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Hot rod model - Re-rendered versions of the model with some changes to some of the details and different rendering environments
Hot rod model - Re-rendered versions of the model with some changes to some of the details and different rendering environments
Shop truck with hot rod - One version of the shop truck
Shop truck with hot rod - One version of the shop truck
Shop truck with hot rod - One version of the shop truck
Shop truck with hot rod - One version of the shop truck
Custom Minitruck - Slammed, custom version of the shop truck. Complete with smoothed bodywork, LED tail lamps and airbag suspension. Not forgetting the all important camber on those chrome front wheels.
Custom Minitruck - Slammed, custom version of the shop truck. Complete with smoothed bodywork, LED tail lamps and airbag suspension. Not forgetting the all important camber on those chrome front wheels.
Custom Minitruck - Slammed, custom version of the shop truck. Complete with smoothed bodywork, LED tail lamps and airbag suspension. Not forgetting the all important camber on those chrome front wheels.
Work in progress Hot rod model - Early 3D models of a '32 ford based exercise. A lot more to come on these!
Work in progress Hot rod model - I tried to mix the traditional look with some modern touches, by fitting the car with very low profile stretched rubber, and thin LED rear lights. The chassis shape has been changed dramatically from traditional hot rods, in order to make the car as low as possible with those oversized rear wheels.
Work in progress Red hot rod - This is the final hot rod model with more traditional steel wheels and chrome hubcaps wearing old style tyres with wide white walls.
Work in progress Red hot rod - This is the final hot rod model with more traditional steel wheels and chrome hubcaps wearing old style tyres with wide white walls.
Work in progress Red hot rod - This is the final hot rod model with more traditional steel wheels and chrome hubcaps wearing old style tyres with wide white walls.
Work in progress Red hot rod - This is the final hot rod model with more traditional steel wheels and chrome hubcaps wearing old style tyres with wide white walls.
Final hot rod model - This is the final hot rod model with more traditional steel wheels and chrome hubcaps wearing old style tyres with wide white walls. This render is using a low reflective grey gloss plastic to texture all surfaces. I really like this finish for evaluation purposes.
Black hot rod - This is the final hot rod model with more traditional steel wheels and chrome hubcaps wearing old style tyres with wide white walls.
Black hot rod - This is the final hot rod model with more traditional steel wheels and chrome hubcaps wearing old style tyres with wide white walls.
Black hot rod - This is the final hot rod model with more traditional steel wheels and chrome hubcaps wearing old style tyres with wide white walls.
Black hot rod - This is the final hot rod model with more traditional steel wheels and chrome hubcaps wearing old style tyres with wide white walls.
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The custom shop

A collection of images of a hot rod and a minitruck that I modelled in Alias back in 2009.

Comments (5)
  • Thats true about the sound. I guess its a compromise you'd have to make against the rising fuel costs. I never really designed it. Just modelled it takng parts from different pictures of rods i like! Thanks a lot man.

    11 years ago

  • Most off the shelf 'glass rods these day have modern suspension and fuel injection anyway so have lost the old time feeling imo. Might as well go the whole hog! I appreciate your critique though, you certainly do know your rods! And if it werent such a pain to rebuild some of the bits you mentioned, than maybe id remodel it. Would probably easier to rebuild the whole thing though! Cheers!

    11 years ago

  • The idea would be the whole shell would be made from fibreglass, with a tubular chassis underneath. So the frame would be fake anyway, and the ride height could be easilly adjusteable. This would make the vehicle very lightweight and allow a large range of modern powerplants to go in that would still be powerful and make a very quick rod, but also please the more modern eco friendly hot rodder.

    11 years ago

  • I tend to think its a lowboy if its channelled over the frame, if the grille needs chopping, and if the top of the rear wheels sit higher than the rear arch recess. This was designed from scratch to represent a 32, but not to be a 32 modified.

    11 years ago

  • Sweet lowboy! Great render.

    11 years ago

  • Sweet lowboy! Great render.

    11 years ago

  • I tend to think its a lowboy if its channelled over the frame, if the grille needs chopping, and if the top of the rear wheels sit higher than the rear arch recess. This was designed from scratch to represent a 32, but not to be a 32 modified.

    11 years ago

  • The idea would be the whole shell would be made from fibreglass, with a tubular chassis underneath. So the frame would be fake anyway, and the ride height could be easilly adjusteable. This would make the vehicle very lightweight and allow a large range of modern powerplants to go in that would still be powerful and make a very quick rod, but also please the more modern eco friendly hot rodder.

    11 years ago

  • Most off the shelf 'glass rods these day have modern suspension and fuel injection anyway so have lost the old time feeling imo. Might as well go the whole hog! I appreciate your critique though, you certainly do know your rods! And if it werent such a pain to rebuild some of the bits you mentioned, than maybe id remodel it. Would probably easier to rebuild the whole thing though! Cheers!

    11 years ago

  • Thats true about the sound. I guess its a compromise you'd have to make against the rising fuel costs. I never really designed it. Just modelled it takng parts from different pictures of rods i like! Thanks a lot man.

    11 years ago

Michael Gillett
Design Engineer and Illustrator Essex, United Kingdom