Here's one some of you may have seen before, but it has never been posted here before now.
This is a PT Cruiser that I whacked and hacked into an Aussie-style "Ute" pickup.
Scratched up a rear wall for the cab and bed floor and walls from sheet styrene. Sprayed the bed with textured black paint to mimic a sprayed-in bedliner, and constructed a wood bed deck from stained basswood.
Added tinted sunroof and side windows by using exposed 35mm film.
Popped some Black Force wheels and tires on it, and rattle-canned it with red oxide primer covered with clear pearl and multi-hued flames.
Smoothed and painted the bumpers and added blue-dots to the taillights.
I've never been very happy with how the front bumper turned out; my plan was to have it appear to be yellow/white-hot and fade into and through the gold then silver flames, but I don't feel I pulled it off.
I kind of liked the effect of the clear pearl over red primer, but it seems to have made the model kind of boring ~ it doesn't have much 'pop' and it usually goes unnoticed in a table full of 'gotcha' colored cars and trucks.
I've been toying with the notion of stripping it and refiinishing it in something brighter and more dramatic ~ like Inca Gold, Fiery Orange, or Lime Ice. Something like that.
At any rate, it was fun to conceptualize and build. Thanks for looking!
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