CARNIVAL RIDES


Sean at Butler Amusements wanted to freshen up his 1001 Nights Ride. This ride was really outdated,
and just plain old and worn out looking! Rather than just copy Walt D, I came up with new artwork
and after his guys sanded and buzzed down the old paint, I applied an epoxy primer and white basecoat.
Then applied new artwork and just kept to the same storyline. Kept it fun looking and not scary.
It's a Family ride, after all!



Sean's Guys prepping out the old surface. You can see how primitive the artwork was and how outdated it was.
Not a lot of detail or pa-zazz! Now, it's really bright and colorful and has a ton of animation to it!
Sean loves my pricing and you will too! I give estimates before every job!



Bobby J in Yuma, AZ did a complete rebuild on his Tommy Kangaroo ride.
The Gondolas were in need of a complete re-do which he did with new fiberglass,
and body repairs. He and his guy did all the prep, then Camille and I did the priming, basing color, airbrush art
and clear coat. Spent a week on site in Yuma doing this up.
Yes, I can travel TO where you are and do your carnival ride!




CARNIVAL RIDES

I've been doing a few carnival rides lately. Start to finish, sanding down, Priming, Basing and artwork.
I do up the final clear-coats! There are definitely cheaper artists out there, but if you're going to re-do a ride, do it up NICE!
Danny Brown had me do up the front of this Walk-Through House with Walking Dead Cartoon Characters.
Even Got Sheriff Joe being attacked by Pink-Uniform wearing Inmates!


Here we had a kiddie ride with different characters in need of a re-paint.
My wife and I sand down the gondolas, prime and fix areas, and then, repaint and airbrush.
Give it a few coats of clear, and it looks like a brand new ride!


Another Carnival Ride...A MIRROR Funhouse with 18 year old paint,
Hand-Painted with One-Shot Lettering Enamels. VERY outdated, faded, and just not nice.
Bob and Crew at SW Sandblasting and Painting took care of buzzing down the existing paint,
Priming it all and putting down a new coat of white. Then, I come along and scuff the white,
and lay down new airbrushed artwork with the same Mardi Gras theme.
Finally, 3 coats of clear coat to protect it all.


Another Carnival Ride from Rose...She bought this BRAND NEW, and the company offered to put a
WRAP on the backstop. I was able to travel to California, paint the background up with Original Artwork,
Clear it, and charge HALF what they wanted for a lousy wrap!
Sometimes, old school is the best and really adds character to something, rather than
someone cutting and pasting images off the internet, printing it on vinyl and slapping it on a surface.



Another Butler Amusements Ride. This funhouse had a PANDORA paintjob, and the owners wanted to go with ZOMBIES!
NICE! Bob re-did the ride with a fresh coat of black base-color, and I came in and did up a story involving
ZOMBIES taking over the carnival! Some carnival workers have turned, and a worker is on the landing trying
to show the Mom and her kids a way to escape! BUT oh no! Zombies line the tunnel! This whole ride reads left to right,
starting with a school bus with cheerleaders fighting off the football team who've turned into zombies. A fortune teller
seeing ZOMBIES in your future! A graveyard and then the whole carnival scene. On the bottom,
zombies are trying to figure out games like Balloon Darts, Basket Toss, and The Goldfish Bowl Ping Pong Ball-toss!
Another job where the owners were blown away!







This is a kiddie Boat Ride with everyone's favorite Fish Story! Again, Bob Thompson's crew fixed and repaired all the boats,
and the troughs that hold the water. He base coated them with a nice blue, I added artwork, and then the whole ride got cleared.
Kurt at Butler Amusements was very happy again with my efforts!




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This is a BUTLER AMUSEMENTS funhouse that they had someone else do the artwork on. They got a great price,
but were NOT happy with the quality, and because of time and money, asked if I could Re-Do the entire middle of the
ride, which I did. Again, a cheaper price doesn't mean you're going to be happy! They paid extra to have me do the
center all over again, but were very happy with my efforts.



This UFO ride was, again, painted by SOME OTHER artist, and the owner was NOT happy with the results.
So after paying the other artist for a crappy job, the entire ride had to be BLACKED OUT again, and then I came in
and re-did all the artwork. I did it for HALF my original quote, but spent HALF the time on artwork, trying
to help them out financially. I would have LOVED to have spent more time like I originally quoted to really make
the spaceships pop, but again, I was just trying to help them out money-wise.




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This Carnival Ride was completely rebuilt by Rose and her crew, along with Bob Thompson
at Southwest Sandblasting in Chandler. The ride was re-skinned with .040 Gauge Aluminum and then
scuffed for artwork. I airbrushed up a "Pirates" theme and my Buddy Craig then clear-coated
the whole thing. It was a RUSH JOB so that Rose could hit the Show Circuit Starting in
Delmar, CA. Bright and Fresh and Colorful, her ride has gotten RAVE reviews!
Glad to have been a part of the process!