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"Stand On It" - Sheriff car - Episode 4

Day by day, the Ford Crown Victoria is increasingly resembling the real model used in the movie "Stand On It" and its sequel "Poker Run" due out later this year. As you can see from the images, I proceeded to create the dent on the front left fender and of course the whole body was painted with a blue/light blue shade. The next changes will affect the bumpers, rims, dashboard and decals on the front.
Now enjoy the photos and don't miss the next episodes of this series!

Posted by: Fabiano on Mon 9/27/2021 at 12:04   70

"Stand On It" - Sheriff car - Episode 5

A few days late, but here I am introducing you to some other updates made on the Sheriff's car from the movie "Stand On It". As you can see from the pictures, I modified the front bumper by making a cut just like on the real car. At that point I painted it with the same light blue color and I applied it to the body. Finally, I created the decals with the Sheriff's logo (using a photo of Dion Baia) to be applied on the front doors and I reassembled all the doors on the body, of course all except that of the driver which, as in the film, is torn off by a truck driver and placed in the rear seats as evidence of the crime.
Next week I will publish the pictures of the car with all the details reassembled: a few more days and then you can finally see this model completed. See you soon and have a good weekend!

Posted by: Fabiano on Fri 10/8/2021 at 12:18   90

"Stand On It" - Sheriff car - Episode 6

We are almost running out of this custom model: in fact today it's time to show you the car with all the details repositioned on the body, but also the painted resin dashboard that my friend Roberto gave me some months ago (in the Links section you will also find the link to his modeling site). The next step will be to find more suitable rims similar to the iron ones used in the film. So do not miss the next episode: you can enjoy the Ford Crown Victoria finally completed! Have a nice week!

Posted by: Fabiano on Wed 10/13/2021 at 13:46   100

"Stand On It" - Sheriff car - Episode 7

We have finally arrived at the end of this last model that I customized! In fact, I managed to complete Sheriff Cletus T. Necessary's car from the movie "Stand On It": I removed the original Ford Crown Victoria wheels and replaced them with a correct set of wheels (from a 1969 Dodge Charger produced from Maisto) by painting them in matt black. The final effect is now perfect and below you can then see the finished model in all its glory.
In the next few days I will show it to you together with the Dodge Challenger Hellcat used by John Schneider (Duke Marietta). Enjoy and have a good start to the week!

Posted by: Fabiano on Mon 10/18/2021 at 11:29   100

E.R. Locations at Warner Bros Studios

It's been some time since I wanted to come back to offer you other articles on the locations used in the films and TV series we are most fond of and having made some trips to the United States in recent years I have a lot of material to show you. It is therefore with great pleasure that today I will present another part of Warner Bros Studios (more or less close to the New York set area) which has been used for 15 years as the main location of the TV series "E.R.", namely the main building of the County General Hospital of Chicago. But let's not waste any more time: click on the map below and immerse yourself again in the most famous emergency room on TV!

Posted by: Fabiano on Tue 10/19/2021 at 20:19   120

Happy Halloween with Christine!

Finally, after changing the layout of the site throughout the month of October, we have come to celebrate Halloween. This year I thought about making a short video, using one of the first models I bought at the beginning of my collection and one of the last that arrived just a month ago: Christine! Enjoy this video and celebrate Halloween in the scariest way, perhaps enjoying the wonderful John Carpenter's film!

Posted by: Fabiano on Sat 10/30/2021 at 19:06   80

News for 2023!

I haven't written anything on this blog for more than a year, not due to a decrease in my passion for diecast modeling (indeed, the collection has grown even more!) but because 2022 saw me entirely dedicated to the purchase and renovation of the our new home. In this new house, the space at my disposal is enormous (an entire floor in the attic) and I will soon show you the new configuration of my model car collection. For now, I'll leave you with a simple photo that shows the "before" and "after" of what was the room that hosted me, my passions and above all my collection for 9 years. I also take the opportunity to wish you a happy 2023 with the hope of reviving the pages of this blog properly!

Posted by: Fabiano on Sat 1/7/2023 at 13:08   60

Preparation of the attic - Part 1

Work to prepare the new exhibition of my collection is proceeding. As you can see below, it is possible to see in the first picture the still empty attic of the new house and in the second picture the first showcases positioned along the wall. Once the preparation is complete, there will be 9 showcases that will host all the models of my collection. Have a little more patience and in a few days you will be able to see the completed works, also with the rest of the attic. See you soon!

