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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:04 PM

Tho't I'd show a bit of masking magery.

Sometimes these things don't dawn on us. I've done a similar procedure when applying tissue markings to my flyer models, but it only came to me tonight that I could do something like this here.

 

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I wanted my race number to be large & brassy and in my "second" color, so it's easier to mask & spray than to match afterwards. Too lazy to go into a graphics program & work up a full template, I just sketched a 71 in my "font" on a clear scrap; flipped it over & laid tape on the backside and hey!presto, instant reverse mask.

But first, I ran a 150% copy (even my cheep Canon desktop printer has a front-panel function for this, look around on yours) for my rooftop number: just lay the clear scrap backwards on the tray and you get a reverse.

 

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This gives me a pretty good match of "font" and proportion throughout all the numbers.

The roughest part was laying the things in on the inside of the shell so they lined up; but as long as the tape's in a relatively smooth spot & not over some really distorting bump or other, it won't hurt to pick up & reposition several times: in a flattish area the tack will be enough to hold when you spray.

 

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:39 PM

...And here's the finished livery, which just this weekend clinched the Concours honors for RetroEast's Winter Series. Yaaay!

 

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This is pretty much just like all the others in this tread, so unless pressed I'll save you lot the reading. Anybody real interested in my specific color blending & the like, ask and I'll type it out - but I want to get on to something more interesting & maybe more useful to us:

 

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This car's currently globe-trotting as part of the Lucky 13 Postal Proxy Thingie contest, and the body you see here actually forced some interesting learning experiences on its naive painter. Next few days, I'll try to talk about some of those.

 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:19 AM

"You'll never hear surf music again"

 

Great line from a great song. And thought it was true at the time. But then came Dick Dale. The pendulum never stops, does it?


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:40 PM

Here's the story of how FIREFISH got wrapped around a "Lucky 13" Thingie Proxy entry.

 

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I don't remember how I got roped in, I hadn't planned to; Thingies aren't my thing. But I do recall the Florida guys - Wrick Moore, TonyP, Marty Stanley, Gator Bob & the crew - were trashtalking on F'B about it and I sorta chimed in with some snark or other, and TonyP (who sorta tolerates my nascent & aspiring Evilness, kindly calling me a "Minion") threatened me: "You're close to losing your [and here, he mis-swiped his iPad & it obligingly sent the closest substitute] Evil Minnow status."

That's all it took. Team Evil Minnow was born.

 

Just about everything I did on this car was new to me. I'm not yet an accomplished painter, more like an accomplishing one - and I want to talk a little here about what I lucked out with, and also what I learned how to do better [next time] - guys like the finished product a lot, and when I stand back and look, I'll agree it came out good. But the real fun is in what went ehhh-right or wrong.

 

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The weekend I began painting, Robin and I visited the Met, and ducked into the special Japanese Birds exhibit; suddenly I got inspired: These guys could catch the poses and personalities of their animal subjects, and the bold colors were perfect for a slot car. My homework had already been done for me. During the next several days of painting, I always had a couple books open randomly, like you see here - not to copy, exactly, but to keep my head in the right place.

Another thing: about that time, I ran across a publicity still of Riki Lindhome (Google "Garfunkel and Oates") -

 

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 - and shouted (no, really! I did!) "THAT's the look I want!"

And this is one of those things I had to learn: how to draw. I heard once, the trick to drawing isn't in where to move the pencil, it's in how your eye sees what's there to draw I'm buyin' that. I did a lot of sketching around these eyes, trying to understand what gives them their unique eye-ness - the slightly skewed pupils, the slanted set of each - and I finally got what I tho't was there, and then proceeded to wrap a Fish Face around it. You can see the sketches surrounding the masked body here.

The masking went mostly conventional: draw the outline on the outside, tape on the inside to the lines I drew.

 

Firefish 03.JPG

 

Here's the spraying, also all tried&true procedures. Only new thing for me was a 2nd quickie mask for the "ears" - peeled off the body mask and sprayed the orange first, then hit the rest.

All Parma Faskolor as always. Sequence:

Water - Faslucent Blue fog in nose & sides, backed up with a black fog; then cover front with F'lucent Blu, with F'Luc Turquoise fade to rear. Backed with white.

Fish - fog Pearl Gold (just assume everything's prefixed with "Fas," okay?) around edges, and then push Candy Red around the belly. Greens were a blend, then all backed with Pearl White & then White.

 

Now comes the fun stuff. Continued on next post.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:12 PM

...Like I say, I needed practice.

