Danger's Art Pad

Danger's Art Pad

Sunday, October 28, 2012

31 Model A Pinstripes













My Saturday was spent pinstriping this '31 Model A Roadster restoration project. The man you see in the bottom picture is Robert Todd, a recently retired member of BYU's mechanical engineering program. He's been working on this particular Model A for a couple of years, after finishing a '28 a couple of years before that. He didn't know any pinstripers this time around (Ed Roth pinstriped his '28. Tough act to follow.), so he got in touch with Bob Barrett, one of my professors from the illustration department, who sent out the call for someone with striping experience. It was a fun job, but a lot tougher than I had expected. I'm a little out of practice doing stripes on cars, and I'd never done restoration pinstriping before, only custom designs off the cuff. I mixed up some oneShot to match the factory "Tacoma Cream" color and got to work. It took a lot longer than I had planned, but I believe both myself and Mr. Todd (and Ang, who came along to moderate my work) were happy with the end result. The whole thing made me want to do more striping though, so track down your old MC helmets and surfboards (or Model A's) and give me a call!





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