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Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 13, 2019.

The Salt Torpedo

The Salt Torpedo

I’m a fanatic for all forms of motorsport. I like to see what I can do with a casting to make it fit into different racing disciplines. Here is my take on a Porsche 356 as a Salt Flats speedster.

The roof is chopped about 4 inches, for aerodynamics and aesthetics. The wheels have been replaced with the ultra narrow front wheels provided by two Formula Solar castings. The Moon Equipment...

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 12, 2019.

Silhouette Saturday

Silhouette Saturday

The Hot Wheels Silhouette is not an original Hot Wheels design. It was based on a custom built hot rod by Bill Cushenberry.

Of the original 16 Hot Wheels released, the Silhouette is usually one of the lowest valued cars. They were produced in higher numbers than the other originals, and finding one in good condition is relatively easy. The Silhouette is still a great model to start your...

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 11, 2019.

Friday HAWL!

Friday HAWL!

Not a bad HAWL for an unplanned stop.

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 11, 2019.

I just couldn't wait! 

I just couldn't wait! 

It’s not 100% done, but I’m finally nearing completion of my 356 project!

After seeing all of the amazing little Porsches this community has produced, I knew I had to go in a different direction....up.

All of the lowered 356's I’ve seen are basicly perfect, so I thought why not go baja with this!? Here is the nearly finished result.

What do you guys think?

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 11, 2019.

Track T restomod

Track T restomod

I picked up this Track T at a yard sale recently. I’ve been on the fence about what to do with it. I finally decided to throw something together and this is the result.

I’ve always liked this casting. I’m a fan of just about every automotive niche there is, and rat rods are high on the list. The first step was to strip the burnt orange paint and black tribal flame tampo. The five-hole plastic...

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 11, 2019.

Hawl decisions were made. 

Hawl decisions were made. 

My local Target had the Minecraft cart with 5 of the 6 different card art. But seeing as I’ve never played Minecraft, nor do I honestly ever intend to, I decided to put the money toward the only two Trucks series they had. Wise choice, or should I have stuck with the carts?

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 11, 2019.

Majorette set

Majorette set

This neat little set has been hanging on the wall above my hobby bench for years. I thought it was time to give it the attention it deserves.

Thanks for looking!

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 10, 2019.

Forza Friday! (Is this really a thing?) 

Forza Friday! (Is this really a thing?) 

I love Forza, and I love diecasts. I usually keep my Forza posts here to a minimum, and in those posts, I usually have recreated a diecast’s paint job or livery, on the same model of car, in Forza, making it, what I like to call, a “digital diecast”.

But I would like to share one that I recently painted that was inspired by the paint job on the Hot Wheels Japan Historics Vintage Skyline...

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 10, 2019.

On the way to the LaLD GT! 

On the way to the LaLD GT! 

Finally got the tow vehicle for the trip to Texas fot the LaLD GT presented by EL_ULY.

The BMW needed a quick stop at the body shop to reattach the wing due to an incident while testing.

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 10, 2019.

The Vulture is now a cat. 

The Vulture is now a cat. 

I’m not usually that interested in many of the Hot Wheels fantasy cars. Although some are intriguing, some are comical, and a few have even been recreated into real world, working automobiles. The Vulture is a fantasy casting that I think shows potential functionality.

The engine may be a bit over exaggerated, and the headlights being in the dash might create some refractive light issues, but...

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 10, 2019.

More digital diecasts

More digital diecasts

I do enjoy recreating Hot Wheels designs in the Forza Motorsports series of games.

Here are two versions on the 1970 Ford Escort RS1600.

If you play Forza, these are available for download. Search Gamer Tag Group44Fan.

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 08, 2019.

Finally! 

Finally! 

I just happened to be passing one of the local Walgreens locations when I felt a disturbance in the force. Sure enough, I finally found a Skyline HT 2000GT-X all alone on the peg. Now I just need the wagon to complete the set. Anyone looking for the Toyota?

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 08, 2019.

Spaghetti Sunday with the Racebait 308

Spaghetti Sunday with the Racebait 308

This is one of my favorite Hot Wheels castings. I scored the red one with yellow stripes from, the very generous, vdubyajohn in a recent HWEP.

The rest of these wedges have been with me since the the early 80's. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 08, 2019.

My new Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe!  

My new Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe!  

Thanks again to TheJWT for this fine example of a true American motorsports legend! I may put this in a shadow box with the Ford racing hat I had autographed by Mr. Shelby in 2001.

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 05, 2019. 4 comments

Hello LaLD!!

Hello LaLD!!

It has been quite some time since I last posted. I just wanted to share that I was so impressed with the LaLD Nissans by Tyotoys that I’ve recreated them in the Forza game series. Both are available in Forza Motorsports 7 and Forza Horizon 4. Search gamertag Group44Fan! Enjoy!

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Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 05, 2019.

Hail to the King! 

Hail to the King! 

The next Hot Wheels redline is the King ‘Kuda.

The King ‘Kuda was released as part of the Spoilers series in 1970.

The cars were sold with decal sets so the owner could personalize their car.

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jul 01, 2019.

Forza Friday, a bit late. 

Forza Friday, a bit late. 

We’ve been a bit busy here with the birth of our son, Rhys Elliott DeLong, last night. So, for no reason, here is a retrospective of some of my favorite paint jobs and pictures of VW’s throughout many years and many Forza titles. Enjoy!

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jun 29, 2019.

Forza Sunday? And a new/old case for customs!

Forza Sunday? And a new/old case for customs!

I struck gold at TRU today! I found the Hot Wheels Forza set!

Also this weekend, I was at my ex-mother-in-law’s house and I found an old case I got at a garage sale in the early ‘90's, when my ex and I lived in an apartment we rented from her parents.

The case is pretty beat up, and missing the flaps on the end, but it will work. Someone even put Hot Wheels decals on one side!

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jun 27, 2019.

My favorite car reborn in 1/64th. 

My favorite car reborn in 1/64th. 

A few months ago androoo posted about the Tomica Subaru 22B. In his post androoo mentions that the Tomica casting is nicely detailed, but really falls short with the wheels.

Subaru Sunday So I lied. The Devil Z feature is, in fact, not happening today because I didn’t get the photos or… Read on liveandletdiecast.​kinja.​com

I couldn’t agree more. The wheels just didn’t suit the car at all.

As a...

Group44Fan Group44Fan Jun 20, 2019.

Who wants to ride in the jump seats of the drift missle Brat!?

Who wants to ride in the jump seats of the drift missle Brat!?

As a fan of Subaru, I’ve been wanting to do something with the Hot Wheels Subaru Brat casting for a while now.

I finally decided to strip some tampos and do some weathering. the chassis was cut into three parts to remove the large blocks that gave the Brat its original tall stance.

Since I had the front bumper off, I decided to cut out the space in the push bar. A wheel swap to some more...

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