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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:07 am    Post subject: Bud Zeller's Meyers Manx Dune Buggy Engraving Reply with quote

This engraving is actually based on a photo that I took back in March of 2009. Bud and I drove our dune buggies down to Wilmington's waterfront, along the edge of the Cape Fear River, in hopes of getting some nice shots. We were very pleased with this one; featuring Bud's Meyers Manx next to an old mooring bollard. Custom framing by the Frame Game of Jacksonville, NC; aluminum frame dimension is 18” x 24”, double matted with both black and teal (attempt to closely match the dune buggy’s body color).

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! Does he use a mix of media on his pieces or is it all tool work on the metal?

Thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi RedBaronofRedBud,

I actually created that artwork for Bud; thank you for the compliment. I use a combination of metal punches, various Drexel tool bits, different grits of Scotch Brief pads, and a vibrating metal engraver.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent art work Gary!

I really enjoyed seeing your work at MOTB '13.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary0302 wrote:
Hi RedBaronofRedBud,

I actually created that artwork for Bud; thank you for the compliment. I use a combination of metal punches, various Drexel tool bits, different grits of Scotch Brief pads, and a vibrating metal engraver.


Gary, my apologies for not realizing that its your work! Very cool how you use the scotch brite to get the subtle changes and shading effect!

Reminds me of the black scratch board I used years ago for art class, but more industrial. Very coo!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow very nice. looks time consuming.
How long did that take to complete.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Bud Zeller's Meyers Manx Dune Buggy Engraving Reply with quote

Gary0302 wrote:
This engraving is actually based on a photo that I took back in March of 2009. Bud and I drove our dune buggies down to Wilmington's waterfront, along the edge of the Cape Fear River, in hopes of getting some nice shots. We were very pleased with this one; featuring Bud's Meyers Manx next to an old mooring bollard. Custom framing by the Frame Game of Jacksonville, NC; aluminum frame dimension is 18” x 24”, double matted with both black and teal (attempt to closely match the dune buggy’s body color).

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The picture of the art work grossly understates the detail in this piece of art. Next nice sunny weekend day Gary is going to take some close-up photos of the detail. Everything that you see in the photograph has been reproduced in the etching (including the surfer dude beer tape handle mounted on the storage box of my buggy). I am very lucky to have such a talented friend Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:54 am    Post subject: Bud Zeller's Manx Reply with quote

Beautiful art work Gary! You are a patient man.

Bud, any idea where you will hang it? In the house or garage?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Bud Zeller's Manx Reply with quote

john morris wrote:
Beautiful art work Gary! You are a patient man.

Bud, any idea where you will hang it? In the house or garage?


John, good to hear from you. Hope you are doing well.

Gary did a fantastic job on this piece. It is definitely going in the house - trying to figure out if it's going to be the living room or my wall of fame in my office Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:24 pm    Post subject: Bud Zeller's Manx Reply with quote

Good to hear from you too Bud! The engraving definitely should get a place of honor inside.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should have Bruce sign it Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the compliments, guys, I really do appreciate it. MOON BUGGY, I should have responded to your question much earlier, but its really hard to pin down just how much time it took to complete that project. I do know that I started on it just after this year's Manx on the Banx; finishing it near the end of December. I can't (or I should say that I don't) work on it too long during each sitting; there are times that I feel the tendency to rush or not be as detailed as I want to be.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can't (or I should say that I don't) work on it too long during each sitting; there are times that I feel the tendency to rush or not be as detailed as I want to be.


That is exactly how I feel when I am building my Buggy's.

I often thought that same thing when watching American Choppers and Paul Sr. would be bitch'n at Paul Jr. about why he did not get done faster.

You work is very nice Gary. I am glad I got to see it in person.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got to see it in person this weekend, pictures truly do not do it justice!

Awesome work Gary!!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Bud Zeller's Meyers Manx Dune Buggy Engraving Reply with quote

Thanks Vince, I truly appreciate the compliment.

Here is a slightly better photo of my first dune buggy engraving that bigtonkakid posted above.

From left to right: John Marcinka, Keith Dusharme (high bidder), Bruce Meyers (creator of the original Meyers Manx dune buggy), Gary Holbrook (artist). I felt extremely privileged to have my metal Manx artwork including in the silent auction that was held at the 2013 Manx on the Banx. Keith’s high bid of $600.00 was much more that I could have even imagined. Bruce was even kind enough to sign the project before it was reassembled behind glass. John and Keith both put tons of miles on their dune buggy before the event even started, driving from NY to CA to meet up with the Sea to Sea Safari crowd, and then joining them on their trek across the USA to the OBX. Framework by the Frame Game, Jacksonville, NC.

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