Honorary LaLD Cares membership right here, boys.
I got a McLaren for $24. After work I drove over an hour in the treacherous rain and traffic to pick this up. The packaging isn’t mint but it doesn’t bother me because I free most of my cars.
You’re a good man, Dek34! It’s good to be a part of a group with folks like you.
$12.99 * 2 * 1.095 (tax) = $28.45
Thanks. Yeah, I’ve been through quite a few myself (completely slept through Hugo back in ‘89). Where I am, we’re just getting Tropical Storm force wind and rain, so got a little lucky there.
I’ll let the pictures tell the tale of this VDH Custom color shift Boss 302
This isn't a formal entry into the contest. I'm just offering some seasonal variety to the wonderful offroad pictures everyone's been posting.
Driving Playing with the Greenlight 2014 Ram 1500 All-Terrain as it goes thru dirt roads out in the open. Ye ha!
I would talk to a toy manager at walmart or target and see if they would let you buy cases. That way you dont over pay for shipping.
One other way is simply with testers hand “rust color” paint and get some sponges and create textures with the paint. But seriously the powders work really well! That’s your best bet!
Sun-faded paint can be simulated by spraying (or dabbing by sponge) a VERY thin wash of white paint. For a lesser effect, substitute the white paint with a matte clear.
Yes! That’s a great point.
If I may tack on a followup question: How does one fade the paint without repainting? One of my Project: Screentime cars would really benefit from getting that sun-faded look on the existing yellow paint.
I’ve got two really cheap methods that would be great for a 9 year old. Colored pencils and acrylic craft paint.
I’d also add that old toothbrushes can really help out with the mud-slung-on-the-sides look. Dip it in the paint, then flick away at the bristles!
Two things: washes and drybrushing. These two basic elements can go a long way to a weathered, rusty, dirty look. Drybrushing is basically where you get paint on your brush, then wipe most of it off on a paper towel, then lightly brush the car. That way you’ll only hit the high areas, and only lightly. You can really…
Lots of good advice already, but here’s some from me. I hear way too often that people don’t post to LaLD because they don’t have anything new to share. You don’t need to buy new!
You’ve gotten some awesome replies already, but I can reiterate that taking a break and a few deep breaths can help at least make sure you make the right decision. If you still feel like you want to sell off some of the collection after that, go for it, since it will be a fully thought-out decision. When the hobby…
It took me a few years. I just jumped back in the hobby after taking six or so years away.