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Kustom Flames

Kustom Flames

Posted by Kustom Flames on 8/10/2006
 Nominated for Feature by Justin on 1/21/2011
Specializing in Freehand Layouts ~ Clean Lines and Classic Designs at Reasonable Prices. Ghost Flames, Skulls, Tribals, Graphics and Classic Flames on your Harley, Victory, or Metric Cruiser. Located in Mass - will ship anywhere! Proud to use House of Kolor!
www.kustomflames.com

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Beveled Tribals & HD B/S Logo
Kandy Cobalt Base w/ Silver Beveled Tribals & HD B/S logo and Drop Shadowing
1024 x 704 px  (188 KB)
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Pure Pearl!
True Blue Pearl Base w/ Sunrise Pearl Flames, Sunset Pearl Ghost Outline & Tangelo Pearl Faded Tips
1024 x 768 px  (172 KB)
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Ghost Flames/Skulls w/ HD Skull Logo
Kandy Tangerine w/ darker Ghost Flames, skulls and logo
1024 x 768 px  (176 KB)
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Purple Pearl Ghost Flames
Black base w/ Purple Pearl Ghost Flames - Custom
1024 x 682 px  (287 KB)
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Purple and Green Flames
Black base w/ Purple Flames and Green Ghost Outline
576 x 768 px  (76 KB)
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Toxic Green Ghost Flames
Black Base w/ Toxic Green Ghost Flames on Road King
640 x 480 px  (144 KB)
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White Pearl - Red Flames
Snow White Pearl Base w/ Crimson Metallic Flames - Road King
640 x 480 px  (104 KB)
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Kameleon Base & Flames
Kameleon Green to Copper Base w/ Kameleon Purple to Orange Ghost Flames and Skulls - Springer
576 x 768 px  (202 KB)
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Kandy Brandywine Ghost Flames & HD B/S logo
Black Base w/ Kandy Brandywine Ghost Flames and floating HD B/S logo in silver - Superglide
1024 x 768 px  (301 KB)
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Kameleon Ghost Flames
Black base w/ Kameleon Red to Gold Ghost Flames
1024 x 768 px  (169 KB)
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Kandy Brandywine Ghost Tribals
Kandy Brandywine base w/ darker Ghost Tribals - Wideglide
1024 x 768 px  (243 KB)
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Kandy Brandywine Ghost Flames - Black Cherry
Black Cherry base w/ Kandy Brandywine Ghost Flames
1024 x 768 px  (161 KB)
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Kandy Cobalt Tribals
Kandy Cobalt base w/ Black Ghost Tribals and HD script logo
1024 x 768 px  (191 KB)
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Kandy Cobalt Flames w/ Skulls
Silver base w/ kandy cobalt flames w/ skulls and shadows
1024 x 768 px  (178 KB)
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Kandy Cobalt Ghost Flames
Black base w/ Kandy Cobalt Ghost Flames
1024 x 768 px  (148 KB)
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Kandy Brandywine Ghost Flames
Black base w/ kandy Brandywine Ghost Flames - Heritage
1024 x 635 px  (249 KB)
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4 Aces and Flames w/ Skulls
Silver base w/ HD airbrushed logo and aces, black metallic flames w/ skulls
1024 x 768 px  (172 KB)
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Cinnamon Pearl/Kopper Ghost Flames
Cinnamon Pearl base w/ Kopper Ghost Flames - Superglide
1024 x 682 px  (250 KB)
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Wide Fender w/ Flames and Skull
Black Base w/ Purple Metallic Flames and Toxic Green Ghost Outline and Green Skull
556 x 768 px  (80 KB)
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Pagan Gold w/ Kameleon Ghost Flames
Pagan Gold Base w/ Kameleon Purple to Orange Ghost Flames
1024 x 768 px  (140 KB)
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Skull on Fender w/ Ghost Flames
Black Base w/ Kandy Green Skull and Purple Pearl Ghost Flames w/ Toxic Green Tips
447 x 768 px  (160 KB)
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88 Springer - Silver/Cobalt
Silver base w/ Kandy Cobalt Flames w/ Ghost Skulls and 'pinstripe' drop shadow
1024 x 768 px  (396 KB)
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Pure Pearl!
True Blue Pearl Base w/ Sunrise Pearl Flames, Sunset Pearl Ghost Outline & Tangelo Pearl Faded Tips
1024 x 768 px  (189 KB)
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Lapis/Kandy Tang Softail
Lapis Blue Metallic Base w/ Kandy Tangerine Flames
1024 x 768 px  (304 KB)
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Hot Rod Flame Job
Black Base w/ Yellow to Orange to Red to Blue Tip Flames - Classic "Hot Rod" Style Flame Job
1024 x 768 px  (204 KB)
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Fender w/ Ghost Flames
Black Base w/ Sunrise Pearl to Sunset Pearl Ghost Flames - New Twist on a Classic!
576 x 768 px  (85 KB)
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Kandy Tangerine Tank
Kandy Tangerine Base w/ Darker Kandy Tang Ghost Flames and HD Skull Logo
1024 x 730 px  (190 KB)
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Silver&Blue Fat Boy
Kustom 'stock' paint job - silver flake base w/ kandy cobalt 2-tone and charcoal stripe w/ HD decal
1024 x 768 px  (294 KB)
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Words of Wisdom
Airbrushed Saying on Rear Fender in Kandy Cobalt
576 x 768 px  (126 KB)
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Silver&Blue Fat Boy
Kustom 'stock' paint job - silver flake base w/ kandy cobalt 2-tone and charcoal stripe w/ HD decal
1024 x 768 px  (248 KB)
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'Golden'

