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#141 Jantrix

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:49 AM

The skull was a pic that I resized and transfered to blue tape. I then cut the stencil on a piece of glass. Transferred the stencil to the trunk and hit it with a few light coats of white primer.

Ill be doing the compass rose in a similar fashion.

The map was masked with torn tape edges to get that rough effect.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:07 AM

The Merc is looking sweet Rob.
Great job man, keep it up.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

This build is just out of sight. The whole time Ive been checking it out, my minds been trying to come up with the perfect pirate cliche to sum up the build, but I cant think of one to do it justice. Fatastic job!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:42 AM

Thanks guys, more soon.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

Well here's the Captains former first mate. Looks like he should have kept his hands off the Captains rum eh? He'll be in the back seat with the rum barrel. I'll be dechroming and drilling out the mug. I want it to resemble an old pewter mug.

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More soon.

Edited by Jantrix, 13 November 2012 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

that is soo cool!!

cheers
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

I, like a few others, did not see the vision as you first described it, but it is really coming to life! I like it a lot

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

That'll teach him Rob!
Can't get in the captain's rum!
This makes this build even cooler.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

Captain Jack Sparrow heartily approves! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:08 AM

So does Capt. John!!
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

I recall a writeup in Blueprinter Magazine way back when...may have been SAE, I can't remember, it's been 25 years ago, anyway, they had a writeup on doing a pirate map paint job on a snap tite chevy that was really trick. They were highlighting the use of a quill pen to do the pinstriping. The end result was a GEORGEOUS pirate map themed truck. I'll try and find it tonight when I get home.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:27 AM

That "former First Mate" looks pretty cool Rob... I can't wait to see him in the Merc.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

Thanks guys, I've been working on lots of little details. More pics this weekend.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

The merc is looking great,Rob love the skull on the trunk....

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:01 AM

Well 'ol Bones is done. This took quite a bit manipulation. I had him more or less sitting up originally and he looked kinda cool but I forgot one very important detail. This is a chopped Merc. The canvas top would not fit with his bean sticking up. Here he is now, in a very reclined but uncomfortable position.

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Many thanks to Rich Manson (no relation, I hope) for the excellent steins which when drilled out made for an excellent pewter mug. The knife is a cut and filed down sword from a Dungeons and Dragons figurine.

More soon.

Edited by Jantrix, 17 November 2012 - 06:03 AM.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:07 AM

I've just joined this forum, and your jolly interesting build is one of the first I've looked through. YOU'RE NUTS! But it's brilliant all the same. The material on the door cards looks better than flocking in my opinion and I'll try that some time. If a '49 Merc ever cruised through the dark streets of a Cornish town close to midnight, I think it might just look like this. Utterly brilliant!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:12 AM

Wow. That's one of the nicest compliments any of my work has ever gotten. Thanks very much Kelly. Welcome to the forum.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:17 AM

No thanks necessary Rob, I was glad to be able to help... maybe some day I'll need something and someone will be able to help me out... hopefully what goes around, comes around. And no...... no relation here to either Charles OR Marilyn Manson...LOL.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

This build is just way WAY cool. All of us here in the Lab-RAT-ory LOVE IT! Keep it going.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:58 AM

Guys, I need an honest critique here guys. Please pull no punches. You cannot hurt my feelings.

Here is the starboard side of the Jolly Roger featuring some really lousy paint work on my part. Since I'm using craft acrylics I can wipe it off and do it again before it sets too much and this is like my fifth try. It's just not going to get any better I'm afraid. I'm just not that good at freehand painting. From a foot or more away she looks okay but up close (like a contest judge might get) she shows her lack of refinement. What do you think? Maybe make some small templates and do the trees and stuff that way?

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