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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:07 pm 
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Looks awesome - nice project! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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....yep, pulling up a chair for this one. Going to be an awesome build.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:22 am 
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Painted today and started working on the headbadge.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:46 am 
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That's looking the mutts nutts now mate, the colour really suits it. :) Bet you're well chuffed!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:04 am 
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That's looking the mutts nutts now mate, the colour really suits it. :) Bet you're well chuffed!

For sure. I am going for a road warrior look. I was inspired by the movie Blade. He drove a early 70's Dodge Charger with a matte black paint that I found really appealing. It seemed fitting for this frame because it is kind of rough. It didn't make sense to try to make it pretty. I want it mean and ugly. The first time I swing a leg over it will be a happy day for sure.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:32 pm 
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sandmangts wrote:
petitpal wrote:
That's looking the mutts nutts now mate, the colour really suits it. :) Bet you're well chuffed!

For sure. I am going for a road warrior look. I was inspired by the movie Blade. He drove a early 70's Dodge Charger with a matte black paint that I found really appealing. It seemed fitting for this frame because it is kind of rough. It didn't make sense to try to make it pretty. I want it mean and ugly. The first time I swing a leg over it will be a happy day for sure.


It works really well imo because a lot of the pre-war frames that I've seen tend to be painted gloss black, so it feels right. But the matt gives it the edgy modern feel - i.e. spot on 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:40 pm 
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It would look good with some pinstriping - maybe Matt white or grey rockabilly style, think 50's street rod...


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Or some ghosted look white flames....

Or a light blow over in white or clear gloss through some lace to give a slight pattern to the finish...


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:45 pm 
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Very cool, a klunker that will stop every time.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:11 pm 
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You've have done an amazing job so far and i really wish my own tools would hang on my wall as tidy and in order as yours. 8)


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