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#210694 - Mon Nov 01 2010 08:36 PM YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS!
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
SOMEONE LIT A FIRE UNDER ME! SOMEBODY CHECK MY PULSE! YUP, YUP.... ANOTHER OOOPS!

THIS TIME I WAS INSPIRED BY A SIGN THAT SHOWED UP IN A B.O.T.W. SEVERAL WEEKS BACK BY MR. WADHAMS. I ASKED JIM IF HE COULD GET TO ME A LARGER FILE PICTURE OF THE SAME SIGN WHICH HE DID IN AN EMAIL EVENTUALLY SINCE HE NEEDED HIS DAUGHTERS CAMERA.

HERE IS THE SIGN I WAS LOOKING TO REPLICATE....


I IMMED REPLICATED THE ARTWORK WITH PHOTOSHOP AND PRINTED MY LINE DRAWING FOR THE OVERHEAD PROJECTOR. FROM THAT I GOT AN IDEA OF HOW BIG IT WAS GOING TO BE ON A PIECE OF LEFTOVER 1 X 12" FINGER-JOINTED BOARD. I MADE MY MARK, CUT THE BOARD AND THEN FRAMED IT WITH 3/4" PINE CORNER GUARD MOULDING.

HERE IT IS JUST PRIOR TO GETTING PRIMED WITH KILZ 2 WATER BASE WHITE....


I LET THE PROCESS MULL AROUND IN MY HEAD FOR ABOUT A DAY OR SO.
I DECIDED I WOULD PAINT THE FRAME FIRST. SO I CAREFULLY TAPED OFF THE SIGN AREA WITH BLUE PAINTERS TAPE AND PAINTED THE FRAME X-O RUST GLOSS BLACK AND LET IT SIT FOR A COUPLE DAYS SINCE IT WAS HUMID AND COOLER LAST WEEK.

MY NEXT STEP WAS TO PAINT THE CORRESPONDING COLORS FOR EACH AREA. THE SHIELD I KIND OF DETECTED WAS AN OFF WHITE. WHETHER IT TRULY IS OR NOT, THAT'S THE COLOR IT WILL BE. WADHAMS WOULD BE PURE WHITE AND THE GAS/OILS I CHANGED UP A BIT. INSTEAD OF AMBER, I MIXED UP A COLOR A BIT MORE ORANGE. ANOTHER DAY OR SO SET ASIDE TO DRY.

NEXT I SET IT UP VERTICAL AND USED THE OVERHEAD TO TRACE OUT THE LETTERS, THE SHIELD, THE PEGASUS AND THE LINES THAT WOULD MAKE THE WHITE BORDER RIGHT INSIDE THE EDGE OF THE BLACK FRAME. I PAINTED THAT AREA GLOSS WHITE WHEN I DID THE WADHAMS AREA.

NOW I COULD FINALLY BRING THE PROJECT INSIDE WHERE THE HUMIDITY WAS MUCH LESS AND IT WAS WARMER....


I PLACED IT ON MY DINING ROOM TABLE AND STARTED WITH THE X-O RUST
HOT RED GLOSS LIKE I USED ON MY LAST PROJECT SIGN THE "D-X."


OVER THE WEEKEND, I FIGURED I HAD SOME TIME TO DO ALL THE AREA AROUND THE LETTERS AND SHIELD. I USED X-O BLACK GLOSS FOR THIS.
IT TOOK THE BETTER PART OF 2 HOURS WITHOUT ANY DISTRACTIONS. THE SIGN WAS REALLY STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE VISUALLY...




ONCE THE BLACK AREA WAS DONE ON THIS 12.5" x 54.5" SIZED REPLICA, I SET IT ASIDE FOR 2 FULL DAYS DRYING TIME....


THE LAST THING TO BE DONE WAS THE DETAIL IN THE PEGASUS. I USED A FINE POINT PAINT PEN AND JUST FREE-HANDED IT USING A PRINT-OUT FROM MY COMPUTER FILES AS A GUIDE....


AND HERE IS THE FINISHED PROJECT....


YOU MIGHT NOTICE THAT THE SHIELD IS SOMEWHAT LARGER THAN THE ORIGINAL. I DID THIS ON PURPOSE! wink


THANKS!
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#210695 - Mon Nov 01 2010 08:45 PM Re: YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
archer2 Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 25 2006
Loc: Marshall Va USA
Your signs look great Doc.
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#210698 - Mon Nov 01 2010 08:50 PM Re: YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS! [Re: archer2]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
You do AWESOME work
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#210700 - Mon Nov 01 2010 08:58 PM Re: YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS! [Re: advertologist]
Rick Brown Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 21 2007
Loc: Little Rock, AR USA
Yes, good work, but is it marked as a repop?

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#210701 - Mon Nov 01 2010 09:00 PM Re: YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS! [Re: Rick Brown]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I MARK THE BACKS OF EACH SIGN "HANDPAINTED BY...." THE SIZE AND THE DATE.


Edited by THE AMERICAN GARAGE (Mon Nov 01 2010 09:01 PM)
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#210707 - Mon Nov 01 2010 09:25 PM Re: YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
itsagas Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 20 2009
Loc: Four Corners
That looks great. Maybe you should start doing sign restoration
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#210744 - Tue Nov 02 2010 08:26 AM Re: YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS! [Re: itsagas]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A


Awesome job on the sign.


Edited by Ryan Underthun (Tue Nov 02 2010 08:27 AM)
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#210748 - Tue Nov 02 2010 08:54 AM Re: YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Mr.Wadhams Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Feb 08 2001
Loc: Wisconsin
Wow!...I thought this one might be a bit of a challenge for you...but I guess not! Nice work!
Jim
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#210749 - Tue Nov 02 2010 08:59 AM Re: YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS! [Re: Mr.Wadhams]
SODAMAMAK Offline
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Registered: Thu May 19 2005
Loc: at the country store..
Great looking sign Doc...
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#210751 - Tue Nov 02 2010 09:07 AM Re: YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS! [Re: SODAMAMAK]
Cold Pizza Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Nice work & sign. cool

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#210787 - Tue Nov 02 2010 03:37 PM Re: YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS! [Re: Cold Pizza]
LOWright Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 19 2010
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Looks Great Doc, as they always do!
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#210828 - Tue Nov 02 2010 07:10 PM Re: YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS! [Re: LOWright]
Esse's Garage Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 28 2007
Loc: Janesville, Mn. 56048
Looks Great Doc!!!!!!!
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#210868 - Tue Nov 02 2010 09:29 PM Re: YUP, YUP....ANOTHER OOOPS! [Re: Esse's Garage]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Looks good "Again" Doc wink smile
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