A crack at some airbrushing !

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A crack at some airbrushing !

Post by Timbo » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:20 pm

Nearly fell over when I discovered how much cash was required for a half decent custom paint job. Picked up an airbrush and gave it a whirl after watchin some youtube 'how to' video's.

One month down I thought I'd post some cardboard backed experiments here.

Third attempt @ chrome
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Second attempt @ a portrait beside the first chrome effort.
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Fourth fire attempt, next time I'll try more than one colour. Maybe I should dump the home made kellogs box stencil.
Somethins just not right.
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Second attempt @ chrome.
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Might look OK down the side of a speedboat if I used paint from an automotive shop instead of a rattlecan, with a nice wet coat of clear over it.
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Gimme another few months and I'll hopefully be able to reduce the size of the portraits ready for a tank or guards, and add a bit more realism. I'll have to start experimenting on my own bikes soon.
Rock on !

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Post by Soulrider » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:40 pm

if thats a months playing around....keep at it... your looking good already

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Post by midnight7503 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:40 pm

Your doing well, with practise comes confidence
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Post by Spokes » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:43 pm

Off to a great start.
Keep it up.
If Neo is feeling generous he might even be able to give you some tips. But he would really have to be in the right mood.
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Post by Bacca » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:52 pm

Hay we now have a southern artist, great start there!!! Image

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Post by Cromag » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:44 pm

Top work Timbo....

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Post by bendnstretch » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:44 am

Bl*@dy good stuff mate, doing it yourself, rocks, well done.
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Post by Prof » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:05 am

Wery nice. Artistic talent doesn't limit itself to one medium!

Hows that chopper project going? Will we see you at Stawell fiirst weekend in March?
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Post by Timbo » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:14 am

Thanks alot guys.

The airbrush was a great Christmas gift, I'm pretty much just following the formula and it seems to be working OK @ the moment.

I might hit Neo up for some tips on the chrome look, I've hit a plateau and wouldn't mind moving onwards. It's Ok with me if he's grumpy, so am I, so's my old man, so's my boss, I'm used to it !!

Andrew, the chopper project has ground to a halt, basically, I'm outta cash, ideas are aplenty, but it's gunna take alot longer than I first expected ( I'm unwilling to compromise on alot of things ) . Ever heard a story like that before ? :-)
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Re: A crack at some airbrushing !

Post by Timbo » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:19 pm

It's not really biker art, (it could be one day) but I've posted it for anyones amusement.

By the time my project bike is ready to be painted, I'll be ready too.


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Looks like only one of the flames is right. But when I get them right I think I'll run with something like this on my tins. Trying to keep the flames chaotic without getting messy isn't as easy as some of those pro's make it look.!
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Gave one of the pushies a freshen up with a blue candy tint, but you can't really see it well here.
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Rock on !

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Post by brazill » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:41 am

your work is beautiful im an artist myself im very impressed keep upthe great work....
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Re: A crack at some airbrushing !

Post by Timbo » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:24 pm

Still not good enough to lay down onto a bike, but getting there. Just need to find a clearcoat that doesn't interfere with the pics, the rattlecan layer I put on these two interfered and muddled the colours.

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Post by dg6oo2 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:11 pm

When you feel confident enough you can put me down as a customer, my bikes already got ghost flames on blue metallic but due to me damageing my redone rear gaurd i was thinking of matt black flames with a silver pinstripe or your real flame look to break up the easter egg look.
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Post by Timbo » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:37 pm

Ha ha, thanks mate, I'll prolly be ready in about a year or so to move across to a bike, dunno if i'd be able to paint consistent strokes being so nervous attacking somebody elses pride & joy !!
Rock on !

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Post by dg6oo2 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:26 pm

Just a thought have you tried mixing the clear in with the colour and then adjusting the ratios instead of a c.o.b finish, maybe that will stop muddling of the colours. o.k i will pester you in a year then about some flame work.
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