Over 15 years ago I had somebody tell me that a black & white diorama could not be done. I couldn't leave that alone and took on the challenge and this is the result. The inspiration was a small photograph of a 53 Ford 4 door sedan that had this paint treatment sitting beside a garage. In order to add more interest to the scene I placed a child and some outdoor toys. I posted this someplace else and soon discovered that I could have saved myself a lot of work if I'd just had brains enough to research "black & white dioramas".
I hope it's alright to post this here but I need somebody that can do an art project for me. For many years I've wanted to do a yard sign, and as my areas for displaying it have decreased, even a small picture, of a very happy Santa in a 20s type hot rod pickup with a toy bundle in the back, and a disgusted Rudolf facing to the rear lying on top of the bundle with his nose as a tail light. I've tried to do this myself but I don't have the skills to pull it off.
What I'm asking is for somebody to take this idea and go with it. All I ask is that I be allowed to share it on facebook type sites and on my website with credit going to the artist. Other than that, all rights are yours. I just want to see it posted; hopefully this year.
This is my current build. I backdated AMTs Ford C cab to the 58-60 era. I should say mostly, as after it was too late to fix things without major work, I discovered a couple of things that didn't show up until 1968, but I'll just live with them. I chose to use and alter the AMT Fruehauf tanker trailer for this one just because I thought it looked impressive. When I get back to it I'll add plumbing for road watering. It already has an interesting past. When I first built started it was going to be a semi tractor, then I decided that it would be a wrecker, then it was going to be a farm grain truck, and that was followed by a local fuel delivery truck, onto end as a road watering truck.
I'm building Revell's 1957 Chevy 150 2 door sedan kit. My wife wants me to build it as a street rod, but I'm taking that a few steps farther. I want to build it as a teenager's car from the late 60s. Those of you who were teenagers from that era know what I'm talking about; bumpers and grills removed, fancy mags and tires on an old beater car, and who could forget the junk yard bucket seats-those that when you sat in them you knew why they were in the junk yard in the first place.
What I'm needing is photos of your rides or friends rides from that era. I want to make sure that I have all of the equipment period correct for the era. I'll be aiming for the 1967-69 time frame.