Tuesday, September 9, 2008

perodua viva/mira diecast

This is my car.. perodua viva trying to custom it to a diecast model.. =D DAIHATSU MIRA TOMICA viva/mira.. custom... start! first thing, use a ball point tip and custom it to my HKS muffler.. Strip down all the paint... it was a milky white colour... strip down the whole car to its, body, headlamps, chassis , interior, windows... i used my 80% tint from my real car to stick on the diecast.. so it would look tinted.. after spraying the primer.. then let it dry and settle down in my custom oven xP... ikea candle lamp and ikea lamp.. =D next.. i custom my spoiler from an old cd cover amd used its black plastic surface , and took out sum custom wheels from my purple passion hotwheels.. *heartbroken* next... my interior.. coloured it exactly like my car.. alil diff tho.. 3cup holders, my chrome pedals..accelerator,brake,clutch.. another view or the interior.. tried to make it look more realistic... FINALLY... the finished project... after 5hours in the oven i sprayed my white colour... coloured the brake lights with my tinted reverse lights.. added my car group number.. took out the nice rims and just painted the standard rims black *cuz it suited my car better... just as soon as i get my rims * =Dthis is my cars woofer box... just a single woofer.. so i could custom that... and here it is... my woofer box custom in the diecast.. justed a round small rubber sucker trimmed to a smaller scale and custom a black woofer box with chrome stickers for light effect.. the back of the car.. customed the bumper for this diecast.. as u can see the number plate is up and not in the bumper anymore.. added my exhaust muffler.. did sum eyelids to suit my car.. my viva on the trailer.. hotwheels MACK trailer and my diecast...
hope u like wat u see... all did in 10hours.. hopefully will learn more and do a better job next time...with better tools.. =D now i have a custom toy of my real car.. ben signing out.. look out for my next post =D..

11 comments:

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

whoa!!! now thats what i'm talking about, i love the small details Ben!!
specially the HKS exhaust, magnificent!! love your real car too!!

it wasnt that herd huh? now go get busy again hehe!! until the next ride!

thanks! :-)

benpaul said...

haha... thx alot JDmike.. well it doesnt look as good as i wanted it too look tho.. had sum mistakes down the road.. wana learn to do more like urs.. ur customs and so clean and tidy.. i need to learn that.. thx 4 ur help.. hopefully i can repair my model properly to make it look better =D

Eugene T. said...

agreed. nice work on the details! i like how you paid attention to every small bit to colour and part to fabricate.

here's a tip for your paint, after every coat barring your last coat/clear coat; do some wetsanding onto the paint so that it will smoothen out any of the paint buildup. after some consistent sanding every coat, you will get a smooth surface. and for gloss, add clear coat on top of it.

overall, nice work! :)

benpaul said...

wow thx eugene.. i really needed that tip.. no wonder my paintjob turns out horrible... i how many coats u usually spray and what sand paper u use..? i think my sand paper is too rough.. and my bumper i fabricate using a thin card board with a mix of a lil toilet roll paper and strong glue so it became rock hard like fiber material.. but it didnt get smooth tho =(.. thx for the tips eugene and JDmike.. will do my next post when i get the right set of stuff and ideas =D

Eugene T. said...

depending on the car, i usually go for 2 light coats and then 2 heavy coats. after the first two coats wetsand it using 1500 grit sandpaper. by wetsanding i mean just dip the sandpaper in water and make it wet and make sure its wet while sanding. sand lightly, do not apply pressure. after the heavy coats ill use 2000 grit sandpaper to wetsand it. finally one layer of clear coat.

if after the clear coat, the paint is still not smooth... wetsand it again and clear coat once more. hope this helps and happy customing!

danoneism said...

nice work to replicate ur viva... hehe... anyway.. i hav a project in my mind.. which is to customize the toyota passo to myvi se.. this will include removing the passo's front and rear bumper and replicating the myvi se bumper remake the rear boot and also reshaping the front lamp since the front lamp of the passo was made of plastic... hehe however i hav to put this project on hold due to my studies... hehe.. its great if u hav a shot also..

Anonymous said...

can you tell me where you got that car model please. Very cool! I want one

benpaul said...

you can get it at any toy shop i guess, like toys'r'us or hobby shops such as lit tak at sungai wang or jusco/parkson supermarkets toy area.. its a tomica mira diecast. should be easy. =D

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