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« Reply #225 on: September 29, 2013, 07:44:28 PM »

Alex, you are a most satisfactory artist/modeler and rather clever, but please spend more quality time with your therapist. Unresolved issues and all that .... -- Russ
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« Reply #226 on: September 29, 2013, 09:32:05 PM »

please spend more quality time with your therapist. Unresolved issues and all that .... -- Russ

Modelling was my therapy, but will follow the advice. Smiley

Last one, I promise.
Small enamel plate. (28mmx20mm).
I've designed the whole, freelance design of course, (in Adobe Illustrator / vector format), but inspired by various small enamel tobacco pocket boxes from early XXth.
Thought I could make after these cheap cardboard boxes some enamel ad for a drugstore.



I'm reaching my camera limits, need a macro lens. The sign has a nice semi gloss metal finish, but can't photograph this or the lettering could not be read.

Now that I had my fun doing this, I might realize some real world industries and brands one.

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« Reply #227 on: September 29, 2013, 10:06:57 PM »

That sign turned out great! Looks very authentic.
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« Reply #228 on: September 29, 2013, 11:37:59 PM »

Good likeness of Marc and Chuck, too. -- Russ
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« Reply #229 on: September 30, 2013, 01:32:51 AM »

Looks great as usual Alexandre!

Did you use glossy photo paper for printing? I have used that and found out the hard way that it has to be sealed before weathering.
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« Reply #230 on: September 30, 2013, 08:54:19 AM »

Great looking sign! What kind of printer do you use?

The rich unequalled aroma comes from the spitoon.
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« Reply #231 on: September 30, 2013, 12:01:49 PM »

Okay, Chuck, go stand in the corner. -- Russ
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« Reply #232 on: September 30, 2013, 12:24:36 PM »

So I 'm a liar and of course there's plenty of others, because when starting this I had a diorama idea in mind :



Featuring :
Adam Wilder
Lincoln Wright
Mike Rinaldi
Roman Volchenkov
Alex Glass aka Uschi van der Rosten
Rick Lawler
Gordon Ferguson
Marc Reusser
Chuck Doan
Jean-Bernard André aka JBA
Mig Jimenez aka MIG
Russ Reinberg.

This is volume 1 of course, and if everything goes well there may be a vol.2 as well as a real large scale diorama.

Some answers :
Everything on this picture is printed on white paper. And printed without photoshopped damages or texture. All the effects and weathering are painted.
I only use white, heavy, mat double coated, smooth paper. No photo glossy paper or anything. Only this one and this brand (french one) because it's an amazing paper :
it's ultra strong and gives an almost better definition as photo paper. But it's mat, it's smooth, and it's better for us modelers with our aggressive thinner and paints.
I know I can be really anal with this, but as I explained the other day to Marc and Gordon, I'm a print process and print technologies nerd.
Also, and this can't help, I'm teaching printing process to graphic design students.

Being a graphic designer really help for this kind of work and I've been able to do this pretty quickly. One of the very rare time I don't regret my job and my studies.  Cheesy
Every font, every page layout is accurate time-wise (early XXth century).

If there's interest, I'm considering doing large scale set of real world (or custom ones if you like it better) stuff like this. Enamel signs, posters etc...
I love vintage graphic design and ads (and it's a main inspiration for my daily real life work) and would love to produce something.

Again, if there's interest, I could do it for forum members, printed, and the set would come with a detailed illustrated SBS (suggestions on how to weather this kind of stuff, although Chuck or Marc kind of guys would laugh reading it).

So let's discuss this if you're interested.

Also, there's plenty of funny stuff we can't see on the picture, so if you like I can post bigger individual pictures.

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« Reply #233 on: September 30, 2013, 02:53:48 PM »

So it would seem that you ain't no-one if you don't have a sign by Alexandre . I love the irony with the Ferguson soap , seeing as he is a Jock , and they don't wash , and he doesn't work ! And why is Reinberg included ? He doesn't even model .

 Nick , sulking in the corner !
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« Reply #234 on: September 30, 2013, 02:58:29 PM »

Actually , I'm not sulking as I just remembered that I was immortalised more than forty years ago .


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« Reply #235 on: September 30, 2013, 03:02:41 PM »

The real joke on Gordon's is that it is the "Painters Product"...and we all know about his aversions to painting.  Grin

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I thought it was from my B.S. Smiley
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« Reply #236 on: September 30, 2013, 07:36:37 PM »

Wish MY great grandfather thought these up:

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« Reply #237 on: September 30, 2013, 11:28:37 PM »

Great stuff, and what a terrific selection of fonts!
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« Reply #238 on: October 01, 2013, 02:36:50 AM »

I love the irony with the Ferguson soap , seeing as he is a Jock , and they don't wash , and he doesn't work ! And why is Reinberg included ? He doesn't even model .

ha! Grin Grin Classic.

No sulking needed, it's only Vol.1, and the planned flea market scene will require so much stuff like that to be convincing.

Wish MY great grandfather thought these up:



Great! Why didn't I find this before!

Great stuff, and what a terrific selection of fonts!


Thanks Ray.  Smiley
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« Reply #239 on: October 01, 2013, 02:53:54 AM »

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Again, if there's interest, I could do it for forum members, printed, and the set would come with a detailed illustrated SBS (suggestions on how to weather this kind of stuff, although Chuck or Marc kind of guys would laugh reading it).

T'would have to be strictly a labour of love. I redrew these enamel (porcelain if you're American) signs for a very small run for an English manufacturer back in 1997. He still had a healthy quantity in stock when he sold the business a couple of years ago.


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