Castor Custom Spotlight - Eliot Bemis
The Castor Set
Mar 7th, 2021
Eliot’s take on the Castor Set.
I love building models and customizing whatever I can get my hands on, so when we came up with the idea of a DIY set I was all in! Follow along with me and see what my creative process is for coming up with a unique design for a CANDYCAR®.
Where did I start?
What I love about this set is the variety of cars you can make. You have three types of cabins, two types of bodies, and three more styles of wheel-bases. You can combine these however you like, but for my design, I want to go with a sports racer design.
What was your inspiration?
I have been really into animal prints lately and wanted to incorporate that somehow. It might not be realistic for a race car, but that is what makes this so much fun as a project. We have created PDFs that you can download here to sketch out your ideas before you start painting!
From natural wood to finished car.
If you want to go all out as I have, you are going to need some basic supplies: Spraypaint, Clear Coat, Painters’ Tape, a utility knife, and a well-ventilated area. Here are the steps I took:
My final thoughts.
This set brings me back to making crafts with my mother and playing with toy trains with my father. It is a great way to learn how to paint, design, and assemble all in one! I would love to see all of the creations being made shared with us. Use the hashtag #CANDYLABCASTORSET on Instagram so we can see your custom cars!
& be careful!
The Castor Set does require assembly and adult supervision. If you are going to use spray paint, and a knife please be careful!