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Bill Newcomer (musclecarfan)


"Hot Wheels" 1968 El Camino (not a donk)

To start with, this was a TOTAL parts-box build. I do not have much of a parts box to begin with. All of the spare parts I own (except for wheels and tires) would fit into two model boxes.

Any way, I was trying to imagine a build that would be more than a Hot Wheels paint scheme on a box stock kit. On the other hand I do not have the talent to fabricate one of the wild creations Hot Wheels has produced over the years. I needed something that would look cool AND, be within my skills as a builder.

One day, I went to sit on the couch and my youngest son Keenan had left one of his Hot Wheels on the seat. I picked it up, looked at it and the proverbial light bulb went on in my head. It was a customized 68 El Camino with a wing and engine in the bed. I then remembered that I had an orphaned 68 El Camino body left over from a plan of using its kit to build a resin 70 El Camino. I now had a starting point.

My little boy's toy car had an ugly orange, blue and black paint scheme that I did not wish to duplicate. So…

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1 | 6. May 2019, 04:47
Bill Newcomer
Finally repurchased the inspirational Hot Wheel that was lost/stolen at the last model show I took it to.
27. October 2019, 06:43
Bob Hall
That's so cool !
27. October 2019, 07:14
Ilias Antoniou
wow!!! amazing!!!
26. November 2019, 18:24
Danny Meer
Nice :) Next time you bring it to a show, glue it to the table :P
26. November 2019, 19:02
Bill Newcomer
The people that rent the tables may not like that. Does anyone sell a 1/64th car alarm?
28. November 2019, 01:14
Bob Hall
I'll Call Around to find one !

28. November 2019, 01:22
Tim Heimer
Nice work on creating that Bill! I love a good imagination!
28. November 2019, 02:40
Bill Newcomer
Tim, Thanks. This was definitely a creative challenge for me.
28. November 2019, 08:09

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