Comic Book Hobos (Modern Hobo Nickel Art)

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by John14, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. John14

    John14 Active Member

    X-Men...
    Wolverine-horz.jpg

    IMG903-horz.jpg

    Magneto-horz.jpg

    Juggernaut-horz.jpg
    *I would post the real X-Men images next to the coins, but they are copyrighted :rollling:

    This skull actually reminds me of the Punisher skull (but it's not) :devil:
    Skull Art-horz.jpg

    *I posted these on another forum this morning, but thought I would share these with you guy's as well. :thumb:
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Hmm the Magneto one is the most well done of the bunch. Cool.
  4. John14

    John14 Active Member

    Yep... This is about the same reponse I got from the other forum. - What can I say, I just have weird taste! smiley-devil06.gif
  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Comics are my second hobby next to coins ;)
  6. cashforcoins

    cashforcoins Member

    magneto is good
    wolverine is excellent on minimalistic use i like it
    the skull does look like punishers
    nightcrawler and juggernaut suck

    but i couldnt do any better older comics are cool havent collected any in about 10 years
  7. John14

    John14 Active Member

    I posted my X-Men Hobo nickels over here so you guys could check them out. This is my favorite comment: "nightcrawler and juggernaut suck". - Actually, compared to the pictures, these portraits are dead on. Hopefully some people can respect the fact that these are hand carved one of a kind creations, and each piece took hours of work. - Or that the artist is a single mother who uses her Hobo's and paintings to support her daughter and herself. These are some of my most favorite modern hobo nickels in my collection. - Thanks for looking.
  8. cashforcoins

    cashforcoins Member

    sorry i respect what other people collect and to me my statement was my opinion. there are many artist drawings on this subject some i like some i dont. my choice of words was and is true. if you like it collect it. if an honest opinion is not what you are looking for dont post it. nightcrawler looks like a bad Joker from batman and juggernaut looks like a drunken hillbilly zombie. and yes i couldnt do any better and i dont want too. I have collected comics for over 30 years (xmen are one of my favorites)
  9. John14

    John14 Active Member

  10. John14

    John14 Active Member

    This is a new acquisition from Carrie that needs better photos. Perhaps I will have time next weekend.

    $(KGrHqV,!q0FEIIfS66SBRIBI6J62g~~60_12-horz.jpg
  11. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Lol, druid, havent heard of him in ages, thats going back.

    That spiderman one came out good.
  12. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage

    Not bad, I always wanted to carve some Hobo Nickels. I even bought a cheapo machine over at Harbor Freight, never got around to it though. Busy all the time so far, I hope to carve at least a hand full. :D
  13. medoraman

    medoraman Well-Known Member Supporter

    Must be hard carving modern nickels since they are in such low relief. It doesn't give modern artists much material to work with.
  14. John14

    John14 Active Member

    I have been thinking about doing this as well. Seems like a fun hobby, and I have lots of good original ideas. - Are you talking about that dremel set up with the stand, that holds what you're working with in place?

    Medoraman, did you know this is not an ancient thread? - LOL Good to see you here, and thanks for looking! :thumb:
  15. medoraman

    medoraman Well-Known Member Supporter

    Lol, I like all things coin related man. :D
  16. Manbeast

    Manbeast Collector

    They are neat. Thanks for posting them.

    It would be an interesting project to attempt a carving. I imagine that your eyes would start to strain after awhile though.
  17. Cazkaboom

    Cazkaboom One for all, all for me.

    Very nice. I am especially fond of Magneto.

    IMO, Juggernaut looks like he's got an extra chromosome.
  18. BriannaCG

    BriannaCG New Member

    That's actually really cool! I also love comics and the super hero/villain factor.
    I also love hobo nickels and hobo art. So neat!
  19. John14

    John14 Active Member

    Here is the new Spider-Man images. Very hard to capture it correctly, it looks so much better in hand...

    SpiderMan New-horz.jpg
  20. John14

    John14 Active Member

    Venom

    Won this auction earlier...

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    *Seller's Photo
  21. Nuglet

    Nuglet Active Member

    Yeah hobo nickels are pretty cool.. I wanna do a pug nickel...

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