Some cool custom metal parts pictures:
Basement of the Petersen Meuseum (Boot Hill Express)
Image by ATOMIC Hot Links
Fellow Flickrite "corbettclassics" told me the Boot Hill Express (made by Ray Farhner) was down in the basement at the Petersen Museum AND HE WAS Proper!!! This is my favored model automobile from Monogram and now a childhood dream came true I got to touch it and take pictures of the actual horse-drawn hearse(now hot rod) of the mid-1800s era With a 4. I asked this guy that worked there if it was genuinely in their basement, He mentioned , " Certain is, you wanna see it?……. WOW so right here are the pictures of whats in the basement. If you join as a Petersen museum member you get access to the basement on specific occasions.
With an old West idea in mind, an old hearse offers a most unusual basis for a show auto. Initially a horse-drawn hearse of the mid-1800s era, the "Express" was constructed by Cunningham of New York. The coach body with its lovely ancient carriage styling and black velvet curtains has been beautifully reproduced in this fine model.
The interior is entirely detailed including even the wood grain floor and coffin rollers. Mounted inside is a total 500 horse Hilborn injected Hemi engine with several plated parts. Long plated intake stacks protrude through the roof adorned with six carved ornaments, and physique-length plated exhaust headers run beneath the physique.
The 1-piece frame mounts a plated ’48 Ford study end and a plated CAE straight tube axle up front. Wheels are American mags, steering arrangement is a slightly altered ’63 VW topped by a model ‘T’ steering wheel. Moon hydraulic throttle, push-button transmission and Stewart Warner instruments finish off the power pack. The seat and backboard are diamond tuffed. This variety of upholstery was fairly often utilized on old carriages such as the hearse. The uncommon brass headlamps and tail lamps on the actual vehicle are relics from India.
Purple Passion 1 0f three photographs
Image by Urban Woodswalker
I make necklaces out of used aluminum beverage cans. I wash them and then reduce out the hands to make necklaces. These hands remind me of Mexican Milagros.
According to Wikipedia:
"Milagros (also identified as ex-votos or dijes) are religious folk charms that are traditionally employed for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico, the southern United States, other areas of Latin America, as nicely as parts of the Iberian peninsula. They are often attached onto altars, shrines, and sacred objects discovered in areas of worship, and they are usually purchased in churches, cathedrals or from street vendors.
Milagros come in a range of shapes and dimensions and are fabricated from many different components, based on local customs. For example, they may well be nearly flat or fully three dimensional and they can be constructed from gold, silver, tin, lead, wood, bone, or wax. In Spanish, the word milagro literally means miracle or surprise.
The use of milagros is a folk custom in components of North, Central, and South America, and it is claimed that the custom is traceable to ancient Iberians who inhabited the coastal regions of Spain. The use of milagros accompanied the Spanish as they arrived in Central and South America. Though the custom is not as prevalent as it when was, the use of milagros or ex-votos continues to be a element of folk culture throughout rural areas of Spain—particularly Andalusia, Catalonia and Majorca.
As element of a religious ritual or an act of devotion, milagros can be supplied to a symbol of a saint as a reminder of a petitioner’s specific require, or in gratitude for a prayer answered. They are utilized to help in focusing focus towards a certain ailment, primarily based on the type of charm used. Milagro symbolism is not univeral a milagro of a physique component, such as a leg, may well be used as portion of a prayer or vow for the improvement of a leg or it might refer to a idea such as travel. Similarly, a heart may well represent ideas as diverse as a heart situation, a romance, or any quantity of other interpretations. Milagros are also carried for protection and good luck.
In addition to religious and ritual applications, milagros are frequently identified as elements in necklaces, earrings and other jewelry."