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Len Amaral

 

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Post  Posted 10 Jun 2020 1:42 pm    
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Last month I posted a pic of my fiberglass cow restoration. This month, I fully restored my life-size statue of Elvis. He had a broken arm and was weather beaten. I epoxied all the cracks, sanded him down.and three coats of oil-based paint. I bought "fleshtone" paints for his face and hands

The prep work was labor-intensive but the finish product was worth it. The King is back in business!

I have one more statue to restore. Stay tuned....L

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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2020 3:12 pm    
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Heck with the Wax museum, you need to start up the Fiberglass Museum, will hold up better with the heat as well.
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2020 5:41 pm    
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Put the two of them side by side, and tell folks the song is "Moooove It On Over"
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 11 Jun 2020 2:39 am    
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Nice! Great looking statue with the rockabilly splayed knee look!
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 11 Jun 2020 4:41 am    
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Don R Brown wrote:
Put the two of them side by side, and tell folks the song is "Moooove It On Over"

Or Milk Cow Blues.
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Steven Paris

 

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Post  Posted 11 Jun 2020 7:02 pm    
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Is he holding a real Martin?
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Garry Vanderlinde


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Southern California
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2020 10:32 pm    
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Your neighbors must be very happy
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Don R Brown


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Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 4:57 am    
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Steven Paris wrote:
Is he holding a real Martin?


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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 6:39 am    
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You need a fiberglass hound dog to go along with Elvis.
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Jim Fogle


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North Carolina, Winston-Salem, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 6:51 am    
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That's an amazing looking restoration. How much does the statue weigh? It looks like it is pretty heavy.

Nice looking Martin guitar too. The guitar neck matches the curl of the chording hand real nice.

However did the statue originally is a fine artist.

Now, I just have to do a little forum research and find the cow photo you posted! Found it!

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=357811&highlight=
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Len Amaral

 

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Rehoboth,MA 02769
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 7:59 am    
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There's always a story behind the story. The foreman at my company was a huge Elvis fan and was very ill receiving chemo and blood transfusions. I found the Elvis statue on Ebay. I picked him up at a freight forwarding company,loaded him into my pickup truck and went to Harbor Freight and bought casters so I could wheel him around.

I dropped by my foremans house and put Elvis on his doorstep and rang the doorbell. The smile on his face when he opened the door was priceless. The neighbors started coming over and everyone wanted their picture with Elvis. RIP, Billy Pacheco.
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Tucker Jackson

 

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Portland, Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 9:50 am    
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You're an awesome person to do that -- and for a foreman, no less.
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Jim Fogle


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North Carolina, Winston-Salem, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 5:19 pm    
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Len,

The backstory is even more impressive than the statue. Please accept my virtual handshake.

Thanks for sharing the story with us.
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