I got some more real good close-up shots of a Triumph chop i painted a few months ago. This bike is now overseas in the UK. It made it there safe and in one piece. Take care of it Paul it wont be so easy to do touch ups anymore !
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Here are some shots of a 79 Ironhead i am painting. The frame and other small parts that were getting the gloss black treatment are back to the owner and i didnt get pics of them. But i got a couple of shots of the tins. The tank is far from being done and getting the lettering in German "Eisen Kopf" which stand for Ironhead on both sides of the tank. Everything of course will be covered in clear and buffed to perfection. Will have pics soon.
I also recently painted one of those old school milk cans people leave out on their porch or front steps for decoration. Now most people like that they have a rustic or "old" look to them but this particular customer wanted hers to look brand new, but kinda used. So i figured i wouldnt straighten any of it out and leave all the dents and dings in it to leave it looking like it was a little used and decided to custom paint the rest. This person also lives down the shore and has a good portion of her house decorated in a "lighthouse" type motif. So what better way than to paint this to make it look like a lighthouse ! Again the pics dont do it justice because the can has all types of cool pearls thrown in it, some silhouettes of seagulls and some gold leafed numbers that represent her house number. I will hopefully one day get a good pic of it out in the sun so you can see how this thing pops.
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Had an oppurtunity to stripe an awesome sculpture made by Bernardo Corman. This thing is simply amazing and i heard he sculpted a real life size one for someone as well. This takes tremendous skill and patience to do stuff like this and i have much respect for Bernardo.
Again as usual my pics dont do the paint justice but this thing is very sparkly. The numbers were done in gold leaf and machine turned. This tank started out as a stock Sportster tank painted in a gloss black paintjob with the HD logo on it. Looking alot better now im my opinion.