Suck Squeeze Bang Blow


Thursday, March 31, 2011


Of course, I was mistaken, Alexander Graham Bell didn't invent the Bell helmet...
He invented the Bell-housing, between a cars engine and gearbox.
On with the show:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Alexander Graham Bell...

... inventor of the Bell helmet, would turn in his grave when he saw what I'm doing to one of his helmets...
This early Bell full face helmet wears a cream pearl with metallic gold scallops. It needs outlines and something on the back. Stay tuned for more updates.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

XS500 finished

Yesterday I was at Short-Cut choppers and we test-fitted the tins I painted. It features a matt-grey base with satin flames and a high gloss outline. Another great project finished!

Spreads like butter, hardens like rock!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A time for work and a time for play...mobil

It's ready! A lot of work has been done by my apprentice Martijn. Well done, grasshopper!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Playmobil Helmet

New helmet project, check it out!
It'll take some shaping and sanding and a nice kolor, but I'm laughing every time I see it!

XS500 for Markus

Another chopped Yammie from Short-Cut Choppers, this XS500.
I sketched out a flame design to show Markus and suggested matt grey with satin black flames and a white outline.
I mixed up a grey, added pearl powder and lots of matting paste.

Next week I'll add the wihite outline.

Out and about...

Brought out the beast to stretch it's legs after a long hibernation.
You can hardly spot it between all that greenery, with it's camouflage kolors!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Perfect Getaway Car of the week

What would be your perfect getaway car?
Behind the iron curtain in the 60s, the Tatra 603 was built for diplomats and other big suits only. It was a big streamlined luxury car with an aircooled hemi V8 in the back. The Czech peasants drove Skoda's. This commercial shows it has everything you want in a getaway car: fast highway cruising, off road capability, bomb-proof engineering and a luggage compartment you can fit a body in...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Vintage Flakes

Went to visit an ex-custom painter yesterday. He's been into building choppers, hotrods & custom cars since the early 80s. He was around when Metalflake was at it's peak and he still had some o' the old stuff lying around. He gave me that shit to use for future paintjobs, thanks, Art!

From left to right: Kelly Green, Green Apple, Nile Green and Chartreuse. All in original packaging. The bag below is a deep gold flake. Only deep gold and kelly green are still available today, the other kolors are no longer being made by Metalflake.
So, if you want a genuine vintage 70's or 80's flake kolor, you know who to call!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sneak peek

The hole in the top will have a round plastic bubble, to be painted like the full moon, lighted from behind. Tune in next week!