Thought it'd be easiest to begin a new thread showing photos of the bikes as I get them finished.
First bike is a Trek Madone that had the Discovery Channel paint on it. Neither the owner nor myself thought much of the way it looked. I heard him mention he was 'considering painting it red', so I went with that, but did it in a Candy Apple red color. Basically a gold basecoat color, with a deep, transparent red mid-coat color (so you can see through it, down to the basecoat), and then clearcoat on top of it all. Looks so much better in person, and in bright sunlight. I also added in 'ghosted' Chester Cycles logos; I used a different-sized metallic flake for the logo, so it shows up as you tilt the frame, or see it at different angles.
Galaga downtube FTW! The metalflake works really well - it really does recall the twinkling background of the game. Impressive.
The game room one is a great idea, and really well done! I would be proud to ride that thing around town.
Very nice! I like the idea of the "ghosted logo" and you really did capture that twinkling background from Galaga with the paint job on the game bike. I never was a huge fan of Space Invaders, but MAN did I play the hell outta some Defender and Galaga!
That game room paint job is amazing.
That Trek is fantastic!
I cannot wait to see my Peugot in person; I am so in love with the paint job on it already.
Now I just have to figure out the parts to put on it...
I love, love the Trek Ion CX!! Beautiful Work on all!
I was thinking of repainting a frame as a winter project. *throws out spraycans in self disgust*
Love the boomerang patterns. Raymond Lowey would be proud.