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Friday, July 19, 2019

Atomic Surplus!

I'm proud to introduce my new line of Light Switch and Outlet Cover Plates! I enjoy tinkering in the garage, and had the idea to make a line of unique, vintage inspired, aluminum handmade home decor. 

I have always loved Mid Century, the Jetsons, and all the space age era design found in the 1950's and 1960's. If it looks like it can launch into space, then it belongs in my living room, kitchen, studio, or home Tiki Lounge!

One evening as I was reading, "Case Study Houses," in my Eames chair, admiring the spudnik chandelier in my dining room, and listening to Martin Denny's "Quiet Village," my eye was drawn to the one bland beige rectangle that seemed out of place in the room: my light switch cover!
Okay, so that makes me sound like a Mid-mod-snob, but hey I enjoy going back in time, and era correct decor is the best way to do that. 

I plan to design even more Cover plates to cater to the different genres of the Mid Century Modern era.

If you're wanting to spice up your space, then get in on the Atomic Surplus product launch! Count how many outlet covers and light switch covers you need, click this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/701511533/mid-century-light-switch-plate?ref=shop_home_feat_1&frs=1

Friday, May 16, 2014

Memorial Day Promotion - 25% off to all Veterans and Families!

1972 Camaro RS
We're Offering a special promotion for Veterans, Families of Veterans, and Patriotic Americans.

Get 25% off on custom artwork of you car or bike!

Offer ends Memorial Day, May 27th.

Email a photo of your car/bike to AmesFlames21@yahoo.com for a quote today!

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Event: First Friday Art Bazaar - Downtown Las Vegas

As you may have heard, we have relocated the Ames Flames and Customs empire to Las Vegas!  The weather here is great year round, the car scene is amazing, and car shows and cruise nights are every day of the week.

It has been a busy week, and we wanted to have these new paintings all ready to debut for tonights event.  These will also be available soon on 8x24" metal signs! 

We are excited for a big event tonight ( April 4th 2014) located in Downtown Vegas.  Check out the First Friday website for all the info, and come see us from 5pm-11pm!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Recent Cars and Trucks - By Sam Ames

1956 Chevy Bel Air "Menace" 
1966 Chevy Nova

1965 Ford Falcon

1966 Pontiac Tempest

1968 Dodge Dart

1970, 1971 Chevy Nova

1932 Ford Roadster Drag Racer "Triple Nickel"

1956 Chevy Cameo
Cameo detail

1952 Ford Shamrock Plumbing

Peterbuilt for Maga Trucking

1964 Impala

1990 Chevy C10 Shortbed

2002 Chevy Silverado 1500
Here are a few renderings I've done between November and now.  This isn't everything, but it's some of my favorites.  Order a rendering of you car today!  Prints are available, email me with your needs:

March MadneszZ28!

1979 Camaro Z28 "STREETFREAK"
1979 Z28

1980 Camaro - George Paul's Softtrim Concepts Upholstery

1977 RS Type LT

1977 Camaro Z28 Big Bumper

1979 Camaro Berlinetta

These are a few 2nd Gen Camaros I've had the pleasure of working on in the past few months.  Special orders can be made on all Camaro renderings with a 28% discount on the rendering fee.  Email me Directly at Amesflames21@yahoo.com

If you place an order with me from now (March 5th) until March 31st I'll give you a 28% discount from your total on rendering time! **This will only apply to 2nd Gen Camaro renderings.**

Just for a point of reference, the average side view rendering like most of the ones posted here are done for $100-175 render time, plus the cost of printing and shipping the order. The 3/4 view pieces of art are done for an average of $250-300 render time plus printing and shipping.

Email me directly at AmesFlames21@yahoo.com with a few pics of your Camaro, I'll give you a quote and get your personalized piece of artwork done for you as soon as possible!

If your Car is in the building stages, a description of you Camaro along with the wheel brand and model, trim options, customizations etc. will suffice.

Discount does not include the cost of prints, shipping, shirts ect.
Print sizes
4x6 - $3
5x7 - $7
8x10 - $10
11x14 - $15
12x16 - $20
16x20 - $25
20x24 - $30
20x30 - $35

T-shirts are $25 Each. Ask about other merchandise options when you make your order.

Thanks again for all of your support, and lets kick off the car show season right!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

1957 Chevy Bel Air Hard top

'57 Chevrolet
America's favorite car! We're getting ready for a car show this Saturday, Aug. 17th.  Come see us in Rigby, Idaho at the Fair grounds for the Early Iron Festival 10am-4pm!  

