Friday, October 19, 2012

3-D Monster Van Update:

Hey guys - I apologize for the lack of posting this week, but I've been really busy with other projects; one of which is the ongoing development of my 1979 Chevy G20 van into a Tiki paradise! Living up here in Maine, I need all the tropical influence that I can get!

My plan is to restore the original paint scheme with metal flake, but I just couldn't resist adding some white pinstriping just to spruce up the exterior a bit!


I used to pinstripe small aircraft professionally, so that experience has been a huge asset with this.

I'm working on a tiki-themed 3-D Monster logo that I can have made into two large decals for the back windows. I'll probably tweak the colors a bit, but here's what it looks like so far;



 My oldest son was gracious enough to donate his "Freaky Tiki" bobber to the cause, so I attached it to the rear table. I can already see him surrounded by drinks with little umbrellas!


This would be a better picture at night, but this is my orange & red "mood" lighting. I was going for a lave-hued glow :-)


You can barley see it's hair, but I re-positioned my shrunken head above the tiki bobber and below the skylight.


I just love this ridiculously large window!

This is a Tiki mask that I got from Disney World's Adventure Land waaay back in 1985! He looks a bit lonely, though - I think he needs 8 or 9 brothers and sisters to keep him company!

So that's where I am so far! I've been broke, so I can't get any of the big things I want any time soon, but I'll add masks, totems and decals here and there, so stay tuned!

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