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Renault R18 Turbo Shooting Break | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2018)

Renault R18 Shooting Break

This is another one of those 15 minute challenges. I found a (very small and bad quality) picture of a Renault R18 Turbo wagon and thought this might look good converted into a shooting break. The actual shooting break conversion was done in six minutes, but it took forever to modify the rear wheel arch and to get the stance just right. The original ride height is more suited to a 4×4 trail than to a regular road and naturally I changed it. I kept the original wheel design, but increased the diameter an inch to 15″. This was fun, but it’s a shame the quality of the picture is horrible.

Renault R18 Turbo Shooting Break | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2018)

Prefer stock ride height and body? Check out the original picture.

PS: I might re-create this with a better picture at some point in the future.

Volvo 480 Turbo Wagon | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

Volvo 480 Turbo Wagon

While recently discussing shooting breaks and the design of the Volvo 480 Turbo with a friend of mine, we agreed that the proportions of the vehicle are rather odd. In my opinion, the proportions are off because the front overhang is way too long. Or is the rear overhang just too short? Whatever the case may be – the latter is a lot easier to fix. I wanted to stick to my motto that it must be possible to create something not only in photoshop but in reality as well. This is what we came up with: the Volvo 480 Turbo Wagon. I purposely kept it looking stock, apart from a set of BBS LM wheels, lowering and a front airdam. Looking at the picture I wonder why Volvo didn’t think of that and built it? They are the wagon company after all, aren’t they?

Now only one question remains: who dares to build this beautiful and elegant two-door wagon?

Japanese Nostalgic Car feature Nissan Sunny B310 Shooting Break and Toyota Corolla E82

Japanese nostalgic cars features my photoshop chops

About three years ago, John Roper found my interpretation of a Nissan Sunny B310 Shooting Break and featured it on his famous blog Japanese Classic Car. We exchanged a couple of nice emails and I was really proud that my photoshop chop even inspired him to attempt such a conversion on a real car.

What I wasn’t aware of is that the very same John Roper also wrote an article on Japanese Classic Car about my photoshopped E82 Toyota Corolla.  I might have discovered the second article only last week, but hey… it’s never too late to say thank you!

To see more awesome classic and vintage Japanese vehicles, visit the Japanese Nostalgic Car homepage.

 

VirtualModels Citroen DS 21 Shooting Break | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2015)

Citroën DS 21 Shooting Break

Let’s start the new year with modifying a design icon, shall we? As far as I know, nobody ever built a two-door wagon version of the Citroën DS. This is very unfortunate, because a shooting break of La Déesse would be more than awesome. Ever since seeing these fantastic automobiles in France as a young boy, I thought the roof line of the DS Break doesn’t really flow with the overall shape and lines of the car. Please, somebody with the funds and skills on hand, build this! Rest assured – it would certainly win a few prizes at a concours d’elegance in the future or fetch a high price at an auction.

VirtualModels Citroen DS 21 Shooting Break | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2015)

Citroen CX Shooting Break Gullwing | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)

Citroën CX Shooting Break

Citroën has built many cars that have been well ahead of the game. However, they never built a CX Shooting Break with gullwing doors. But hey, they could have – and nobody would have been surprised at all. 😉

Citroen CX Shooting Break Gullwing | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)

 

Nissan Leopard Shooting Break | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)

Nissan Leopard Shooting Break (UF31)

Regular visitors know that I do like two-door station wagons, aka Shooting Breaks. The UF31 Nissan Leopard responds nicely to the wagon treatment. A set of shorter springs and some multi-piece BBS wheels do alter the character a little and make the Leopard look sportier. Would be nice to have, wouldn’t it?

Nissan Leopard Shooting Break | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)

Ferrari 412i Shooting Break Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Ferrari 412i 2+2 Shooting Break Concept

Frequent readers of my blog know that I do have a sweet spot for two-door wagons. Whether they are called shooting break or shooting brake is an entirely different story. I decided to call them shooting break, because some (European) manufacturers call their regular station wagons Break.

The Ferrari 412i 2+2 is a very nice base for a shooting break conversion. Straight lines would make it easy to perform this task in real life. Though I doubt that anybody would actually so that. Most people would probably just run away and scream bloody murder!

Ferrari 412i Shooting Break Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Nissan Sunny California Shooting Break | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Nissan Sunny 1500 California Shooting Break (B310)

The Nissan Sunny California is one of those typical Japanese cars from the late 70’s / early 80’s. Wood paneling as a styling cue from the 70’s? Check! A crude mix of chrome and black plastic parts? Check! Rear-view mirrors on the front fenders? Check! I took this yellow Sunny California and transformed it into a two-door Shooting Break. Why? Just because I like ’em better this way. The B310 wagon body has been modified extensively, lowered and fitted with a roof rack. A set of period correct wheels with white wall tires have also been added.

Nissan Sunny California Shooting Break | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Mustang Shelby EXP500 Black Hornet | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Ford Mustang Shelby EXP 500 Black Hornet

The 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby EXP500 Black Hornet inspired me to create a classic Mustang Shooting Break.
Apart from the roof, the body was lowered and a front spoiler has been added. The original Shelby wheels have been replaced with period-correct Mag Wheels.

Mustang Shelby EXP500 Black Hornet | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Mercedes-Benz SL 500 R129 Shooting Break | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Shooting Break R129

I really like the Mercedes-Benz SL R129 series. One day I wondered how a shooting break of this particular model would look like. Apart from the roof, nothing has been changed on the body. The car has been lowered and I added wheels from a V12 S-Class.

Mercedes-Benz SL 500 R129 Shooting Break | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)