Prints are available for sale at the show, and through AmesFlames21@yahoo.com Let us know what size and color you want.  Changing the wheels cost's extra.  Thank you!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

1952 Ford F-1

'52 Ford F-1
Newest rendering just finished up today! This is a very cool truck which is still in pieces somewhere in Utah right now.  It is a commemorative build for the owners' Father who passed away.  I was given a few details on what the truck should look like, and I took some liberties of my own on a few things as well.  If I could find one of these trucks, this is how I would build it.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sam Ames Resume

Check out the 360 turntable 3D Model I did of this Jet Pack on YouTube: Jet pack Concept- Maya 3D Model By Ames Flames and Customs
Sam Ames Resume 2013

It never hurts to have a decent resume, I chose to go a more unconventional route with mine.  By unconventional, I mean AWESOME!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Build Posters and Photography

1955 Ford Crown Victoria
Here at Ames Flames and Customs we are striving to accommodate to all aspects of the automotive art world.  We not only provide beautiful professional artistic renderings, but we also offer photography sessions, and Build Posters.

    Please contact us if you would like to order a build poster of your own vehicle.         @AmesFlames21@yahoo.com

Monday, June 3, 2013

Factory Five '33 Front view

 Factory Five '33 Coupe
This Car is still being built, the owner contacted me and gave me all the specifications his wanted his Car to have, I drew it all up for him and this is what he got!  Beautiful car, can't wait to see it finished.  You can follow the Build here: http://lowntubd.blogspot.ca/

Bumblebee Camaro 1977 Rally Sport LT

The Famous Hero Car from the first Transformers Movie

1977 Chevy Camaro RS LT
A few recent renderings. Who doesn't love this car, seriously? I did my research and matched all the rust and battle damage to the actual Hero Car.  The silver Camaro was a commission, he found me online and Sent me an email, and I send him this!

Goodguys Car Show, Loveland Colorado

    We are setting up shop at the annual Goodguys show in our hometown of Loveland, Colorado this weekend!  This will be the biggest show we've set up at, and the first show in Colorado. We'll be inside in the vendor area. THere will also be Hot rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and trucks through 1972, autocross, and a SWAP MEET! Hope to see you there! We'll be inside selling artwork, shirts, stickers, pinstriping, and signing up a few lucky people who will get their cars drawn!  Stop by and buy a few things why don't ya?!

Friday June 7th - 8am-5pm
Saturday June 8th - 8am-5pm
Sunday June 9th - 8am-3pm

Thursday, May 16, 2013

1956 Cadillac Sedan De Ville

'56 Caddy
I can't this of anything I don't like about this car.  This is a commission that was a bit intimidating, the car is so beautiful and detailed, I had to do it justice and nail everything.  As part of the deal the owner and I made, I will get my own bullet nose bumper!

1965 Impala Hardtop

1965 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop
Had some fun with textures on this piece.  I made some rusty paint brushes to add the patina on the edges.  Very nice car, and it's a driver!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thompson Speed Shop!

Customizable Letters!
This is a sign I designed for my Grandpa Thompson, Uncle, and cousin.  This is a throwback to the Vintage shops throughout the 1950s, with the rust, pinstripes, flames and pistons!  I will be designing many more shop logos, and Signage in the near future.

This sign is can be edited with your name in place of "Thompson" and shipped to your home.  Contact me @ AmesFlames21@yahoo.com with "S

Monday, February 11, 2013

1969 Chevy Camaro

'69 Chevy Camaro
Another returning client piece, I did a 1965 Shelby Cobra earlier in 2012 for this car-guy.  This was a rush order for Christmas, it turned out pretty nice I think.  Who wouldn't want this car?!

Hansen Truck Stop

Hansen Truck Stop 20" x 45" - Pingree Idaho
This was a colossal, epic, staggering piece to complete.  This was done for a returning client's father as a Christmas gift.  I'd have to say, it was a beast. Great client though, the Hansen Trucking Company takes pride in their rigs, so I was sure to put each detail into each custom Semi truck. Printed out this was also the largest piece I've done.

Factory 5 '33 Coupe

Factory Five 1933 Ford Coupe
Working on some new stuff finally! We welcomed the newest member of the Ames Flames and Customs family into the world on Christmas day 2012, and it's been difficult to get anything accomplished since! Here's something I've been working on for a returning client - Factory 5 '33 Ford on Foose Nitrous Wheels, Pearl Paint.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

An Exhibition of Speed - Sam Ames' BFA final art show

It's been a busy year for us here at Ames Flames and Customs, and it's a good feeling to be in the home stretch.  We have had a full summer of cars shows, clients, school, and now our first baby on the way!  Here's a look at the Bachelors of Fine Arts show Sam has spent many sleepless nights working on recently.  The show will be viewable until December 15th at the BYU Idaho Spori building, 3rd floor, Rexburg Idaho.  

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

1961 Cadillac "The Mar"

'61 Caddy
Started this car while at SEMA week before last, and I finally finished it up!  I could not be happier with how it turned out, we'll see what the client thinks!  I met the owner, Mario, at a swap meet/car show this summer, this was one of my favorite cars at the show.