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Mon May 20, 2019 4:55 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: First 3 Jobs on new CNC Machine :)

Replies: 6

Views: 653

Re: First 3 Jobs on new CNC Machine :)

Hmmm.. pics don't seem to display in order to how posted? Maybe it's just me as they looked correctly ordered in 'Preview Post' Well, you get the idea! ;)

Beej

Mon May 20, 2019 4:45 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: First 3 Jobs on new CNC Machine :)

Replies: 6

Views: 653

Re: First 3 Jobs on new CNC Machine :)

The third job we are still working on presently. Miam-themed 80's night. We have also designed artwork for a sign (image below) which I drew first in Adobe illustrator, them brought into Photoshop to add all the effects and bling! ;) I then used the vector palm tree to import to VCarve in three sect...

Mon May 20, 2019 4:38 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: First 3 Jobs on new CNC Machine :)

Replies: 6

Views: 653

Re: First 3 Jobs on new CNC Machine :)

The next job was commissioned for the Grandmother of a child who's 1st Birthday was a couple of weekends ago. She held a garden party and asked for woodland creatures and yet another 'Photowall', this time with a woodland image. We did also cut the child's name and cover this in silver glitter and p...

Mon May 20, 2019 4:35 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: First 3 Jobs on new CNC Machine :)

Replies: 6

Views: 653

First 3 Jobs on new CNC Machine :)

OK, as promised, here are some pics from the jobs we have done in the past month since we got the CNC machine. We are in Essex N London and I have asked Amari Plastics to send info re Foamex, Dibond, Perspex etc as we have one in Basildon not too far away. Contacted CNCShop.com (thnks Rob) and asked...

Sun May 19, 2019 1:27 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Help with CNC Router Bits please?

Replies: 6

Views: 399

Re: Help with CNC Bits Please

Hi guys, thnks for that. The only bits we have used have been 6mm endmill and the straight flute for MDF (which cuts great) but all the others - complete with burns etc as you both noticed - were like that when we got them. Will start tweaking more from VCarve about feeds n speeds etc but the tool w...

Fri May 17, 2019 8:42 am

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Help with CNC Router Bits please?

Replies: 6

Views: 399

Re: Help with CNC Bits Please

Thanks Rob [emoji1303] Hopefully someone may know what the other bits are for? When we bought the package, it just came with all these bits so its still a bit of a learning curve. Excited about getting more into the actual carving, engraving and more 2.5 D relief stuff...but that can wait at the mo ...

Wed May 15, 2019 9:25 pm

Forum: CNC Router / Engrave

Topic: Help with CNC Router Bits please?

Replies: 6

Views: 399

Help with CNC Router Bits please?

Hi Everyone :) Well, since we have had this machine (10'x5' Bear Whopper Z90 CNC) we havent stopped! I will post pics later in week of things we have been doing, profile cuts mainly of characters and lettering etc (once we got it all working!!) but I really could do with some seasoned help please. W...

Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:23 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Black Glossy Vinyl-wrap for MDF??

Replies: 8

Views: 609

Re: Black Glossy Vinyl-wrap for MDF??

CoverStyl' or 3M's DiNoc from William smiths, will fit the bill nicely. Hi David, Just looked at the 3m product and not sure which way would be cheaper or easier? Because we have SO much to get ready by next week, if We went the wrap route, we may need someone else near Harlow to sub it out to. Any...

Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:21 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Black Glossy Vinyl-wrap for MDF??

Replies: 8

Views: 609

Re: Black Glossy Vinyl-wrap for MDF??

Will black dibond be any use with the join at the bottom? Hi Kevin, not too sure? Is it available in black gloss? I think it is as I remember using A3 pieces from Amari plastics for students to airbrush on, but I cant remember the costs? The pieces will need to be 6'x3' and I am not 100% sure if we...

Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:10 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: Black Glossy Vinyl-wrap for MDF??

Replies: 8

Views: 609

Black Glossy Vinyl-wrap for MDF??

Hi All :) We have to make a large, 6ft diameter, black glossy backdrop. It is a circle that sits in a stand. We made one a couple weeks back and cut it on the CNC, 2 x pieces of 3ft half circles covered in padded material. These were fitted together into a stand and personalised with the clients nam...

Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej says hi - its been too long

Replies: 10

Views: 631

Re: Beej says hi - its been too long

Welcome back. Sounds like you sure need some sign friends therapy. Glad you're on the comeback. Hi Duncan, Yeah, times have been incredibly dark and very tough...but my creativity is going be a huge plus+ in getting me 'back in the saddle' and I haven't been as excited since I first launched Organi...

Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej says hi - its been too long

Replies: 10

Views: 631

Re: Beej says hi - its been too long

Welcome back Beej. I rmember you from well back and always admired the stunning airbrush work you did. Glad to hear you are on the mend and looking forward to seeing some more of your work once again :thumbsup: Hi Phill, Thanks, and it's been so long since I have picked up the Airbrushes, but that ...

Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej says hi - its been too long

Replies: 10

Views: 631

Re: Beej says hi - its been too long

Hugh Potter wrote:Welcome back Beej!! Been a looong time indeed! I’m sure I remember you from way back in the mid to late noughties?


Hi Hugh, thanks for the welcome back. Was looking today and I registered back in 2003!! Wow, how time flies! Looking fwd to chatting more soon..

Beej

Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej says hi - its been too long

Replies: 10

Views: 631

Re: Beej says hi - its been too long

Thanks for your help Rob :)

All good now on the iMac so will log into the App too.
Look fwd to chatting and sharing more on here soon..

Beej

Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:17 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej says hi - its been too long

Replies: 10

Views: 631

Re: Beej says hi - its been too long

Hi All :smiles: Could someone please assist me with contacting Rob? Maybe thru a PM on here. My email has changed and I dont remember my login info! Doh! I am only able to post this as my ipad has kept me logged-in from eeyons back. I need to change my email address too as the one attatched to my ac...

Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej says hi - its been too long

Replies: 10

Views: 631

Beej says hi - its been too long

Hi Everyone :) Its been a long, long time..... i have suffered with terrible ilness, myself and in my family, and have managed to struggle out the otherside and see some light now. I am dusting-off my old airbrush and signwriting tools to begin a new venture of creativity with a colleague of mine in...

Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:22 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi Again Everyone :)

Replies: 12

Views: 3137

Re: Hi Again Everyone :)

Hi Beej - Glad to hear you're back :thumbup2: I have a regular who is also an airbrush artist and he often gets me to cut template masks for him to use in his work. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts :D Hi Phill, thanks for that mate. Its funny, because after all these years I now am plot...

Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:12 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi Again Everyone :)

Replies: 12

Views: 3137

Re: Hi Again Everyone :)

hey beej long time! always love you're stuff I've got Aussie Glenn from airicons staying with me in February he'll be doing a couple of weekend airbrush courses in London Hi John, Never heard of airicons? Just checked em out, cool. My eldest sone teaches art and has a studio in London. I am plannin...

Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:04 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi Again Everyone :)

Replies: 12

Views: 3137

Re: Hi Again Everyone :)

Hi Beej, Good to see you back. Again another big fan of yours. Its been a few years since we met at signuk. Loving the purple flames etc on your website. Glad you have things sorted and you are back on track. All the best Martin Hiya Martin, Thanks for the kind words bud. SignUK, yeah, that was the...

Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:02 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi Again Everyone :)

Replies: 12

Views: 3137

Re: Hi Again Everyone :)

oi oi Beej..... You get about! Glad we could help you out with product sourcing mate! Remember when things don't go right just turn left.....its as easy as that! :thumbup2: lol, that sounds like good advice James. Thanks for all your help, really appreciated. I havent gotten about much though in th...

Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi Again Everyone :)

Replies: 12

Views: 3137

Re: Hi Again Everyone :)

Great to see you back on the boards Beej, as Craig says, always great seeing your work posted mate. amazing stuff! Look forward to seeing more from you again. Thank You Rob, it feels great to be back mate :) Looking forward to sharing my work again here and seeing everyone else's too. Love the new ...

Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi Again Everyone :)

Replies: 12

Views: 3137

Re: Hi Again Everyone :)

Good to see you posting Beej....are you still very active on the airbrush front as had lost track of you over the years...always loved seeing your work posted up :thumbup2: Hi Craig, Thanks for that mate. I have been away for some years, suffered with illness and depression but thankfully, conquere...

Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:58 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hi Again Everyone :)

Replies: 12

Views: 3137

Hi Again Everyone :)

Just wanted to say hello :)

I was just searching through old posts and found some from myself going back to Dec 2003 which is when I first joined here! Wow, so much has changed since then . . . It's just wonderful to be back creating again.

Hope to talk more soon..

Beej

Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:56 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Help with lettering....

Replies: 16

Views: 8372

PS: I can't seem to edit my posts (Rob?) but I realised the link for the Letterhead Fonts is going to the scrips page so just hit http://www.letterheadfonts.com/ They have some BEAUTIFUL new stuff coming out, very Butler-style which is incredible too, absolutely amazing stuff. To think you had to st...

Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:51 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Help with lettering....

Replies: 16

Views: 8372

Hi Jeff, Steve Vandemon specialises in faux sign work on very old gas station signage and his advice was this, if you build the edges with xtra paint to get a ridge and then sand back, you can get more natural chips and relaistic looking fades. Hope that helps. If you pay us a visit in the New Year ...

Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:42 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej says hi - again!

Replies: 12

Views: 1351

Thanks Steve. The reason i sounded like I took your reply real seriously was this. The image i copied for a night club Halloween promo poster (I guess I could post it again here as it illustrates the story better but have to dash off in a mo) and thought it looked it great. So much so, that back in ...

Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej says hi - again!

Replies: 12

Views: 1351

Hi Steve, I did post a reply to this but it seems to have gorne? Anyways, I removed the Ghoul art you mentioned as I had forgotten about that! It was painted in the early 80's from the book you talk of and I did that b4 I knew what copyright meant! Hehe I have added some new sections too now to the ...

Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej says hi - again!

Replies: 12

Views: 1351

Check this link to see some of my OLD work from the 80's: http://www.organicimage.com/acatalog/Old_Artwork_.html I studied as a signwriter in the late 70's and early 80's in Doncaster and went to work for Co-Signs under Bill, a great signwriter, he was brilliant. From there i went on to start my own...

Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej says hi - again!

Replies: 12

Views: 1351

Thanks guys :) I was supposed to be heading out to Naples, FL. but it all fell apart which was kinda lucky cos if I had gone, by now, my family would have no home and I'd have no job!! It wasn't as secure as it had first seemed . . but what is these days eh!? Focusing on rekindling my love for lette...

Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej says hi - again!

Replies: 12

Views: 1351

Beej says hi - again!

Hi all :) Been a real busy year and don't seem to have been in here at all much! Planning the next 5 yrs carefully by getting back into more signage, focusing on traditional. Had some fun this year with Steve Vandemon and Craig Fraser at the Worthing Masterclass, Steve's Pinstriping is simply bang o...

Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:36 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Proud Daddy Beej

Replies: 14

Views: 1896

Congratulations from me as well! Your life will now change forever :lol1: Just had news today that a member of our VW club that we call Scary Claire (she is a goth) is also up the duff. The last person on earth that I thought would get pregnant. That baby will come out clad in black leathers I thin...

Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Proud Daddy Beej

Replies: 14

Views: 1896

Proud Daddy Beej

:D Hi all . . . . . http://www.organicimage.com/messageboard_images/william/Mads_Brian_William.jpg Well, here is the latest addition to the family and the reason I've been so absent: William Curtis born 20:31 23/11/2006 weight: 7lb 6.5oz (after 60hrs labour - ouch!) Have lots of stuff to catch up on...

Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:51 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: can i have an idea of what to charge for airbrushing?

Replies: 5

Views: 3218

Hi Michael, Well you'd be looking at about £1400 to do that on both sides of a tank so on a car, you would easily be looking at around £3-4k for the artwork alone and then you have the clear/polish fee. It all depends just how 'detailed' the client wants it and how 'cartoon-like' it should be as you...

Sun May 28, 2006 9:30 am

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: help please with CAMM1 PNC-1000 connecting to laptop?

Replies: 3

Views: 2878

Yes Peter you're right but I checked all that bud. I know what you're saying Mike as it's driving me mad too . . but, it seems I have had a breakthrough. I was told by Kjell from Signcut that the Keyspan USB cable worked so now I have that I think it is the actual 'adapter' that came with the serial...

Sat May 27, 2006 7:39 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: whats the best paint to use for airbrushing?

Replies: 27

Views: 8578

Chris, You can use something like Comm Art (excellent and formulated for airbrushing), water-based Gouache, watercolours, Acrylics . . anythin you can thin down slightly will do. Also, FW Inks are also good. If you need help sourcing these let me know. We can get Comm Art 4 you. Cheers bud PS: And r...

Sat May 27, 2006 6:53 pm

Forum: Roland Cutters

Topic: help please with CAMM1 PNC-1000 connecting to laptop?

Replies: 3

Views: 2878

help please with CAMM1 PNC-1000 connecting to laptop?

Hi all, I have posted this question on another sign board and still have had no resolve, can anyone help?? I am trying to connect my CAMM1 PNC-1000 to my laptop but can't get it to work. All the info is below. I am 99.9% sure I am doing evrything correct. the software is Signcut X2 and I have an old...

Fri May 26, 2006 11:48 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: whats the best paint to use for airbrushing?

Replies: 27

Views: 8578

Sure thing, l8trs man . .

