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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2009-02-02 5:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-02-02 14:53, Lake Surfer wrote:
Kick ass work, Dave.

Its progressing great and is super clean looking.

I hope to get a look at it firsthand at a few of the California events if Doug has it with him.


Do you work off preliminary sketches or just run with it?

That was my biggest problem with the "temples" was taking something from paper to a three dimensional material.

Keep up the good work!




Thanks!


..when working from my own designs i just use thumbnail sketches to hash out the idea in 3-d.....then i just run with it......in doug's case, all i had to go on was the drawing i posted at the beginning of the thread....he gave me dimensions loosely based on how tall the finished sign should be, then i loosely scaled the rest of it, using the drawing as a guide to let me know where the various elements should line up in relation to each other. There's an old saying in the model making/design biz....."if it looks right, it is right".....


as for your temples, seems like the way to approach it would be to figure out the size you want the most prominent feature to be (in this case, the A-frame entry) then scale everything else accordingly...if you are working from old postcards, note where design elements line up in relation to each other. This will help you out greatly when trying to scale everything to size.



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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2009-02-02 11:59 pm   Permalink

Beautiful work Dave! This thing is looking killer. It'll make a great piece to have as a focal point in the room. Doug has a great design there too.
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-02-03 05:30 am   Permalink

I sure hope Doug is kind enough to post some pics of it in its new home.

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2009-02-05 7:22 pm   Permalink


the tiki torches are finished!!!!!...it's almost over.....just gotta fabricate the spears and then button this baby up......a few details and it will be ready to ship out!!






 
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2009-02-05 8:52 pm   Permalink

Tipsy. Nice work !

 
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Clarita
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Posted: 2009-02-09 11:11 am   Permalink

Perfect!! It looks spectacular on the dark too!

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2009-02-14 08:50 am   Permalink



well...it's all over but the cryin'!!!!


Finally, after a year of on the job/off the job the swampfire sign is done!!!! Thanks to all of you for your kind words and for occasionally poking your head in this thread to share the journey with me.....I'm sure doug will be happy and he can finally take back some of the bad things he said about me -the rest i've earned, so i don't mind.....


anyway, my camera has been giving me grief but i was able to get at least one shot of it......I will get some more pics posted as soon as i address the camera issue...till then, this will have to do......


and then comes the task of disassembling and packing the sign up for it's journey westward.......and providing doug with an assembly guide so he can get it back together at the end of the line.....







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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2009-03-31 08:39 am   Permalink

..oops!!!...bump!

 
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kirby
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-03-31 10:04 am   Permalink

awsome man.. realy great work...

 
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Swamp Fire
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Posted: 2009-03-31 4:58 pm   Permalink

Wow! Looks fantastic Dave.

Can't wait to see it in person.


 
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2009-03-31 5:47 pm   Permalink

I'm glad you "oops" and bumped this - this sign ROCKS!!!! I love the light boxes - you did you a really nice job with them and kept the 3d design true to dougs painting.

Nice one!!!!

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KreepyTiki
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Posted: 2009-04-01 09:15 am   Permalink

Frickin' flat-out AMAZING, Dave!

That is SUCH koolamundo work! Doug is a perceptive fellow to have chosen just the right artist for the job!

And whatever he paid -- it was worth every penny! (Now I can start dreaming about being able to afford commissioning Doug to design a sign for MY lounge and YOU to build it for me!)

Cheers and Congrats!

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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2009-04-01 9:43 pm   Permalink

Simply a butt-kicking job, Dave! That's a fine piece of custom craftsmanship....
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NOTCH
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From: San Jose.Ca
Posted: 2009-04-01 10:23 pm   Permalink

F***in Sweet bro , likes it

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2009-04-02 12:35 am   Permalink

Sweeeet, very nice!

 
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