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Lightning McQueen is…………………..McKnight Rider

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7:34 pm
May 9, 2012


Cherie

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 40

Post edited 7:36 pm – May 9, 2012 by Cherie
Post edited 9:07 pm – May 9, 2012 by Cherie


This is my first custom!!! McKnight. I solved the no new-release problem – for myself anyway!Wink The custom is made with a combo of paint and decals. The car actually looks way better in person. The pics show a lot of glare and every minute dust particle. I took some with and without the flash. I plan on making a lot more customs! I bought 500 of the $0.99 cars, so I'll be busy for a while!Laugh LMK if you have any suggestions!

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/TIPICS/McKnight/DSCN2414.jpg

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/TIPICS/McKnight/DSCN2433.jpg

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/TIPICS/McKnight/DSCN2413.jpg

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/TIPICS/McKnight/DSCN2432.jpg

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/TIPICS/McKnight/DSCN2434.jpg

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/TIPICS/McKnight/DSCN2426.jpg

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/TIPICS/McKnight/DSCN2431.jpg

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/TIPICS/McKnight/DSCN2435.jpg

11:14 pm
May 9, 2012


Mike Manifold

Chi-Car-Go

Member

posts 717

Wow, that is sweeet!  I can't wait to see your future work too.

6:15 am
May 10, 2012


Tav75

Portugal

Townie

posts 79

Its really cool , and im a big fan of the original and lates series of KR. Now you can do is enemy KARR (dont forget the front scanner is orange) to have the set complete.keep the good work.

7:21 am
May 10, 2012


Cherie

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 40

That would be really cool to do enemy KARR! Laugh Thanks for the suggestion!

7:29 am
May 10, 2012


Cherie

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 40

Mike Manifold said:

Wow, that is sweeet!  I can't wait to see your future work too.

Thanks! I am currently working on a gold Batman, a white Batman and a Speed Racer Car. I should be able to finish them this weekend, and I will post pics!

9:49 am
May 10, 2012


Tom

The Free State

Member

posts 632

That is a fantastic custom, it looks amazing! I'd like to know how you did it?

11:56 am
May 10, 2012


Cherie

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 40

Post edited 11:58 am – May 10, 2012 by Cherie


Tom said:

That is a fantastic custom, it looks amazing! I'd like to know how you did it?

Thanks! This car took a lot of time because I had to learn the entire process of customizing. I had to do a lot of research, and there was much trial and error – if you can imagine! This particular car I started by lightly sanding (I did not need to  disassemble, since it is all black)  and then I painted it with an air brush (you can also use spray paint). I made all the decals in Photoshop – this was the most time consuming part – incredibly time consuming because I had never really used Photoshop! However, once you have a design completed, and you get the process down, you can make these relatively quickly. If you have any specific questions I would be happy to help! Smile I am still looking for ways to improve.  I purchased the Wal-Mart Cars Hauler and I am going to make the Hauler at some point to go with KITT, but I am focusing on the cars right now, since I have so many of them. Fun times!Laugh

2:30 pm
May 10, 2012


Bumper Save

Pennsylvania

Member

posts 491

That's an amazing custom! I love the hood and the license plate. Superbly done, that's up there with the best quality I've seen

4:37 pm
May 10, 2012


Wraukn

Massachusetts

WGP Racer

posts 305

WOW! Awesome job on your first custom!

7:28 pm
May 10, 2012


Tom

The Free State

Member

posts 632

Again, outstanding!
Did you print the decals on decal paper? What about the eyes?
Someday, after I cut the grass, plant the garden and get the kids through college (well elementary school, middle school, high school first) I want to dedicate some time to making customs. Oh I forgot I have about a half dozen car and motorcycle projects in mind too.

9:08 am
May 11, 2012


Cherie

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 40

Bumper Save said:

That's an amazing custom! I love the hood and the license plate. Superbly done, that's up there with the best quality I've seen

Thanks! 

9:09 am
May 11, 2012


Cherie

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 40

Wraukn said:

WOW! Awesome job on your first custom!

Thank You!

9:19 am
May 11, 2012


Cherie

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 40

Tom said:

Again, outstanding!
Did you print the decals on decal paper? What about the eyes?
Someday, after I cut the grass, plant the garden and get the kids through college (well elementary school, middle school, high school first) I want to dedicate some time to making customs. Oh I forgot I have about a half dozen car and motorcycle projects in mind too.

I did print everything on decal paper. The eyes are a complete decal as well. I would really like to improve the eyes. When you do a side-by-side comparison with the original car you can see the they eyes are not as crisp on the custom. I'm not sure how to clear the eyes up yet. I think part of it has to do with the printer.  I'm cracking up at the rest of your comment! Laugh

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