all come together. This video is later followed up with a testing video. After the testing is complete they will make their 3D files for the project available. As well as a complete parts list needed to build your very own! To date they have a BMW e46 M3 GTR, 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback and Peugeot 406 TAXI models. Soon Dom's Ice Charger! I can't wait. Till next time, keep your engines revving, your RC cars spin'n and your printers step'n!
I came across this great image through Ghostbusters.net's Facebook page. It's a mashup of 80's movies created by Deviant Art member: mestre-du-temple. I like how he included the Delorean Time Machine with Ferris Bueller and his friends riding in it. You can also see Marty Mcfly hanging from the door-frame on a hover board. Then there's Lisa from Weird Science holding Gizmo. That's just a few of the references. Can you spot them all?
"Now, I owe it to myself to tell you that if you're taking the whole tribe cross-country, the Wagon Queen Family Truckster..." Ah the Family Truckster. The official vehicle of the Griswold Family Vacation. "Believe me if you hate it now... Wait till you drive it." Just a ton of great lines in that film. I stumped across this entry on one of my favorite LEGO blogs and knew it was On Screen Cars material. Flickr user -derjoe- did a great job of not only capturing the family, but the ride as well. Obviously this scene is after Aunt Edna passed away. Note that she's on top. Many extras on the car. Not to mention the quad headlights, the roof rack and the brown brick representing the simulated woodgrain panels. It's all 80's here folks. Besure to check out some of their other creations on Flickr. Who's the Moosiest Moose We Know?... ah here I go again. See ya folks.
Guys we're back. Been a while since we've last posted. Life got really busy with moving and stuff. But now it's fall. Retreating indoors to begin enjoying some of our winter hobbies. Got a few things already lined up and planned. But to start us off. I was browsing around some of the art work posted on deviantart.com and came across the image below. I thought this would be a perfect addition to our Fan Created Art section.
I just love how this artist really captured all of the popular great On Screen Cars of the day. You've got the Delorean from the second BTTF film hovering above. Next is the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee in mid-air (awesome!). Down below you've got Optimus Prime leading the pack slightly. Let's not forget KITT and Ecto 1. Gotta love this cartoon style artwork. Looks totally like something off of 80's Saturday mornings. Hint the name "80's Highway." He's to you Egocenter on deviantart!