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Art & Inspiration *Barris Kustom City - 1/25 scale diorama build thread -***NOW COMPLETE***

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hot-rod dude, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. SLAMIT
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    amazing work guys. I can smell the glue from here!

    Please build the watson shop!
     
  2. slingshot392
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    Fantastic job on the diorama, one of the best I have seen in a long, long time! You in your dead should be very proud of it. You could try looking Barris Customs up on Google, I have no idea if he even has a shop anymore? That would be one way to get in touch with him.

    Love the coffee table idea! Model railroaders will build dioramas or even a whole layouts inside of a coffee table, I even have one article where they built a layout inside of their kitchen table, the tabletop has a glass center so you can look down on the layout while you eat. Some would hit the thrift stores to look for a coffee table the appropriate size and then refinish it, can save some money that way. If you do do that, pleased post pictures.
     
  3. KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

  4. BOMONSTER
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    This thread is so cool. Great dad/son project and really good job taking the pictures and writing captions so slow people like me could follow along. You remind me of me when I growing up building models except you are 1000% better.

    BO
     
  5. BOMONSTER
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    By the way Matt, I'd love to see the finished piece photographed outdoors. Set it up on the roof of a car or somewhere high so you get the natural skyline in the background. Also fun if there are trees or poles in the far distance which would give your Barris World an even more realistic look.

    BO
     
  6. :eek: Would love to see it on display at the West Coast Kustoms Model Car contest in Santa Maria this year.................
    Or any other model car shows............
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  7. Ian Berky
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    This is absolutely insane!!! Amazing beautiful job guys!!!! I'm just blown away...... George barris is gonna love it!!!!!!

    Wow!!!
     
  8. austinhunt
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    As said before, pretty darn cool. Also you have a cool dad, dont forget that one when you're older.
     
  9. damagedduck
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    Another wasted youth! do you know this will only lead you down the road to playing with real cars?
    very cool i did a garage scene kinda like that 20+ yrs ago,one thing i really hope happens is George see's this & is nicer than when i met him back in the 70's when i was a kid.,{long bitter story}

    subscribed & waiting on part #2.................
     
  10. Lowriders Art Gallery
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    Cherish the time you both spend together. Very impressive project.
     
  11. Killer32
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    Very nice,,I live not too far from George Barris's shop in North Hollywood,Cal and You Guys did a KRAAZZZZY looking job!!!
    Awesome looking!
     
  12. Stock Racer
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    Matt, That is awsome. I love stuff like this but I have nowhere near your talent.

    Just curious, Do you have your own big car yet?
     
  13. Really fantastic work guys!! Thanks so much for sharing. If you ever need pictures of anything to do with customs Rikster is the guy to PM.
     
  14. kingpins
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    wow that was awesome. the creativity that comes outta this place is amazing.
     
  15. koolkemp
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    This is a great idea!!
     
  16. Ian Berky
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    Just looked at all the pics again.... just sooooooo killer!!!! congrats on the awards!!! very well deserved!!!
     
  17. Man....This is killer!
     
  18. wlspdshop
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    Amazing!...Awesome
     
  19. autobodyed
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    my hats off to the both of you, father, son, memories to last a lifetime, congrats on a job well done.
     
  20. Dan Greenberg
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    This whole thing really rocks!!
     
  21. Doctor Detroit
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    What an incredible job..... That is such a cool idea, and executed perfectly.
     
  22. carsluTT
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    turned out great, this reminds me of something id see at the peterson auto museum.
     
  23. dullchrome
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    from SoCal

    Over the top impressive fellas !
     
  24. Wow thanks guys! Part 2 Huh? I guess that we will have to do the Larry Watson job. I will have to try and get a heap of photos and get Matt to start studying. Oh, he is a happy lad, he got his Kiwi konnection '32 frame & SoCal axle yesterday, what a start!

    Just changing the subject a little, we are all busy here looking at our new '39 coupe that arrived just yesterday after a long import process. I will start a new thread on it as I would like to get a little history of it if I can, and there aint no better place on earth to get info than on this great site. Thanks again all!
     
  25. Nick32vic
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    Ridiculous! I love it! I hope you make that coffee table. If you do you should get some of these Mid Century style tapered legs, maybe stain them pretty dark. (they make those legs in quite a few different lengths.) Also cut the glass so its not really a perfect square. What I mean by that is kind of round the sides and corners so they are perfectly straight, like this.

    I think doing the table like that would really add to the 60s style of the diorama! Keep us updated if you make the table.
     
  26. sinticket
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    Heck, He would say he built it!
     
  27. emiliedk
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    from denmark

    wauu..this is fantastic!
    I hope Brett or Piero shows this to George! so now I have a new thing on my: try this list!

    -Palle
     
  28. graverobber63
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  29. Kool Ko- Kreation brethren.



    O.K- WHO IN HAMB- land WANTS TO SEE THE LAMB CHOPS?!

    - I'll go first & say I DO!
     
  30. pipopak
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    Congratulations!. Have you considered writing the story for one of the scale modeler's magazines?.
     

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