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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:16 AM



#2 MachinistMark

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:43 AM

Gene Winfield, larry watson, the alexander bro's

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:51 AM

Anything I see on the street or in a book/mag/website that makes me go "Now that's cool".

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:44 AM

When i'm out-and-about my eyes are constantly moving. If i'm not the one behind the wheel, i'm looking at shapes, colors and textures. It's the same for me as going to the craft store. I check everything and everywhere because you never know when or where inspiration will hit you. I can ascribe alot of modeling inspiration to the numerous greats out there, many of whom i've seen on this very website. I just can't bring myself to narrow it down to just people and thier work.
I've taken styling cues from water as well as aircraft, buildings and public artworks. Of course 90% of it I ascribe to an overdeveloped imagination. :D

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:03 AM

I don't really have any style. I just sorta throw some parts together and see what happens.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:06 AM

I go for my hot rod and Kustom jones over at the H.A.M.B.
and of course MCM magazine and Forums.
Traditional Rod and Kustom Illustrated and Hot Rod DeLux.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

When i'm out-and-about my eyes are constantly moving. If i'm not the one behind the wheel, i'm looking at shapes, colors and textures. It's the same for me as going to the craft store. I check everything and everywhere because you never know when or where inspiration will hit you. I can ascribe alot of modeling inspiration to the numerous greats out there, many of whom i've seen on this very website. I just can't bring myself to narrow it down to just people and thier work.
I've taken styling cues from water as well as aircraft, buildings and public artworks. Of course 90% of it I ascribe to an overdeveloped imagination. :D


I couldn't possibly say it any better, so I won't try.....except I disagree with "overdeveloped" as far as imagination goes. How about very active?

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

Ditto. Except maybe "sick" rather than overdeveloped or active...

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:52 PM

Car Shows, Magazines, Friends Cars, The WEB, 1:1 Cars I have Built, and anywhere I Find it!

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:09 PM

Car shows, the internet and barrett-jackson autions seeing resto mods sell.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:55 PM

Illicit substances give me the craziest visions...

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:54 PM

Ideas from tv shows, magazines and/or a car that I like :) btw those digital gauges in a 49 are awesome. Nice concept

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:38 AM

first off, i get my best ideas away from the bench. my mind just locks as far as creativity when i am building. i get my best ideas at work, when my mind starts drifting..... " hey, i can do this and this and this kit has this in it...". i draw my ideas on paper (yes, i still use pencil and paper), then will research the ideas when i get home.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:49 AM

:rolleyes:

I keep a camera in the wife's car, that way when we're out, if I see something that I like, I take several pictures of it. When I get home I put the pictures in the computer, print them out and put them in a ring binder and when I am ready to start a new project, I go thru the pictures and see if there is anything that could or will be used on the project.

Both of my sons also use these pictures before they start new projects. I just wish that they would return the binders, so I wouldn't have to track them down when I am ready to use them.


Jeff :rolleyes:

#15 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:51 AM

Thank you for all the great responses. And I will add that for many of us the INSPIRATION comes directly from this forum, all the amazing work so many of you do.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:20 AM

car shows,tv shows,web,fourms, you tube i work 10 hour shifts so that gives me a lot of time to think about what i wana do. by the time pay day comes i usually spend about 1/4 of my pay check on the hobby. its addicting, then when i need a break from it i take it so i wont get burned out. this usually happens after i am done with a build, so i can do some research on my next project.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:23 AM

Usually Old drag magazines and /or videos... my main interest is old drag cars - primarly early 60's to early 70's

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:44 AM

I know they aren't real, but the voices in my head come up with the coolest ideas.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:51 AM

In my dreams. And this is the truth.
It takes me forever to decide what I want a certain car to look like. I look at many pictures of real cars and models of said car, and there are usually a few among them which I like. But those I can't just build, because that would make me a copycat. Then I suddenly see the solution in a dream.

OK, the above only holds true for custom cars. I build mostly factory stock though, thus there is much less need for inspiration. You just build them like you would have ordered them at your friendly dealership.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:06 AM

Christian, any which way we stay inspired in this hobby works for me!