Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Broken Telephone

How many people remember the game broken telephone?

I had a voice mail the other day and I could no hear very much at all. If 'Tim' at phone number '058' would call me back.

I'll return your call.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Oldest VW Beetle in the world

Ultra rare 1939 Volkswagen Beetle, chassis #1-00003 was fully restored this year! (2019) VW39 is a pre-production series Volkswagen with an estimated value of $ 1,000,000.00 it the last of 14 prototypes made and is a piece of Porsche and Volkswagen history. The restoration was carried out by The Prototyp - Personen.Kraft.Wagen museum in Hamburg, after two years of work.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Hand painted parking signs

I was resonantly contacted to replicate a sign painted by the late Dave Connery, RIP. I can't remember the last time I used my air brush and it was fun to use it again.
The majority of the sign is all hand painted the boarder, letters and old GMC are all hand painted and some custom mixed colors to match the original sign, with highlights done using an air brush. I painted the signs one color/element each night in assembly line fashion getting faster each night, the finish photo below is out in the garage as that's where I air brushed the highlights on the hand painted signs.

Reflecting on the project a lot of time was wasted setup and taring down each night as it was just to cold to paint in the garage and not having dedicated studio has me hunting around for things like an hour long search for the air brush...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Detroit Autorama 2016

Motor City Auto Art

Last minute free time, for some great cars and pinstriping!

I'll be heading to Detroit Autorama for Saturday only, too many responsibilities at home.

Pinstripers are auctioning there panels for charity so done miss it!

There is also a good read, (well I'll read it later) but please have a look at Detroit News article on the show.

Be There or Be Square!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Pinstriping a Cadillac

Hand painted Pin Striping is a love and a challenge especially on 15 foot plus lines, I start off this job with no tape down the side of this red Cadillac and just could not keep a consistent distance from the body line. 

To fix my problem
I used some green 1/4" painters tape, the adhesive of this tape will not stay on the car after you remove the tape.
Placing the tape line 1/4" higher then were I wanted to stripe the Cadillac, on both sides of the car, note before adding this guide line I made a couple reference points on the front and rear quarter panels to keep both sides symmetrical.

Once the tape was down the hand painted Pinstriping began