Creating a Hot Wheel Timeline
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  1. Concept
    1. Sketch
      • Drawings and Sketches of the concept were created
    2. Sketch
      • Drawings and Sketches of the concept were created on Paper Vellum
    3.  
    4. info
  2. 1:1 Prototype
    1.  
      • The 1:1 first prototypes area created.

    2. 1:1 Acetate
      • The first 1:1 model is created out of Acetate
    3. 1:1 Resins
      • Resin Copies are made off of the Acetate. Approval Expoxies, next step hollow out an make a shell
      • Four or Five are made. Some are painted. Some are painted for Catalog shoots.
      • Later used for Grid Printing - For Pad with ink printing for Tampo
      • Tampo - Mattel would do a B-Sheet and send it out to Vendor and they would lay out the artwork on the Grid to wee where it warped (week or 2 to complete) Engineer would to all the paperwork that would go with it, colors, scale, etc.
      • Tampo - Legal department would confirm rights to use all the logos etc.
      • Tampo - Sent to a plant to convert it to a plate. That plate would be the Tampo Artwork
      • Tampo - Legal department would confirm rights to use all the logos etc.
      • Tampo - Now done with computes on E-Sheets, which are sent to the Plant that then modifies to fit on the car
      • Epoxies today - on SLA Machine - uses liquid material, whioch two laser beams focus on and turn solid where they hit, starting from the top and slowly going down
  3. 4:1 Models
    1.  
      • The 4:1 models are created.

    2. Wood 4x
    3. Epoxy 4x
    4. More Info
  4. Brass Cars
    1.  
      • The Brass Cars looked, weighed and rolled about the same as the eventual Hot Wheels car.
        They were used to test the cars on the track and super charger.
        Also used for Catalog shots and commercials.
        The cars were hollowed out to fit the interiors, windows and other working mechanisims.
        It took over 200 hours to make each of these Brass cars.
        They were pantographed from the 4x Wooden and Epoxy models.
        The windows and interiors. a model shop aluminum injection mold would be made to make the parts in the proper material
        K-resin for the window and usually polypropylene for the interior.
    2. 1971 Cars
      • There are 30 known 1971 Brass Cars
        Funny Money
    3. Blackwalls
      • Made once again for the Blackwall era Demons and Crackups because of the need for testing.
      • info.
  5. Unit Molds
    1.  
      • The Unit Molds

    2. Blue Prints
      • The first 1:1 model is created out of Acetate
    3. Molds
      • Resin Copies are made off of the Acetate.
      • Four or Five are made. Some are painted. Some are painted for Catalog shoots.
  6. Master Molds
    1.  
      • The Master Molds

    2. Blue Prints
      • The first 1:1 model is created out of Acetate
    3. Molds
      • Resin Copies are made off of the Acetate.
        Four or Five are made. Some are painted. Some are painted for Catalog shoots.
  7. 1:1 Test Shots
    1.  
      • First shots to see how things fit

    2. Blue Prints
      • info
    3. Molds
      • info
      • info

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