This was a large scale Street Rod that i
detail painted into a rusted Rat Rod "Bomber Style". I
scratch-built a new interior with aluminum bomber style seats. Pics
form Connie Basham
Chip Foose Hemisfear
- Las Vegas 2010 Dinner Presentation
This was made as a special presentation piece
for Chip Foose. He built the Hemisfear in full size scale in
black and carbon fiber, and then in green. JL Full Throttle
made the 64th and 18th scale Hemisfears only in green. So i
made the black version and presented it to Chip in Las Vegas at the
dinner event in 2010. He loved it.
Ed Roth Collection of
Collection of some of
Ed Roths custom cars. Some were made by Revell in plastic kit form
in the 60's. But there were some very cool creations not made.
Some have been made by enthusiasts over the years, some have not.
The ones that were made never come with anything more than a few
sparse parts and a body. I took up the task of making the rest of
the parts needed for each kit. And since I love the old box art for
many of the kits, I made faux boxes by Revell to go with them for
display purpose. It really fills out the collection.
Road Agent &
Both built box stock from Revell kits
- Built from Revell kit
Ford Truck -
Built from Revell kit
With custom Revell box I made for display.
Kit is from aftermarket company, no kit available.
I scratch built the kit and added various
kit parts to complete both versions. Also made a custom model box
for display. No kit available.
Body was originally by
Hendrix Resins. It was only body, hood, bubble, and ring. I
scratch built all the parts to complete it including a fake model
kit box for display. No kit available.
Simple curbside kit, no engine.
Full detail kit. Engine, chassis, etc.
Cartoon version of
Orbitron. This was fun to build.
The Orbitron was recently found in
Juarez Mexico 2007. So I built the weather and run-down version of
that as seen in HotRod magazine.
Custom boxes for Roth kits, and various
other resin kits yet to finish.
Dairy Delivery Custom
Resin Body Dairy
Delivery. Metalflake House of Kolor with NightStalker logos.
Dune Buggy Replica - Finkster
I built a scale car to resemble my full sized
dune buggy. it was built with a display box as well with pics of my
actual car on it. Just for fun, Enjoy.
"Through the Years"
Custom Diorama I made for the Chicago
Nationals 2008. I made resin bodies of the Beach Bomb and Drag Bus
celebrating Mattels 40yrs of Hot Wheels. The base and track stands
are made of styrene plastic. I won 1st place in the Diorama Class.
I included a work in progress pic
VW Drag Bus First
Edition - 25th Scale
A 25th scale VW Drag Bus. Built to
resemble the popular 64th scale Drag bus body & chassis. Signed by
Phil Riehlman. This was built for the RCX show - Anaheim, May 2006
VW Drag Bus - Flying
Customs 25th Scale Scale
25th scale VW Drag
Bus. Built for the Customs Contest 20th HotWheels Convention
Anaheim, Orange County 2006 It won 2nd place Large Scale Class.
Chevy and COE Hauler
1959 Chevy 25th scale and Jada COE Hauler.
Hauler has a new grill and a rebuilt rear box. With matching gas
VW Hot Rod Hauler
This started life as a replica of the
Foose Hauler that I built in 2004 for Chip Foose. (shown below in
pink & silver) I liked it so much I had to build another one in
larger scale in summer 2005. I built it almost identical except I
added more detail, shortened the trailer, and only added one street
rod to the trailer.
It was built to enter in the 2005 Hotwheels
Custom Car Contest in Pomona CA, Snake & Mongoose event. It won
1st place Large Scale.
I then brought it out to the Oct 2005 Hotwheels Convention and
entered it. I won 1st place
Large scale there as well.
This started out as an 18th scale VW
Drag Bus. I cut it in half and scratch built the rest of the back
and the interior. Exhaust stacks were added to the sides, and the
rear has light detail added with a license plate and hitch. The
interior has a drivers seat with all the usual necessities. Behind
the driver is 2 more seats. There is a faux hardtop sunroof added.
