Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mod #10 Ford Model A Yakult

I really wanted to try decal application for the longest time but I lack the materials to start with it. Recently though, I was able to acquire everything I need for the project so yesterday, with all excitement, I made my very first decal project :)

The victim here is a Ford Model A by Lledo. I don't know what Vimto is until I searched on Google that it is a softdrinks I guess it's just not available here in our country or maybe it is but haven't seen one! Anyway... I just thought it would be better if I transform this to something I am very familiar with.

So I ended up creating a Yakult delivery. Yakult is my favorite drink ever since though, it's not really a juice drink but probiotic milk-like product by the Japanese.

*borrowed picture from the internet

Here's the finished product :)

Oh.. the "Okay ka ba tiyan?" which means "Is your tummy okay?" is the tag line being used by Yakult in their commercials here.

The decal application is not as hard as expected. You really have to be careful in applying it, though, because it has a tendency to break or be torn. 

As this was my first try, it is expected that my work will not be perfect. You'll see bubbles that formed if you look very closely, as well as some wrinkles and creases. 

All in all, I'm very happy with the outcome. I'll certainly do more decal projects next time to improve it :D

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Express yourself figure

Howdy everyone! I hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as I did :D

My birthday is actually today! Yeaaaaah! And I'm very happy that I had the opportunity to celebrate it with my family and friends :)

And as a present to myself for my special day, I bought earphones for my MP3 'coz the old one is broken. And of course, mall-ing isn't complete without checking out what's in the toy stores.. you know.... it's like a routine hahaha. When I saw a Disney Princess "watergame" I thought my niece would love it so I bought it for her. But before going to the counter, my attention was caught by something that I know would be a perfect present for myself aside from the earphones :D

A Mickey Express Yourself Figure! This is manufactured by PlayKit Philippines.

I always want to buy it before but the price is too high for me, but this time it's on sale! And guess what? It's the only one left! It's really meant to be a birthday present for myself LOL!


Some part needs cleaning though, it'll be painted someday :)

Now the thing is, what Mickey would look like? A pig mouse? Polka dots Mickey? Macho Mickey? Nah.. Let's see. I still have to decide so stay tuned :D

Monday, November 12, 2012

freeing the jadas

As a carded / sealed collector, it's not easy for me to decide whether to set the toy loose or not. It's feels like removing some details in the presentation and decreasing the value of the item. But there are times that I want to remove them from their blisters and take pictures of them and I thought I'd appreciate them more as loose.

So yesterday, with the help of my friend, we freed my Jada Cobras :D finally after the long wait they are now ready to be displayed as loose in my cab. It really feels great when you can touch them, feel them and smell the not so good smell of their paint hahaha!

Here are some pics I took during the session hahaha


More beautiful as loose indeed :D

I'll post the "studio" pictures next time.

'til then :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mod #9 No Strings attached Mini

For the record, this is the fastest custom I've done. I just did it for approximately 3 hours - well, for those experts in custom, you'll find this one very easy :) so probably you can have this in less than 3 hours haha.

I just had this crazy idea while browsing the internet for my first try in using decals for customization but unfortunately, I didn't use decals in this project.

Here is a Morris Mini by Hot Wheels.

For those of you who knows that I also collect Mini Cooper by Hot Wheels, I decided to remove this one from my collection. This casting is made of plastic :( so I wanted to dispose it but instead of doing that, I just customized it.

One thing that I like with this Mini is the metallic red wheels. I thought it would be perfect for a black body.

Maybe you're curious, the reason why I entitled this post with such dramatic line is because of the trick I did on the painting.

My experiment technique:

I cut a small string and dip it in red paint.

I painted the body with flat black, this will be the base color. Then paint it with red using the string :)

I also painted the interior with metallic red and flat black.

The result of my experiment :)


I was surprised to with the outcome. It's better than I expected :)

I hope you liked it too :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mod #8 Ecto Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all! :)

To have something for the Halloween, I did the project which is supposed to be for the last year's Halloween LOL! Better late than never :D

Here's the Ecto-1 by Hot Wheels. I just added some decorations to it :D

It's very common to just paint the roof rack so I tried something different ;)

After mud bath, I added some texture to make it look rusty and more muddy.

And vandalized it :D

And the output:

My plant box.

I put it inside the acrylic case to make it look "exclusive" - it is exclusive! :))

Thanks for looking ;)
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