Victory Belle

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I finally finished my ‘nose art’ painting (Glenn Miller, anyone?)!

Captain Miller (of propaganda): “… ‘The Statue of Liberty is kaput’ – that’s disconcerting.”

– Tom Hanks – Saving Private Ryan

About this image: acrylic painting on aluminum flashing riveted to 24″ x 32″ hardboard panel

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Nickel Plate Road No. 170

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More train bits! Details below for fellow rail enthusiasts like Martin.

Dr. John Watson: “Did you just kill my new wife?!”

Sherlock Holmes: “Of course not!”

Dr. John Watson: “How can you say that, when you just threw her off a train?!”

Sherlock Holmes: “As I said, I timed it perfectly!”

Jude Law & Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

The following Information is from The Museum of Transportation, St. Louis:

‘# 170 New York, Chicago & St. Louis (Nickel Plate Road) 1927 – Built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), this 4-6-4 “Hudson” type locomotive was originally used in heavy passenger service until 1947 when the Nickel Plate Road converted to diesels. It went to light freight and passenger service. Altogether this locomotive traveled over 2,000,000 miles which is the equivalent to 80 trips around the world. It weighs 536,000 pounds, has 74 inch drive wheels, 25 x 26 inch cylinders and has a tractive effort of 42,000 pounds. The smoke deflectors on the front along the smokebox, often called “elephant ears”, lift the smoke over the cab and out of the faces of the crew. Donated in 1957 by the Nickel Plate Road.’

Coffin of The Singer of Amun, Henut-Wedjebu (1390-1353 B.C.)

One nice thing about camera phones is increased flexibility when reaching up/over the top of plexiglass enclosures. Because you never know when you might run into the lovely Singer of Amun.

Indiana Jones: “Meet me at Omar’s. Be ready for me. I’m going after that truck.”

Sallah: “How?”

Indiana Jones: “I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go!”

– Harrison Ford & John Rhys-Davies – Raiders of the Lost Ark

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally re-touched in Photoshop)

Empire

Here’s a mixed media thing I made a while back. So… that happened.

General Maximus Decimus Meridius: “Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?”

– Russell Crowe – Gladiator

About this image: (where to start?) map drawn in colored pencil – stained  & tinted with acrylic; charcoal portrait – gel medium transfer onto painted paper – mounted on wooden frame; hand-built polymer clay mosaic tiles – painted with acrylic; all mounted in 12″x12″ stained wood panel

Rowboat – Glen Haven, M.I.


Who knew? I’m on a boat! Or… I took a photo of one, anyway.

Al Czervik (whose giant anchor has crushed Judge Smails’ boat): “Hey! You scratched my anchor!”

– Rodney Dangerfield – Caddyshack

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally re-touched in Photoshop)