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Flames - Did I get it right? TRUTHFULLY!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by xlr8er, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. 1time
    Joined: Dec 5, 2009
    Posts: 89

    from minnesota

  2. Fine flames.
  3. 1- shot slinger
    Joined: Dec 7, 2005
    Posts: 698

    1- shot slinger

    Very nice. I like your flames a lot. I tend to extend the licks on mine a little more to give the flames a little more flow.

  4. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 4,018

    from central NY

    were it mine I would have started the fade with the engine color if your are keeping it that color and running without a hood, then done the fade from orange to yellow to blue. that said I like the design.
  5. There; that's what I would have said. :D

    BTW, I love the Coupe!!!
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2011
  6. 296moon
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 663

    from england

    Ace as is, less is more
  7. jay7262
    Joined: Jun 6, 2011
    Posts: 124


    You did a good job!! Have a pinstriper outline them and on to the next one, you'll be flaming everything
  8. slobroy
    Joined: Jun 22, 2009
    Posts: 360


  9. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,020

    from Michigan

    Can I borrow it for the Woodward Cruise???... :eek:;):D
  10. 1 KooL "MoFo"
    Joined: Aug 16, 2011
    Posts: 310

    1 KooL "MoFo"

    Not bad ,they look good on that car .
  11. Dirty Deeds
    Joined: Aug 14, 2011
    Posts: 13

    Dirty Deeds

    Nice - Clean and simple
  12. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,922


    Do you like them?
    If so, why do you care what others think?
    If everyone else in the world thought they suck, would you change them?
    If not, why ask?
  13. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,618


    Looks good to me!!!!!!!
  14. PinHead
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 243


    I think they look very nice, but I agree that the blue does look just a bit off. I think the main reaswn for that is because it doesn't quite blend with the progression of colors you have going on, you have a great blend from yellow to orange to red, then you go from red to blue rather abruptly. Personally I would have ended in the red, and then pinstriped blue around the whole works. Maybe a blue pinstripe would help tie the tips in a bit more.

    The overall shape is pretty nice, good balance, good flow, I would nitpick the shape just from perssonal preference - I like to bring the two tips of each flame in a little more, then curve back out more, kind of like the couple pictured above - a little more "curvy" if you will. That's just me though. Yours have a bit more "flow" as compared to "curve", and that's ok.

    Some guys will knock the black car with red wheels, but I really like yours a lot.
  15. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Well done. Nice colors and balance. Classy.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,249


    I also like the style but woulda skipped the blue fade as was already said. Also as was said, "a perfect flame job...", well there is no such thing except to the eye of the beholder. If all flames were "perfect" then they'd all have to look the same.

    Nice style, fits the car, well done. I won't cop out and say the gratuitous "It's your car..." bullshit. I think it's kool you asked for opinions.
  17. thechopperguy
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 149


    I love flames, and yours look great. But as has been said before, as long as you like them, then you did a good job.
  18. Blackmaria60
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 532


    Three thumbs up!
  19. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,594

    from Garner, NC

    nicely done...

    liar liar pants on fire... :eek:
  20. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,576


    Same thought here, if you're going to have the engine exposed, beginning the flames with the engine color would seem to "extend" the flames a bit.

    Other than that, nice!
  21. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,034

    from Dublin, OH

    Very Nice!
    So little time, so many opinions!
  22. If I had to do them, I'd probably go a little brighter red into less of a blue tip to pick up the wheel color a bit but you did a great job. I like them.
  23. Honest officer,By the time I realized it wasnt just a terrific flame job, she'd burnt clear to the ground!

    I think they look great.
  24. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,402


    Outstanding! You got it just right, not overdone, long flames, multicolored, great job!
  25. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,954


    Well, from a (67) year old they look darned good to me.
    Simple, not overdone, and not overlapped like the younger set likes.
    You done good man !!!
  26. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 5,516

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    I have done flames on several cars, pickups, and bikes over the years and am kind of picky which ones I think look good. As mentioned above, some flames can take away from the overall look of a car if done wrong. All that being said, I think yours turned out great!
  27. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,658

    R Frederick
    from illinois

    Any critsism here can be taken care of with a a pinstriped border. Apple green or something should do the trick.
  28. I like em - that's my opinion.
  29. I am the ultimate authority on flames and for that reason you will be pleased to know that I think they look great. Looking for an attaboy?
  30. OshkoshRob
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 388

    from Oshkosh

    Personally I think they should have been a little more tribal looking, maybe some skulls and spiders ghosted in there with some giant bass boat flake to offset the crazy lace background layered over another set of tribal flames in a complimentary color...oh wait, which board am I on?

    Seriously, I think they look great.

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