Saturday, June 25, 2011

DUNE BUGGY: It's getting there

Well, it's slowly getting closer to being finished. Now the body is on the frame, and it has a roll bar and loads of hidden chunks of metal welded all around under it for support.
It's just lacking small things. It needs side mirrors, and the seats need to be bolted down.

It'll also get a top, and mounting holes are already drilled and ready to go. It can be driven without the top so that's not an emergency.

Lee, the guy who's fixing up my dune buggy, had a 'Hotrod' emblem laying around in his shop since the 1960s. He didn't think he'd ever have a use for it so he mounted it to my grill. I thought that was pretty nice of him.

This photo isn't the clearest, but you can see the trunk has a diamond plate lid and also some bed rails. I'll be able to haul things back there, truck-style.
That's a "classic car" license plate. The previous dune buggy owner hasn't come to get it yet. He told me these plates don't expire. If that's really true it would be fantastic. I'm all for the idea of not spending any more money on this thing.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Here's a gun stock I painted. The guy who bought it loves deer hunting. If you click and enlarge the picture you'll be able to see some tiny little deer hidden in it.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Here's what exists so far of a yet-to-be-finished wooden shelf project. The plan is to use 2 heads as brackets for a shelf, and then have the other 2 heads create a second tier so I'd have a bi-level shelf to display tiki mugs.

The reason I haven't finished the project yet is because I realized I don't have enough wall space to hang such a shelf. Now they sit awaiting a new idea.
These faces were free-handed rather than using a pattern. That gave each one its own personality.

Friday, June 17, 2011


This is a pretty old drawing but I don't think I've ever posted it here on this blog. Obviously kids shouldn't really play with actual body parts, but I think this would be a solid and worthy toy idea in plastic form. If I were a kid I'd love connecting parts together to create my own full-sized 7 foot tall monster. Maybe size would be an issue. It wouldn't fit in the toy box.
I could see a toy like this having lots of expansion packs, like veins with blood-pumping action and nervous systems to be added to the monster. Light-up eyes. A
voice box with a wailing scream which could be set to go off at certain times like an alarm clock.

Once kids constructed their creatures they could stand them upright beside their bedroom doorways, and feel safe and protected. Or maybe kids would be mortified to see that thing standing there when they woke up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water. I know I can't speak for all kids, but I personally would have loved it.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Idea for a horror movie about an evil teddy bear.
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