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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Mr.Micron, Apr 16, 2019.


  1. Mr.Micron

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    I saw a picture of Craig Fraser painting a blown nailhead engine and always wanted to try it.
    So after a lot of searching I found the reference photo he used to paint his which I think is on about a 3 foot tall panel.
    Well mine is only 8x10 (yeah not 5x7 this time)
    Monochromatic using Golden shading gray and my micron.
    IMG_2295.JPG
    Closer view of the air stack and carb.
    IMG_2299.JPG
    I am trying to use the method that Gerald Mendez does on his hand cut stencils for this one
    IMG_2303.JPG
    Here is about 4 or 5 hours in
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    at 8 hours in on it just going slow and taking my time
    11 hour in.JPG
    11 hours and still plugging along .
    13 hours in.JPG
    this was my stopping point last night at about 13 to 14 hours in. it is starting so come together but still a long ways to go . I did use a paint brush on the blower belt and straight black for it as it is the darkest item on the engine.
    I will post more on it as I work on it, being this is something for me to paint when I have nothing else going on .
    Thanks for looking.
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    Oh almost forgot the reference .
    Blown-Buick-NailheadHot-RoadsBlog-do-Mesquita.jpg
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    Nice one MrM, great work
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    Thanks @musicmacd ,still a long long ways to go.
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    It looks like a lot of work :) you will nail it ;)
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    That is so cool. Mixing my two favorite hobbies.
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    Great job so far; don’t give up, this will turn out as an amazing piece!
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    This is coming along great . Cant wait to see it finished
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    The main reason I picked the nailhead is cause it has not been made for decades and they always looked cool with a blower and yes one of my favorite thing too .
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    Thanks just something to do when I have nothing to do and right now I don't have much waiting in line.
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    That is a great start....so much detail already
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    Thanks Tony.
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    Phew, that's a relief, I though you had a mechanical! Good work, it's looking fantastic.
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    that looks awesome so far Herb, nice to see you doing something 'different'
    I'm sure it will send you cross-eyed but it will be so good when its done
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    Thanks Mark and Jackie , not sure about being cross eyed but I know I would be if it were 5x7 LOL
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    yes, we all know that the extra inch or two means everything :whistling:
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    I love the look of this one already, and that black has punched out the belt really well. You’re killing this reference Herb!


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    Yeah sometimes an extra inch or four is too big too LOL depends on which way that extra inch falls I guess .
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    Thanks :D
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    Well put another 3 hours in last night so right now a total of 16 hours in on this one.
    16 hours in.JPG
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