HPI Racing @PopBangColour Studio!

Mon, 21st August 2017

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Recently, HPI took the opportunity to get the iconic HPI Racing logo redesigned - PopBangColour style!

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PopBangColour is Ian Cook, an artist based in Coventry, England, who paints purely using radio-controlled cars! 

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Ian's unique style requires that he uses ONLY model cars - RC cars, to be exactly - when painting his work. The "brush strokes" you see are actually tire tracks of the cars he uses in each piece of art.

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As you can see, the PopBangColour studio is full of cars of all types and sizes, including many parts from full-size racing cars! 

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Ian loves HPI cars because they're available in a range of sizes and the licensed replica body styles are the perfect fit for his work with many full-size car manufacturers and racing teams! 

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Ian is based just outside the city centre of Coventry on the outskirts of Birmingham, England - the PopBangColour studio is right next to student housing for the local university. With the headquarters of both Jaguar-Land Rover and Peugeot-Citroen nearby, it's an area heavy with motoring heritage and engineering know-how - plus the immediate area has a young, funky vibe that is the perfect place for PopBangColour! 

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With a short tour complete, a huge sheet of thick paper is taped to the floor so Ian can begin creating another masterpiece! 

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Laying down various colors of bright paint, Ian begins spreading the paint around using different HPI cars - starting with the 1/10th scale #114350 RS4 Sport 3 (fitted here with the teal/blue #109760 Falken GT3 911 RSR body). 

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As you can see, it makes the cars quite messy!

And remember: ONLY HPI cars will be used to create the artwork! 

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The Q32 cars didn't escape the paint when it came to the detail work!

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The Q32 Trophy Truggy is the perfect size to start blocking in the black around the lettering.

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Now that the letters are finished, it's time to attack that hex logo!

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With the logo complete, it's time to get the HPI family of cars around the completed artwork! These were the only "brushes" used to create the masterpiece!

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Thanks so much Ian, for your amazing recreation of the HPI Racing logo!

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Check out more of Ian's work on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

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Do you want to get your own, super-limited edition banner or print with the PopBangColour-ified HPI Racing logo? Stay tuned...


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