Several things I'd never done had to get worked out in a hurry here, and so to play around with things in a safe venue, I pressed some handy plastic into service:

 

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- Yah, since my surgery, I find I suddenly need support hose. Shuddup.

I copied a picture in the right scale and taped it to the inside of my trial horse (fish?) & worked out stuff. Too bad I didn't get any shots of the trial runs - I was in a hurry by this time - but using these helped me a lot in working out my puzzles.

One of the biggies was making the scales - the Japanese Sumi-E technique makes use of brushes that will deliver their medium to the paper in a very different way from what I got with 1-Shot, so I had to find a brush stroke that would serve my porpoises.

 

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I settled on a reverse-orientation of the style in the Japanese paintings, a sort of "birdie" V-stroke that suggested a curve by joining the "wingtips." Worked pretty good.

Look at the curve of the neck, where I tried to walk the sequence around the bend and was only moderately successful. Also at the bottom, where I had to negotiate the wheel hump and deal with shrinking scale-scale...and I was getting tired & the paint blend was skinning over even while I was squirting the reducer in. These things happen, & I'm not a real patient person.

 

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When it came time to do the face, I was concerned about managing to get the porportions I had worked out on paper over to the car. Here's what I did: ran off a copy of the "face" in proper scale, on Inkjet-printable plastic sheet from Staples. I taped this at its place on the body (on one side only, like a hinge) and I could lay it over for an accurate visual reference as I painted. If something went wrong, I'd see it right then and could wipe off or correct. I did a LOT of both.

 

Firefish 08.jpg

 

The last was getting down the flames (the whole requirement for the Proxy contest, and I stretched its definition right past low-tide line with this one!). Here's one of those stylistic problems that I'll see every time I look at this - see, up to this moment I had stuck with very strict, institutionalized brush work, but then when it came to the flaming tail, fin, and crest, I just went all Impressionistic and started doing pallette-knife blends. Look, I was running out of time (NEVER do your hobby under a deadline!) and hadn't done any homework on fire. what you see is what's there. It's fire. Okay.

I do like the dorsal crest with its haystack strokes in four colors, that was nice and it was pretty relaxing too: I knew I was winding down to the end of things and the pressure was off. The rays of the crest are just tiny little swipes with a barely-loaded pointer, over & over like an exercise, then on to the next color.

OH! One more laugh - this guy's only got one flipper! I couldn't figure out how to lay out Firefish to allow for two, and finally decided I had enough there that nobody'd notice. The pattern sorta balances the way it is now, soooo...besides, he's a Left-Handed fish. Sinister.

 

So that's the story.

I don't want to do anything so complex again for, like, any time I can think of. Gimme a rest and I'll think again.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:05 PM

AWEsome, Duf!


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:52 AM

Thanks for the step by step in creating this masterpiece!

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:24 PM

A little recreation at the end of a rough week.

 

The Lane Change dot motif has become sorta a tradition on Duffy's controllers, since Noose originated it a couple years back on one he did for me. Once I came up with "Retro Pilgrim" the joke just fell naturally into place. Thanks again, Joe.

 

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:49 PM

Holy Mackeral! Putting the lane rotation on yer controller! GENIUS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

(of course, I'd still forget to look at it)


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:32 PM

What neat and simple idea! :D

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:52 PM

Not painting by any means, but a little afternoon diversion - my new Lane Change Card:

 

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I had the graphic floating around my computer for like ever, & yesterday I put it to use. Mirror-imaged in Paintshop (Corel has a cheapaff alternative to full-Photoshop, and it's dim enough for the chip on my laptop, sooooo...) and laid in a distorted Duffy on both sides, then ran it off on Staples inkjet transparency film.

The hardest part was painting the backside of one image white - the ink only does so much and you gotta back it up to make the colors really pop.

Then, cut out with large margins all'round & match-glue the two sides together. I used Shoe Goo 'cause I have it here on my shelf for the inevitable body repairs, and it works fine. For card-like stiffness, I laminated stiff plastic from some bubblewrap packaging on each side with more ShoeGoo.

Wait a couple days and rough-cut around with shears, then buzz down to a nice contour with your Dremel drum, shave the bur w' an X-Acto knife. Now, the ShoeGoo inside will prob'ly never really set, so be careful how you handle the laminate during the trimming. An hour after trimming, the perimeter's hard and dry.

 

So there it is.

 

My wag friend snarked: "Perfect for YOU, Duffy, "Fish Out Of Water,' har har har"

I responded: "Overbuilt and inappropriately motivated, but sporting some daunting armament. Yup, sounds about right."