Beej

Fri May 26, 2006 11:39 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: whats the best paint to use for airbrushing?

Replies: 27

Views: 8578

Thanks Chris :) I first piked up an airbrush back in around '77, it was a Badger. I wanted to desperately be a custom car painter then at 14 yrs old and it's taken me til now to get there! A lot of this is due to the fact that Photoshop, Vectors, Plotters and digital killed airbrushes in the late 80...

Fri May 26, 2006 11:26 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: whats the best paint to use for airbrushing?

Replies: 27

Views: 8578

Image

Pic of the Tribal painting I was working on at the Sign UK show.

Beej

Fri May 26, 2006 11:19 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: whats the best paint to use for airbrushing?

Replies: 27

Views: 8578

Beej, Is it worth getting the MICRON airbrush as well in future? When I saw you working on the smaller details on the tribal patterns...were you using this? I know it is designed for smaller detailed work...is it work it, or should I stick the the ECLIPSE to see how I get on first. Cheers...CHRIS C...

Fri May 26, 2006 11:07 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: whats the best paint to use for airbrushing?

Replies: 27

Views: 8578

PS: You simply cannot go wrong with the Eclipse, it is a real workshorse. Iwata are bringing out a new airbrush over here very soon called the Kustom and I nearly creamed when I saw it this week! http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/airbrush/kustom/img/head_kustom.gif http://www.iwata-medea.com/produ...

Fri May 26, 2006 10:57 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: whats the best paint to use for airbrushing?

Replies: 27

Views: 8578

Thanks for the tips Beej...I managed to catch up with you at the show. I was looking to book up a few lessons with you but you were fully booked up at the time. However, I noticed your site is updated with some new dates...I'll see which one would be best for me and get one booked asap. I have inhe...

Fri May 26, 2006 10:43 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: whats the best paint to use for airbrushing?

Replies: 27

Views: 8578

Hi Chris, Auto Air paint works really well on vinyl and the beauty of it is it's water-based. I was at Sign UK this year doing demmo's of this and airbruishig other stuff. We'd had great support from Butch 'SuperFrog' Anton in the USA, he invented Frog Juice. Frog Juice is excellent over the AA on v...

Fri May 12, 2006 8:36 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SignUK - a fantastic day

Replies: 146

Views: 15003

Just wanted to say thanks to all those who came over to say hello personally :) The stand was so busy for me that I couldn't even get around to see the rest of the exhibition! That was a real pain as there were so many things I wanted to have a look at and people I wanted to talk to, at least it sto...

Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:52 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrush graphics: Revenge of the Sith

Replies: 27

Views: 2595

Sorry Rob, didn't realise that a pic of my logo was not allowed? So here's ME instead! ;) lol!

PS: Any more news on the copy of the sign magazine mate, after all, it has been only a year mate . . . :roll:

Beej

Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrush graphics: Revenge of the Sith

Replies: 27

Views: 2595

PS: Rob, how come evry time I visit the page my avatar is missing?

Beej

Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:39 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrush graphics: Revenge of the Sith

Replies: 27

Views: 2595

Don't worry Rob, already spoken to t'other Rob & Peter M.

PS: Will I EVER get my copy of the SIGN UK mag with the Order of the Dragon article in it? :-?

Beej

Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:19 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: airbrush painting: "Ghost Rider"

Replies: 10

Views: 1333

Very nice work bud, loving the fire work on that too! That will really pop bigtime when it's cleared I bet.

Beej

Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:17 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrush graphics: Revenge of the Sith

Replies: 27

Views: 2595

Thanks everyone for your kind comments :) I'll look forward to meeting some of you at the Sign UK show in May.

There was 2 days work on this job, I hate doing lids as they are a real pain to take apart and re-build but I really wanted to do this one!

Beej

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:01 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrush graphics: Revenge of the Sith

Replies: 27

Views: 2595

Airbrush graphics: Revenge of the Sith

Hi everyone, sorry I have not been around for absolutely AGES, but apart from some very traumatic family news 2 days b4 Christmas, I also decided to move workshops to Southampton in January! I have been (and still am!) extremely busy and new classes are going brilliantly. The new gaff is just awesom...

Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:47 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: is it possible to cut direct from illustrator to plotter?

Replies: 3

Views: 1497

PS: It has a Dongle for the Serial cable but I have no manual for the CAMM1, is it possible to download driver/info from anywhere about the plotter?

Cheers

Beej

Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:45 am

Forum: Adobe Software

Topic: is it possible to cut direct from illustrator to plotter?

Replies: 3

Views: 1497

is it possible to cut direct from illustrator to plotter?

