My Top-10: Professional Hot Wheels Customizer Karli-Martin Sanger

Karli-Martin Sanger is a German professional customizer of Hot Wheels and other model cars and is known for his award-winning designs via his brand Kraut Customs. Today he shares 10 of his favorite builds from his career. And now you’ll find a lot of his customs as an Official hobbyDB Archive!

Over to you, Karli!

I’m Karli, 49 years old from Dresden in Germany. I have been customizing as a hobby since 2011.

I visited a convention in Las Vegas for the first time in 2015, then have regularly attended the Hot Wheels Nationals. Since 2017, I have been a professional customizer for Hot Wheels, Matchbox and Welly in all scales.

My themed cars include subjects such as Star Wars, zombies and history. 

Check out Karli’s Top-10 favorite designs currently on hobbyDB –


Karli Top-10 Customs

10. Zombie Hunter, HW 1:64

I just like the Bone Speeder model. Perfect for customizing


9. Sopa Box “Dayton Rocket HW 1:64

Fully functional with steering and brakes. Mattel VIP Award 2022 in Charlotte


I love the Mandalorian


Hand-painted drag bus. My first Mattel VIP Award in 2016 in Indianapolis and promotion to the pros


First car on which I installed parts of a model airplane


5. Daily Work, Welly 1:24

Teamwork with my physically disabled Buddy Martin. He sits in a wheelchair and thus has the opportunity to be creative


4. Boba Fett Drag, HW 1:64



Band Bus without any guidelines, I was able to really let off steam.


1. Air Cover (Diorama 1:64)

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