 

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:15 PM

And .... yes your location will be well protected. :)

 

'FishTank' :huh:


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:57 PM

Yeah! What a concept

 

Steampunk Retro racing

 

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:17 PM

Thinking ...  Diesel

 

"No Oil Downs Allowed"  *See management.

 

Duf, can you make them as useful trackside BraidJuice dispensers? Like a squeezzzey blowfish kinda....  kids would love them. Both fun And useful.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:32 PM

I hurried it over to John today without taking real Vanity Shots, so this is all we have of it unless he turs his considerable skills to the job:

 

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...On the oter side it says "Jersey John Racing" in the same font.

 

A lot of fun painting this, & I was real pleased with how the colors came out. It's this way: a fogging of black in strategic spots, then a couple coats Fasescent Candy Red, backed by solid orange. The "JJ" details are a liberal fog of gold & earl white. All backed with white.

 

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:21 AM

Very nice Duff.

I like the Retro fade. Just like back in the day.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:06 AM

WOW! FanTAStic Lotus, Duffy! That rivals the Dave Bloom bodies from yesteryear! :clapping:


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:12 PM

Awesome paintjob Duffy! the color really suits the Lotus shape :D



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:35 PM

Here's some new work, just to point up a couple lessons learned.

First lesson - there will be accidents. Things you intend will often and maybe usually go wrong. A painter friend says a cool thing: "Dont Depend on COMPLETE." - Meaning, don't have a goal in mind and be too rigid about shaping that goal - because the process and your materials will often have a thing or two to add to your intentions!

This is an example of that.

I wanted to try a light colored bod, mostly pearl white with a real subtle undertone.

What I found was, subtle's HARD.

So, this was two coats - full cover, not just a dusting - of pearl white, then a light coat of translucent red, backed by solid white. I wanted just a warmth showing in the cold pearl color.

 

And THIS happened:
 

Ti-22 EXCITA 01.JPG

 

Okay, that's just frankly PINK. Embarrassingly, tumescently pink and that's that. Not what I'd had in mind.

- But -

- It's also kinda cool, in that from some angles you get more the pearly silver-white pink and then from other angles it moves into a bolder near-mauve. Sorta intriguing.

So, okay, let's make use of the accident.

I was cryin' the blooze over it with tonyp, and he recalled a ride Keke Rosberg had in the '70s, sponsored by a Men's Precautionary Product of the day; and the car was a bright, unabashed pink. Okay, then...

 

Ti-22 EXCITA.JPG

 

...And so I was able to turn my feelings of disaster into something I rather like. And, thanks Tony, for helping me out with the inspiration!

 

Now, the other thing I learned was in the painting of characters in a particular space - something I'm not real good at planning out beforehand. I hit on this thing of literally "sketching" my position and proportion of the "4" race number - laying down first one line and then the next, adding one in to one place or some other as I saw where it should go.

Like this:

 

Ti-22 EXCITA 02.JPG

 

You can see how I extended one leg or thickened and re-positioned this other and so on, & finally ended up with something that was placed right once the whole thing was filled in (and covered up all my attempts too!). So that's how I'll do things from here on.

 

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:17 PM

Nice :good: :D It certainly has got a camelian esque appearance, kind of like the automotive  "Flip Flop" paint as they call it where depending on which angle you view it the color changes!

Came out really well Duffy,despite as you say when plans change due to materials or brush!! Very nice sign writing by the way :good:



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:37 PM

Good painting lessons imparted, Duf; thanks!


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:22 PM

Duffy does some very good work. Even for a guy using the wrong hand. Lmao.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:32 PM

Sometimes I use both hands. And, nope, I ain't saying which times.

 

Actually that "wrong hand" thing is really true: our written language is not laid out in a way that favors the poor Southpaw. We're literally writing right across the wet ink from the gitgo, and we come up with all manner of weird fixes to work around it. Ain't fun.

 

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:39 PM

True that! Sometimes when filling out forms, I'll start from the lower-right corner and work my way up and to the left of the form; otherwise, I frequently smudge the ink.


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:10 PM

As I get more experience in determining how a paint scheme's gonna look at the end of things (barring disasters, like the Ti-22 I showed last week), I start tossing myself challenges like masking off an inside to go around something I'll paint outside later. Yah, I'm even snotty with myself. Go figure.

Here's an opportunity to talk a little about how I "second-guess" myself in laying out a mask job.