Hi guys, I have been lucky enough to get my hands on a CAMM1 PNC-1000 Plotter yesterday from a friend who's bike i recently painted. He also gave me the full copy of Signlab he bought but the version is 4.95 (revision 4 it says written on the CADlink CD?) but I'm not sure it will run on Windows XP? ...

Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej's Birfday Pressie

Replies: 9

Views: 867

Thank you Jem :)

Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Badge Supplier?

Replies: 1

Views: 472

Badge Supplier?

Hi all, I'd like to have some badges made with my company logo for a big Harley exhibition/rally soon. I'm planning on getting black cotton work-style shirts, the type with a collar and short sleeves (need a good supplier actually for those too) and i'm planning on selling some also. My logo is very...

Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:55 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: painted billboards: assortment

Replies: 10

Views: 4189

Fantastic work, it makes you hate digital even more. :)

Beej

Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:50 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Beej's Birfday Pressie

Replies: 9

Views: 867

Beej's Birfday Pressie

Hey, it's me birfday! And what better way to celebrate it than to be telephoned by a company asking me for prices on airbrush classes after seeing the feature in Sign World! I thought you had forgotten Rob to be honest! :) Thanks bud, it look sreal good in the emails. . . . shame you didn't send me ...

Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:46 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: airbrushing: flamed petrol tanks

Replies: 28

Views: 11099

Thanks everyone, :)

The cost for this job was just under £3k but, the bike was delivered in rough metal stage and had to be moulded/welded/grinded/sanded/finished and sanded some more! All that for 1 week b4 any paint could touch it.

Beej

Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:57 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: airbrushing: flamed petrol tanks

Replies: 28

Views: 11099

Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:34 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: airbrushing: flamed petrol tanks

Replies: 28

Views: 11099

airbrushing: flamed petrol tanks

http://www.organicimage.com/images/dragon_steps/large_tank_guard.jpg Hi everyone.. haven't been around as I've been really busy. Just finished the latest chopper, delivered to Leeds. Check it out on the site, I also have made a 25 page step by step and 50 pics for anyone whose interested in airbrus...

Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:39 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Compressor Graphics: Sandys MPS

Replies: 6

Views: 1459

Cool beans ! :)

Beej

Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:36 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: Smart Car Wrap: Wheelie Bin Cleaning Co.

Replies: 11

Views: 4280

Love those cars, great job Kevin, looks cool. Imagine flames down the side and a skull on the hood! ;)

Beej

Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:30 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrushed Arai Lid: Motorbike Helmet

Replies: 25

Views: 4769

:) Thanks Carrie, that's a great word! I'll put it on my website! :wink:

Beej

Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:15 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrushed Arai Lid: Motorbike Helmet

Replies: 25

Views: 4769

Finished and sent to the customer who was really chuffed! :) (Me too!)

Image
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Beej

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Vehicle Graphics:

Replies: 17

Views: 3079

Good job Rich, like the colour of the van too. That just pops right off the side - BANG! :)

Beej

Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:08 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Latest Design

Replies: 16

Views: 2986

Man Stevo, you blow me away with each design I see you do!! I LOVE the color scheme on that. (I thought he shoots hoops though? ;)) BTW, have you and Jill read a book by Julia Cameron called The Artists Way? If not (and anyone else here reading) you should but it TODAY! It is full of magic :) Great ...

Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: help me get access!!!!!

Replies: 8

Views: 922

Hi Paul,

Seen you're in Bournemouth.. I just moved from Bournemouth to Salisbury and work in the paintshop in Boscombe most weeks. Spend the rest of my time at my home studio painting bikes/choppers etc and designing signs/decals.

Talk soon..

Beej

Sat Nov 27, 2004 9:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello

Replies: 9

Views: 978

Hi BeePee, welcome to the board from Salisbury UK.

:)
Beej

Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HELLO EVERYONE

Replies: 12

Views: 1191

Hiya Alison, Glad to see more people getting into t-shirts and mugs printing, are you doing sublimation or other types? You can't go wrong once you've bought your first plotter, you'll be cutting out all types of things in vinyl before you know it! Signs everywhere from your office door to the kitch...

Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: HELLOOOOOOOO

Replies: 12

Views: 1183

Hi Mike, Welcome mate. I know what you're saying about the weather, I was down the pier end with my friend from Southway Posters and insist on helping now with the erection of his sign boards - he got blown right off his ladders a year or so ago and broke his arm, from about a height of 20 feet! Goo...

Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: new boy saying a belated hello

Replies: 6

Views: 745

Hi Guy, Sorry about the delay in replying but I've been real busy and now I'nm trying to catch up! :) Been here myself for a year and its a great board. The sign industry wouldn't have the big boys without the small ones, that's where they come from! Look forward to asking you a few technical questi...

Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello from Sunny Dorset...

Replies: 8

Views: 841

Hi Mart,

Welcome from Salisbury (and Bournemouth)! I just moved out of Dorset after 14 years of being there and now I'm surrounded by fields! Great!

You'll find the boards very informative and helpful, everyone here seems to be a good guy. :)

Beej

Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:56 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Newbie saying Hello

Replies: 20

Views: 1987

Hi Andy and welcome to the board. You will find a wealth of infornmation on the internet about signage design and there are also some good magazines out there, a couple have been mentioned on this site! :) I've got some links to books etc so I'll dig them out and come back and post the links. . . Beej

Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:46 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Another newbie from the magazine side . . .

Replies: 8

Views: 915

Hi Sophie, I'll have to look into the mag, haven't heard that one either?

Beej

Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: what would you do !!!!

Replies: 15

Views: 1430

Agree with everyone else, and its happened to me too. I 've even had an agent take my finished airbrush artwork, sell it to the client and not pay me OR give me back the originals! Bummer! I won't do ANYTHING now without 50% deposit (we're talking mostly finished artwork here.) it's just not worth i...

Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:14 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Signs: Petfood Supplies

Replies: 27

Views: 3469

Top job mate, real nice. Did you spray the edges with a darker red or black? Or are mine eyes goin mental? Nice look to it and colour scheme is great for the subject, raised letters work great mate. Bet the customer was over the moon, specially as the finished job is even better than the visuals and...

Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:36 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics: Smartec

Replies: 32

Views: 2498

Hey Marcella! WOW! That is excellent, why be worried? Great clean design, good choice of type and well done for not freezing your fingers off on application! Hope you didn't have too bad a hangover today! :) I think you teach a few folks a thing or too about layout, good font choice on the lower pan...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:28 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrushed Arai Lid: Motorbike Helmet

Replies: 25

Views: 4769

Unless it's raining or really cold I prefer open face helmets and my current weapon of choice is a Roof Roadster with a visor so dark it will result in a hefty fine if I ever get stopped with it. Thanks for the comments John :).. re the Roof, I'm working on a deal at the mo with a helmet supplier t...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:26 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrushed Arai Lid: Motorbike Helmet

Replies: 25

Views: 4769

Excellent dude. Is that for someone up this neck or the woods by any chance. paul Hi Paul, sure, it's for Chris at Cusworth Bikes. I saw him at the PCB show in Donny and hadn't seen him since the early 80's when we built a stage set in Romeo's and Juliets for his bike show. Them wer t'days, aye! I'...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrushed Arai Lid: Motorbike Helmet

Replies: 25

Views: 4769

thank for the reply mate ,tell me can you charge that out to the customer? It all depends who's buying it! ;) This is more of a showpiece rather than a pay for commission but to be honest, once I get some of this decal stuff nailed it will be much easier to put the 2 abilities together, digital and...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:34 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrushed Arai Lid: Motorbike Helmet

Replies: 25

Views: 4769

michaelmont11 wrote:awesome work mate, i have done a lot of airbrush work and training in las vegas etc, and thats up there with the best of them.


Hey thanks man, really appreciate that :) I love the portrait you put on the board, nice to see another airbrush artist around.

Beej

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:24 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrushed Arai Lid: Motorbike Helmet

Replies: 25

Views: 4769

Thanks fellas :) Rich, it's taken around 5 full days from conceptual visuals to finished job but I've been doing it on and off for several weeks because I've been so busy and I've recently moved house business. Setting up the paintshop again has been a nightmare! Difficult to put actual hours but I ...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:17 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello Everyone

Replies: 7

Views: 820

Hi Bill,

I'm just down the road in Salisbury. Welcome, it's a fantastic board and you won't be sorry you came along. I learn something new each time I visit!

Beej

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:07 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Airbrushed Arai Lid: Motorbike Helmet

Replies: 25

Views: 4769

Airbrushed Arai Lid: Motorbike Helmet

Just finished the lid, it's a bit of a show piece to advertise my work. Owner's brief was, 'I like Union Jacks (on the back) I like eagles and something a bit racey looking!' Well, that was the brief so here's the finished result:

Beej

Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Sign World magazine has a new editor!

Replies: 30

Views: 7822

Welcome Colin and good luck with the new post. :) A lot of interesting things have been said and I just wanted to add that back in the late 80's early 90's I was buying the mags too but always favoured the US ones. I now only subscribe to Airbrush Action, Auto Art and Auto Graphics as I've gotten mo...

Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:52 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: airbrushing: keith richards

Replies: 10

Views: 4603

Wonderful bit of work Michael, would be interested in the media you used? Gold Acrylics are awesome for airbrushing and I have used Createx Auto Air for motorcycle murals. it's OK for larger details but you can't beat PPG for the detailed stuff. Great portrait man, nice to see other airbrush art on ...

Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: SIGN IRELAND 2004

Replies: 25

Views: 3931

How was Sign Ireland?

So come on guys.. how was the exhibition then? Any pics? I supplied Listawood with some images from my site and would like to know if they were showing them on their products and if you saw any?

Beej

Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:55 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Replies: 28

Views: 11563

if there is a letterhead next year you should come and do a little airbrush demo as your work is first class ...[Lavallee standard!] would you be up for that?? WOW! I am totally flattered you mentioned me and Mike L. in the same sentance, that is a very big compliment, thank you. He is a great insp...

Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:53 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Replies: 28

Views: 11563

Hi mandy,

I am gutted I can't make it! :( I was sooooo looking forward to having a good old mess around and meeting you guys too! I am deffinately coming to the next ones. . . keep me posted (oh, you cant! The BIG BROTHER won't let you ;)) So email me :)

Beej

Mon Oct 18, 2004 3:17 pm

Forum: Roland Printers

Topic: Versacamm SP-300

Replies: 2

Views: 1191

Versacamm SP-300

Hi, Does anyone on the board have one of these and if so.. what's the lowdown? I've mentioned decals a few times and maybe I should just get a machine that will actually print and cut them properly! Would like to know if this machine is a good option compared to others (i've been out of the plotter ...

Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:07 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Which Vinyl for Epson 1290

Replies: 9

Views: 1903

Thanks fellas, great tip there Rodney :)

OK, does anyone know in the UK where I can get this Daito vinyl?

Thanks

Beej

Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:06 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Which Vinyl for Epson 1290

Replies: 9

Views: 1903

Which Vinyl for Epson 1290

Hi,

I'm going to have a go at printing onto vinyl using my 1290 and wondered if anyone can suggest which is the correct type?

thanks

Beej

Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:48 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Replies: 28

Views: 11563

You talking about Poole in Dorset, Beej? What's this meet about? Striping 'n' air brush? John Yes it's Poole in Dorset. It's a Pinstriping meet and tutorial. Here is info from prosign1.com's website (I am positive I put the link here last night but someone has edited it out? (why?): Neil has been s...

Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:59 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Replies: 28

Views: 11563

Hi chaps,

Neil is holding some meets this month and I'm considering going to the Poole one. I think they are more workshops than jams but what the hell! I'm dying to pull some lines with someone who actually knows what he's doing :)


Beej

Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Men & Motors Stars Beej & Paul!

Replies: 6

Views: 767

:lol: Thanks Paul :) But if you want to watch it it's repeated over the weekend!

Beej

Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:52 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Men & Motors Stars Beej & Paul!

Replies: 6

Views: 767

:D LOL, you'll be OK, it's on well before all the whipping and PVC starts! It was on at 6pm last night, not sure about tonight as I haven't checked.

There were some very luvverly ladies there at the show, I'm surprised they didn't show any!

Beej

Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:50 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Men & Motors Stars Beej & Paul!

Replies: 6

Views: 767

Men & Motors Stars Beej & Paul!

Fancy a laff if you have got Sky, check Men & Motors over the next few nights (it's on til Sunday I think) and look out for the Pro Custom Bike UK Show at Doncaster. You can see me trying to be cool on camera while Paul (Signworx) and my bro pulled faces behind the presenter from Bike Shows 2004...

Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:43 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Making Decals

Replies: 10

Views: 2234

I've just been reading up on the VersaCamm - wow!! Now THAT'S what I need! Do they make something smaller? There surely must be a cheaper way to print onto vinyl these days? £9k seems a big budget to me and although it would give me the advantage to do lots more stuff, it's still a lot of dosh. Any ...

Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:41 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Making Decals

Replies: 10

Views: 2234

Steve Broughton wrote:Beej mate as to helmets you can stick anything on a Type A helmet (ACU gold) but you must not stick anything to or paint a Type B.


:) Cheers Steve.

Beej

Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:31 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Making Decals

Replies: 10

Views: 2234

Thanks for your response fellas, really helpful. I'm planning to to get helmets directly from the manufacturer (doing a deal at present) so I'll check with them. Right, if it seems I can't print the ink onto a vinyl myself (with the Epson 1290) I may be interested in another company helping me out h...

Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:28 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Making Decals

Replies: 10

Views: 2234

Making Decals

Hi, I'm working on some ideas to make decals for motorcycle helmets and need some advice please if poss? I have just bought an Epson Stylus Photo1290 which has awesome print quality but, is there a vinyl you can put thru it? Would the inks be durable enough if cleared over? I thought I read somewher...

Tue May 11, 2004 11:37 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Award winning artist!!

Replies: 11

Views: 1279

Barney, you make that sound easy but I'm sure it isn't and I bet it won't fit in the boot of my car!? yep, the Donny show is indoors.

Beej

Tue May 11, 2004 11:00 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Award winning artist!!

Replies: 11

Views: 1279

Cheers Dewi, Yep, it's all freehand, there's some better pics on http://www.organicimage.com Airbrushed it wish Auto Air colours water-based paint and Iwata HP-BC. Moved into solvent-based more now as the createx is a bit difficult on really small details whereas solvents go mega fine through Iwata....

Tue May 11, 2004 10:43 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Award winning artist!!

Replies: 11

Views: 1279

I could hire one but what's the point? I foresee a few shows so I reckon it's worth investing but they are just so damn expensive!! I need to find a way round that if poss.

(Thanks for the kind words about the paint :))

Brian

Tue May 11, 2004 9:51 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Award winning artist!!

Replies: 11

Views: 1279

Award winning artist!!

Hiya friends, Well, I'm well-chuffed today as my Sibling R1 paint job won Best Paint at the Northampton Speed Freaks ball at the weekend! :) It belongs to my brother and he is over the moon too! http://www.organicimage.com/images/SiblingR1.jpg http://www.organicimage.com/images/splat.jpg http://www....

Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:49 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Artanium or Lyson for Epson 3000

Replies: 11

Views: 3829

Hi Sharon, I got a sample from Novachrome and must say, the quality was outstanding. I read that the new SG IQ inks have solved any clogging issues and the colour balance was awesome from the file I gave Ian, the print quality too was excellent. Still not seen something printed with Rotech, perhaps ...

Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:14 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Artanium or Lyson for Epson 3000

Replies: 11

Views: 3829

Hi Sharon, That's the biggest issue for me right now.. which inks? Spoke to Ian at Novachrome today who says theirs are the best, (well he would I guess!) and I believe they use Sawgrass but I've heard they are the most expensive and read stories of inks clogging machines. Like the combo idea but ag...

Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:21 am

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Artanium or Lyson for Epson 3000

Replies: 11

Views: 3829

Fantastic tip on the Dabs site, hadn't seen that b4. Thanks.
BTW, what is CIS?

Cheers

Beej

Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:11 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Artanium or Lyson for Epson 3000

Replies: 11

Views: 3829

Thanks :) just waiting to hear back from Kevin but couldn't tell him who referred me??

Beej

Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:18 pm

Forum: General Printing Topics

Topic: Artanium or Lyson for Epson 3000

Replies: 11

Views: 3829

Artanium or Lyson for Epson 3000

http://www.subartclub.com/acatalog/Index_page.jpg Hi, Some of you may know that I run a website at http://www.subartclub.com selling downloadable, hi-res images for customisation and Dye Sub Print. BUT.. you may not know that I have never owned a dye sub printer b4! ;) OK, so I have an Epson 3000 a...

Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:15 am

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: Stikka Cutters?

Replies: 7

Views: 1295

Stikka Cutters?

Hi All, I used to own a Houston DMP 66 plotter (back in the 80's!!) and because I have moved back into the aibrushing world I need vinyl masking for decals, graphics etc. I've seen these small plotters 'Stikka' but need a bit of advice. I don't really need massive cutting abilities but, is it worth ...

Wed Apr 07, 2004 2:38 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Replies: 28

Views: 11563

Thanks Jill, I think there seems to be a real new 'interest' in custom work and pinstriping here. I've been a signwriter since 1980 altho I did get more into computers like a lot of us did, I've gone heavily back to paint/airbrushing and I really want to be proficient at striping. I figured that wit...

Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:51 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Replies: 28

Views: 11563

Sorry bout the duplicates!!

Whoops! Dunno what happened there??

Sorry!

Beej

Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:47 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Replies: 28

Views: 11563

is there a UK meet for artists/sign folks & pinstripers?

Ey up chuffers, Haven't been around for ages, been very busy and my wife had a new baby too! Just got back from Sheffield Streetfighters where one of my bikes was on show, the Sibling R1, it's on me website if you want to see, plus some new-ish Lord of the Rings airbrush art on a GSXR tank. I was wo...

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