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Linkpimp
01-14-2011, 12:55 AM
Hey guys, I’m the newbie here (this section) so I thought I would start off right and involve the team with a project I’ll be starting up this weekend.

Basically I’m painting my up shotgun in a WWII nose art fashion and I have several different designs / looks, that I just wanted to run by the team and see what your thoughts are before I breakout the airbrush.

Anyway, here’s the layouts.. please note!!! I’m changing the base color, I’m 99% sure its going to be a WWII green with a grey fog on the bottom.. I’ll add large bullet holes and blaa, bllaa, blaa to it latter.



http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9102.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9096.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9099.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9124.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9121.jpg

Linkpimp
01-14-2011, 12:56 AM
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9114.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9120.jpg

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9110.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9112.jpg



So what you do you think??

Any favorites or different suggestions?

Thanks for your time everybody and have a great one

Link.

Barbarossa
01-14-2011, 8:12 AM
Get a wooden stock and airbrush on that. I think It would look a bit more period that way.

Linkpimp
01-14-2011, 9:11 AM
Well my thought was, that I'll make it look more like a cockpit gun, something that the crew members would grab on the way out the door.. I'll post some pics once the base color is laid down, it should give a better visual at that point..

Thanks for the input thou, something to think about.

NaClAddict
01-14-2011, 9:17 AM
Needs shark jaws on the nose. Seriously.

Spyder
01-14-2011, 9:18 AM
Maybe more subdued colors. I don't like any of the layouts you have there...but that's just me. There's too much contrast and it looks kinda cheesy. I could imagine it looking better if its highly subdued though...

WDE91
01-14-2011, 9:29 AM
go for it
I always like how your work turns out

Linkpimp
01-14-2011, 9:31 AM
Needs shark jaws on the nose. Seriously.

Something like this?

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_7205-1.jpg

Or like this on this front

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_6437-4.jpg

I thought about it, but I've got such a small surface area to work with, IDK..

I’ll think about it..


Maybe more subdued colors. I don't like any of the layouts you have there...but that's just me. There's too much contrast and it looks kinda cheesy. I could imagine it looking better if its highly subdued though...

NO worries spyder.. I'll pull it off.. This is just rough layout, the final product will look... well it will look like something that you've never seen before.. hahhaa.. Trust meeeeee.. lol


go for it
I always like how your work turns out

A man with vision.. :D

Thank you..

Barbarossa
01-14-2011, 10:32 AM
Well my thought was, that I'll make it look more like a cockpit gun, something that the crew members would grab on the way out the door.. I'll post some pics once the base color is laid down, it should give a better visual at that point..

Thanks for the input thou, something to think about.

I'm excited to see your vision.

Full Clip
01-14-2011, 10:50 AM
Just avoid orange on the muzzle! ;)

WDE91
01-14-2011, 12:07 PM
Ya Im always impressed because I have no artistic abilities so thus Im pressed with people who do

AJAX22
01-14-2011, 1:32 PM
Do the forward grip plastic as the shark teeth ;)

better than the barrel in my opinion.

Linkpimp
01-15-2011, 10:55 AM
Ok so hereís where Iím at..

I dismantled the 870 as far as I dare go, then I sprayed everything down with Duracoatís Truestrip Cleaner / Degreaser. This stuff works GREAT for what it worth.

After degreasing the parts, everything was lightly sanded with 400 gr paper, then washed off with just water and thoroughly dried. At this point I sprayed everything down with two light coats of Bulldog Adhesive. Iím not worried about the Duracoat sticking to the metal, but the stock, forgrip, etc are all plastic and wellÖ. Bulldug and never let me down..

After waiting for the BD to dry (15 min) I started on my initial base coat and covered everything in an Urban Mirage White. Itís really more of a storm cloud look, IMO anyway.. now that Iíve got everything dry Iím putting her back together so I can continue on with the base colors.


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9136.jpg



http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9139.jpg


Again Iím really looking for that WWII forest / olive green at this point, so Iím just mixing up some colors until I find just the right one..

Ahh found itÖ


Ok so here we have the gun after itís first few light


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9143.jpg


Here we have the base coat done and Iím starting in on the nose art.. This is were I have fun.. ;)


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9146.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9153.jpg


Iíve got a LongÖ.. way to go.. but she should be completed by the end of the weekend, looking pretty sweet and well.. Different..

Thanks for your time team

Link..

cqbdude
01-17-2011, 1:17 PM
Awesome project, can't wait to see the end result..

hellraiser
01-17-2011, 1:23 PM
Looks good already! Cant wait till your done. Its always nice to see the work of cgn's resident artist.

Capt Jack
01-17-2011, 5:08 PM
What a great idea, looks great so far, keep us posted!

Linkpimp
01-17-2011, 6:15 PM
Hey thanks guys..

It's looking sooooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooooooooooool at this point… It’s coming together nicely too.. .... IMO that is.. Hahaha

I'll post pics once the paint is dry.. It's defiantly different.. lol..