 

I wanted to do a Ti that showed its Norris Industries pedigree; I chose the white and light blue scheme, and for a trim I went with a bolder look. While I usually taper or curve the long lines of a mask to show off, this scheme wanted parallel lines. I did vary the different stripes' widths, though. See "snotty" above.

 

DI-22 01.JPG

 

Now, there are two places in this pic where you see my laying-out stuff in action:

First, I sketched the general mask design on the outside of the car with a Sharpie like always, and put the tape down on the inside with that as my rough guide.

Second, I laid out the wheel cutouts &c. and sketched in what I wanted for the side panels. Then, I put two strips of tape down on my cutting mat and laid out that pattern on those, mirror-image, accurately, and cut those out. Then it's just a matter of getting those bits inside the body in the right location. Lucky thing, this Tamiya tape will pick up and re-apply many times on a clean surface and still tack down good enough to mask well.

 

DI-22 02 .JPG

 

So here you see what I got in mind - "DUFFY Industries" set into the nose art. Breaking up the long lines sorta made sense to me thematical-like, since I had made that jumble up front and in back, just looked better if I broke it up on the sides too.

The hardest part of this stuff is knowing how much area to mask off for your second color. I bet if I'd picked a real bold contrast instead of the two light shades here, it would be more cluttered. In these colors, it just looks homogeneous.

 

DI-22 03.JPG

 

The white's like I always like to do, very fine fog of Pearl Gold (my best job of that yet, I think) then light overall Pearl White all backed with solid white. The blue is a few drops of Faslucent Turquoise in Pearl White.

 

Now to fit the lettering in.

 

DI-22 04.JPG

 

 

I saw that the drastic dips & lumps across the field were gonna affect how we read the letters, so I plotted out how to write 'em in a way that doesn't stretch one around a corner too much. Like, the first f of the Duffy runs just alongside that edge of the radiator hump, and I fattened up the u where it climbs up out of the trough so it looks better when viewed head-on.

This part was free-handed. The INDUSTRIES now, that I knew was beyond me. I needed planning.

First thing, I laid out my available space, including the developed length of whee the line would dip down over on the right of the hump. Then, I practiced.

 

DI-22 05.JPG

 

Here you see the developed length of the lettering field drawn onto my cutting mat like two goalposts (with a note to myself above!) - then some practice tapes stacked up, inside of which I wrote down INDUSTRIES until I got something that would fit.

Once I got that, I went & taped that right down under the work area and copied what I'd done, with the tape as my guide to spacing & proportions & all.

 

DI-22 06.JPG

 

- And I still kinda got it crowded over there at the end! Mostly, though, I just feel pretty lucky that it all fit in some proper manner. Other thing, even tho' the intent was to make this scheme blockier and bolder than the little pinstripes on the Norris car, the size of the sponsor's name here is really pretty overpowering. Oh well.

 

"It's a bloody slot car, shuddup."

 

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:46 PM

 

 

And THIS happened:
 

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Okay, that's just frankly PINK. Embarrassingly, tumescently pink ...

 

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Duf

 

 

 

Came out nice!

The lessons are great, your brush looks much less shakey then mine is.

 

But .... you could get a real ribbing showing up with a pink car and a new sponsor.


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:14 PM

Love how you encorporated "Duffy Industries" into the design blending in at the front :good: The way you do the white is cool :) Neat brush work.



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:31 PM

The DI Ti is 'loookin goood'.

The lessons are presented as a "here...come learn with me friends" .... you Are a teacher.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:26 AM

A teacher, wow - well, it's my hope that more guys try to get into this side of things. In our local series we've got a couple-four of us "next wave" fellows who've recently joined in with the others already doing this, a kind of "other hobby" that goes along with our building and racing ones. That's how it oughta be.

I guess I backed into it from the other direction originally, as a static modeler when I was just a wee small Terribleist; then, when slot cars came along, I and my local buddies began by doing scale representations of real cars. I know there was a moment when a lot of us resented the trend away from scale, but I sorta went with it. With my return to slots all these decades hence (and with Retro, it's like I'm dropping back in at the moment I left!), I was nudged toward painting by that same wish to just see something pretty out there.

Anyway, this last year when I've been working on this pretty hard, I'm noticing the talk around the table by guys who are voicing the same sentiment: and the starting grids are looking prettier all the time. That's cool.

And I got a real deep appreciation for a comment Noose made a while back, that he looks for realism and in-the-day style in a paintjob; I think that's real appropriate and I liked the sentiment a lot.

 

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:45 AM

Speaking of "realistic," here's a lesson learned!