'Golden'

Black base, bittersweet pearl ghost flames w/ sunrise tips. Next kandied over w/ Pagan Gold and Ice Gold Pearl. Flames look hot to the touch! Some more 'asymmetry' for you Big...
(12 images)
07 Pro Street Custom

07 Pro Street Custom

Here we have HOK kandy brandywine over meteor maroon with some added ice gold pearl to the kandy. VERY subtle ghost flames that you cannot quite detect in the pics...
(6 images)
2Tone Kandy 'Rootbeer' w/ 23K Gold Leaf

2Tone Kandy 'Rootbeer' w/ 23K Gold Leaf

My version of kandy rootbeer is done with kandy tangerine so it is less 'brown' and more delicious. We started off with black base, then HOK metajuls, gold marblizer on top, then kandy tangerine. Next step add the gold leaf, engine turn, and then outline in darker gold pinstripe. Not bad for a first attempt...
(14 images)
A little something different for KF...

A little something different for KF...

It ain't flames this time! Here we have a black base w/ HOK 'black diamond' metajuls, and Ice White Pearl over. After that, some marblized inserts, kandied over with oriental blue and cobalt. Then some shredded metal was freehand drawn out on frisket, then airbrushed shading, and finally drop-shadows were added to make this really look 3 dimensional. Pics were taken pre-buff, but it was a sunny day and I couldn't resist...
(16 images)
Always nice to see it on the bike!

Always nice to see it on the bike!

Same paint job as below, but it always looks more 'three dimensional' to me when bolted on....
(4 images)
Barbie Pink Princess Bike

Barbie Pink Princess Bike

Ok, just kidding...but it looks way more pink indoors under fluorescent lighting...
Nice to see what it looks like anyway, even though alot of my work gets covered up by chrome thingeys...
(11 images)
Best in Class!

Best in Class!

Just back form the World of Wheels Show in Calgary, AB - she took BEST IN CLASS for paint! Kandy Tangerine w/ ghost flames, skulls, HD skull logo and painted headlight bezel. This is one sweet ride...
(10 images)
Bevels on Blue

Bevels on Blue

Factory HD 'Deep Cobalt Pearl' base (great color!) w/ silver beveled tribals, streaked and drop-shadowed with the airbrush. Also did a console in contrasting silver, shaded, streaked, and airbrushed pinstripe design. Tribal design inspiration was the customer's wheel. More parts coming...
(15 images)
Black & Blue & Purple too...

Black & Blue & Purple too...

Black base, true-blue pearl ghost flames w/ violette tips. Subtle but cool! Big Nick, you're up...
(12 images)
Black and Blue and Bad...

Black and Blue and Bad...

The name says it all...
Here we have a jet black base with true blue pearl ghost flames, painted scoop to match and airbrushed saying on rear fender. All HOK, all FREEHAND, all the time!
(15 images, 2 comments)
Black and Blue and HD too....

Black and Blue and HD too....

