Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Brough SS80 update 6

Finished the rear barrel, most of the front of the tank (still the bottom to do) and started the rear exhaust pipe & rear engine/gearbox.

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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Brough SS80 update 5

Sometimes small changes make a difference. Now I've put in the dark area under the tank it really throws it off the canvas, even though the bottom of the tank isn't yet finished!  Started first coats of the rear cylinder barrel too.

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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Brough SS80 update 4

First coats on the petrol tank are in, a little shading to darken the kneepads is needed to finish those. I'm quite pleased with how the chrome of the kickstart lever is going.

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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Brough SS80 update 3

Much more of the back end is done now and the silencer going in has really bought it to life. I had a brief argument with myself deciding if I was going to put the scuff marks on the chrome in, but in the end decided that as the owners of these machines prize originality and wouldn't replace a part just because it was a bit untidy, that I would be making this a 'warts & all' painting (not that there are many warts on this beauty!). If I can see it on the bike, its going on the canvas!

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Sunday, 15 May 2011

Brough SS80 update 2 - a close look.

Time for a closeup. So far the only bit I regard as finished is the number plate & rear light, but even on that the bottom edge of the plate could do with straightening!

The mudguard is nearly there, just a little tidying to do on the tyre/rim by the numberplate, but I still have more work on the rest of the wheel. The saddlebags just need a bit of smoothing, and the clasp is only in its early stages.

The seat shows different stages of painting - to the right, a thin base coat (basically used to set an approximate colour tone and define edges, in the middle a more solid colour, and to the left, the details are starting to go in.

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Friday, 13 May 2011

Brough SS80 update 1

Well seeing as google/blogger have lost my previous attempt at posting the Brough update (*edit: It's magically reappeared now I've posted this!), here it is again but with a slightly more up to date picture. Sorry if you've had two notifications!

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Thursday, 12 May 2011

SS80 update 1

Just about done with the background bar a few tweaks, and undercoated the tyres.

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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Daytona finished....

Just about done apart from the varnishing. If you would like to buy the painting or a limited edition print, please visit the online shop

Looking forward to cracking on with the Brough now!

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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Daytona update 5th may

The front end is oh-so-nearly finished. The right edge of the rider's visor has been lightened to give a more definite edge, lights & indicators finished off (I'm particularly pleased with the running light, looks quite real) the glove has had some knuckle protectors added, the petrol tank shaded and the handlebar/switchgear has been started.

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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Daytona update 3rd may

Front wheel finally done, added the knee, indicator, clutch lever, shaded down the fairing above the wheel & started on the lights.

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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Daytona update 1st may

Almost completed the front wheel area, still have to tidy & finish the forks & final coat the tyre (it needs darkening & is too blue compared to the rear tyre). I think I've captured the slight radial blur of the disc & wheel quite well, giving the feel of some movement.

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