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Dark Water

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Dark Water



A bit of a story behind this one.
By winning 1st place in a couple of monthly custom competitions on another site, I qualified to enter the final comp for 2010,when it started I spent a bit of time brainstorming and sketching my ideas for an entry and eventually decided on a set, and I started cutting up a couple of castings. Everyday life was busy, and then we also had to get everything ready for the holiday we started mid November, so spare time was short.....and then I was told that I was to join another guy from my work at a conference in Vegas, so there went another 2 weeks of building time.
Only one thing to do...... toss everyhing done so far into a box and put it aside for another day and find something I would have time to finish.... so it had to be as "mild" as possible.
When I found my first 2010 H2Go everything fell into place...... a race boat team set! The H2GO on a scratchbuilt trailer towed by a 77 Dodge van.

Since the set had to do with water and I have always found the refractive patterns made by waves beautiful, that was how I decided to paint the set.... blue candy with silver highlights fading to deep, dark water..... which is also the name of this set... "Dark Water".

All 3 parts of the set were airbrushed blue candy over a silver base, airbrushed silver refraction pattern using a homemade stencil cut from acetate, with the front of the van and back of boat and trailer faded to black, and everyhing clearcoated with 2 part automotive clear.



77 Dodge Van:
A couple of reasons I why chose this as the tow vehicle... I like this casting, the scale fits the H2Go better than a car or wagon and the interior looks great when detailed and is easily visible. Apart from the trailer hitch it is a mild build - detailed interior, tail lights are red candy over foil and the grill is black washed and a wheelswap from Maisto.

H2Go:
Always liked the H2Go ever since I found a couple of the First Editions, but couldn't make myself strip them, so I'm happy it's out as a plain old mainline now. Like the van, apart from the drilled out exhaust pipes, it's a mild build - painted the instruments black and used foil on the bar over the glass.

Trailer:
Scratch built. Has to do a bit of research on this one, as I had absolutely no idea what a trailer for a cat powerboat looked like. I didn't want to spend the coin on the (as always in Australia) ridiculously overpriced hobby shop brass and aluminium, so I used florists wire instead (cheap, bendable, and with a little bit of work it polishes up ok too) ,paper staples to hold up the centre rails, and the plastic tube from a cotton bud for the axle tubes and a set of Maisto wheels.










Unfortunately it will not be entered in the competition it was built for, as it turned out that the DCS KustomKon 2010 conference/convention was on the weekend before my work convention starting on the Monday, so I saw what will probably be my only opportunity to ever attend a HW or DCS convention, and decided to bring whatever I could to enter in the KustomKon custom competition..... and that included this set... in the end I am glad that I did, as it won 1st Amateur Sets, but this also means that I can no longer enter it in the final on the other site because it has been seen elsewhere.

Thanks for looking.

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Your cars seems to be made of water!
and congrats on winning first prize cheers

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RGSUKAN wrote:
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Beautiful dude!

Really admire your ideas and skill, and congrats on getting 1st again!

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reading the title reminds me of dark water movie... aha... anyway, cool one bro... congratz on winning the 1st place... hehe..

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fuh.....you really deserve top spot.......superbly done.....

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stunning! that's all i say and great built up custom too.
congrats on the result.

btw, thanks for the wheels and parts.Razz
appreciates your gift, a lot of awesome custom parts for me to work with it later. cheers

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wow... love the paint job mr. thorr... u have out done your self again... Smile

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Thank you all for the fantastic replies, appreciate them all

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