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Datsun 510 - Vexel

By dangeruss
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Vexel: Vector-Pixel Hybrid.

Still a "tuner" car, but in a totally different vein. This one's a custom Datsun (Nissan) 510 circa 1970 with a neat engine swap and HKS / Greddy turbo installation. RacingHart C4 wheels were modeled in 3D Studio MAX and "toon" rendered, The rest is all Photoshop. See my Journal and Scraps for more on "vexels"
Image details
Image size
1600x1200px 1.08 MB
Canon EOS 10D
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Focal Length
22 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 31, 2003, 1:26:34 PM
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Wingatesc's avatar
Simply marvelous. The colors are realy great.
how are you able to do THAT on Photoshop?
im poor so i use Gimp XD

and if i ever want to design a car can i come to you?
iuneWind's avatar
Haha. its look very similar with russian cheap "lada 2106"
its very often car in russia - removed from production in last year or 2-3 ago.
Probably - just copyed design form this nissan
MaksFray's avatar
Brahmadomtao's avatar
B210 grill, eh?
I raced these for 10 years. Great capture- you got the feel of it 100%

Love the 'toon render settings by the way. Just enough, and not too much.
dangeruss's avatar
FYI - Just the wheels were too rendered the rest is all painted in Photoshop.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! are you using only illustrator and the pen tool or a program for assistance?
dangeruss's avatar
Photoshop and it's pen tool - no Illustrator is used.
426maxwedgie's avatar
My dad had a 510. He made it look like the BRE transam cars. :+fav:
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ShortyDestroyer's avatar
crazy! i thought it was real at first glance
i actually have a datsun 720b with the same motor that your picture car has, 4cyl ohc except that mine is stock where as that is majorly modifyed mine runs about 1952cc (98hp) and that one.....i have no idea

they rev like crazy though, i had mine to 6500 rpm the other day, no joke screaming like crazy
dwiirawan's avatar
wowowowowowowow! where is the normal render?
dangeruss's avatar
It's all photoshop - no 3d render exists.
Gordon404's avatar
This is really awesome =D I love it, I hope you don't mind if I use it as my desktop background
macrobiote's avatar
This is friggen dopesauce like what. The RB swap, the paint, the wheels... that's jdm tight like preteen bukakke. I wish I could do that somehow with my Z?
dangeruss's avatar
that's jdm tight like preteen bukakke <--- Great quote!
imagineiff's avatar
the tree reflections on the glass are GREAT
NitrousOxideSystem's avatar
do u toon them in PS? thats sick.. so many "vectors", must be like 100000000.. this cant be done in less than 1 month :P
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ImmortalKenny's avatar
Russ...You just did my favorite car. I'm speechless.
wow. awesome pic man, its now my background.
TenshiNoSakura's avatar
Wow, this is really amazing! I thought it was real until I read the description and looked at the full view really hard.
Beautiful work! It's very realiztic! I mean honestly, you've even got the reflections of the sky on the windows. Absolutely wonderful!
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