Shining the Light on Extraordinary Talent in the 1/64 Scale Custom Diecast Community…
Today we shine the spotlight on a customiser who I think we are all familiar with – we are certainly familiar with his fingers LOL. I’m talking of course about Mr Atyd Pradana, one of the first guys I have featured who actually has a username that is, well it’s just his name really. Be sure to give him a follow over on Instagram @atydpradana before we get started. It’s OK, I’ll wait 🙂
Before we get into things though let’s learn a little more about the man behind those incredibly detailed diecast creations and find out what inspires him to create such amazingly realistic customs and mini dioramas.
The Man, The Myth, The
Legend Fingers @AtydPradana
How long have you been customizing hotwheels and diecast cars?
I think more than 5 years, but I am start collecting diecast when I am 5 years old
How or What Got You Interested in Hot Wheels in the First Place?
the first is because of the unique shape of the car and the type of car they make
And How Long Before You Turned From Collector to Customizer?
I became a collctor for about 10 years, then I switched to become a customizer and it all happened without planning, because I actually started to decide to become a customizer after I was chosen to be the winner of the matchbox custom contest in 2017
How old are you and what’s your family status – married? kids? serial killer on the run?
Now I am 33 years old, hehehehe and I am married
Where (in the world) do you call home?
Surabaya 2nd largest town at Indonesia
What is your favourite casting from hotwheels?
All classic cars, specially Land-Rover (Rangerover) casting
What sort of customs do you like doing the most?
I am only do 3 genre for my custom work, Offroad , Rusty , and Antigravity style
Do you sell all the customs you create?
Yes I do, for now I am full time work as diecast customizer, I had resign from my office since 2017 as Environmental Engineer, hehehe
Do you do custom work for customers asking for specific things?
Yes, I do, mostly from world wide,
What’s the most you’ve sold a custom for? (I asked this so those thinking of also selling should know what they are worth as customisers – this is art afterall)
my average price is $85-$100 US dollars, the highest price that I sell for custom dicast is $250 *And they are worth that and more in my humble opinion – ALex
Any other Customisers that have Inspired you?
Sure, it’s my friends Royale Syndicate & Jakarta Diecast Project.
OK he didn’t say me, stop the interview right now! LOL
Where and How can people see more of your work?
for now I am only post it at my instagram @atydpradana , but I will be launch my official website As Soon As Possible
*Atyd also just uploaded this collaboration video (with Weare Explore) where he shows you the process of him making a custom Chevy C10 Towing Truck (among other things) – be sure to check it out:
Thank you for sharing some of yourself with the MCH readers brother, now it is with the greatest of pleasure that I share some of your amazing work.
*Atyd asked me to raid his instagram account to find customs to share and to be honest I had to make myself stop screen capturing them after about 130 or so times because, well the goodness kept coming and coming and coming. I always recommend checking out the featured customiser on Instagram for yourself but in this case I insist! His work with both custom diecast vehicles (of all brands) as well as the dioramas he creates for each one (most of the time) is off the hook!
1/64 Scale Custom Work by Atyd Pradana