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Thinking about making my own hood ornament

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ZachB, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. ZachB
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    I discovered this emblem made by custom companies that I really liked. I decided I want a hood ornament like the emblem. The problem is the company never produced a hood ornament like it so I find my self looking for alternatives. My problem is I don't know how to go about making stuff like ornaments. When it gets down to modifying stuff to work I can do it all day long but making a pice of art is not in my comfort zone. Does anybody know of a good way to start or is it just throw what I can out there and go from there?
     
  2. How about a photo of what you have? HRP
     
  3. roddinron
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    Doesn't really sound like you're thinking of making "your own" hood ornament. Sounds more like your thinking of copying someone elses' design, companies usually frown on that kind of thing. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. ZachB
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    Actually not trying to exactly recreate what they have. I like what they have and want to change it a little. It's an outline of a person. My thoughts are to add the details dish as eyes and instead of it being flat I would like it tho be three dementional. It's only a one sided image and I want to be able to spin it around and it have all the features of what it would be like to spin it around.
     
  5. brad chevy
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    What are you putting this "spinning" hood ornament on,pictures would help.
     
  6. go-twichy
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    old bowling trophies sure look good on a hood.or ice skating.
     
  7. ZachB
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    What I saw does not look like what I have in my head. It just has that outline. The ornament does not spin it's just if you picked it up it would have that much detail. What I want to do is a woman with her feet hanging over a Chevy emblem while she is sitting up with her hand looking like they are supporting her weight. This would be a rather delicate ornament. Her feet resting on the chevy emblem can be different I just thought it would a cool thing to do.
     
  8. Sounds lik a good goal. Loudpedal did a great how to on diy casting with some sand and a 5 gallon bucket. I still getting mine together. Check this out..bst thread ever.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=464599

    Do a search there are other good links on the tech post.
     
  9. Big Mac
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  10. brad chevy
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    Go to any truck stop with a chrome shop in it and they have all kinds of chrome ladies,sitting,laying,flying,whatever you need.
     
  11. ZachB
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    Not a bad idea
     

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