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rigo
04-01-2007, 11:04 AM
just wanting to introduce myself. I recently purchased an '02 Grand Am Se....got a few things planned for it...just need some time to get em done.

I'm a teacher/custom painter...been doing it for many moons...freehand airbrush is my specialty but if I can get it through my guns...I'll spray it.....flakes, candies, etc....

anyway.....have a good one!

rigo

Bryan
04-01-2007, 11:07 AM
Welcome and your avatar is scary as ****.

What are your plans?

nascarnate326
04-01-2007, 11:15 AM
Welcome, thanks for posting in the right section - that will get you many freinds.

RAZE
04-01-2007, 07:02 PM
I'm a teacher/custom painter...been doing it for many moons...freehand airbrush is my specialty but if I can get it through my guns...I'll spray it.....flakes, candies, etc....



rigo



:huh: :wtf


Welcome anywayz!

drumking1721
04-01-2007, 07:29 PM
Welcome!

notsoaveragej0e
04-01-2007, 07:42 PM
Welcome! Are you going to be doing any painting on your GA?


OT: lol @ RAZE for getting busted.

KeyserSosa2000
04-01-2007, 08:14 PM
tell us your plans, all show? all go? Bit of both?

cmtapanes
04-01-2007, 08:33 PM
welcome!

rigo
04-01-2007, 10:08 PM
Hey, thanks for all the welcomes...

plans for the car....actually it's gonna be a daily driver...hopefully it's a little more economical on gas than my wifes current ride,...anyway...we got the car last week...I was looking for a way to make it different that everyone else's..

so..I whipped out the airbrushes yesterday...and cleared it today....this is what I came up with....just something fun...to break it up a little...

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-10/1219234/ponthood1.jpg

close up...before clear...

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-10/1219234/ponthood4.jpg

another close up..

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-10/1219234/ponthood3.jpg

rigo

Bryan
04-01-2007, 10:14 PM
Whoa that's some good work. Can't say I've ever seen anything like that drivin' down the road.

GrandAmGT1996
04-01-2007, 10:45 PM
Welcome, and very nice work. I guess you like frogs? lol

Jake
04-02-2007, 02:27 AM
Wow I wish I had your skills, how long did that take? More! I wanna see more! :D

KeyserSosa2000
04-02-2007, 09:06 AM
Too bad you live in Texas...my car could use some cool paint.

RAZE
04-02-2007, 09:29 AM
Impressive work, but out of place on a grand am.

Ajaxus
04-02-2007, 10:44 AM
Impressive work, but out of place on a grand am.

not if it's a show car it's not


personally i love it, got any more pics of your work?

rigo
04-02-2007, 11:23 AM
Hey, thanks for all the replies....good to feel welcome in a new place...a little explanation about the car...again...it's NOT a show car...I just have trouble driving a car that's just like everyone else's...I like to stand out a little...that's why everyone puts there little spin on things.....

As far as the frog concept.....I just wanted to have fun with it....like I said...I've been in custom paint a long time.....sometimes...the flames/real fire/skulls/gangsta stuff gets a little old....so..I came up with something that I wouldn't have to repaint the whole car, it was also something I could fit in the schedule of my paying clients. This mural was started on Saturday afternoon...and finished the same night...probably about 5 hrs or work...then cleared the next day, Sun....I'll buff it out today..and my wife will drive it probably tomorrow...NORMALLY...I love the clean look to a vehicle......I just wanted to do something different... I have a show car...It too is a pontiac, 1964 catalina.....and as you can see...no airbrushing...except on the hood scoop emblem......

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-10/1219234/orangie.JPG

rigo

RAZE
04-02-2007, 03:34 PM
...I just have trouble driving a car that's just like everyone else's...I like to stand out a little...that's why everyone puts there little spin on things.....


rigo

lol and you bought a grand am?

Exodus
04-02-2007, 03:59 PM
Welcome. Nice art

Welcome and your avatar is scary as ****.

Sissy:amraam:

KeyserSosa2000
04-02-2007, 09:30 PM
are you planning on putting any other frogs peeking around the car?

frmtheash
04-03-2007, 12:08 PM
I like the frogs, its adds a little something different to it. Me? I just put on my sticker flames.....lol

timberwoof
04-03-2007, 12:33 PM
HEY HEY, a fellow Texan. Welcome to the Forum. Very nice work on the hood. Where is Plainview at, when I finally decide to paint mine, I'll look you up.

Ajaxus
04-03-2007, 12:46 PM
lol and you bought a grand am?

well his other car he posted is a pontiac..maybe wanted a reasonably priced car with decent mileage in the Pontiac family? Grand Am isn't a bad deal if that's what you want..

RAZE
04-03-2007, 01:34 PM
well his other car he posted is a pontiac..maybe wanted a reasonably priced car with decent mileage in the Pontiac family? Grand Am isn't a bad deal if that's what you want..


I just thought it was funny that he said he likes driving something different than everyone else, yet he goes out and buys a very common car... totally contradicted himself.

rigo
04-03-2007, 02:01 PM
thanks again to all.......Plainview is between Lubbock and Amarillo in the panhandle....middle of nowhere.....

I didn't go out and buy anything....I was in a situation where I had cosigned on a car.....for someone else....and they stopped paying....I came out ahead...cause of mileage on the car and amount still owed was under book price...

my wife's SUV was using entirely too much gas for her daily driver...so I bought the car....


rigo