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Tyler's Toy Plaque by infinitewill
Started on: 11-22-2009 02:55 PM
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Report this Post11-22-2009 02:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for infinitewillSend a Private Message to infinitewillDirect Link to This Post
Many of you that have been following the "Tyler's Toy" build thread were unable to see the plaque that was presented to Tyler during the build. I wanted to design something that captured the "essence" of Tyler's dream, the faith in the human spirit for those that labored so selflessly for this cause and the greatness of the Fiero community. In the end I decided to keep it simple and keep it clean. An acquaintance of mine, artist Sam Shepard from Cold Spring Granite took my design and brought it life in a way I can't even begin to thank him for. Sam took the time (at the last minute because he was called out ot town) to immortalize the "Tyler's Toy" project with this plaque. Through the generous donation of Sam and his company Cold Spring Granite of Cold Spring, MN we were able to present Tyler with this lasting memory of a great day in Frazee, MN.

This is my concept that I sent to Sam



This is Sam's creation



Did he nail it or what???

I hope you will join me in extending my thanks to Sam and Cold Spring Granite for their very generous support and donation in helping make Tyler's dream a reality.

Thank you Sam, I couldn't have done it without your guidance, your work is amazing!

Will Hammond

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Report this Post11-22-2009 03:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cliffwClick Here to Email cliffwSend a Private Message to cliffwDirect Link to This Post
Great job Sam and thanks.
Will it go on his dash or will it go in his home ?
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Report this Post11-22-2009 03:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroRumorClick Here to visit FieroRumor's HomePageClick Here to Email FieroRumorSend a Private Message to FieroRumorDirect Link to This Post
That's FANTASTIC!
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Report this Post11-22-2009 03:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Cheever3000Send a Private Message to Cheever3000Direct Link to This Post
Holy moly!!!
Big thumbs up, and a BIG thanks to both of you.
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Oh wow that is AWESOME! Much thanks are in order for your friend Sam.
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Report this Post11-22-2009 04:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for solotwoSend a Private Message to solotwoDirect Link to This Post
That is fantastic! Great job Sam! Thank you.
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Report this Post11-22-2009 04:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FastFierosClick Here to visit FastFieros's HomePageClick Here to Email FastFierosSend a Private Message to FastFierosDirect Link to This Post
WOW thats cool... Great job and concept.

http://www.fastfieros.com
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Report this Post11-22-2009 04:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JrgicehcClick Here to Email JrgicehcSend a Private Message to JrgicehcDirect Link to This Post
looks awesome, good job will and sam.
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Report this Post11-22-2009 05:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GenopsydeClick Here to visit Genopsyde's HomePageSend a Private Message to GenopsydeDirect Link to This Post
simply amazing, thanks
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Report this Post11-22-2009 05:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cornersonrailsClick Here to visit cornersonrails's HomePageClick Here to Email cornersonrailsSend a Private Message to cornersonrailsDirect Link to This Post
That is way awsome. Great job
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Report this Post11-22-2009 05:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NewbfieroClick Here to Email NewbfieroSend a Private Message to NewbfieroDirect Link to This Post
This is amazing Job . So a + for you on that one

Rob

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Report this Post11-22-2009 06:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for katatakSend a Private Message to katatakDirect Link to This Post
Perfect Sam. thanks for all your hard work.

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Report this Post11-22-2009 08:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fosgatecavy98Click Here to Email Fosgatecavy98Send a Private Message to Fosgatecavy98Direct Link to This Post
Saw it person and pictures do no justice, its absolutely one of the coolest fiero related items ever made, period
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I am almost overwhelmed by what this forum has done. Excellence still exists here.
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Saw it person and pictures do no justice, its absolutely one of the coolest fiero related items ever made, period


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Report this Post11-22-2009 11:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for maryjaneSend a Private Message to maryjaneDirect Link to This Post
You and Sam BOTH nailed it Will. That looks really great!
So many different things came together for this--just amazing.

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Report this Post11-23-2009 07:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for infinitewillSend a Private Message to infinitewillDirect Link to This Post
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Report this Post11-23-2009 07:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Hulki U. My-BFFClick Here to Email Hulki U. My-BFFSend a Private Message to Hulki U. My-BFFDirect Link to This Post
Thank you Sam and Will. That plaque is absolutely stunning, and thank you both for doing this for Tyler. I salute you both.

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Report this Post11-23-2009 05:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87antuzziClick Here to Email 87antuzziSend a Private Message to 87antuzziDirect Link to This Post
this picture does nothing..... If you ever see this in person you will realize this is a art piece. The quality is amazing. You dont even realize its a 5lb chunck of brass. It looks like a picture. Great work. A + to you
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Report this Post11-23-2009 05:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for California KidSend a Private Message to California KidDirect Link to This Post
Terrific Job!!!

I'd bet that it never leaves the Family!!!
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Report this Post11-23-2009 05:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AlibiClick Here to Email AlibiSend a Private Message to AlibiDirect Link to This Post
Fantastic job! Amazing how well the metal mimics the shading in the picture!
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Report this Post11-23-2009 07:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SynthesisClick Here to visit Synthesis's HomePageClick Here to Email SynthesisSend a Private Message to SynthesisDirect Link to This Post
I came home one day last week to discover a yellow padded envelope between my screen door and my front door. I leaned over to pick it up, and was very surprised to discover that it weighed quite a bit.

When I opened the envelope, I realized what it was. I had forgotten it was on the way, and thus, did not realize that the plaque was in the padded envelope.

I pulled the plaque out face down, and turned it over. It took away my breath.

As I teared up, I admired the attention to detail that had been lavished upon this piece of art. The depth truly looked as if I could reach into a world in varying shades of bronze. The texture of the piece left many details that I know I would not be able to take in all at once.

The plaque was so beautiful, that I HAD to take it to work with me the next day and show it to everyone.

Sam, your work is truly outstanding. The detail and care which you lavished upon the plaque you made for our project is evident in the fine lines, the shading, and the overall physical heft and size of the plaque. It is absolutely beautiful, and when I showed the build team the night before presenting it to Tyler, there was nothing but praise.

When Karen at Frazee Auto Body and Glass saw it, she immediately teared up. It is a fitting and touching monument to the project that Tyler and his family will have for many many years to come.

Outstanding sir. My hat is off to you, and any time you find yourself down here in the Twin Cities, you are welcome to a beer on me.
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Report this Post11-24-2009 07:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for infinitewillSend a Private Message to infinitewillDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by twofatguys:

The world is watching



Tyler meets Andy via Skype









 
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Originally posted by twofatguys:



Chris unveils the plaque





The smile that lit up the world



Andy sees the plaque





Chris, when you, Tyler and his parents were talking to Andy in Iraq the entire world was watching. When you presented Sam's plaque the smile on Tyler's face is priceless!! The dedication and selflessness that all of you showed during the build was amazing. This defines the goodness in humanity. I can't thank all of you enough

Will

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