Kandied black leather base w/ kandy denim blue ghost flames - perfect match to your favorite jeans and boots...also floated a kustom HD script over in contrasting white pearl mix. Timeless paint job - just like that leather motorcycle jacket and levi's...
(15 images)
Black and White is always right!

Black and White is always right!

Black base w/ straight white used on the ghost flames and skulls. Willie G logos on the tank and skull on rear fender lookin back atcha!
(12 images)
Black Base w/ Kameleon Ghost Flames

Black Base w/ Kameleon Ghost Flames

PPG black base with HOK kameleon Green to Purple ghost flames. This stuff has lots of color-change!
(12 images)
Black Cherry Deuce

Black Cherry Deuce

Black base w/ metallic toner added, then ice pearl in with SG-100. Flames in charcoal/silver mix for that more subtle effect, and 4 coats of HOK brandywine / apple mix. HD script logo ghosted in and HD skull on back of rear fender for added interest...
(15 images)
Black Diamond 'Ice' w/ Ghost Flames and Beveled HD B/S Logo

Black Diamond 'Ice' w/ Ghost Flames and Beveled HD B/S Logo

Plenty of attitude with this paint job! Black base shot with HOK Black Diamond Metajuls....then laid out the ghost flames and HD B/S logo. Sprayed the flames in a 'kustom steel' and beveled the logo with HOK orion silver, white, and steel. Last step, add LOTS of ice white pearl to the clear to bring it over the top...
(15 images)
Black n Blue, & Purple too...

Black n Blue, & Purple too...

Black base w/ HOK true blue pearl ghost flames w/ random devil tails. Faded up the tips with some violette, and added in a few HD logos.
(15 images)
Black w/ Blue Pearl Ghost Flames and Skulls

Black w/ Blue Pearl Ghost Flames and Skulls

Black base with HOK Lake Violette pearl ghost flames intensified with a few drops of kandy cobalt concentrate. Next took out the 'ol Fraser Bonz II and added some skulls, well lots of skulls and kept it interesting by making the skulls asymmetric and keeping the flames in symmetry... Finished it off with a larger HD Willie G Skull on back fender and floated some HD skulls logos on the tanks. Very happy with the blue pearl, but need to hear what the Big man thinks...
(19 images)
Black w/ HotRod Style Pearl Flames

Black w/ HotRod Style Pearl Flames

Black base with sunrise to sunset pearl fade and a tangelo pearl ghost outline. Chose to do an asymmetrical design this time. I also did 'extensive' bodywork to this one, 'Big-Nick' style - molded all welds, tank underside, as well as front mouting tabs, for a smooooth look. This build is dedicated to my customer's brother, Larry, who helped him with it, and I would like to personally dedicate this paint job to my 'ol skool friends out there, who keep it real, ALL the time!
(18 images)
Black w/ Ice White Pearl and Titanium Ghost Flames w/ Ice Blue Tips

Black w/ Ice White Pearl and Titanium Ghost Flames w/ Ice Blue Tips

Here we have a black base w/ HOK Ice White Pearl mixed into the SG100. Over that a set of ghost flames in Titanium Pearl with the tips faded up in HOK Kandy Oriental Blue. The Ice White has a little hint of an aqua color as well, hence the kandy oriental blue tips to tie it all in. Addt'l Ice White was added to the final topcoats of UC35. Very Kool looking under the sun and perfect for California!
(12 images)
Black w/ Kameleon Ghost Tribals

Black w/ Kameleon Ghost Tribals

PPG black base / HOK kameleon red to gold on the tribals.
(12 images)
Canadian Custom

Canadian Custom

Nice job by Craig Campbell of Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada. Black base with True Blue ghost flames and Violette tips. Subtle, but just right for his scoot. Last picture is the before...
(7 images)
Cherry Kola w/ Krome

Cherry Kola w/ Krome

Kustom Cherry Kola Base w/ cinder red and nova orange tips, under kandy brandywine. HOK Krome paint was used for the Fatboy Logo and small B/S. Very nice contrast! And of course, I added one for Big and Dynabrade...
(9 images)
Cherry Kola w/ Wild Cherry Flames

Cherry Kola w/ Wild Cherry Flames

Ok, so they're really brandywine flames...but it sounded better right Big? Here we have a black base w/ ice white pearl over, then ghost flames airbrushed in nova orange, then kandy brandywine over...mixed in some ice gold pearl of course! This one is hot!
(13 images)
Color Match - Jade Sunglow

