CUSTOM PAINTED MOTORCYCLES
MY RIDE MY MEDITATION
This project came from the orange city Nagpur. The idea was to depict riding as way to meditate, a way to enlighten. We have tried to show that a rider is riding away from turmoil/issues of life (shown in form of thunderstorm) and is moving towards Bliss (shown in form of a heavenly/ psychedelic sky with stars, just like Galaxy). The other side of tank shows the rear view of the same rider, who is proceeding on his journey to Bliss/Heaven. The rider is enlightened, and has an Aura around him...the bike is hence a medium of meditating and rising above and beyond the issues encircling life.. The entire conceptualization, ideation and execution has been done in-house, and each and every detail has been painstakingly laid.. The Harley-Davidson Logo around the tank is custom styled to reflect an arrow head and road linings in it.. which gives a sense of motion. Each one is lined with Blue and black pin-striping paint to make it look 3D and as genuine as possible. Overall, a project worth sharing among friends!
This fatboy motorcycle was to be kept dark and finish Matte. But how to get eyes glued to it? The answer was to use variegated gold leaf. The pattern was chosen to follow the lines of the motorcycle from start to finish. The styling and logos go such that they follow the contour of the motorcycle parts. Separate sections were made and they were decorated wit intricate patterns. Elaborate pin striping has been laid painstakingly on each and every corner of the motorcycle. The Logo/Symbol of the client (KE) has been laid beautifully in Gold... The overall outcome is very satisfying and rewarding.
THE MAZE RUNNER
This is an old custom motorcycle whose body parts needed a fresh lease of life. The paint job was old and full of scratches and bubbles. We had to do a full bodywork and then transform it into this. Painstaking taping work and loads of detailing.. finally the outcome is in front of your eyes.
This paint job was done for a 1965 model Royal Enfield which is being assembled in Delhi. This bike was already painted, however after noticing our work, the restorer contacted us for touch of class. This kit was in very bad shape, the finishing was pathetic when it came to us. Paint was peeling off... we had to completely take out the paint, and start from bare metal... and the final look is as shown. This bike is made for Dan Sollitto from U.S and we were asked to put his Dog's portrait and the riding club where he rides too on the body parts. Plus, we have painted it in U.S national flag theme. Not radical, not simple, a clear balance between too much and too little... Please put your comments if you like the work! Thanks to Ravi and Vintage Thumper Motorcycle Co.
SOFTAIL RETRO PAINTJOB
It is always pleasure to work on Harley Davidson Softail, which provides a sexy body to work on. This project was no exception, where we were asked to accomplish a retro look on a Harley Softail parts with Pearl white and turquoise color combination with gold leafing borders and logos with subtle pinstripe. It was much more complicated than what we thought, but the outcome was sweet! The client has a unique classy taste and he has tastefully re-done the entire leather works to suit this look. He has selected these front fork caps to give it a vintage look. What a pleasure to see this bike all ready!
A tribute to 111 years of Harley Davidson from a hardcore Harley Davidson fan. When Shyam bhai talked to us, one thing was certain. He wanted 111 logos of Harley davidson on the motorcycle, to pay his tribute to this magnificient company and the machines they make. 111 logos? Are you serious? This is exactly the words which came out from our mouth. It took nearly 1 month to conceptualize and decide on how to go about it. We thought of making a leather kind of envolope around the tank surface and the logos should appear as if badges/logo patches are attached/pinned to the surface of leather. Zips and lining would be placed to give it a kind of leather jacket kinda look. But the complexity of this work cannot be explained in words. We had to first prepare the surface on which these 111 logos will be put. We had to lay the leather texture with folds to that it looks real. Then started the tedious task of gathering the 111 unique logos. And then photoshopping them to get the vector out of it. Then using them to get the stencils cut. The challenge was to arrange these logos in a way that it is easy to comprehend and not make it a messy and dirty. Plus, all these logos were supposed to be in multi-color, so that it looks as real as possible. It took nearly 1.5 months for this project to complete. It took 2 weeks of dedicated logo selection, vectorization and stencil cutting, and 2 weeks more to finally spray and then lay the folds and crease marks on the surface of the leather. To top it all, we put seamless layer of matte clear, to give that final textured look. It flaunts a picture of the founders of Harley Davidson on the tank top. All these efforts squeezed into one gas tank and two mudguards/fenders. Harley Davidson here is our tribute to your craftmenship and the legend motorcycles that you have put through! Such concepts are rare, challenging and unique. I thank Shyam sir to have their faith on us, and giving us this opportunity to put together this work of art!
Godspeed customs approached us to lay paint on their springer chopper, which they wanted to showcase at IBW 2015. The body parts constituted mostly of a dished out custom Iron tank, custom made rear and front mudguards and two side covers. The idea was to make it as glossy and pearly as possible. So we went for silver flakes and original Blue HOK(House of Kolor) Kandy paint. The pattern is thought of and laid intricately with fishscale pattern in teal and rest other portions in transparent indigo royal Blue. The dash of white with blue just makes it magical. This motorcycle has been awarded the BEST CUSTOM HARLEY DAVIDSON(for customer) in IBW 2015.
FOR THE RIDE
A nicely restored Royal Enfield is always a treat to eyes. This 1978 Royal Enfield Bullet Standard was not in good shape when it arrived us. All coated with red-oxide and kept in The customer had a vague idea of how the parts should look like. He wanted more of Gold and kind of Vintage look to the body parts. The customer approached us for Gold leafing project on new kit of Thunderbird from Triumph. The idea was to make it look intricate, neat and sophisticated. To top it up, we suggested him to use some red candy which will accentuate the design. Then we laid out this beautiful artwork on the bike's surface. From start till end, you can see the red flame patterns flowing through the body. The sides having one pattern and the centre top portion having another pattern. We have managed to keep the soul of Triumph motorcycle intact by the use of the banner "FOR THE RIDE" on two sides and the Triumph Logo on the centre top of tank. Overall the finish and feel of the antique gold will leave you spellbound.for last so many years. Even the alloy wheels etc. were in bad shape. But we patiently restored them, with buffing/chrome and a Metal Flake paint job with loads of clear. The pics really doesn't do justice to its real shine and glamour.
A custom paint job which depicts the beauty of Siliguri and Darjeeling, a place which is called Gateway to the North-East. The painting covers the subjects like the iconic steam engine narrow gauge train, tea cultivation, iconic bridge, the famous Mount Kanchenjunga, the famous buddhist monastry, the train station of Siliguri and the buddhist monks. We have tried to cover too much in too little. Hope you will like it!
PEARL WHITE AND GOLD LEAF
This has been done for a client from Ludhiana Punjab. This has been tastefully painted to keep it very subtle and still have that rich/classic look. We have a pearl white base, with black metal flakes central stripes with gold leaf bordering. We have also put Gold leaf banners with Harley-Davidson imprinted on it. The pearl white has intricate patterns made on it to perfection to give it a bit of texture.
Juicy and just to the point execution of this Iron parts, which just enhances the look and feel of the entire motorcycle. Burnt Orange Metal flakes with blackish copper stripe on the center portion, which follows from start to end. All other parts are kept black with copper stripes running through! Hand detailing of each logos just made it stand out.