The rear of the cab is where the engine and fuel cells are. Engine
was detailed and braided hose added. In front of the engine inside
the moving doors is a boomin' sound system. The car on the trailer
is based off the Boyd Smoothster that I used on the 64th Foose
Hauler, but this one is a delivery type. It was added mostly just
for extra cargo for the trailer. Under the cab and trailer I added
bolt detail, along with oil-pan, differential, and a few other
details. Jada Dubs wheels were added to round out the whole
package. Everything was painted with House of Kolor Orion Silver
base, and Kandy Tangerine with matching graphics. I really like
this one. Overall it is just over 2 feet long
2003 Tiki Party Bus -
Scale Tiki Bus 1 of 1. Replica of the the first Tiki VW
Bus made for Amy's Tiki Party. This was sold at the 18th Irvine,
HotWheels Convention Charity Auction, Oct 2003. Will there be
another? Not in this color!
Built in summer 2005,
this one started off as an improbable idea. After building the 18th
Hotrod Hauler, I had a left over engine from the 18th Scale Drag
Bus. It is pretty decent and I thought it might look pretty good in
one of my large scale Beach Bombs. Maybe give it that Muscle
Machine meets the Redlines look. It could happen.
I built the body just
as I would the normal way, but I scratch built a chassis that would
accept it sitting on the ground, or close to it. I added a bit more
detail in the interior than we are used to seeing in a Beach Bomb.
And inserted the engine right in the middle with a few cell. Added
a few braided wires and we were set. I finished it off with the
wheels from the Legends Twin Mill, some custom graphics and added
the exhaust tips in the rear from the 18th VW Bus.
1971 Chevelle - 25th
This was built from die-cast
body along with many plastic parts to get the most detail, and still
keep an all metal opening body, for a casting that is hard to get.
Now on display at Mattel. Built June 2003
This was built in
summer 2005, as a replica to Amy Boylan's Meyers Manx. It started
as a Franklin Mint Meyers Manx. These things come with so much
detail, it really helped in the building process. The body is
actually real fiberglass. Shown below is the actual Manx.
Built in summer 2005, this started as a
Testors Resin kit. It comes as a basic body. I added the paint
from House of Kolor and an aluminum chassis. Wheels are off the
25th scale HW's Anglia.
Tiki - Mercs 2004
Replicas of the the second Tiki Cars
made for Irvine Oct 2003. They were the Merc-Woody "Crew Cars". The
3 colors were made to replicate the 3 colors made in 1/64th scale
The Orange Tiki one was sold at the 4th Nationals in Dallas TX,
April 2004 . Charity Auction, April 2004. The Lime and Pink ones
went to Mattel.
This was a commission
job by a Mattel Design employee. I made 3 Emoola Firebirds based on
the same Funny car driven by Bruce Sarver. Two in 25th scale (top)
and one in 18th scale (middle). They turned out very nice I think.
One of the 25th scale
cars you can see the signature from Bruce. I was able to add
graphics and paint to it without losing the signature.
Hot Lava 2004 - LWWT
This was for the HWC Larry Wood World
Tour Custom Contest. It was built from the 18th scale Hotwheels
Scrape. I stripped and sanded the
casting and painted it a basecoat of House of Kolor yellow, then
faded orange and pink into it to give it more flow. It was pearled
and cleared. The interior was cut and modified to accept a custom
built surfboard that can be accessed and removed through the trunk.
Extra custom scale details added were 2 Nitrous Express bottles, 3
subwoofer speakers on the trunk floor, 2 amplifiers on each side of
the trunk wall, a Playstation controller, plasma screen TV monitors
in the trunk and dashboard, and a pair of speakers for the doors. It
was finished off with scale carpeting and custom upholstery on the
seats and door panels consisting of orange and grey. The car was
lowered 2 scale inches and new rims were added for more pizzazz!
The surfboard was also custom painted to match the car.
Built June 2004.
Sunburst Passion Merc
This was built from the 25th scale Hotwheels
Merc. It looked so much sweeter with the original style Redline
wheel on it. It is in a custom large scale replica Flying Colors
RLC package It was displayed at the 3rd Hotwheels Nationals in
Cinci, Ohio April 03. Built Mar 2003.