It's been a while since we haven't featured one of our members. There's plenty of new chops, plenty of features that await being posted, so keep tuned!
Not new to our "wall", is DragonForce, who was in a mood for a restoration chop. He basically took an onld Bug Beetle and restored the way he pleased, the outcome? See for yourself!
Q: Your chop, does it have a story?
A: It does have a story, for a change. I was thinking of making chop like this even a year ago or even more. But back then, I wasn't that into brushing and I though it wouldn't be even worthy of showing it to others. The main idea was to make kind of restauration of a VW Beetle. Since the Beetle is an old car, you usually have to restor it, to make it look good. The color was choosen long time ago, candy/gloss red and I wasn't even thinking about another one and then ofcourse big wheels.
Q: Is this what you planned from the beginning, or a couple of things changed on the way.
A: For a change, the chop is like I imagined it in the beggining. Didn't changed a bit in the process. The whole car is pretty clean so there isn't really much details I could change or replace, but the whole image is the one I wanted. I wanted to give the car new, modern look with new shinny paint and new wheels, that was the main idea of restauration. I always liked the mixture of old and new cars. Older cars has nice shapes, much better then new cars and new cars has nicer paintjobs and rims. And when you mix that together, you get one nice car.
Q: Saw in your post that you tried something with the color, was it a special color, did you dedicated your time around the color?
A: The color supposed to be glossy and shiny, that was the idea. To have lots of reflections of the sky and background, to make it look interesting and to have new, freshly painted look. Because the new background has sort of a ''sunset'' atmosphere, I had to customise the paint to fit the background. So that's why the color is a bit darker on a few areas and lighter on the top. I imagined there is a sun coming out behind the house or something like that and only the roof is lighted, that's why it's brighter then the rest of the car.
Q: In any chop, there's something that provokes a pain in the arse, what was that factor here?
A: In this one, it was defenetly the fenders, especially the front one and the ''non-existing'' interior, which I just couldn't placed it in. Rear fender was pretty easy to brush, since it has really defined shape. The problem was the front one, which I had to imagined and brush from my imagination. There was a donor for it, but I wanted a bit diffrent. At the end, I wanted to put new Recaro seats in it, but it looked weird so I decided to left it as it is, with old school low seats.
Q: How long did you spend on this work?
A: This chop took me 1 day to finish it, from 8 a.m. in the morning to the 11 p.m. It's doesn't sound much, since some people brush cars for a week or so. I just imagined the chop was for a client and he wanted it as soon as possible. I didn't rushed it, otherwise it would look bad. I was just brushing it and I finished it in one day, I planned 2 days to finish it.
Thanks for your answers!