It’s time to shine the spotlight on one extraordinary customiser in our midst and today that spotlight falls on an incredibly young and equally talented customiser by the name of Will. How young you ask? Put it this way, I haven’t asked his Mum if it would be OK to feature his work here but I’m sure if I was to she’d be like ‘Oh yeah my son is badass at customizing yo!’….cause Will’s Mum is suddenly a gangsta now?!?! Move on Alex, Just….move on.
Right-o then, where were we?
Oh yeah, the customizer spotlight (used a z just for my American friends 😉 )- that time when it isn’t about #Mycustomhotwheels; it’s about yours!
The Customiser Spotlight Featuring @PylesCustomz
Can you tell me a little about yourself so I may introduce you properly…
Yeah sure Alex! Hi my name is Will Pyle. I collect and customize 1:64 diecast cars.
How long have you been customising hotwheels and diecast cars?
I started… August of 2016. I wanted to customize/make my own Hot Wheels ever since I was like 8 or 9. I mean cmon, who doesn’t want to make the own Hot Wheels?
How or What Got You Interested in Hot Wheels in the First Place?
I got my first Hot Wheel when I was about 3 and ever since then, it’s been an ongoing addiction. I played with my dads older black walls and redlines so that got me interested in Hot Wheels a lot more. My dad till this day says that he regrets letting me play with his redlines. Oh well. It’s not like a took a few wheels off😏
And How Long Before You Turned From Collector to Customiser?
Hmmm… I got back into collecting in 2015, then I discovered customizing. I would say about a year before I turned into a customizer.
How old are you and what’s your family status – married? kids? serial killer on the run? (optional to answer this)
I am 14, I live with my parents, I am an only child and I don’t have a girlfriend (yet). And no, I am not a serial killer on the run, but after Taco Tuesday I do get the runs! (Be da bum pssh!)
Where (in the world) do you call home?
I live in Dallas, Texas in the United States.
What is your favourite casting from hotwheels?
My favorite casting from Hot Wheels has to be the Porsche 356 or the Texas Drive Em. They are both beautiful castings.
What sort of customs do you like doing the most?
I like doing muscle cars the most because 1.) thats the type of car I am around the most and 2.) I suck at customizing Japanese cars.
Do you have a favourite? Why?
I do not have a favorite custom because I love them all, but I do love to customize the ‘62 Chevy truck and the ‘55 Bel Air Gasser. There are so many things you can do with both of those models.
Where and How can people see more of your work?
On Instagram. My username is @pylescustomz and I will soon be on FaceBook.
Custom Hot Wheels by Will Pyle aka @PylesCuztomz
Thanks for sharing a little of yourself and your work Will – and to think this kid is only 14 years old! I got a quarter of a century on you mate and you’re already this good! Look out 1:64 scale world! 😉