Thanks for your time everybody

Link..

jshoebot
01-17-2011, 6:51 PM
Post the new pictures!! Looks great man, looking forward to the finished product! :thumbsup:

Linkpimp
01-18-2011, 2:39 PM
Ok well this side is about 75% complete at this point.. Iíve got to add some ďother stuffĒ and touch up a few areas here and there, then Iíll be able to move to the other side..

Iím thinking about doing the other side in the ď TwerpĒ theme.. IDK, TBD..

Anyway hereís where Iím at, lots to go still but coming along nicely:


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9155.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9160.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9164.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9167.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9159.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9163.jpg

rojocorsa
01-18-2011, 2:46 PM
Nice.

vmwerks
01-18-2011, 3:00 PM
Oh boy I thought I was going to hate it but.... that is bloody brilliant!

Capt Jack
01-18-2011, 5:18 PM
Very nice! :D

PotShot
01-18-2011, 6:28 PM
...pitty

WDE91
01-18-2011, 6:37 PM
hmm that doesnt seem to contribute anything positive to this
be polite or leave

Dead*Reckoned
01-18-2011, 6:44 PM
...pitty

His gun he can do whatever the heck he wants with it as far as I'm concerned.

In all honesty I'd pay to have you do something like this to my shotgun. I think it looks awesome, but I wish you would try to go with the teeth on the front setup, like a P-40. :D

BigRich
01-18-2011, 7:07 PM
Also, it's PITY. Pitty would denote lots of pits or large seeds. The language nazis are ALWAYS watching:-)

Linkpimp
01-19-2011, 8:16 AM
Nice.

thanks...



Oh boy I thought I was going to hate it but.... that is bloody brilliant!

Hahaaa.. Thanks man.. It ok.. You could have hated too.. No worries either way..

Thanks for stopping bye.. Please be sure to stop by later next week to see how the other side turns out..

Very nice! :D

Thanks Captain..


...pitty

lol... no worries it's not for everyone..

Thanks for stopping bye and checking it out thou..

Link.



hmm that doesnt seem to contribute anything positive to this
be polite or leave

Thanks but it's cool...

I like doing different things, I like being different and I'm sooooooo used to doing things that people donít like, it really doesnít bother me at all..


Everyone is entitled to their opinion, some like it and think what I do is cool, some / most donít like it.. lol.. Either way works for me..



His gun he can do whatever the heck he wants with it as far as I'm concerned.

In all honesty I'd pay to have you do something like this to my shotgun. I think it looks awesome, but I wish you would try to go with the teeth on the front setup, like a P-40. :D


Exactlly and bottom line, it's my gun and I happen to like this kind of stuff..

Thanks..

You know / for what it worth / lol... Know one has seen how Iíve painted up the front slide yet.. lol.. I told you guys the gun's only 75% complete..

;)

ojisan
01-19-2011, 8:26 AM
Oh boy I thought I was going to hate it but.... that is bloody brilliant!

Continue on and post more pics...I like where this is going.
:)

Barbarossa
01-19-2011, 9:44 AM
I want to paint the end of my tube extension a bright yellow smiley face. :)

srt4geezer
01-19-2011, 9:51 AM
If you are going with an aircraft theme (light grey belly paint) then I would suggest painting small rivets of some sort on the edge of the grey.

titankeith
01-19-2011, 10:03 AM
That is FRIGGIN' AWESOME!!! I actually did a similar thing to my 2010 FJ Cruiser. It's got the Army green Paint, so I put a star and a pin up girl on the doors...I get lots of thumbs up...still not done with it yet...I wanna put min bombs on the fenders like "bombing runs" I've made, and yea, gotta do some type of Marine Corps Motiff somewhere...LOVE that work your doin! Hey, would you be willing to do that to my shotgun, and if so, what would ya charge?

Dead*Reckoned
01-19-2011, 9:05 PM
Exactlly and bottom line, it's my gun and I happen to like this kind of stuff..

Thanks..

You know / for what it worth / lol... Know one has seen how Iíve painted up the front slide yet.. lol.. I told you guys the gun's only 75% complete..

;)

In that case, I can't wait to see the finished product.:mnl:

Durango
01-19-2011, 9:33 PM
I might have to steal that Kilroy idea on the bolt, if you don't mind. That is just way too stinking cool.

Linkpimp
01-19-2011, 11:23 PM
Continue on and post more pics...I like where this is going.

Will do sir.. I'm actually making great progress on side two.. I should have pics up soon

Please stop back bye and check it out..


I want to paint the end of my tube extension a bright yellow smiley face.

that's easy... just send me PM and the front ext tube.. I'll have back to you in a few..

link..



If you are going with an aircraft theme (light grey belly paint) then I would suggest painting small rivets of some sort on the edge of the grey.

Way ahead of you big guy.. I was actually thinking about using rivits like the one I did on this piece. I think it turned out pretty good.


