Custom Border Patrol Hot Wheels Car

“Arizona Border Patrol” by Kenny Harrelson

Kenny Harrelson collects and customizes Hot Wheels diecast cars and shoots with vintage film cameras. He’s an author and musician. Harrelson is also colorblind.

“This Arizona Border Patrol car was customized from a Hot Wheels Sheriff Patrol car. It was drilled, paint stripped, 2 coats of gloss white and the custom decals I created and applied,” Harrelson says in the photo caption on Flickr. He based the custom decals on border patrol cars he’d seen while living in Arizona. “I support the Border Patrol as they fight the tough fight.”

What’s even more impressive about the photo is the technique he uses to shoot diecast cars in scenes like this. Harrelson explains that the photo is indeed one single photograph without the use of Photoshop. The background is a printed photograph formatted to 1:64 Hot Wheels scale. The photo wraps under the car and up behind to form the scene. He then lights and shoots the final image. The effect is seamless and stunning.

diecast car on lit stage

You can see more of his work in the Flickr photoset Diecast Scenics:

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  Gravatar GLORIA WILLOUGHBY wrote @ November 8th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

DO YOU EVER MAKE A CUSTOM HOT WHEELS FOR SALE? MY DAD WAS A BORDER PATROLMAN AND I WOULD LOVE TO GET ONE FOR MY GRANDSON. HE WORKED THE TEXAS, LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI BORDERS FROM THE 50′S INTO THE 70′S.
THANK YOU SO MUCH. BJR1116@BELLSOUTH.NET

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