Rad­i­cal Ren­der­ings

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At a young age, Paul Kuras de­vel­oped a love of cars. And, like a lot of chil­dren, he col­lected Hot Wheels and built model cars. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing a Bach­e­lor of Fine Arts from the Col­lege for Creative Stud­ies in De­troit, Michi­gan, where he ma­jored in in­dus­trial de­sign, Paul be­gan do­ing ren­der­ings the old-school way. He started with mark­ers and col­ored pencils, as well as hand-blended hard chalks. He slowly be­gan build­ing his skill set by learn­ing to dig­i­tally air­brush his sketches and play­ing with more com­puter op­tions to en­hance his art. The ren­der­ings he cur­rently pro­duces are mostly dig­i­tally air­brushed with cut-out pat­terns or im­ages to dial in the de­tails, such as head­light glass and tire treads. If you’d like to get your own ve­hi­cle ren­dered us­ing Paul’s long-de­vel­oped tech­niques, con­tact him at yourautoart.com.

The tal­ented crew led by Tony Arme at Amer­i­can Leg­ends in Phoenix, Ari­zona, is build­ing this ’67 Ford F100 to be a clean, quick, smooth-rid­ing clas­sic pickup. Ini­tial plans be­gin with chop­ping the roof wedge ¾ inch, adding flush-mount glass, uti­liz­ing a ’66-style hood, and adding a car­bon-fiber grille and bumpers. Quick­ness will come eas­ily with the in­tro­duc­tion of a su­per­charged Edel­brock Coy­ote 6R80 mo­tor with a six-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. Fi­nally, the Ford will glide down the high­way with a Crown Vic­to­ria front-end con­ver­sion on the fac­tory front frame along with the RideTech four-link and coilovers in the rear.

This ’51 Ford F6 built by James Kim­ball-Davis is a beast from a whole other jun­gle. The foun­da­tion it sits on will be a mod­i­fied Ford F-250 frame with a 7.3L diesel mo­tor. In or­der to work on this mon­ster, the whole front end will hinge for­ward like a big rig. With a plan for black Al­coa wheels and meaty tires, James will widen the fend­ers as well as the bed to meet the new track width. A sim­ple but mod­ern­ized in­te­rior awaits this project, in­clud­ing black leather seats, af­ter­mar­ket air­con­di­tion­ing, and satel­lite ra­dio.

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