I’m going NUTS over the PINK, I should say HOT PINK! Over 4 years ago, we tried to hit this color, but they just couldn’t get the correct hue, and previous colors tend to be rosey pink to reddish salmon. Just couldn’t nail it. So the other day when after seeing it in person, it is sooo HOT PINK! Yes, I was happy and so the pink has to be my fav, but then again, the…..lol.
The correct factory production numbers have changed and are as follow: (click to see big honkin’ pics)
Above: Candy Green/ Semi Flat Black: 1 of 600
Above: Candy Red/ Semi Flat Black: 1 of 600
Above: Over-Chrome Hot Pink: 1 of 240 (Chase)
Above: Over-Chrome Ice Blue 1 of 240 (Chase)
Above: “Black Gold” in Black Chrome: 1 of 48 (Super Chase)
Above: “24K’s” in 24kt Gold Plating: 1 of 48 (Super Chase)
Above: Mystery Chase: 1 of 240
Some shots from the factory featuring all the great colors of our “Happy Holidaze” Series. As mentioned before, all chase cars will be silver plated with liquid (kandy) paints or the 24k’s gold plated. Silver plating brings the ultimate shine! Then there is the Black Gold edition, which features a different black chrome process. The colors are brilliant! We should have our official photo’s up soon and more photos added to this post.
Limited production runs for this series are:
Kandy Green/ Black Roof: 1/888 Feature Edition)
Kandy Red/ Black Roof: 1/888 (Feature Edition)
Over-Chrome Hot Pink/Magenta: 1/240 (Special K’s Edition)
Over-Chrome Ice Blue: 1/240 (Special K’s Edition)
MYSTERY CHASE: 1/240 (Mystery “K” Edition)
Black Gold – Black Chrome Plated: 1/48 (Super Chase Edition)
24K’s – 24kt Gold-Plated: 1/48 (Super Chase Edition)
Killer Roof Art by John Detrich (link: see more)
Pre-production photo: notice the tongue is missing the colors as it is applied during the last process:
THIRD GENERATION KUSTOMCITY® “EVO BIG TOW”
Sweetness from the CAD files above. These 3D files are created from our final resin/styrene prototypes samples. This is the stage where we make even more changes to the final design for our mold makers.
The Brass Master! This solid chunk of brass is quite heavy. It’s the first stage in the making of the body mold. Thanks to Rocky, our mold maker for this great shot of the production process.
It’s been quite a challenge going over all our molds and refining them over and over to get them perfect, but that’s what it’s all about: the perfect design! So…let me introduce to you, Your EVO BIG TOW!!
A rare peek of a aged and un-refined 2006 Concept, handmade by our model-maker in China. He is amazing! To think from verbal instructions and sketches, he builds this masterpeice. It’s difficult to tell but the whole body is absolutely a different shape from the height and width of the body compare to the final version. This is one of the later version resin prototype.
The very “First Shot”, from the mold testing stages. This very first painted version was used for fitting of all the parts. Although it looks great, every mold was sent back to our mold maker for fine tuning.
I love how sleek this monster looks from every angle. Your gonna luv it!! Let me know what you guys think… Dave C.
Built for the 2010 Summer Smash in Rhode Island – Downhill Challenge Race
What started out as an engineering challenge for us, we have found out this baby is too low to the ground and will not fit on the standard downhill track.
So I’ll personally build another one with a lot of cutting and adjusting, and hopefully with enough ground clearance to make it to the finish line.
1st Place for this Summer Smash Downhill Challenge will be this original EVO built for the race! A 1′ off EVO SS with the CNC’d Brass Rims, plus a Pre-production EVO “BIG TOW”
Rules are: Anything goes as this race is the “World’s Fastest Challenge”
But- The vehicle must be technically altered and cannot be stock. Technically altered mean it must be drilled out with some form of modification for speed.
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4 more days, so here’s the entry #1 for me. but another version being built tonight w/o a body!
As you requested, here are some very cool images of the Brass Master in all it’s glory.
(photo’s taken by Rocky at the Mold Makers)
Once the Brass Master is fine tuned, it’s used to make the mold. These processes can take quite some time to complete. And the molds have many pieces and quite awesome to watch in action as the alloys flow through the mold. I don’t need to say, it’s pretty warm where they make the bodies!
Here’s another cool shot of the insides of our molds. Bet you don’t see this everyday!
Another shot below of some of our molds. These are extremely heavy. Reminds me of a funny story, one of the top guys at the factory, not big or tall by stature, but quite strong as he can actually lift one of these off the ground a bit. Everytime I see a complete mold like this, I think of him greeting me during one of my visits last year and cracking my rib. He bear hugged me like trying to pick up a mold. lol. True story–Ouchhh!
Before I forget, Happy 4th and have a safe one! …a few more shots of of our line engineer, “Mr. X”, writing down the vast amount of changes to be made on the e-sheet deco, also taking our order for lunch! lol. He is a hugh part in our quality control and saves a lot of time knowing what we expect.