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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Flog the Blog

If you're following this blog you may have noticed I'm not posting that often anymore.
That's because I'm over on Facebook most of the time.
If you're still interested in all things Kustom, search for Kustombart on FB.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Maico Blizzard

Tank I lettered a while ago for a 2-stroke screamer, turned out nice.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Swedish Erotica

First testdrive on a beautiful evening. Burned fossil fuels, scared pedestrians. A good time was had by all.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Acrylic Mojo

It's been awhile since I have painted anything on paper, using acrylic paint. It took me some time to get re-aquainted with the materials but I like the result.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Creative process

Jimmy Page in my AKG's, a pencil and a sheet of paper.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sneak Peek

The latest Short-Cut creation will be unveiled at the Rogues Choppershow, next sunday.

See you there!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Crazy Frank Friday

Niels came by to pickup this sweet combo to fit ti his new project. Godspeed, Niels RMC is only a few weeks away!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Crazy Frank Pearl Cobbweb, the final throws

After the cobbweb effect was sprayed on, I layed down 10 layers of clear, last week.
Then I sanded the fender and rougly taped off some panels. Then I sprayed black and some more clear. The next day, I sanded down the fender and the surface was finally smooth, so it was time for some silver leaf.

I wanted to match the sportster tank I did earlier so I took some measurements and used them to accurately tape off the panels.
After laying down the tape, I first sprayed a dark fade with the airbrush.
Then some omre taping and silver leaf.
Now I have to do some touch up and then the final layers of clear. Tune in next time for more Special Paint adventures!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Crazy Frank Pearl Cobbweb

Recreating the pearl mint green:

Floating Frank.
Cobbweb white, followed by clear:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The circle of life

I painted this sportster tank a few years ago to try out the cobbweb effect. It turned out pretty sweet and I later sold the tank to Rob to dress up the Ledsled Customs showroom. Rob sold it to some guy who was building a bike but the guy decided it didn't fit his ideas.

Then friend Niels bought it and now it's back with me. Along it's travels, it has made a new friend; a Crazy Frank fender.

Niels wants to use these for his new project and has asked me to match the paint of the fender to the tank. I'll have to try to recreate the green, using a pearl white base with mint green Kandy. But first, it's time for sanding, filling and primering.

Stay tuned for more.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bagger Pinstripes

Last saturday Mr. Martin came by the Kustom Korner to pinstripe Rob's bagger. He did a good job laying down some classic lines. A subtle job that suits the style of the bike very well.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chairman of the bored.

Crazy ideas enter my head when I'm bored. And I have a great big number of helmets I can just pick up from the Kustom Korner. I also have a glue gun...
Disco Fever!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I wish I could...

..take better pictures! These don't do justice to Rob's bagger I just finished. Spent the day in the Short-Cut Choppers workshop, putting the bike back together. It turned out great! To repeat the immortal words of the great Hannibal: "I love it when a plan comes together."

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Spoiler: Rob's Bagger

Zap Bam Crackle!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Today is a great day. I got to start my Tatra 603 for the first time in 3 years. After changing a hardened rubber seal on the fuel pump, it started right up, JOY!
Click here to watch the video!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bagger paint

After playing with the Vreeble, me and Rob weren't really happy with the results on the bike tins so we decided to go in another direction. I will leave the gold flakes panels as they are now and instead of painting the rest black (which is sooo 2011), I wanted to try brown. It's the new black, you know.
It's a BMW kolor called Marakesh Brown. It looks a chocolate brown until the light hits it and it turns to a karamel hue.

Instead of painting HD logos or using stickers, we ordered some metal emblems from W&W cycles. They fit the style of the paintwork very well. I plan to do off-white outlines on the panels, and I will match the kolor to that used on the emblems.
Unfortunately, the emblems are made for a much rounder tank, so they don't fit. The pointed ends are resting on the tank's surface and the middle is still 1-2 cms away.

I predict some grinding in the near future.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chop That Fucking Sportster!

For sale: Rob's Ironhead Hardtail. Chopped by Short-Cut, paint by Kustombart.

Check out the specs and build photos on the Short-Cut website under "Chops".
Check out process of gold leafing the tins on my blog here
Email Rob for the price and further details!