Color Match - Jade Sunglow

Job was to paint the tank only to match the rest of the bike painted in factory HD color Jade Sunglow. Turns out it is a candy application, and using DBC from PPG, you have to guess how many coats it takes to match....which I think I did a good job at - you can see the mounting tab is the original HD color. This is just a very 'clean' style graphic job that should look real nice...
(6 images)
Corvair

Corvair

So here's my first shot at flaming a car hood, and what better to try it out on than my newly aquired Corvair Corsa Convert. Repainted the front deck lid (it's really the trunk since the engine is in the back...) and added some subtle ghost flames in a contrasting white pearl/platinum mix. The design was laid out freehand, and NOT traced from one side to the other...
(9 images)
Custom in Canada

Custom in Canada

My pal Perry up in Winnipeg sure did a nice job with this custom, and I was lucky enough to have one of my paint jobs top it off...
(3 images)
Custom Sporty

Custom Sporty

One of the baddest looking Sportster's out there. This went down to a guy in TX, who did a really nice job customizing it, and I have the pleasure of having my paint job on it - Kustom Kandied Rootbeer Base w/ Kandy Tangerine Ghost Flames and Skulls.
(6 images)
Deep Brandywine w/ Black Ghost Flames and Skulls

Deep Brandywine w/ Black Ghost Flames and Skulls

American Iron Horse Chopper - Pavo Purple base w/ kustom blk pearl ghost flames and skulls w/ some orange pearl used for the eyes and highlights. Finally topped off with kandy brandywine and ice gold pearl mixed in. Could not get good pics!!
(9 images)
Displays for Dynabrade

Displays for Dynabrade

I was fortunate enough to have Dynabrade Tools ask me to do a couple of display pieces for them...
First, was done with HOK Orion Silver and Tangelo Pearl, w/ a PPG Mineral Grey for the diamond plate and drop-shadowing, and also added a riveted plaque with the DB logo. Second tank features a vivid black base with airbrushed lightning over a purple pearl and 'backlit' DB logo.
(7 images)
DOUBLE FLAMES!

DOUBLE FLAMES!

Black Cherry base w/ kandy brandywine ghost flames and HD B/S logo with overlaying ghost flames in white pearl. Simply stunning! Note: check out the wide rear fender on this 07 fatboy set...
(15 images)
Fastest Flames!

Fastest Flames!

So since I had a perfect base to work with, I was able to bang this one out pretty darn quick! Vivid black is a great color to work off of and the red screened harley logo made me think of silver with red tips right away! So, saving some steps (strip, prime, wetsand, base, clear) I was able to jump right on the fun stuff and start laying out the flames right away! If only they were all so easy...
(9 images)
Feelin Blue...

Feelin Blue...

In a tribal sort of way...
FREEHAND Tribal layout - NOT traced from one side to the other either! HOK stratto blue base w/ pavo purple ghost tribals, all SOON to be buried under some Kandy Cobalt - stay tuned....
(18 images)
Feelin Blue...

Feelin Blue...

In a Tribal sort of way...
Kandy Cobalt w/ Ice Pearl mixed in over Stratto Blue and Pavo Purple Ghost Tribals. All FREEHAND, no tracing from side to side...she's a one of a kind for sure...
(12 images)
First Flames!

First Flames!

So here is a Radio Flyer ATV Wagon I did up for a very lucky little girl for X-Mas. Done in all HOK pearls - Cherry for the base, Pink and Hot Pink fade for the flames. Enjoy, Ruby!
(5 images)
Goalie Mask w/ Cleavage

Goalie Mask w/ Cleavage

So here was one of the most fun projects ever - custom built antique style goalie mask shot in gloss black made to look like a simple shirt w/ red lace bra and cleavage. The flesh tone was a kustom mix, the lace done as a reverse mask using a real bra, and finished off in a flat clear to simulate lifelike flesh tones. Pretty successful I'd say! :)
(10 images)
Howlin' Wolf & Lightning

Howlin' Wolf & Lightning

Wolf silhouette on ledge howlin at the moon w/ stormy clouds and lightning.
(4 images)
Ice is Nice...

Ice is Nice...