Posted by: Fabiano on Sun 2/26/2023 at 19:13   60

Preparation of the attic - Part 2

The works to complete the attic are proceeding at full speed and even the showcases are almost ready: I have already filled 4 entire showcases and 5 are waiting to be modified to accommodate other additional shelves. I should collect the new shelves on Friday and therefore next weekend I will work on applying them to the showcases, then filling them with all the models that are currently still in the boxes (in the second picture only a part of those that need to be positioned). Be patient and next week you can finally admire my complete new exhibition!

Posted by: Fabiano on Wed 3/1/2023 at 19:12   70

Updates from the collector hazzard74

In these days I got back in touch with Salvatore (the user "hazzard74" on this site), an old Hollywood Wheels acquaintance who often shared his splendid collection on these pages in the past. Just recently he has updated his gallery by adding photos of some new pieces, which he has included in his collection, relating to the legendary film "Otherwise we get angry" by Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. So enjoy his gallery, you will see other prestigious diecast models such as the General Lee completely signed by the actors of the TV series. See you soon!

Posted by: Fabiano on Tue 3/7/2023 at 20:12   62

Happy Birthday General Lee - Part 1

Waiting to complete the arrangement of the last showcases in my new attic (I will publish some new pics during the next weekend) I am carrying out the modification of 4 diecast models in parallel and today I would like to start showing you the first one. It was a project that I had in mind for a long time but that I never decided to make it: after seeing a similar version from my friend Roberto, I therefore decided to do it, but making a version more similar to the one made several years ago by Jeremey Tigner. Naturally I'm talking about the Dodge Charger that can be glimpsed in the episode "Happy Birthday General Lee": as a base I'm using a black Dodge Charger produced by Maisto and in addition to making some changes in terms of paintwork, I'll apply new resin-molded rims, a new engine much more precise than the standard one and of course I will also modify the interior, changing color and adding many more details.
In this first episode, I'll show you the starting model and the new engine, then I'll show you the first changes in the next ones. See you soon and have fun!

Posted by: Fabiano on Thu 3/16/2023 at 14:53   50

Prepation of the attic - Part 3

We are almost at the finish line! All the new showcases have been modified by adding new shelves and four of them have already been completely filled with the missing models. Still missing to fill the last one with some models that are currently still parked in the boxes, but still there will be some empty spots to be able to add more models in the future. Have 1/2 days of patience and then I will show the definitive photos with a nice gallery of detailed images. See you soon!

Posted by: Fabiano on Fri 3/17/2023 at 14:38   60

Happy Birthday General Lee - Part 2

Here we are at the second episode of General Lee in the "Happy Birthday" version. In this phase I proceeded to modify the platform to accommodate the new engine, I painted the interior with the classic light brown and completely masked the bodywork of the car, leaving only the front mudguard on the driver's side exposed, then painting it with a gray primer to give the same effect as seen in the TV series. I also proceeded to paint the bonnet in the same way: to do so, I followed the same logic as Jeremey Tigner. In fact, in the series, the front fender and hood are completely distorted in the impact, so when the Dodge Charger is repaired, these parts are replaced and painted with a primer, before being painted orange. In the gallery, therefore, you will also find the repainted bonnet that I modified to be easily assembled and disassembled once the model is closed. But you will see all this in the next episode!

Posted by: Fabiano on Mon 3/20/2023 at 10:05   60

Preparation of the attic - Part 4

I finally managed to complete the layout of my diecast models in the new showcases. For the occasion, I created a gallery within the "Virtual Tour" section where I photographed both the general view of all the showcases and the diecast models contained therein. The last showcase hasn't been completely filled yet, I'll have to add a few more models in the coming weeks, but I have to admit that all together they are a pleasure for the eyes! In the coming days I will also publish the photos of the models contained in the plastic boxes or leaning on the showcases.
Enjoy the new pictures (by clicking on the image below) and see you soon with other updates on the diecast models I'm customizing in this period.

