Monday, November 29, 2010

Ink

Just come back from a 2 week trip in Singapore.  While I was there I spent a day in a tattoo shop in the Far East Plaze while a few family members got some ink done.

I sat in and watched the process and got some tips from the manager, scored some snippets from a book and the workings of a tattoo gun.

Think I'm going to have to give this a go.

Here's a snap from the shop.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Nice Triumph Bobber

Was looking through the lowbrow custom store and stumbled upon this beauty.

This triumph built by Troy Fabrications  it has a 70 frame and a 71 engine that was completely rebuilt.  He also has some other fabricated bits and pieces online but mainly for the trumps.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Get a grip

After a weeks wait my Posh grips finally arrived.  I love these grips and they'll go with the tanned leather seat and the exhaust wrap.

I ordered these from deus ex machina as I couldn't find them anywhere else.  Originally I was going to go with the early barrel style but decided on these as we still have a switch block on the bars.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Something old, something older, nothing new

Walking home from the shops today I noticed something shimmering in the corner of my eyeball.  And like a bowerbird to a Fosters bottle cap (for those of you that are not familiar with Fosters, it's an Australian beer exported for the international pallete as no-one in OZ drinks it). I picked it up and took it back to the nest (aka garage).

I'm not exactly sure what it is but I found a neat spot for it on the bike.  It now has a touch of class and sophistication and adds to the Paddington antique character.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Switch Boots

While sitting at a cafe doing some work I noticed a pair of boots that would match the Switch colour so perfectly I couldn't have even envisioned it any better.  It was an uncanny match that I made me instantly take a quick shot on the camera phone.

All we need now is a matching helmet and jacket.

Check it out.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Harbortown Bobber

On a lot of motorcycle forums there is always the question about which motorcycle movie is the best.  Well I've seen a quite a few of them and the one that I rate as my all time favourite is "On Any Sunday".

However I've yet to watch the independently made The Harbortown Bobber and from what I've read it sounds like it could creep into my top 10 as a raw, cut to the chase documentary based around the building of Scott DiLalla's '69 bobber.

From the Harbortown Promo

From the directors of the award-winning motorcycle movies "Choppertown: the Sinners" and "Brittown" comes a new motorcycle fabrication documentary. See more at: choppertown.com

Two years in the making, The Harbortown Bobber follows the ground-up build of Scott DiLalla's '69 bobber as various back yard masters put their hands on it creating a unique custom motorcycle and telling their own personal stories as they work.

Featuring: Irish Rich (Sinner Nomad), Earl Kane (Earl's Bikes), J-Bird (Japanese Jay), Jonathan Smith, Todd's Cycles, U.S. Customs, Dennis Goodson, and music from The Lords of Altamont."







Think this will be next on the ebay shopping list.

Peace out.

The Paddington Motorcyclist

Skull-Eisha

So managed to decide on some artwork for the tank, I called her Skull-Eisha.  Sounds like more of a Jerry Springer Guest than a sketch on the tank.

I wanted something that represented the build and history of the bike.  The idea behind it was a Geisha representing the origin of the bike (Japanese) and a skull which represents the modification Kustom Kulture symbolism.

I want to make it subtle on top of the tank.  So will need to be candied over afterwards.  I know it will loose some of the detail but I don't really want it to stand out too much.



Italian Hells Angels

While I was in Italy I accidentally stumbled across the Italian Hells Angels HQ in Rome.
I was able to identify them them by the leathers and open face helmets and obviously the Harley Davidsons.

Luckily I managed to get out of there without a scratch, but before that I did take a quick snap with my camera.


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