I thought she looked good after I painted her, but looks even better on the bike! Lookin pretty sweet for a 10 yr old bike...
(6 images)
In the Bag(s)

In the Bag(s)

Here's a set of hard bags painted to match a RK I did last month...It looked good with leather bags, now it should look real good! Or should I say 'celestial' Big...
(7 images)
Just for Fun

Just for Fun

Here's a few bike helmets I painted up for Christmas gifts....$10 helmet, $100 worth of paint :) I don't even want to see it after the kids use them.......
(9 images)
Just in Time w/ Purple and Lime!

Just in Time w/ Purple and Lime!

Big - what can I say...thanks again for that one too! We got a special purple pearl base with lime green metallic flames, outlined in true blue pearl featuring skull and cross bones airbrushed on back of rear fender. Design was taken from Scott's tattoo and the '77' was added to signify the year of his scoot. This one's loud 'n' proud! I dedicate this to all my 'ol skool pals out there - Bad Dad, Big Nick, Stoney, and Poppy...this one's for you!
(12 images)
Kameleon Ghost Flames

Kameleon Ghost Flames

Jet black base w/ kameleon red to gold ghost flames. Tank seam has been smoothed over for a cleaner look and more flames!
(12 images)
Kandy 'Denim Blue' Deuce

Kandy 'Denim Blue' Deuce

Black base w/ kandy ghost flames and KUSTOM deuce script. Very kool paint job!
(12 images)
Kandy Cobalt w/ Skulls, Flames and More Flames

Kandy Cobalt w/ Skulls, Flames and More Flames

Kandy Cobalt over Stratto Blue w/ Ice Gold Pearl mixed in. First set of flames/skulls done in black pearl, overlaying set done in white pearl.
(15 images)
Kandy Tang w/ Black Ghost Flames

Kandy Tang w/ Black Ghost Flames

Silver Base w/ metallic black ghost flames, in an asymmetrical design this time, than kandy tangerined over...
Of course there was some added ice white and gold pearl to make it 'sparklin' ya know!
(12 images)
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Kandy Tang w/ quite a bang!

Kandy Tang w/ quite a bang!

This new paint job ought to spruce up Manny's 81 Wide Glide - Kandy Tangerine base w/ darker kandy tang ghost flames. Flaming skull on front fender and Manny is sporting a KF logo on his rear fender - thanks for the support bro! They'll love that when you move to Florida! Extensive work was done on the tank, including the removal of the 'ol style raised filler holes w/ weld-in aircraft style gas caps. Front fender rivets were shaved and smoothed and rear fender license plate brackets were filled and smoothed for a smoooooth ride. I also sprayed a glass dash in a two-tone to match the base/flames. This one'll be 'golden' for sure - wouldn't ya say, Big? ;)
(15 images)
Kandy Tangerine from Kustom Flames

Kandy Tangerine from Kustom Flames

Another show-stopping, one-of-a-kind killer paint job in House of Kolor Kandy Tangerine base w/ darker kandy tang ghost flames, airbrushed skulls, HD skull logo, and painted headlight bezel to match. Rear fender lic plate bracket holes and 2up seat holes have been welded and smoothed for a cleaner look and more flames!
(15 images)
KF Take Two!

KF Take Two!

Nearly there....23rd time's a charm! Did some over/under ghost flames and a little drop-shadowing here and there without overdoing it. Very pleased with the color and end result this time around! Just need Big's blessing now....
(18 images)
KF Take Two!

KF Take Two!

After experimenting with HOK metajuls the first time, this time around I learned that 'less is more'. My first paint job, done only a month ago had an allover Coarse Flake base. This time around...I just dusted some Platinum Metajuls inside the flames only - more subtle, but also more punch. This is Kandy Tangerine at its finest! More pics to follow...just a little teaser for the Big Man - hope that pebble comes back my way soon...
(3 images)
Kustom (not just) Flames

Kustom (not just) Flames

Tangelo Pearl w/ a kustom mixed black pearl, separated by some overlapping beveled tribals, then drop-shadowed for a more 3d look. Layout done FREEHAND, no stencils. Demon graphic airbrushed on fairing over more bevels and did the eyes in a kameleon color for some movement...
(12 images)
Kustom Black Cherry Kandy Base

Kustom Black Cherry Kandy Base

Here's a kustom mix 'black cherry' base w/ kustom kandy ghost flames. A real rich looking paint job!
(9 images)
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Kustom Kandy Apple w/ Tribals