 

This is a bod I'm doing for a friend; he asked for a silver-gray / white car, with an "arrow" theme based on the arrow off one of the early Yardbirds albums (okay, ALL the Yardbirds albums are "early" now)! - so I went to work.

 

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- And the body in the back was my first attempt.

Remember what I was saying before about trying to show off by making curvy lines &all? Well, here is where that can go horribly, horribly wrong. It just screams Thingie, at least to me.

So I went back & did it again, in the foreground. A little more like it, I think.

 

A note to myself and all others who hesitate and "wull what if I do it wrong??" - that mistake cost me an hour and a seven-buck shell. Big deal. What I got from it is treasure: a reminder of my potential to literally paint myself into a corner.

- That, and the golden opportunity to put it out here on The Virtual Table and go to my buddies, "Look at my Epic Screwup!!" Priceless.

 

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:26 AM

Pfft. Just tell 'em you went "Over, Under, Sideways, Down" and meant to do it that way.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:28 PM

I keep trying to tell him the only one who is going to say it's wrong is himself.  He needs to strop going all Van Gogh on himself.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

Well, now, hold on: this whole thread's supposed to be about how we process the stuff that goes right or wrong or lucky, so I post my impressions about the things I do, for you to see.
Sooooo.....I guess that makes me a Post Impressionist. (Har! "Post Impressionist," GET IT?? as in Van Gogh, right? -RIGHT?? Ohhh I slay myself, I truly do.)


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:43 PM

See what I mean. Lol

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:52 PM

In the '70s in SoCal, in The Day Of The Painted Van, there was a guy in my neighborhood with a slabside Dodge all dolled up with Vincent on each side. A Mylar visor up front read "What Van DO??" and then the thing drove by and you saw the portrait, and you said to yourself silently, "Van Gogh..." as it - went.

 

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:55 PM

Just tough luck for you lot that Kirk Douglas isn't around to play me in the Duffy Movie. Yehh, that woulda been dynamite.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:57 PM

Duf,

 

I STILL like your first attempt the best. Noose is right, you're too hard on yourself. The vast majority of the American populace have no concept of good or bad design, let alone the execution thereof. Things that bother you are glossed over by the great unwashed.

 

And besides, It's just a slot car body, destined to a hard life of wall scrapes, wall smacks, HARD wall smacks, and wall smacks resulting in some air time, usually with bad results.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:14 PM

In the '70s in SoCal, in The Day Of The Painted Van, there was a guy in my neighborhood with a slabside Dodge all dolled up with Vincent on each side. A Mylar visor up front read "What Van DO??" and then the thing drove by and you saw the portrait, and you said to yourself silently, "Van Gogh..." as it - went.

 

Yup.

 

Are you prepared to offer these as an RTR on a 4.5" FCR ... Sounds nice.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:16 PM

 

And besides, It's just a slot car body, destined to a hard life of wall scrapes, wall smacks, HARD wall smacks, and wall smacks resulting in some air time, usually with bad results.

 

So too true ... but I still don't have to like it.....still.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:30 PM

Ohhh, now...a degree of "hard on yourself" is in everything we Yumens do: it's the outside judgement of our inside self-appraisal.

We're constantly appraising our world, making choices on how we WANT things: every time we check our look in the mirror, or consider waxing the car, or do that inch test just above our belt, or or or - inside, it's "I wonder if this  is how I want it" and outside there's somebody saying you're too hard on yourself.

No difference here.

 

BUT, here I bring YOU  lot into it, not so you can judge how I'm appraising myself but to give you an insight into just how the process works - as an example that you can apply or dismiss in your own daily agonies.

And, maybe, it'll be an example of how not-so-bad something might turn out, to the fellow somewhere down the line who's holding his disaster and mulling what to do about it. I hope so.

 

"...destined to a hard life..."

Professor Fate would intone, "THEY ARE ALL DOOMED."

- Which means, yah of course it's gonna get scraped - unless you put it behind glass and look at it, in which case it'll be landfill later rather than sooner, and back to TAAD. So, stop worrying and put it on the track where you'll enjoy watching it go by. And when it's all tore up and destroyed, then put it under glass and go paint another. Win-win.

This is the great thing about doing our own anyway, whether it's bodies or chassis or losing that pinch above belt line: if we do it ourselves, we can do it again, and maybe do it better as well. Win-win-win.

What a great hobby, huh?

 

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:16 AM

 Yeah ... It's how ya look at it.

 

There wasn't a straight face around when the firecrackers got loaded into the 'scale' models. :D  :spiteful:  :clapping:  :bomb:

 

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