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 Post subject: Massive progress
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:50 pm 
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So this is my first go at painting a bike (properly with laquer and decals and so forth)

And I figured if I was going to paint it, I would make it a little different

So I took some liberties made up my own colourway and sweet talked the mighty gil_m into doing the decals accordingly, which are amazing and gorgeous!

So here's the bike all base coated and flatted back ready for decals:

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- I had had these decals kicking around for a long time and I think that gave me some unexpected challenges

One of them had got a bit contaminated with something:

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And the gold really wanted to cling to the backing in preference to the application tape:

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Scary stuff never worked with decals before... Got away with it though, starting to look pretty cool too

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Here she is all clearcoated up:

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And the forks:

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Oh man am I pleased with my work today


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 Post subject: Re: Massive progress
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:01 pm 
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hydorah wrote:
Oh man am I pleased with my work today


You should be mate! Black and gold. . . . .Classic, love it.


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Sweet 8)


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:08 pm 
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And about time too :wink: .

This section hasn't been the same without your builds and tips fella.

The frame and forks look great, nice finish and a really good choice of colours.


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 Post subject: All Done!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:58 pm 
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Pics on page 1 8)


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Excellent work there Hydorah 8)

You must have the patience of a saint ! The detail is stunning , especially the black and gold 8)


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Wow.
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That is sweet man. Love it. 8)
Colour scheme is fantastic. Did you use Gil M decals in the end?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:17 pm 
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Thanks guys! yes Gil_m did the decals he kindly indulged me pratting about and wanting my own gold over silver colour scheme. The guy's a legend


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That is really cool looking bike - loving 89/90 bikes 8)

Really great work.


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Absolute thing of beauty love the black gold and silver décor you are a lucky an to find it for £40 :wink: :D :D 8) 8) 8)


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