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  • Birthday 08/03/1952

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  1. I'm totally loving this Ken! 100% scratchbuilt!!! THE ONLY WAY TO GO! Just can't stop looking at those very cool styrene tires Might have to take a cue from you on your taking a break from the midget by building those awesome balsa wood aeroplanes-- I have a big 1/16 scale Fw190 balsa kit that needs built. Looking forward to seeing whatever you're having fun with.
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    Red eyed Rat

    Thanx Erik, but 'tisn't PhotoShopping what done the deed. I used a softie called 'PHOTO EXPLOSION 3' from Nova Development. Have used it for years and keep recommending it to peeps as it's very user friendly and dirt cheap-- around $50 at Staples, or online thru 'Nova Development'. Everbody seems to think they gotta have the 'real' thing, and go to all kindsa lengths to get the PhotoShop fer really big bucks. True, the 'PHOTO EXPLOSION' softies are nowhere near what PhotoShop is, but for most peeps what wanta do a little artsie fartsie stuffs, fer $50 they can not go wrongo with it. I've
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    58 Rambler gasser WIP

    Been spending some time in the 'Shop' doing some 'painting' of this here Rambler...... ...masking the flames off prior to painting them here. Close up of the masked off flames with the 'painting' just about done. The circle above the fender is the 'airbrush' and will only 'paint' the flames. They're surrounded by a white dotted line signifying that that area has been 'selected' and is the only part of the screen that is 'active'. Kind of like a transparent layer above the drawing. Got done with the flames, then 'masked' off everything but the windshield and layed a heavy red tint
  4. Saw a cool old two tone green Rambler in one of Ed Shaver's gas station dioramas, and got inspired! Went looking for a pic of a late 50's Rambler similar to Ed's two toner and found a cool '58 Rebel. It was a 4door, but.... worked up this ball point pen drawing of that Rebel as a gasser-- the 'Rebel Rouser'. Made some copies and did some color studies, liking the two tone green on Ed's and hoping to make that the predominate color scheme. Worked up the gasser parts from pics from an old AMT Nova funny car kit. Here's where we be at the moment. Just got me a montrous new De
  5. .....a little carried away....??? I just don't worry about that anymore--less stress that way! Ok, now what ya got-- carrying us away? Lookin' inkeresting, but what you started with? Looks like metal. Can't wait to see sidewize 'n @.
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    Sketch Pad Art

    Or one big headlight?
  7. Looks GREAT Ira! Really does look like a pepper!
  8. Some cool lookin' VWs there Robert, and that streeeetttccchheed out racer-- very cool. Let's see us some more
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    Sketch Pad Art

    Very cool Jairus! Kinda sprint car, single seater lookin' Vette! What's the front end look like?
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    Variations on a T

    Thanks Jairus. Yeah, the b&w works. Solarization can be cool, but everything just has to be right for that to happen. I do so like seeing the colors change tho..... I've almost thought of changing my user name to "Pixel Pilot' at times. Being OCPD, I must be productive, so yeah, my 'playing' is at all times really 'practising' to the un-informed. Gotta be me, and the more I is me, the better off everything, and everybody, is Since I 'retired' 4 years ago from 33 years inna steel mill, I love telling peeps when asked what my occupation is--"Goof off" Awaiting delivery of my new su
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    Red eyed Rat

    Took some new pics of my 51 Chevy 'Primer Liner' yesterday. Was playing with this pic doing different things to it until I got the look I wanted. Basically applied a 'solarization' filter to the pic after cropping it and rotating it a bit (original pic made it look like it had a flat up front ) The solarizaton filter gave it a bit of a dark, sinister look-- no red in the pic at that point. I saved that solarized pic to a jpeg, opened it up in my Photo Explosion softie, and 'painted' in the glowing red headlights, and seeing how cool they looked, I just had to 'install' some red g
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    Variations on a T

    Took some new pics of my Li'l T (with the big wheels) the other day and while getting the pics ready for uploading, I was doing the final adjustments-- cropping, lighting adjustments, etc in the simple HP Image Zone I have here. Here's the 'normal' pic of the Li'l T adjusted for best look before uploading to my Fotki. Here I converted it to black & white, did some pushing of the limits of contrast & brightness, etc, saved it to a jpeg, then put it in my Photo Explosion softie to 'sign' it. Almost has a pencil drawn look to it. Just might have to print it up and frame it.
  13. Really cool Ed! Who'da thunk a buncha paper & plastic could spark such a lively discussion abouts dem good old days!? You's really got a knack fer the historicals. I's glad I got to work at a real live Amoco station from '69 to '73 when all the muscle cars was out & about. The dingin' air hose bell, rear bumpbumps 4' up in the air when them young punk hot rodders would pump up their air shox Seriously, I put gas in some kids Tempest on nite and his back bumpbump was almost high as me nipples! Can't imagine you on a Shewinny StingRay George! Guess you know'd what you was a doi
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