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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. Those are awesome!
  3. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,336

    Slim Pickens

    KILLER! Love the skull with the stogie. Slim
  4. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,210

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    McPhail's been on my list of appreciated artists for a while now. Really damn impressive stuff he does.
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  5. 1- shot slinger
    Joined: Dec 7, 2005
    Posts: 698

    1- shot slinger

    Now he's sculpting his own knobs? Dang, what can't this guy do?

    Lot of appreciation for Dennis, hardworking guy, that provides for his family while doing what he loves. If you're reading this man, thanks for all the life lessons you taught a gullible 16 year old before he left home.

    See you in Salina.
  6. Dennis is one of my favorite artist !! In fact I need to call him this morning >>>>.
  7. Big Mac
    Joined: Sep 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,563

    Big Mac
    1. Utah HAMBers

    I bought one of his shift knobs and a signed original from him about 10 years ago. His art is definitely COOL.
  8. Ian Berky
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 3,643

    Ian Berky

    Crazy Talent Dennis!! AMAZING!!
  9. C. Montgomery
    Joined: Dec 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,010

    C. Montgomery

    Yeah, I have his ''charmed life'' poster hanging on my office wall. He's the best..
  10. Church
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 2,799

    from South Bay

    I've dipped into my wallet quite a few times for original McPhail pieces. He's truly a blessed talent, and humble as can be. Definitely pretty stoked to have him as a friend.
  11. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,009


    Dennis has been one of my art heroes since way back in the Halibrand days...He was even kind enough to render my little hot rod for the HAMB Drags shirt a few years ago.

    McPhail doesn't suck.

  12. From a few years back !!! >>>>.[​IMG]
  13. ToddJ
    Joined: Jul 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,408

    from Marion, IA

    McPhail just plain ROCKS! I've been a long time fan of McPhail's work and his cars! Great stuff Dennis, always!
  14. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,990

    Member Emeritus

    I know it's all good natured humor but I've never sen any evidence that Dennis "sucked". Quite the opposite.............seems to be a really talented guy and has built some really cool cars along with the art.

  15. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Long story... really long story... BUT, the Cliff Notes:

    Dennis is largely responsible for me being me... Meaning, he taught me a lot about specific styles, life, and just being a good parent. He got me where I needed to be during a stage in life when I needed his guidance... He's a good friend... family... and I owe him a lot. I love him.

    In any case, I can say with 100% confidence that there wouldn't be a HAMB if it weren't for Dennis McPhail.
  16. kookee
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 526


    Hey I just saw these in the new R&C. Nice!

    Thank you for taking the time to share Ryan.
  17. 21tat
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 830


    Those are cool! Still have an "Artist at Large" tee shirt hangin in my closet! Have some of Dennis' art hanging in our shop, too! Great stuff!
  18. weez
    Joined: Dec 5, 2002
    Posts: 860


    I heart McPhail!



  19. Gambino_Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
    Posts: 6,562

    Alliance Vendor

    McPhail sucks

    and hes a bad ass
  20. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,936

    from Kansas

    Dennis is a RULER and when we went to his open house in the roadster p/u in the rain (someone else from KC would not drive a coupe in the rain....hehe), I bought some prints and he wanted to know how we were getting them home (3 hours away) and gave us some trash bags to wrap them in and he signed them. I told the wife if she ever had any more tattoo work, that ONLY Dennis could do it.....

    Chris Nelson
  21. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,252


    I have a McPhail shift of the 1st "hot rod" parts I ever bought years ago....
    When I saw it it was one of those "gotta have it's", and it's still one of my favorites.
  22. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,437

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    I just wanna pull his beard.
  23. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,087


    Thanks Mr McPhail!
    Diggin' the "winged wheel", by the way.
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2010
  24. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,465

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    On the rare occasion that Dennis decides to post on the board, the thing that is most impressive, is that he doesn't TRY to impress. He is articulate, to the point, and respectfull. Lessons could be learned...

    The few dealings i have had wilth him have been nothing but straight forward.

    Not to mention his amazing talent, if he's not carefull he may get famous!
  25. Sprout
    Joined: Mar 26, 2001
    Posts: 659


    I have his art all over my arms, my walls, and I have the first McPhail shift knob ever made. He is a hell of a guy and a good friend. MCPHAIL SUCKS!!!
  26. he's an awesome artist
  27. McPhail
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 648


    wow.........thanks.............i don't know what to say about the kind words........
    but I can talk about the shift knobs and new sculptures......... I didn't actually carve and sculpt them myself, but I worked with a really great guy named Craig Campbell who was able to capture my sketches and drawings and bring them to life. He's currently on assignment in New Zealand working on miniatures for the new 'Hobbit" movie. He did a lot of work for Todd McFarland toys back in the day as well......I was fortunate to have been able to work with him...... The final production, molds and painting, was accomplished by the guys at Van Chase. They were very tolerant of me standing over their shoulders and giving color and style suggestions. buy some so I can pay these guys back........
    Thanks so much Ryan.........D
  28. 53floored
    Joined: Sep 19, 2008
    Posts: 45

    from kansas

    Dennis is an awesome guy and he does amazing artwork I remember getting a poster from him at a tattoo convention years ago and him askin if I wanted him to sign it. I told him nah I just loved the poster it was mothers worry now my last 3 tats are from him and nobody else touches me.
  29. Redz Rodz
    Joined: Oct 4, 2002
    Posts: 491

    Redz Rodz

    the flamed 39 is one of my dream cars,alway a fan of his work & post back in the early hamb days & on the bucket list a McPhail tattoo!!!
  30. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,650


    DAYUM! Is there no end to your talent? Gotta' get a McPhail Tat!

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