Friday, February 22, 2013

Hoka Hey! Airbrushing my Nolan N90 helmet...

Camera App: PureShot

Apps used for post processing:
Photo Toaster - for the vignetting
Pilxr Express + - for the film frame
MergeImagePro - for the collage.
A+Signature - for the copyright watermark

February the 10th I finally finished the paint job on my motorbike helmet, which I did with my new Badger Renegade Krome airbrush, and my self-build airbrush compressor. You can see a video of it on my YouTube channel:

I painted my helmet silver Aluminium first. Then I applied a liquid mask on several places on edges and everywhere else where I wanted to have paint realistically chipped off. The liquid mask that I used is called "Maskol". It's from Humbrol, a brand famous among modelers for it's great enamel paints. Maskol rubberizes in contact with air and after the paint job is done you can either rub or pull it off. That's what I did.

The red hand painted "A" stands for Anarchy. Now, before you judge me wrong, please read this first:

"Hoky Hey" is the battle cry of the Sioux Indians and nowadays the name of a Harley race in the USA. It translates as "today is a good day to die".

Number 27... because my beloved wife Fanny was born on a 27th.

Two stars the left side of my chin part for our two daughters.

"Fanny" on the left side, because it's my wife's name, signed by herself.

"FXDF" because it's the tech code of my Harley Davidson Fat Bob.

Nolan is great! The helmet was easily disassembled and re-assembled. And working with the Badger Renegade Krome airbrush is big fun!