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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Double Mustang Trouble

The boat is on hold til the commissioner confirms the reference photo. So I started this great action pic. I took the photo in 1975 (gosh 39 years ago!!) at one of THE greatest muscle car races ever in NZ. It was at Wigram race track and there were two unbelievably powerful current Mustangs racing together driven by two of the best NZ race car drivers, Leo Leonard and Jim Richards. They were known as the PDL Mustang (the blue one) and the Sidchrome Mustang (the red and yellow one), and I happened to catch them diving into one hairpin corner together showing off their big mustang backsides! You can see from the left hand side of the blue one there has already been some 'rubbing' going on! I was saving this for a big painting but thought that given Im laid up with this ruptured achilles tendon and in a cast Id better use the time to get into it..

Monday, December 29, 2014

post Christmas 2014

and after 6 days!  Crappy model.. lots of filler.. having to fill all the gun places because I have Enola Gay decals and that plane was stripped right down for the nuclear bomb mission. Having to scratch build a little boy bomb too..

also managed to rupture my achilles tendon Christmas Eve so have been spending quite a bit if time indoors. Lucky I have this model to make really i suppose as I cant hobble round too far on crutches.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Good Grief!

Im making a model!!
brief hiatus in the drawing over Christmas so decided to drag out an old unboxed kit I had lying around and build it oob but using painting tricks ive been practicing on pictures. Call it a 3D canvas (sortof). I wonder if Robert can guess the model? fun so far (if a bit messy).

Saturday, December 20, 2014

pre-Christmas week

Slow going on the Mercedes but getting there...
Started looking at next commission too... A Yacht!! something different for me..

Still selling prints well, latest one is one of the yacht commissioners cars, the E-Type.

Nic be home Christmas morning and his girlfriend on Boxing day.. should be a full house!

and the Yacht ref photo..
I think its to be another A2 size full acrylic painting!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Senna appears

getting there and have outlined senna in the window. Have to get on with this as Christmas approaches and Peter wants his yacht started.!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Double post

Finished the Sprite and started a Senna Mercedes.

The Sprite got a simple acrylic background which sets off the pink (sorry, cerise) nicely! Tricky scan tho.. I hate that the paint waves the paper!!

Then I started the 2nd pre Christmas picture. This one is of Ayrton Senna in his famous Mercedes 190E in 1984. The Brazilian took the chequered flag ahead of Lauda, with Carlos Reutemann in third and Keke Rosberg in fourth. It marked Senna as a forced to be reckoned with, and made the car he drove a significant piece of motorsport history.

Its a gold colour so tricky to reproduce. layers of greys, browns, purple and even blue!

Im loving it tho.. nice to be back on the pencils, listening to the National Program on the steam wireless and simply colouring in!