Great all around artist, Sonny Depalma passed suddenly over the weekend. The artworld lost a very talented man. Sonny and I was working on and off since 2009 to put some of his cool airbrush creations onto the Evo’s. Unfortunately, it was too costly and complicated at the time for the pad printing process. Here are some never before seen would be samples for testing. R.I.P. Sonny…
I really love how this is coming along. The 5th generation tooling of Evo’s, from engineering files to prototype resin and model shop handmade samples. The 3 pics below are just one of the many steps it takes to get these engineered correctly. This rear mount fire truck’s ladder does extend and spins. The ladder has been re-done again to make it less taller from the side view. Plus, there was also a 3 ladder version that was scraped. I think you guys will love how this will turn out. Let me know what you guys think, thanks again, Dave.
Check out the latest samples of the surfboards! They are the coolest little surfboards on the planet! I’m here at the factory in China and I’m prepared to haul these back to the States in my carry-on! j/k. Our schedule is on track for this premiere release of the Surfwagens. Final approvals have been made and the assembly will take place in the next few days, then the shipment will be expre$$ air to our warehouse. With new tools and constant changes to get the best quality for our new release, I’m ecstatic that it’s finally here!
Above is your Surfwagen shipping box proofs. It turned out pretty sharp! but wow, them surfboards are clean and tight! Very authentic in this tiny scale. That was the goal: getting away from that cheap plastic looking toy boards.
The “Over-Chrome” Hot Pink sample (even at this stage, this is not the final version) Just a few minor changes and QC.
As a note: No FACEBOOK allowed in China, so I’ll keep you all posted with this WPress blog… Final production pics in the next few days. 🙂
The Evo Drag Bus just got injected with a lot more horsepower! This is the Brand-New EVO SURFWAGEN™. Check out that shotgun blower motor and the stamped brass plate resembling wiring. What’s also special is each edition will feature it’s own set of Surfboard designs exclusively to each edition. They look so Cool! I love it! More pics to come as this is the only pic we have for now… I’ll add more to this post. Keep in mind, this is only a pre-production sample at a very early stage so there will be some changes to the details in the graphics, wheels selection, and tire treatments… 😉
Above: The “Special ‘K’ Mystery Chase Edition: 1 of 240. This color flops 2 different colors under different lighting. (Hint: It too is also Chrome Plated)
Above: “Black Gold” in Black Chrome: 1 of 48 (Super Chase.) This is the “Black Chrome” treatment for our coveted trademark “Black Golds” This Edition features a yellow to red gradient flame design and limited to only 48 produced.