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Pictures of my newly signwriten PU.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul Y, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Paul Y
    Joined: Dec 29, 2006
    Posts: 633

    Paul Y

    Asked for recommendations for someone to signwrite my PU the other day and on the advice of many I contacted Ian (bigbossman) to start putting some ideas togeather for me.

    Well I think he must have regretted taking the job as I think we must have spent nearly 2 weeks going backward and forward with the design until we were both happy with it.

    I must admit that I was the reason the process took so long as the original concept was not what ended up on the truck!

    The original idea was to have it signwritten up as the 'Ditchfinder General Store' after my numerous excersions to the roadside drains that are popular in the more rural areas of Essex. However after a lot of work this was just not going to work so, on the suggestion of one of my offspring may I introduce to you....

    The Pumkin Patch Speed Shop!

    Ian spent from pretty much 8am until about 5pm today working and I spent pretty much most of the day watching, the process and skill had me enthralled and, for a time, the youngest members of my brood.

    The blank canvass (old picture)


    Stage one, chalking in the outline.


    Applying the mask



    Blending the colours


    Mask removed


    Adding the detail


    The finished item



    Might be a bit to 'cute' for some of the hardcore amongst you but I am really really happy with how this came out and can not recommend Ian enough, not a bad days work for 10 cups of tea and a Bacon sandwich...

    Thanks again Ian.

    A very happy.

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  2. Throttlehead250
    Joined: Aug 29, 2008
    Posts: 165

    from Houston TX

    haha very nice, really diggin the truck also!
  3. My congrats to Ian;nice work!
  4. excellent work ..

  5. Famous Tater
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
    Posts: 33

    Famous Tater

    Dude,,,looks AWESOME!! I love the truck and the logo looks sweet on it! I wanna do one too...already have it drawn up, thanks to my brother. Just have to get it painted.

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  6. 49 chevy
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 13

    49 chevy

    awsome looking truck. like the pumpkin
  7. Cool looking logo and very well done. I admire someone who stills uses a mahl stick.
  8. Very cool! Nothing like the "snap" of handlettering! Great job...

  9. 2-TONED
    Joined: Jan 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,683


    that looks "REALLY GOOOD!!" i like it! --- Cool Truck too!

    grab a can of red spray paint & shoot the bottom of that fender.

    my paint is OLD & i had a cracked fender i welded up & smooothed out somewhat & primered & i didnt look around at all. i grabbed a can of maroon something close to the truck shot it on & then shot flat clear spray bomb over it & it blends right in.
  10. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,448

    rd martin
    from indiana

  11. Hand lettering is an artform that bowls me over. There are so few left that do a really great job. Yours is VERY nice.
    I'll bet there's 10 good stripers for every good letterer today. Gettin to be a lost art.
  12. sun down
    Joined: Mar 22, 2008
    Posts: 471

    sun down
    from tx

    looks great..
  13. Nice...nothing like a shop truck with a cool logo on the doors...
  14. Paul Y
    Joined: Dec 29, 2006
    Posts: 633

    Paul Y

    Many thanks for all the comments.

    Watching Ian lettering was just fantastic, he made it look so easy and the finished result is even better than the mock ups he sent ahead of his visit.

    Truck is going to be at the HRD's as one of the push truck for the FED's cacklefest, think I can hold my head up high now!

  15. Cymro
    Joined: Jul 1, 2008
    Posts: 722


    Looking Good!

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