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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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nose art?

here is a concept for a decal set I may get made up this summer. its rude, but you get the idea.

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A bit over the top, but still badass!!



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Looks like a great addition, especially for P51 pilots.
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Nice photo - but not a P-51

That photo looks to be a P-40 Warhawk, not a P-51.

Those fighters were used by the "Flying Tigers" in China, before the US entered WW II.

Those teeth really change the look of the bike!
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That photo looks to be a P-40 Warhawk, not a P-51.
Yup, my bad. Does give the bike a pretty cool look, too.


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a-10 bike

that bike was over the top... very cool.
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I love the fangs, need some sorting to get it to fit, but a great idea.

I've been thinking of de-badging mine and re-badging it the 'Fang 650'. The Mustang fangs look like they complete the idea.
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yes...

I don't know how to get the right size or what kind of program to use to get a vinyl decal made. Ideas?
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The problem with fitting vinyl to a multi-surface piece like the tank fairing is getting the picture to work. At least for large decals like the fangs above.

You need to get some clear sticky-back (not too strong) and lay it in place. Then draw the graphic by hand with white-board markers so it looks OK from the side. You will probably need to do a bit of erasing, so only use permanent markers for the final draft.

Then you remove the vinyl and check out what it looks like when laid flat. This is the pattern for the computer graphic. It will probably be distorted to cope with the bend in the panel. Draw squares on it if that helps you do the computer work.

Check with your local sign shop what software they can take. MS Publisher and most art apps can save as a PostScript file, which is a widely known printer format

You can print it out in BW on paper until you get a template that fits the panel properly, then go to the shop with your thumbdrive. The second side is reversed from your artwork.

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Awesome. thanks for the help!
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My friend, the MSF instructor debadged his
red '08 V. When Harleys ride up and ask
what it is, he tells them it's a 'Bernelli'.
The nod knowingly and ride off...
(Not suspecting they've been shotgunned,
ha ha).
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when you're serious about this project, talk to me.

I have my own cutter and art setup, I can make it easily.

I can also do the much more elabourate 'Memphis Belle' type bomber nose art as well if that turns anyone on.
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when you're serious about this project, talk to me.

I have my own cutter and art setup, I can make it easily.

I can also do the much more elabourate 'Memphis Belle' type bomber nose art as well if that turns anyone on.

Got any samples you can post or send me????


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/2607719...7600216464565/

Whilst it's not for bikes or even planes for that matter, it's still nose art, for fighter spaceships. It's the quality of the art you want to see anyway.

All those are ones I can either cut in vinyl or print onto bodywrap vinyl which will hug fairing curves nicely. In either case, a simple job for your local talented signwriter to apply.
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Never heard of 'body wrap vinyl' but sounds
like something we all should know about.
You put a bit of time into those Ad-v and
they show a lot of creativity. Like tattoos,
which I've never gotten but always admired,
this stuff looks like it would lend itself well to
the already distinctive looks of the Versys.
Reminds me a little of Mad Magazine art or
the works of Mr. Goodbar (R. Crumb). Tagging
also comes to mind...
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