Kustom Kandy Apple w/ Tribals

Orion Silver base, w/ kustom mix of silver/galaxy grey tribal flames w/ bright red outline. Buried under a kustom kandy apple mix. Completely laid out by hand - no tracing from one side to the next...
(12 images)
Kustom KitchenAid

Kustom KitchenAid

Here she is all put back together...HOK lime green pearl base w/ sunrise pearl flames, sunset pearl ghost outline and tangelo fade tips. This is sure to be one of the hottest mixers around!
(9 images)
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Kustom KitchenAid II

Kustom KitchenAid II

Hey Big, it's like dejavu...in orange! Kustom mixed 'mandarin' pearl base with hot rod flames in white pearl-sunrise/sunset pearl-razberry tips. Time to go bake something!
(6 images)
Lectra

Lectra

PPG Harlequin green to purple used for the base, then lectra finish over to form the crystal - you do this by dry sanding with 320 grit to create the pattern. A dusting of black, then wiped off and finished with a black banding around and then drop-shadowed for a more 3d effect. Fun project!
(5 images)
Less is More...

Less is More...

More or less...Understated paint job w/ a subtle amount of Ice White Pearl over a jet Black base, then a gradient ghost flame on the tank consisting of white pearl, silver, charcoal, to black pearl tips - virtually fade right into the base, and an HD B/S Outline Logo on the back of the rear fender.
(9 images)
My first marblizer piece

My first marblizer piece

Just tryin out some HOK marblizer. Shot black base w/ ice white pearl in the SG-100,next laid out the panels for the silver marblizer, then mixed up some kustom grape kandy, 5 coats and some clear. Then scuffed, laid out some beveled edges, shot in orion silver and charcoal metallic, then a few more coats of clear. Not too shabby for a guy that just got 6 stitches on his trigger hand....
(5 images)
Mystery Metallic

Mystery Metallic

Or should I say meta-llic? Hey Big do you smell what I'm cookin? Gonna be a while before I get back to it since it's my own - so I'll leave you to ponder.....
(1 image)
Mystery Metallic - Part II

Mystery Metallic - Part II

Here she is laid out waiting for kandy tangerine. Used a kustom mixed gamma gold and cocoa pearl on the flames.
(1 image, 1 comment)
Mystery Metallic - Part III

Mystery Metallic - Part III

Mystery is over - HOK metajuls coarse gold flake base...
Here we have her all done - 6 coats of kandy tangerine w/ 5 drops off kandy apple red and a pinch of ice gold pearl then cleared over. I'm calling this one 'safety orange' kandy, so hopefully I don't get hit by a car again...
This one is also sporting my new KF logo proudly on the rear fender. Big, I guess I'll have to try your suggestion on the NEXT one...
(18 images)
No it's not a watermelon...

No it's not a watermelon...

Just bought this for my next display piece (shhh, Big don't tell anyone what it's gonna be...). I figured I would post so others (not in the trade) would see how much work goes into aftermarket stuff...ALOT!!!
(3 images)
No mistaking this!!!

No mistaking this!!!

My tribute to Easyrider and the lifestyle...My version was done using HOK pearls. Wonder if Peter would approve...?
(5 images)
Nope, not an egg...

Nope, not an egg...

Thanks for the tip, Big!
(1 image)
On the bike

On the bike

Always nice to see how it looks bolted on...Lines are good I'd say for doing the layout off the frame...(though the bags are not bolted on straight)
(5 images)
Once Golden, Twice Kandied

Once Golden, Twice Kandied

So this one started out life as Pagan Gold, and ended up with some skulls and kandy tangerine...kinda appropriate for Halloween, which ironically is today.
(9 images, 1 comment)
One Hot Helmet!

One Hot Helmet!

Painted Helmet to Match the VTX paint job below w/ skull staring at the people behind ya - sure to be hot-headed wearin' this one...
(4 images)
One Hot VTX!

One Hot VTX!

Kustom kandy black cherry base w/ cherry flames and overlaying ghost flames in pearl white - FREEHAND LAYOUTS! This is gonna be one of the hottest hondas out there! First pic really shows the tru colors - bright and very vibrant. The rest were taken pre-buff stage on a partly cloudy day...
(9 images)
One hungry shark!

One hungry shark!

