by Alex | May 26, 2021 | All the Die-Cast!, Hacks & Tips, How To and FAQs
A quick & easy guide showing you how to neatly and perfectly apply carbon fibre decals to various body panels on your next custom Hot Wheels – this guide will also work for sticker bomb sheets or any large sections of waterslide decal paper that you are trying to apply
by Alex | Jun 9, 2020 | All the Die-Cast!, Hacks & Tips, How To and FAQs
We in the Hot Wheels world call it spectraflame but in the real (automotive) world it goes by many different names. You can call it Spectraflame, Pearl, Candy, Kandy (with a K) or even 2Pac, it’s no Biggie. Today we’ll experiment with a range of spray paints to discover how to get the best spectraflame paintjob on your next custom Hot Wheels build
by Alex | Mar 16, 2020 | All the Die-Cast!, Hacks & Tips, How To and FAQs, Wheel SwapsToday I wanted to share a little tip on recycling your old Hot Wheels factory axles so you don’t have to fap about with brass rods and a hammer (which actually isn’t that hard – just read this article to find out) This tip is part mine and part Ron...
by Alex | Mar 5, 2020 | All the Die-Cast!, Hacks & Tips, How To and FAQsToday I wanted to talk about one of those customising faux pas that have affected all of us – and if you claim it hasn’t then you are blatantly lying :p I’m talking of course about that God awful ‘superglue haze’ that comes when you apply...
by Alex | Sep 23, 2019 | All the Die-Cast!, Customiser Spotlight, Hacks & Tips, Your Custom HotwheelsShining the Light on Extraordinary Talent in the 1/64 Custom Diecast Community… It’s that time again – a collective favourite of everyone in the MCH community when we get to shine the spotlight on one exceptional customizer in our ever growing 1:64 world. And today it...
by Alex | Sep 18, 2019 | All the Die-Cast!, Hacks & Tips, How To and FAQs
Because there are so many different ways of making opening and closing hinges I have employed some help and as such will be sharing not 1 but 3 methods on how to create hinges for your 1:64 scale diecast creation. The first method I want to share is, without doubt the best hinge hack I’ve ever seen…
by Alex | Aug 15, 2019 | All the Die-Cast!, Hacks & Tips, How To and FAQs
This article aims to list all the castings where customisers can find parts for use in their next 1:64 custom build. Whether it’s a bigger/smaller engine, a roof rack/driving-lights/bull-bar, a flatbed/towing setup or just a random part that can be used as a diorama accessory the hope is that you will find a casting on this list that contains exactly what you need.
by Alex | Jul 10, 2019 | All the Die-Cast!, Hacks & Tips, How To and FAQs
Welcome to what I hope will be the ultimate guide to working with any type of two-part epoxy putty or resin. I started this guide with my own contributions and experiences but I will be the first to admit that when it comes to making wide body kits and shaping the hardened putty to perfection there are many out there better than me. So I sought them out…
by Alex | Jul 8, 2019 | All the Die-Cast!, Hacks & Tips, My Best Customs, My Customs, Volkswagen
Building Nemo from a Pez Dispenser and a Hot Wheels Kool Kombi casting was the easy part. It was FINDING the time to make NEMO that was hardest. This article also includes an introduction to the ultimate guide to working with two=part epoxy putty and modelling resin.
by Alex | Nov 27, 2018 | All the Die-Cast!, Customiser Spotlight, Hacks & Tips, How To and FAQs
Today we are in for a treat because not only is this a guide showing you how to make your next custom diecast creation turn, it is also a mini customiser spotlight as I will be proudly showcasing some of the work of the gentleman who has kindly provided the tips and tricks I will be sharing today.
by Alex | Jul 29, 2018 | All the Die-Cast!, Hacks & Tips, My Best CustomsAnd the results are mind blowing…no really. OK sorry, let me step down off of my soap box for a second… *kicks it to the side as if nothing happened* My Custom Hotwheels Have Never Looked So Good! Ahem so recently I was lucky enough to be invited by a good...
by Alex | Jun 10, 2018 | All the Die-Cast!, Hacks & Tips, How To and FAQs
Video How To Guide showing you step by step how to precisely cut out and remove the bonnet or any body panel from a Hot Wheels 1:64 diecast car. A closer look at the tools needed to remove the bonnet and how to prepare for hinging it back on – which we cover next episode.