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_6596-1.jpg



That is FRIGGIN' AWESOME!!! I actually did a similar thing to my 2010 FJ Cruiser. It's got the Army green Paint, so I put a star and a pin up girl on the doors...I get lots of thumbs up...still not done with it yet...I wanna put min bombs on the fenders like "bombing runs" I've made, and yea, gotta do some type of Marine Corps Motiff somewhere...LOVE that work your doin! Hey, would you be willing to do that to my shotgun, and if so, what would ya charge?

A WWII Buff.. right ON!... the FJ sounds tooooo cooolll got any pics??

I don’t know why, but I thought of this when I read you post..

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/pinup-bomber-nose-art-airbrush-nude.jpg


I think.. Just me.. But this would look killer on a shotgun??? Wink, wink lol..



In that case, I can't wait to see the finished product.:mnl:


I’ve got us covered big guy.. ;)

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9170.jpg


It’s just not the right time to show it installed, yet.. I’ve still got a few trick up my sleeve that will… well it’s icing on the cake baby... lol.. I do love my projects.. so who’s next??



I might have to steal that Kilroy idea on the bolt, if you don't mind. That is just way too stinking cool.

Steal away big guy.. just post a pic when it done.. I always enjoy seeing different / cool..

Have a great one..

Link..

Barbarossa
01-20-2011, 2:32 PM
Just send me PM and the front ext tube.. I'll have back to you in a few..


Much appreciated, but I need my projects too! :)

Linkpimp
01-21-2011, 7:47 PM
Ok team.. well good news.. I made some decent progress on the other side..

Hereís what I went through / where Iím at:


Iím about 40% complete at this point

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9171.jpg


Continuing to work it, blaa, blaa, blaaa..

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9187.jpg


OkÖ now itís starting to look like something.. 


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9200.jpg


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9195.jpg


Hereís a quick shot of this side at about 75% complete.. personnaly.. I really liking it..


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9204.jpg


Thank you again for your time team, Iíll post up pic of the completed project sometime this weekend.. I still need to go back touch up a few things and add a few goodies in the process..

Cali-Shooter
01-21-2011, 7:52 PM
Wow dude, you could make money doing this for people's guns! Nice (art)work!

CelticRanger
01-23-2011, 12:27 PM
I like the flags on the mag tube idea

But its looking great so far

Rukus
01-23-2011, 1:18 PM
Link, I've got to say I think this is my favorite of your projects so far. Great work and can't wait to see the finished product!

ace_31
01-23-2011, 3:56 PM
Looking GREAT Link, and F**k em if they cant take a joke. I noticed this was on another thread, I'll comment a lil more there.

Killawhale415
01-23-2011, 4:20 PM
A little loud but I like the idea.

Linkpimp
01-25-2011, 5:41 PM
Hey thanks team, really thank you all (well most) lolÖ. For the kinds words.. When you ready to transform your baby into well.. Something different please feel free to shoot me a Pm.



So with out further blaa, blaa,blaa, Itís done.. Iím really happy with how it turned out..

Thanks again for your time everyone

I hope you enjoy the completed pics.

Link


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9242.jpg



http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9252.jpg



http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9256.jpg



http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9239-1.jpg



http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9258.jpg


And one more of the front slide, just because I think its too cool.


http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii195/TDC57/Projects/IMG_9257.jpg

SandBlastedSkin
01-25-2011, 6:07 PM
WOW!!! :shock: That looks absolutely AMAZING! GREAT job!!!

xibunkrlilkidsx
01-25-2011, 6:13 PM
i knew it was you link before i even clicked on the link. As always well done.

bacon_lover
01-25-2011, 6:15 PM
WOW! That is awesome!

Dead*Reckoned
01-25-2011, 8:27 PM
That's stunningly beautiful, my hat is off to you.

Capt Jack
01-26-2011, 5:32 PM
Sweetness, that turned out excellent! I like that on so many levels :D

ace_31
01-26-2011, 6:42 PM
It all came together really nice brother! Great job as always!

Killawhale415
01-28-2011, 12:13 PM
Looks great man, I think your case for it is pretty rad too.

Doru
01-31-2011, 5:08 PM
Link,

Another awesome job!

Looking forward to breaking out the shotguns (especially yours) next time at the range.

Drew

CelticRanger
02-02-2011, 1:54 AM
Looks great man

.22guy
02-02-2011, 7:51 AM
I was skeptical when I clicked on this thread, but that is really cool! Good work!

mossyxd
02-20-2011, 2:18 PM
Very p-40ish nice

chadattack
02-26-2011, 10:19 AM
that's just tit's mate. very well done.

Silverbullett
02-26-2011, 9:42 PM
Awesome artwork!!

Just-in
03-03-2011, 9:27 AM
That looks good. Some work like that would look so badass on wood furniture too if you need some peices to practice on I've got an 870 express

1911su16b870
03-03-2011, 10:13 AM
Mad skills...good work and very nice art!!