I can’t stand anything to do with Scooby-Doo. Let’s just get that out of the way. But when I see a Mystery Machine that’s a decent scale and price, I have to wonder what else I can make from it.
Honestly, when I bought the Mystery Machine, I didn’t have a specific plan in mind. I’d seen some folks make amazing generic Joker and Punisher vans with it. I guess I wanted to try to be more scene-specific. And thus I landed on Jekko the Clown’s van from the episode “Be a Clown.” To be clear, Jekko drives a truck in the episode, not a van. But I was looking for inspiration more than a match.
First thing I had to do was remove all the ridiculous junk bolted to the top of the van. Then I had to fill the many holes with epoxy and sand them down. I painted the van with colors inspired by the animated truck in question. For the side art, I traced some screen shots in Illustrator. I also traced the outlines of the stickers that came off the van, and then merged those with the Jekko art. I printed the end result on sticker paper and applied as needed.
The whole thing is silly and ridiculous. Perfect for Gotham’s clowns!
Created Summer 2020
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