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Technical Flames, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 34Larry, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,857

    philly the greek
    from so . cal.

    Thanks Stogy for the kind words . Flames were always something that I enjoyed painting and still do occasionally for good friends and a few select referrals
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  2. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,598


    That's subtle?
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  3. I guess it would depend on your definition of subtle. Heh heh.

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  4. flamed40
    Joined: Jul 30, 2009
    Posts: 28

    from NE Ohio

    Black fordy with flames!! Always looks good!
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  5. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    Depends on the car or truck.....BUT, nothing beats a nice flame job on a '40 Ford. Maybe it's those big assed fenders, but it just works.
  6. I think my coupe would have looked pretty good without them.. but, it's a "Hot" Rod after all!
    MyDeuce copy.jpg

    I was heavily influenced by my model-kit building days ..and 77 Sunset Strip.

  7. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,139

    from Michigan

    Nice shade of blue... I love it! :)
  8. Junk at my House.jpg
    These flames were laid out by Watson, but he made me spray them. I am rebuilding the truck and the fenders will go on the wall as art.
  9. I do like old school flames
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  10. Other flamed 40's
    2M9D6847m_HS.jpg Picture_142_detail.jpg 00000_7zcghkYYVoz_600x450.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  11. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 17,564


  12. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,059




    Well, I love flames on hot rods and just about everything, within reason. Flames for the general public were/are not well accepted, mostly because they are a little garish. Some hot rods show well and others, it is just not right. When I saw my first flames on an old hot rod as a little kid, I have been trying to duplicate those flames when drawing. It is an on-going thing that kept me sane in high school classes and throughout college. When the lectures started flying out one ear, the flames started appearing on my notebooks or scratch papers.
    On drawings, it is fun to just create a pattern on corners, flying across the top or in a self- contained flame not connected to any edge. Let’s give kudos, to the artists, who can paint those wild flames on real objects. But, not all flames look good on a car.
    upload_2018-11-18_5-14-26.png For some reason, to the hot rod enthusiast, this flame design just goes with the roadster. But, put it on another coupe or sedan delivery and it looks awful. Pinstripe flames would look better, IMHO.

    When I first started, they would have been called scallops. Then, as the lines got crooked, they began to look like very early flames. A friend told me to draw big swoopy “S” letter in a row until you get the swoop down pat. Pretty soon, it looked like a snake or a row of “s” slanted for effects.

    Most of the time, pencil flames on a drawing look OK, but try adding in color and fine line pencil outlining makes it look awful. I once purchased an air brush paint compressor, hopefully allowing me to shade in fine lines and colors to make it look nice. The airbrush was not for me. So, I sold the set to a friend for his art paintings.
    Years later, I finally realized that inside clear plastic, Lexan R/C cars allowed my flames to look somewhat good. The shiny Lexan made it look like some pro painter sprayed the colorful flames on the body of the little car/truck. Despite what it looked like underneath, the outer surface looked finished. The problem then, was having to draw the flames upside down from right to left, inside of the clear Lexan body. For some reason, I am a “left to right” drawing person, for just about any type of drawing.


    upload_2018-11-18_5-15-57.png FRIDAY ART THREAD
    upload_2018-11-18_5-16-18.png A great looking flame design by Philly the Greek… A perfect setting for attractive flames, especially made for grand kids.
    (white tennis shoe designs from back in 1962-63)

    When our precocious, little toddler of a granddaughter was hanging out with us 3-4 days a week, she liked my flame drawings. So, when we bought some white tennies for her, I wanted to paint a small flame pattern on the side or bottom rubber edge. NO!!! was the word from her parents…aaaawww They are/were not hot rodders or have any respect for “classy” shoes.

    upload_2018-11-18_5-17-50.png These days, Vans Shoes has pre-made, flame, slip-on shoes for those little toddlers. Now, just because they are made by a big name So Cal company, those little shoes could have been on our granddaughter’s feet back then. (parents: very brand conscious)
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  15. JUNK ROD
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 415


    I kinda like the name of this pic!

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  16. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,292

    from NKy

    There was a guy in greater Cinti area know as “ Short Round “ Bill Roell , he is king of candy flames . God , could not lay them out any better . He had a buddy “ The Dauber “ that did the lines . I could not afford pro work , so I did my own . Not near what I would liked to have seen finished , but it done . Bill , doesn’t get the credit for a lot of his work , it seems as a partner “ not The Dauber “ he had snatched his designs and traits and called them OHIO FLAMES . Now you know the rest of the story .
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  17. corndog
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 4,319

    from Indiana

    I like flames IF they look like fire, and I think they look best on black paint. I have had several cars with flames but the one I always liked best was this 40 Ford sedan. 40fordsedan.jpg

    Even has flames on the underside of the hood!

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  18. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,521


    Flames on forty fords are as American as Moms and apple pie, just saying.;)
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  19. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 17,564


    Heres some more gentle flame on a chilly January morning...;)

    Hamber @Mile's vintage beauty

    iphone 01.02.2013 1101.jpg

    Credit to Hamber @Mile

    Oh Flames...Thumbs Up...Forever
  20. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,521


    Like the flames on that 49-53 chevy pick up also!
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
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  21. Here's my coupe. It's been flamed since 1999, and now they have a gazillion rock chips in them, but it's the way the car will stay as long as I'm around to drive it. 15137622_10210132393614077_3041825083749963003_o.jpg
  22. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,705

    from washington

    Different kind of flames.
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  23. With age I am leaning to this type of flames for my 54 Country Squire
  24. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,781

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Really nicely done flames are ok. Poorly done flames are just cheesy. Tribal flames are really cheesy.
    Ghost flames can be nice if properly done.
    The colors chosen can make a huge difference too, some flames should just not be done in certain color combinations.
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  25. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 7,586

    jimmy six

    At one time yes...not so much anymore. Tasteful ghost looks good on 50's cars to me....
  26. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 17,564



    :rolleyes:...Devilishly Cool Flames

    Out of style...Never...

    Credit to Photographer, Owner

  27. PONTNAK123
    Joined: Jul 10, 2008
    Posts: 442


  28. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,932

    Deuced Up!

  29. jimgoetz
    Joined: Sep 6, 2013
    Posts: 406


    Here's a wall in my neighbor's "Harley" bedroom I did for him once. filename-1.jpg
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