Silver base airbrushed with rivets and distressed to look like it's seen alot of action. It has the P-40 inspired shark mouth made famous by the AVG Flying Tigers. Ron, I dedicate this one to you, and Big, this guy's hungry and wants to go back to Pellicci's...
(6 images)
One sweet ride!

One sweet ride!

Here's the VTX 1800 all dressed up...
Big hand for Tom down in Mississippi for doing such a nice job making it his own...
(6 images)
Overlaying Flames

Overlaying Flames

PPG Dark Shadow Grey Metallic Base w/ a kustom mix burnt orange ghost flames and overlaying set of flames in HOK white pearl. HD beveled B/S logo w/ hot spots and Ice Pearl added to final clear.
(9 images)
Project '54 Sedan Delivery

Project '54 Sedan Delivery

What's soon to be a baaaaad sled - 1954 chevy sedan delivery, chopped, dropped, and almost ready to roll. I laid out the flames completely freehand - no tracing from side to side. Sprayed em in a kustom mix of black and hematite, so they are very subtle. Work in progress - still needs final clear, but that ain't my gig - I layed em and sprayed em, and my part is done. This one's for you, Big!
(12 images)
Road King

Road King

Here's a simple but elegant paint job on a bagger for a guy out in Long Island...

Black base, w/ lots of ice white pearl over - very nice in the sun! Flamed the tank only as a focal point.
(3 images)
Rock & Roll Baby!

Rock & Roll Baby!

Big, small, I'm doin it all these days...
White base w/ a kustom red pearl for the flames on the front, back and headstock of this Warmoth electric guitar.
(9 images)
Rootbeer Float w/ a Slice of Orange

Rootbeer Float w/ a Slice of Orange

How's that Big? Came up with that one all by myself...
So here we have a kustom kandy rootbeer base w/ kandy tangerine ghost flames and ice gold pearl flake for that steppin out on a saturday night flair...
This one still needs to get her 100th HD logo airbrushed on, but she's starting to look pretty good...
(12 images, 1 comment)
Rootbeer Float w/ a Slice of Orange & HD 100th Ann Logos

Rootbeer Float w/ a Slice of Orange & HD 100th Ann Logos

Here she is all done, buffed and ready for the ball....
(12 images)
She's Done!

She's Done!

All bolted on, lookin pretty good I must say...
After painting everyone else's for the past few years, it's nice to have one of my own!
(18 images)
Silver and Gold...Eagle!

Silver and Gold...Eagle!

HOK Silver Marblizer over black with a golden army eagle logo on the cover. Finished off with Ice Gold Pearl in the clear. Job done for a very proud Army SGT down in GA and an honor for me.
(9 images)
Silver Base w/ Black Pearl Ghost Flames

Silver Base w/ Black Pearl Ghost Flames

Orion Silver base w/ Ice white pearl mixed in with the SG100, then flames laid out (freehand of course) and airbrushed with HOK Black Pearl. I then faded up the tips with some True Blue. Front fender was personalized for my client with his last name in Old English font. Rear fender has HD skull logo staring at those behind with glowing blue eyes. Mods include, shaved rivets on the front fender, emblem holes filled and the rear fender passenger seat hole was filled to run a solo saddle. This one is smooth and classy!
(12 images)
Silver King

Silver King

Here's a couple shots of her all dressed up...C&C Seats flame style is much like mine, so it's a perfect match!
(2 images)
Tang-quila Sunrise

Tang-quila Sunrise

...Thanks for that snappy name, Big Nick! Here she is - my display piece for the show. Won't give exact details on this one...think I'll soon to be sporting a similar scheme on my Heritage. We've got kandy tangerine base w/ kandy tangerine ghost flames, with lots of little skulls inside, drop-shadowed, then a second set of overlaying flames with Kustom Flames and Harley Skull airbrushed on. It's a pretty hot color combo! SPECIAL THANKS TO BIG NICK - PLEASURE TO MEET YA MY MAN!
(9 images, 2 comments)
The Deadman's Hand

The Deadman's Hand

Kustom 'very black cherry' base w/ brandywine ghost flames and skulls. Tank features a deadman's hand - black Aces and Eights w/ a Jack of Diamonds held by a skeleton hand. This was Wild Bill Hickock's last poker hand...hope my customer has better luck!
(9 images)
Torn to Shreds

Torn to Shreds

So here we have a test set for a job I am getting ready to do in the near future. This is a more stylized approach, but you get the overall effect. I used the existing stock HD black cherry base (which is why you see some mount marks on the tank), then I added some black inserts and some torn metal pieces around. I used a negative stencil for the HD b/s and also addes some 'hot spots' with the airbrush. The colors work real well together, and now I think I know what to do with the next one...
(15 images)
Trifecta!

