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chek101
« on: February 10, 2012 11:08:13 AM »

This carriage was made the year after I made the Four Horsemen. I used one of the horses from the Four Horsemen for Dracula's coach. Drac rode up top driving while his two lovely lady vamps rode inside. The coach was built by following a photo I got from a library book - that would be the drawing photo. The carriage is full scale; I would sit in it at night and pretend for a moment that I was back in the horse and buggy days. It was pretty neat.
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012 11:40:29 AM »

WOW!!  I don't think I'd be able to keep myself out of there!!  You did a wonderful job   Grin

Do you have a link to a bigger picture of the Four Horsemen?  I'd love to see!
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012 12:18:43 PM »

The coach and horses are amazing! You could do some really awesome photoshoots with stuff like that.  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012 12:39:47 PM »

As I said before I built the coach by referring to the picture of a horse drawn carriage I zeroxed from a library book. It was more of a drawing than a photgraph. I include here. I kept that picture pinned to the wall in my shop as I worked. My shop by the way was a prefab barn my husband bought for me so I could "putter around" as he called it. It was situated about 20 feet from my back door. When I moved, I know I left a really BIG piece of me back there in that little red barn. Those were truly very precious days for me.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012 12:43:46 PM »

WOW!!  I don't think I'd be able to keep myself out of there!!  You did a wonderful job   Grin

Do you have a link to a bigger picture of the Four Horsemen?  I'd love to see!

Jenna, when I come across some more of the pictures I took back then, I will see if a larger picture is in there, if so I will certainly post it for you. Much thanks for your interest.
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012 01:47:28 PM »

Wow you have quite a story - and such a gift. A "Jill of all trades" as my friend says. You've made some amazing things!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012 04:10:53 PM »

OMG! I LOVE it!!! Fantastic!!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012 04:47:58 PM »

Your coach is astounding! I would be in there AAAAALLL the time!   Grin  And what a wonderful gift your husband gave you!  There are many whose talents are not as appreciated - you're blessed with great memories because your husband loved you!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2012 06:37:39 PM »

Amazing skills... you are my hero! I'll dream tonight of a little red barn Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012 05:42:18 PM »

I am relly, realy in love Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012 05:44:44 PM »

Opps * really
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2012 11:24:58 AM »

Holy cow! That's insane! Bravo!
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2013 06:14:15 AM »

Holy cow! That's insane! Bravo!


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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2013 08:26:23 AM »

You are amazing.  That is one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013 12:44:27 PM »

This is SO wonderful!  What a treat to have been able to build it and then live (or undie) with it!
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2013 07:25:16 PM »

Wow, that is amazing! I wouldn't just use that as a Halloween decoration... that would be in my yard all year round! (Of course, when I have my own place I intend to constantly keep it decorated for Halloween, so maybe that isn't saying much.)
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2013 02:57:43 PM »

WOW! This is amazing!
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2013 08:56:27 PM »

Well thank you all. I loved building stuff like this! the guys at work would spread the word that I built it from a kit! LOL! Now what kit do you know comes with the materials to build a a full blown horse drawn carriage??? They said the same thing about the Civil War Cannon I built 2 years before that.

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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2013 07:11:33 PM »

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