I would like to thank my friend Steve who was kind enough to team up with me on this collaboration!
Steve is a HotWheel collector and he also likes to modify cars for fun. He started with two HotWheel Combat Medic vans that he cut and stuck together so that I can paint the van.
You can follow his work here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCom4kGj3B3IWQbbxG...
2 Hotwheel Combat Medic Vans
Drill and small bit
Spray Paint Primer
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Testers Gold Paint
Clear Coat Spray Paint
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Step 1: Construction
Step 1. First you need to drill out the rivets that hold the van together.
Step 2.Tap the post using a drill screw tap.
Step 3.Strip both Combat Medic Vans of their original paint.
Step 4.Cut each van on the edge that you wish to join.
Step 5.Weld each van using JB Weld.
Step 2: Primer Paint Job
At this point Steve gave me the van and I primed it using matte spray paint.
I left it to cure over night and began my paint job the next day.
Step 3: Layer of Paint
I used cheap acrylic paint that I picked up at Walmart.
This paint is very thin and requires a lot of layers.
If I was to do this project again I would use spray paint or Testers paint.
After several coats applied I moved on to painting the roof.
For this I used a Sharpie to simulate the cookie impression.
Lastly I painted the grill and back bumper with Testers gold paint.
I used tape where needed to keep the lines straight.
Step 4: Shinny!
For the last step I used a clear coat spray paint and allowed it to cure overnight. And that is it!
Thanks for reading and I hope you all take up the challenge of creating your own custom HotWheel car!
If you want to see the process, I filmed it on my weekly livestream on Youtube.