Trifecta!

Congrats are in order for Johnny D of Sunny Florida - 3 weekends, 3 wins. He took 2nd place for best paint at a local HD dealer party (sponsored by another custom painter!). He then took 1st at a MDA Run to Summer Kids Camp - 150 bikes, the kids voted and Johnny came out a winner. The very next weekend, he takes Best of Show at the Defenders Poker Run for Fallen Heroes. He's not just out there ridin - he's ridin for a cause! Way to go Johnny. Thanks also for sending ME the trophy - class act that guy!

If you're wondering about the paint - kameleon green to copper base with kameleon purple to orange ghost flames w/ skulls ghosted in. Hard to capture the true beauty of this paint in stills, but Florida has spoken!
(3 images)
Triumph-ant

Triumph-ant

Well, here's my first go at flamin' a Triumph Bonneville. Got some real different bodylines to play with and I think the end result works out...as always, HOK - This is my 'Kustom Kandy Rootbeer Base', nothing like HOK rootbeer kandy. These pics were taken pre-buff...but thanks to flo-coating there is hardly any peel. These tins will be shipped off to Newfoundland.
(12 images)
TX Chopper

TX Chopper

Here it is on the bike - looks good! I was honored to have my work on Gary's bike, as he built it himself along with some help from his late brother, Larry. I'm sure Larry is smilin down on him now...
(3 images)
Vairly There...

Vairly There...

Just about done (I hope) painting stuff on the Corvair...Installed a Camaro spoiler on the front, slightly customized, sprayed the air cleaner cover to give it a little somethin under the (rear) hood, and now hopefully I can stop painting... :)
(6 images)
White Pearl & Blue Ghost Tribals

White Pearl & Blue Ghost Tribals

Nearly finished here, still needs the Harley Davidson Script Logo on the tank, but here's the Freehanded layout, airbrush, and initial clear stages. Paint info to follow...
(12 images)
White Pearl / Blue Pearl Tribals w/ HD logos

White Pearl / Blue Pearl Tribals w/ HD logos

Here's the finished product - Kustom mixed white pearl that turns blue, with some Ice White added to the mid clear, then ghost-style tribals airbrushed in HOK Majik Blue Pearl, laid out Freehand - no tracing. HD logos sprayed with Orion Silver and more Ice White added to the final clear...
(18 images)
Wild Cherry with Marblized Flames

Wild Cherry with Marblized Flames

Wild Cherry Kandy over Marblized Black / Silver Flames. Ice Gold Pearl added to the kandy over an Orion Silver base.
(19 images)
Beveled Tribals on Kandy Tangerine Base

Beveled Tribals on Kandy Tangerine Base

Kandy Tangerine basecoat w/ 3D beveled tribal graphics. Airbrushed on in addition were drop shadows and hot spots. This set has lots of depth..
(9 images)
Black w/ kandy cobalt ghost flames

Black w/ kandy cobalt ghost flames

Jet black base w/ kandy cobalt ghost flames. Rear fender lic plate brackets were welded and tank seam was smoothed allowing for more flames and a cleaner look. Please visit my gallery for more examples of my work...
(9 images)
Old Skool Kool!

Old Skool Kool!

Project was to come up with a retro-feel, 2tone paint job and the challenge was to match the base color to a nail polish color! I used a kustom mix for the base, white pearl for the insets, kustom mix for the stripes and airbrushed a retro HD script logo. Doesn't get any more one-of-a-kind than this...
(10 images)
Standin' on the Corner....

Standin' on the Corner....

....of Winslow, Arizona! 2001 Heritage Softail. Kandy Tangerine w/ Darker kandy tang ghost flames & skulls w/ HD Skull Logo. Took BEST OF SHOW at 'Just Cruizin' nite in Winslow!
(4 images)

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Comments
  • Air Diva
    Great Work!
    Air Diva: You have a really great collection of work! Keep it up! I just can't wait till I have that much in my portfolio!
    2/1/2009 6:37 PM

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