Thursday, March 15, 2012
Lettered & Striped
It's been a long time coming to finally arrive at the graphics stage of our build and in an effort to stay true to our tribute to 1965 we had to have our lettering hand painted. There was only one name that I had considered for this particular job and that's our friend Myk Roc out of Langley. He isn't a sign painter by trade but is one of the best natural pin striper's I have ever seen and an over-all great artist. It also doesn't hurt that he's a die hard gear head and truly gets what we're doing. We imported him to Nelson this week for a working vacation. The layout was slow and tedious as he corrected the crappy vinyl that we had cut in order to maintain lettering proportions for the gold leaf. The letters themselves used 50 sheets of gold and by the time Myk was done there was ashen gold carnage everywhere. Outlining went rather quick and Myk free handed the "El" and "II" portions of the name. He also scrawled us an open ended /FX logo on the C-pillar for class designation and striped the entire blue and white colour break on the car in gold. The final outcome is nothing short of outstanding and I'd be lying if I didn't say that my liver hurts.