The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hot-rod dude, Feb 29, 2012.
great work guys!.....
Crazy!! I love it, definitely cool with both signs, looking forward to it finished...
Cool. Me and my dad build a scale garage in 1/25 when I was young. Still have it.
That is pretty freakin' COOL!!!
George just called and says he wants his royalty check!!! Just kidding!!! That's so awesome!!! I want to do stuff like this with my son when he gets older. Great to see healthy relationships between fathers and sons being forged. Congrats and keep it up!
Careful, you're going to end up with huge bricks that way.
Just kidding of course, both Barris brothers are my heros. I totally dig what you're doing, too. Keep up the great work.
It's coming along really nicely, keep up the good work!
Great work from a talented team
It happens faster than you think. LilT just turned 5 and last night he spotted a stack of models up on a shelf and immediately wanted to build them!
I better start stocking up then. Memphis turns 2 this year and I can only imagine how fast it goes from here.
It's cool seeing things being passed on.
What a great project! Way beyond what I was doing at your age. It's so great seeing you and your dad working together on this and hopefully on future projects.
Did you make those stencils at home? If so, how? I have a couple projects in the work that could sure benefit from them. Would love to be able to make my own.
I have a friend in Malta that builds 1/32 museum scale aircraft of veterans that he has written to, quite often they give him information about the aircraft markings not available anywhere else. After he's finished, he takes photos of the aircraft and sends them to the veteran, some for the veteran to keep, and some for the veteran to autograph and return to him (he sent me a couple that Tex Hill autographed), that would be a neat thing to do when you are finished, since some photos to Barris for him to autograph. It would look cool framed next to the model.
Wow. Subscribed. WOW!
I'm Subscribed too !
What are the Barris' cars you taught about ?...
Hot -Rod Dude speaking here! (senior!)
Hang on to it and cherish the memories my friend, THATS COOL! You know what I mean! Post a photo of it!!
Hot-Rod Dude speaking here! (senior!)
Jeffrey James, try to put the brakes on now for you childrens growth! It will go faster than you can say.....say...well hell!
Cherish every moment, spend time with them and try to hang on to the memories of their young years,take plenty of photos and video, because before you know it, they are "smarter than you" and "know it all". Buts thats just the start of the next phase! Good luck!! P.S. love youre coupe!
Matt speaking here!! (junior dude!)
Thanks again guys! Here comes the sign writing on the little building which says color specilists.
Dad did this part as dad is a signwriter.
Stencils make it easy when it is this small.
perfection is our specialty!!!
Here is the drive way and cemented area. Here is dad rolling on the thick textured paint.
We checked out many photos and sort of came up with this patten of concrete which matches what we saw in the photos.
Dad and I made all the gutters and grass bits by shaping the M.D.F. with a sharp knife and sprinkling saw dust as grass.
Close up of concrete
and cracks and stuff.
And we airbrushed some grey on the buildings to represent dirtiness that was in real life.
Out of control.
Lovin the details
Here are some roofing details. All made from balsa wood and corrugated cardboard from the friendly local craft supplies shop.
Dad airbrushed on the rusty bits.
Out of control. Thanks you guys. Best thread.
Very nice detail. Great father, son project.
And KEEP UP THE PICTURE POSTING.
Wow, loving the amount of detail you fellas are putting in the buildings
This is great, can't wait to see what's next.
What a great Father & Son project. Looks like the Son is going to doing these more in the future.
Subscribed, Thanks for the direction Kripfink.
This is just so KOOL. Someone is going to inform Barris of this. I'm lovin this project. Subcribed.
Would be cool to get George's input
It would be great if George did see this thread somehow. It would be cool to get a signed business card of Georges to put on it. Does any one know George?
We are overwhelmed at the response from you guys world wide, thanks, Matt is smiling!
Anyway, on with the show!>>>>>
We are just about finished now, only the small bits to do and ad the cars.
Nearly finished now,we also made red and yellow flags out of vinyl and attached to thin wire. Signage, doors, windows and lights etc. is still to come.
Heres Uncle Steves (Spoggie) chopped '36 coupe.
We completed the grass.
outstanding detail,very nice
Here it is folks,the finished product at the last Uraidla Hot Rod Show. We came first place in the diorama class in their great model show, and I also won with my '49 shoe box in junior class.Thanks for following our progress and all the nice comments,Seeya!...Matt.
Here is my '36 coupe.
Dedicated to Sam & George Barris, the greatest customizers! - Matt.
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