One of the popular questions in the customising world is ‘what’s your favourite casting to customise?’ and when I hear this I always answer instantly and unequivocally with the same resounding two words…
Hot Wheels Kool Kombi – A Tribute
The Kool Kombi casting is not only my favourite to customise, it’s also my favourite full stop, with nice lines that are as cute as they are dope. But beyond that this humble little casting based on the Volkswagen T1 panel van/drag bus/Fiat bambino?…I dunno! …damnit now I forgot what I was talking about!!
Apart from this wonderful casting being the one behind two of my favourite creations ever, they are also the basis of some of the most insane creations I have ever seen in the 1:64 scale customising world. As such I felt it was time I honoured this awesome little vehicle properly and shared not only my own creations but some of the more wildly insane builds I have seen over the years. In fact it was a Kool Kombi that was one of the first mind blowing customs I ever saw that opened my eyes to just how creative one could get. This custom by @Koekoeh_blaar_customs is truly unique and a perfect example of a brilliant idea brought to life…using our faithful Kombi of course 😉
Kool Kombi Customs by Yours Truly
Three of my favourite 5 customs are Kool Kombi castings and one of those went on to become the official MCH logo. Now that’s commitment to a casting people! 😀
See more pictures of the ‘Custom that became a logo’ aka the Kombi Trike along with build details by clicking –> HERE
See more pictures of the Dub Stepper along with build details by clicking –> HERE
See more pictures of the Kombi Kopter along with build details by clicking –> HERE
See more pictures of the C3PO Kool Kombi along with build details by clicking –> HERE
And now hold on to your hats because I have a new years treat for you, with almost 100 Kool Kombi customs to drool over. If this collection doesn’t inspire you then nothing will… so get inspired damnit!
The Koolest Custom Kombis
I have compiled almost 100 individual creations that range from mild to wild and are, in my opinion at least excellent examples of how and why this casting is so much fun to ‘play with’. Enjoy, and again I’d like to wish everyone a safe and prosperous 2018!
There are also a lot of amazing creations from the master @mrsenctvt, so many in fact that they needed their own section – enjoy 😉
Special Thanks and Source
I would like to send a special shoutout to Raymond Colon and his Facebook Group KOOL KOMBI NATION for allowing me to share these customs since the majority that are not mine have been sourced from there. This of course is why a lot of the customs do not have credited owners – I apologise and thank you for your contributions customisers 🙂
The remainder of the custom Hot Wheels shown above were found on Instagram using the hashtag #customKoolKombis and of course #MyCustomHotwheels