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Hi, all!

 

Well, as I have posted at the American vehicles section, my name is Roberto Flores Yoldi, and I live at the small town of Pamplona (Iruña, in Basque language). This is at the north of Spain, relatively close to the French border.

 

I work as freelance cartoonist and illustrator. Perhaps some of you have seen my artwork at "The Windscreen" from the MVT or "Jeep World UK", an unfortunately now defuncted magazine. Also, I have published in several scale modelling magazines, and currently, I´m the cartoonist for French magazine "4x4 Story Spécial Jeep". Don´t doubt and visit my website at http://www.robertoflores.com where you will find too my on-line shop! (sorry for the pub!).

 

About vehicles: as previously mentioned, I´m restoring a CJ3A "Frankenjeep" (chassis from Spanish made CJ3B Viasa, I think), bodytub and engine from a CJ3A. All of this thanks to the help of my friend mr. Natxo Alberdi, from San Adrian, a small village of Navarra. He owns a very nice Willys jeep MB, probably from 1942. I found for him some years ago at Bordeaux, France, and he´s doing an astonishing restoration work at her! Check our blog:

 

http://thejeeperwarehouse.blogspot.com/

 

Ah! And this past March, I got another Willys jeep, this time a Spanish made Willys-Viasa CJ3B model, with original hard-top, PTO, Bosch 12 V heater, Perkins diesel engine (2.300 model), power- steering and power-brake, being those latest 2 items "Bubba" work. The jeep was employed by an old Basque carpenter at an small mountain village and he decided to get some improvements. But better, check the pics. The couple one were taken the first day I met her!

 

Cochecito1.jpg

 

CochecitoLateralDerecha1.jpg

 

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And just more one of her posing proudly with a French "La Maltournée" Willys MB:

 

HappyCouple1.jpg

 

I hope to don´t get bored with all this stuff! :) And although late, I wish you all a Happy 2009, plenty of classic vehicles!

 

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Welcome, Roberto! That is a fun looking jeep!

 

The arrival of your undoubted artistic abilities brings the possibility of a long mural of members' vehicles in the Clubhouse bar ever closer.

Enjoy.

Edited by N.O.S.

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Hey Roberto, welcome to the forum. Plenty of interest in Jeeps here !

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Hi Roberto, and welcome. Any artwork involving MVs, pink cushions, flying Renault 5 bonnets, firemen and planks would be well received. :cool2:

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Hi Roberto! I think you are the first Basque representative on the site. Jelaous as hell of your drawing skills.

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Welcome, if I'm not mistaken you are the first one with this skill in the clubhouse. This means we will finally have somebody to paint the clubhouse!

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Hi, all!

 

And of course, please accept my apologies for this fault of education! Yes, I must be sincere and admit that I read some weeks ago that incredible and warm welcome to the forum and I was totally astonished...and proud of it! I talk to my friends about this!!! :-) I was really proud!

 

But due to laboral problems (mainly caused by my new website) I can´t managed to answer you and express my sincere gratitude for all your words.

 

So first, accept please my aplogies.

 

About my jeeps, unfortunately last time I worked at my "Frankenjeep" was late may...a lot of time ago! Buf! And I miss the grease, the dirty and the smell of petrol. That sensation is really incredible!

 

And the Willys-Viasa CJ3B is also now at a local workshop, as I suffered a problem with the brakes! Those little tiny ol´machines...

 

And be sure, if I visit you at your local Clubhouse, I´ll paint that mural!

 

Cheers, and of course, keep´em rolling!

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And some more artwork just for enjoying!

 

RussianJeepcopia.jpg Soviet lend-lease ubiquous vehicle :cool2:

 

Cromwell.jpg An old artwork...Buf!

 

DessinRenardsShamshonCarrosserieSab.jpg A Willys CJ2A from Samson Foxes, during the Arab-Israeli war of 1948.

 

M26Pershing1copia.jpg M26 Patton at Korea. This was painted for a MV calendar that unfortunately failed to be printed! :argh:

ColorWebPhotobucket.jpg A Belgian Squadron jeep, also drawn for mr. Jan Willem de Boer.

 

GreyhoundsCombo.jpg Some of my scale kits. Well, I "was" a scale modeller. Some years ago...:confused:

 

Cheers,

Edited by Roberto Flores

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Do you take commisions? I was thinking of a nice carechture for the club house entrance. :cool2:

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We don't need caricatures............. we've already got TB :-D

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I see myself in a more elevated position, actually. Like the gargoyle on the top of the parachute tower. :nono:

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Gargoyle on top of the parachute tower???........:nut:

 

 

Elevated position.........How about swinging from the yardarm?:cool2:

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:rofl::rofl::rofl:Seriously though I do envy Roberto's skill.

 

 

At last, something we agree on.

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Please, accept my apologies for don´t reply this thread! I have been a little bit busy...with stuff like this!!! He he he! I hope you´ll enjoy too:

 

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You can check the entire proccess here:

 

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Roberto67/slideshow/Pancarta%20Jeep%20Willys%20MB%20-%201

 

Let me explain something about this #willysjeep (or is it a #FordGPW!?) artwork. I usually paint some banners or "pancartas" for the local San Fermin party or "jaiak" (you know, the running of the bulls) at my hometown and each year, there´s some stuff that it isn´t necessary, as brushes, paint bottles, etc. So, I have decided to use these, and I have started a new series of "pancartas". The first one I painted was a British caferacer motorbike (another of my passions!) and now, I have done this one. These artwork are painted on beed sheet, so I have the chance to ship everywhere in a tube, what´s cheaper than rather painted on a canvas. And also, due to its size, I could managed to paint on big sizes. I.e., the jeep one have these dimenssions: 176 x 85 cms.

 

At first, these´re painted "just for fun", but if anyone is interested, don´t doubt and contact me, as they´re also for sale. And I accept commissions too!!! He he he!

 

Well, I hope to don´t get bother you with this and remember, keep´em rolling!

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