Posted by: Fabiano on Tue 3/21/2023 at 19:01   60

Universal Studios (Los Angeles) in 1989

Over the past few months, sorting through some old VHS tapes, I've found an old footage my family made in 1989 at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. I therefore proceeded to digitize the video to publish it here on the site, above all for the possibility of being able to see how this theme park looked towards the end of the 80s. In fact, it is possible to see attractions that unfortunately no longer exist today or have been modified for represent other movies or TV shows: E.T, King Kong, The A-Team, Miami Vice, The Man with 6 Million Dollars and Knight Rider. I hope this video allows you to take a dip into the past and maybe you can enjoy it not on a simple cell phone screen but perhaps on your home TV: in fact, I will also publish it on the Hollywood Wheels Youtube channel (here on the side you will find the icon with the direct link), so you can definitely watch it from a smart TV.
See you soon with other interesting news and enjoy the video!

Posted by: Fabiano on Thu 3/23/2023 at 12:05   50

Happy Birthday General Lee - Part 3

Although in the new house there is always some little work to do to finish some rooms, I managed to find some time to go on with the "Happy Birthday" version of the General Lee. First of all I painted all the elements relating to the interior (seats, floor, side panels, dashboard, etc.) and after having assembled them, I proceeded to assemble the bodywork on the chassis: from the photos it is possible to see first of all the new engine it lends itself well on an aesthetic level in this diecast model, but also the final rendering of the model with and without the hood. In the next few days I will print the American Racing Vector rims (as I already did for the Dodge Charger from "Christmas Cars") so stay tuned because once this model is finished I will immediately start working on another version of the General Lee. Happy Sunday!

Posted by: Fabiano on Sun 3/26/2023 at 15:35   70

I love Wisconsin!

In a completely unexpected way, after years of looking for it, this morning the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser produced years ago in a limited series by BoS appeared on eBay and of course I didn't let it get away! It's a model that I've been chasing for some time and which unfortunately I didn't buy when it was put on the market: loving the "That 70s Show" series, the Vista Cruiser was a fundamental element in that series (especially in the first seasons) and I absolutely wanted to have it in my collection . Now I can't wait for it to arrive, as soon as it is in my hands a nice photo shoot will surely follow!

Posted by: Fabiano on Fri 3/31/2023 at 11:53   50

Happy Birthday General Lee - Part 4

A few days late, I managed to print the American Racing Vector rims with the attachment compatible with that of the Dodge Charger produced by Maisto. I printed 8 (and not just 4) because I will also need them for another model that I will make in the next few weeks, but it's too early to talk about it yet. In the next few days I will paint them and color the spokes and then finally I will be able to apply them on the model to complete this latest creation of mine. See you soon and enjoy the pictures!

Posted by: Fabiano on Tue 4/4/2023 at 12:07   40

Green General Lee - Part 1

While work on the "Happy Birthday General Lee" model is proceeding (I'll update you in the next few days with some photos), I started working on a model that I had been working on for some time but which I was postponing to find a good model from which start. I didn't want to modify a real General Lee (there are fewer and fewer of them now and given the cost it is not advisable to modify them) so I was looking for a good base from which to start but at an affordable price. So I found this 1969 Dodge Charger with a problem with the hood (principle of metal fatigue) but otherwise in really good shape. In the following photos you can admire it before its color is changed: anyway the idea is to paint it in the internal parts of orange and on the outside with a nice dark green, just like in the TV series.
So stay tuned because in a few days I will show you the first changes on this model!

Posted by: Fabiano on Mon 4/17/2023 at 11:30   60

Happy Birthday General Lee - Part 5

Ready to start the engine? Finally I was able to complete the rims of this model: after printing them, I painted them matte black and then I detailed the spokes with a silver marker. Once positioned on the car, I proceeded to put the front grille and the rear light unit back in their place and this model too can be considered completed and ready to be displayed in the windows together with all the others.
Now enjoy the photos and see you soon with updates on other models in the pipeline!

Posted by: Fabiano on Mon 5/1/2023 at 12:19   90

"Stand On It" Tribute - Part 1

Good morning buddies! A somewhat busy period (home, family, travel, etc.) but I'm still developing a few new models whose progress I'll show you in the coming weeks. Today I wanted to show you a model that is not really a "replica" of a movie or a TV series, but rather a "tribute". In fact, I decided to start from a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat produced by Solido and to modify it to make a "tribute" version of the film "Stand On It", adapting it to the livery chosen by John Schneider with the eagle and gold finishes but keeping somewhat the original look of this model with the classic muscle car rear stripes. So below you will find the photos of the original model, from which I have already removed the python pad printing from the roof (a really trashy thing...): in the next few days I will update you with the first stripes applied. Enjoy your vision!

Posted by: Fabiano on Mon 5/15/2023 at 11:52   80

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