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Post your favorite graffiti
« on: July 03, 2007, 05:01:48 PM »
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...in this thread ;D

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Re: Post your favorite graffiti
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007, 05:44:53 PM »
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It's not on a railroad car, nor did I see it, but it's from my wife, who saw it in the Ladies Room of the Peabody Book Shop on North Charles Street in Baltimore:

"It's better to have flunked your Wasserman than never to have loved at all".  ;D ;D

One of the reasons I have backdated my modeling is to model the pre-spray bomb era.  8)

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Re: Post your favorite graffiti
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007, 07:09:09 PM »
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Don't know if this is my favorite graffiti, but it's close. I posted this one on www.modeltrainsweathered.com last year, probably most have seen it, but for those that haven't.

Butch Eyler


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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2007, 08:32:15 PM »
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Southern #524478
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Re: Post your favorite graffiti
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007, 09:44:39 PM »
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I think the my funniest graffiti found.
Also posted elsewhere

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Re: Post your favorite graffiti
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2007, 10:30:51 PM »
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Graffiti was subtler prior to the invention of the spray can. Look closely at the piston valve cover on this NdeM Mikado:



This is the only graffiti I ever knowingly photographed.  8)

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Re: Post your favorite graffiti
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2007, 11:56:43 PM »
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Mein Gott!  The Peabody Book Shoppe (and Beer Stube!)

What a fine establishment.  I'm sad to report that it was torn down a number of years ago, supposedly in the name of urban renewal, but the lot remains a weed-grown hole in the ground.

The Peabody had the honor of serving me my first legal adult beverage.  (Unbeknownst to them, they also served a number of them to me that were less than legit...)

As for Graffiti, I'm not a big fan, but one cannot railfan these days without getting some samples whether you like it or not.  But I confess I love the monkey with the roller...

Lee
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2007, 02:31:05 AM »
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Re: Post your favorite graffiti
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2007, 03:09:22 AM »
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I'm a fan of ICH (Ichabod-the "hot" chick pic) & also COUPE. The latter being
because his tag was probably the 1st I replicated in HO scale. Butch probably
caught the classic of all time at this point w/the monkey pic. (still reminds me
of Curious George.) There was another one elsewhere on a SOO covered hopper
that was quite large "J is for JET" & in a smaller tag by it "collect all 26"-wouldn't
mind catching some more.

But an early fave was this one. Dawn & I caught in on our 1st railfan outing
together a little over a year ago. We were chasing a WLE train south, & caught
it at a crossing in Creston Ohio. She got out of the truck for pics (I foolishly
stayed in the truck to get pics thru the windshield) but in the process of getting
a pic of another car, I caught the expression on her face as she saw it before
me coming towards us. (She'd klll me if I posted that one) We both got half
decent pics, but chased the train further south to get better ones. She got
the best of this one, & I knew then I was gonna try to replicate it. Proto pic
was the one she caught further south, & an exclusive preview "still in progress
crappy shot" of what I've done so far:


Still a lot of touch up etc, & of course the other side which I'm still working on.
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2007, 12:58:07 AM »
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Re: Post your favorite graffiti
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2007, 12:28:35 PM »
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i will dig out the photos i took in 1999 at Bound Brook, NJ - there is a siding that is used to unlock covered hoppers and the cut became a rolling art gallery - i think i know where they are...  once they are scanned in, i'll post them.

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Re: Post your favorite graffiti
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2007, 03:24:51 PM »
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Amazing work, Mitch, how do you make the graffiti so good?

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Re: Post your favorite graffiti
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2007, 01:58:00 AM »
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Hi ednadolski & KLUKE! (thanks bud-I keep trying my best)

Thanks! Basically doing the basic coloring, & then going over & fine tuning details
again,again,again,again, (ad nauseum) with a 20/0 brush, going from the proto photo
& careful study.
It's done a number on my eyes unfortunately. I use magnifiers of course, & I'm nearsighted
& wear glasses/contacts. But after a heavy session, it's hard to focus on small close stuff
without magnifiers for a couple days afterwards. I think a trip to the eye doc is necessary
& maybe bifocals? yikes! we'll see down the road.

I wanted to be a lot further along on this car at this point (as another couple) but life gets
in the way sometimes. I just hope I can make the other side look decent, & the roof/trucks
look good too-stay tuned!
Mitch
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as "Police Interceptors"

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