Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/11/19 12:31 p.m.

I know not all of you follow the Hot Wheels thread or my YouTube, so you may have missed this. Matchbox recently released a Safari-style Porsche 911 rally car in their regular $1 line with a Rothman's-esque scheme on it that's a stunning mold, but they didn't detail any of the equipment in the basket, on the nose, or the tail.

So I took a few days and superdetailed it using model paints and brushes and show you how to do the whole thing start to finish! Check out the video here: How-to detail Matchbox cars.

And if you think that's cool, just wait to see what I do to it next...

BA5
BA5 GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/11/19 12:43 p.m.

Looks nice!

I have a little Honda City Turbo one that I'll someday get around to painting correctly.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/12/19 9:27 a.m.

In reply to BA5 :

That's the one with the minibike on the back right?

BA5
BA5 GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/12/19 9:32 a.m.

It is.  Which I thought was funny because it otherwise looks like it's supposed to be from the spec racing series.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/12/19 11:19 a.m.

In reply to BA5 :

I wonder if it can be removed? I don't have that one, I'll have to hunt one down and try it.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
3/12/19 8:20 p.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Build thread is worthless without pics.  I can't YouTube at the moment.

Sine_Qua_Non
Sine_Qua_Non SuperDork
3/12/19 10:55 p.m.
Indy-Guy said:

In reply to Javelin :

Build thread is worthless without pics.  I can't YouTube at the moment.

Here’s a pic of it. 

rattfink81
rattfink81 New Reader
3/13/19 12:56 a.m.

I always hit up the toy car isle any time I’m out shopping. I have 300 plus hot wheels and matchbox’s. There are not many stores in my area that carry much in the matchbox line. I’m talking like less then 10 on the shelf while hot wheels has a 100 plus. 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
3/13/19 6:03 a.m.

In reply to Sine_Qua_Non :

Thanks.

Jav, I'd still be in for some "glamour shots" too.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/13/19 6:21 p.m.
Indy-Guy said:

In reply to Sine_Qua_Non :

Thanks.

Jav, I'd still be in for some "glamour shots" too.

Of course!

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/13/19 6:25 p.m.

Nice job. I'm lacking the fine motor skills for detail work like that. 

maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand Dork
3/13/19 6:30 p.m.

In reply to thatsnowinnebago :

I know right? I feel like too much angle grinding has shaken the grace out of my hands. 

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/18/19 10:23 a.m.

And for the Grand Finale, I weather the 911!

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/18/19 10:36 a.m.

dxman92
dxman92 Dork
9/21/20 9:31 p.m.

The one Matchbox car I should've grabbed when I saw it as I haven't seen it lately...doh..!

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/21/20 9:47 p.m.

In reply to dxman92 :

I might have a spare.

bonylad
bonylad Reader
9/22/20 6:56 a.m.

If only Hot Wheels had one.  Im a bit of a HW whore so.  

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/22/20 7:54 p.m.

Nice work.

solfly
solfly Dork
9/24/20 9:13 a.m.

I'd love to see a Syclone get this treatment

chandler
chandler PowerDork
9/24/20 10:19 a.m.
bonylad said:

If only Hot Wheels had one.  Im a bit of a HW whore so.  

Hot Wheels 914 safari is out in the next case, looks pretty tough

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