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!
This week on YouTube, the Car Wizard, works on a KITT replica! If you haven't seen Car Wizard, be sure to check out his channel. He features a little bit everything from high end to everyday autos. He and his wife run a full service garage based in Newton, KS called Omega Auto Clinic. I've enjoyed watching him for years. But why is KITT in the shop? Car Wizard mentions one of the headlights doesn't pop-up. Pretty common for these cars. The air conditioner compressor is leaking and one of the door handles isn't working. I think these are all great excuses for us to get to see a great replica up close. I'm really impressed with this build. The owner has done a wonderful job of recreating the ionic car with extras! A very clean Crossfire Injection base vehicle Trans Am to boot. We're thankful for the Car Wizard for sharing this with us.