Indians, wolves and the like....

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  1. stuurman

    stuurman Funster

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    Don't know if this is the right place to ask, but heregoes...
    Every once and a while on my travels I see a van with beautiful artwork on the back. I have seen Indians and wolves. The wolves I saw on a picture here on Fun, but can't find the post again. Are they spray-painted on those vans or is it a sticker? Does anyone know how these are done? And where to buy it or have it done? Thanks. Hans.
     
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    I have several on my RV

    I have several on my RV .. as my RV is a Winnebago I have on the rear panel two indians on horses... on my cab doors I have a ragged American flag and on one of my side lockers I have a view or Arozonia with the words over saying on the Road Again.

    I had them all done at shows in the UK. There is a chap that has a book of designs and you tell him how big you want it.. he then prints it.. will come and fix it to the motorhome for £10.00 plus the charge of the print..my big one cost £65.00 the others between £5 and £40 each.

    They are laid on with water and washing up liquid and then squeezed out and left to dry.. I have had mine on the RV for over 2 years now.. first class.

    Bob
     
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    The Secretary, of the Devon and Cornwall Motor Caravan Section, CC&C has a heap on hers, don't know where she got them from tho.
     
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    The good ones are painstakingly done by hand ie, airbrushed or hand painted.
    Am strictly old school on this subject as I was always a believer in the sign writers artwork when I was in business. You can have them done by a computer printer and from a distance of 40 yards you wont know the difference,but any closer than that and the plastic ones look like plastic ones, if you get my drift.
    I can tell a proper sign written truck from 500 yards and a computer generated one from 1000. This is one instance that you only get what you pay for.
    The painting on an old RV of mine took an artist 3 X 15 hour days to complete.
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    Had mine done at a show. The young man with the stall was really helpful as I needed the wolves to cover what was once a window in the habitation door, which had been removed by would-be thieves. He helped me find the cover and put my wolves on the front. I love them. They are supposed to be temporary but I can't bring myself to lose them.
     
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    You will be very limited to buy off the shelf with colours in the UK...

    As said some shows do have dealers that will put them on...

    I bought some for my "Pod" and it was the only ones I could find with more than two colours off the shelf..

    Air Brushing is the way to go to get a very personalised picture... but is expensive and time consuming..

    The majority of what I put on were thick`ish vinyl.. but broke up the glarie white..

     

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    any body got Rolph Harris's phone number:Rofl1:
     
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    Any sign business will be able to supply and fit what ever you require.

    Look your local ones up via Yellow pages there will be a few to choose from.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    "Why" ?

    Do you fancy some "Kangaroo`s" painted on your motorhome ... Sport... :Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    When we had our Autotrail Scout I bought Jeff a decal to go over the wheel cover. I got it online from a 4x4 wheel cover specalist. Our good friend Shaun (12 volt) is very handy and he put it on for us. It looked brilliant and I was very sorry to see it go when we changed vans. On the look out again for some more to go on Chieftan. If I find the company again I will pm you.

    regards
    Andrea
     
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    Yes please as our m/h is called Rooby ... we only have the vinyl type outline of a roo and her name on it but would love some airbrushing done :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    wolves

    I think the wolves are on my van, they were on the van when we bought it,i wanted to remove them but spud (my other half) over ruled me and i know better than to argue with her as she is always right, the man we bought the van off had a graphics business and did them himself. he is based in the north east of england and i could probably get you his details if you want them,
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    the transfer has been on the van from new and is showing no signs of deterioration, it has a uv filter on it,
     
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