Custom Painting

Lettering a real Bill Thomas Cheetah

Dropoff

Blank Canvas

Proportions

Drawing

Ready to Pounce

33 Patern

Profile of things to come

Head Rush

Upside Down

Bagged Up

Bagged Up Rear

White Out

Hollywood Here I Come

Getting There

Befor and After

Lets Have a Look

Dixon Detail

Nose Art

Ready for DeliveryTHIS IS NOT A REPLICA It is #6
April 1964, Jack Goodman, owner of Clarence Dixon Cadillac in Hollywood California, ordered the only Cheetah to ever to be built and raced with a Heavy-Duty Corvette 427ci L88, aluminum head racing engine.
In June 2016, I recreated the original hand-lettering on the same Cheetah with a handful of original images given to me by Bob of BTM who was restoring the Cheetah. From those photos and doing a bit of my own research I was able to get the correct scale and lettering style to match the Cheetah as it raced with the number 33. Although the lettering might look a little better than it did as does the silver paint. This body has one of the smoothest laid silver metallic paint jobs I’ve seen and over fiberglass no less, cheers to Dave Rose.
This Saturday, January 21st 2017 the Cheetah is going to be auctioned at the famed Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. Could this one of a kind Cobra Killer bring seven figures? I can’t wait to see!
Check it out here, Hemmings” target=”_blank”>https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/cheetah/unspecified/1856153.html

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Simplicity

Nose

cockpit

Bags

The whole dyna

The power of simplicity is not an easy thing to accomplish. Only time, dedication and a big learning curve will get you there. Make mistakes. Take risks and only seek advice from those you admire, those that have followed the curve.

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Poboy Kustoms is going to SEMA 2015

SAKURA TEMPLE 2015
automotive paint on 1 gallon paint can
7.75″h x 6.5″dia
Paint the Can small
Axalta announce it’s “Paint Outside the Can” contest winners! Submissions were judged on creativity, execution and degree of difficulty.

GLEN MILLS, PA, October 16, 2015 – Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce its 2015 Paint Outside the Can contest winners. The contest, which was open to professional auto body painters in Canada and the United States, was an invitation to unleash creativity using any Axalta-branded coating system to paint and decorate an unused, standard one-gallon paint can. Axalta organized the contest, which closed on September 15, 2015, as a focus on fun, creativity and to promote and support its auto body customers’ inner artists.

Industry celebrity judges selected six celebrity picks based on creativity, execution and degree of difficulty. There is a tie for sixth place, resulting in seven celebrity picks. In addition, six “fan favorites” were chosen by fans based on the number of photo “likes” that were posted on Axalta’s Instagram website. Finally, one “best-in-show” grand prize winner was selected from the seven celebrity picks. The winning submissions will travel on tour to custom car shows throughout the United States in 2016. Axalta will also display select submissions at its booth at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) Show, as well as at other events. All submissions can be found online at Axalta’s website in addition to Axalta’s social media channels.

The winners are as follows:

Grand Prize Winner – Mike “Splash” Burton, “Paradise Pipeline”

Celebrity Picks – Mike “Splash” Burton, “Paradise Pipeline”

Asher Emerson, “Sakura Temple”

Joe “Frost” Espinoza, “Open at Your Own Risk”

Pat Napolitano, “Tiki Man”

Adam Stone, “The Art of Color”

Travis Wilson, “Music Icons”

Brandon Esparza, “Taste of Candy”

Fan Favorites – Mike “Splash” Burton, “Paradise Pipeline”

Joe “Frost” Espinoza, “Open at Your Own Risk”

Johnathan Mercado, “Lowrider”

Pat Napolitano, “Tiki Man”

Adam Stone, “The Art of Color”

Brandon Esparza, “Taste of Candy”

Axalta’s celebrity judges were:

· Sam Bass, the first officially licensed artist of NASCAR®

· Ron Coan, reality TV star and one of the leading painters in the automotive industry known for show-stopping creations with Mobsteel at SEMA to groundbreaking OEM concept cars

· Danny “Danny D” Galvez, a well-known custom automotive painter and pinstriper

· Paul Quinn, a renowned airbrush and pinstriping artist and instructor in the custom paint industry

· Danny Taylor, a pinstripe master with a 39-year history in custom artistic automotive design

“It’s as much about thinking outside of the box as it is painting outside of the can,” said Quinn. “First and foremost, as a judge for this contest, I am looking at the quality of the artwork. Judging this was a whole lot harder than I expected it would be as the best entries were all of very high quality.”

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1950 Devil DeSoto

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I’ve had the pleasure of adding a significant amount of pinstriping to this 1950 DeSoto and will be adding more. Till then here’s a cool shot of the front! Thanks Shane!!

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Forty Years of Flat Out

SoCal of Arizona celebrates it’s 40th year in business!

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I know it’s a little late to post this but before the year is over I’d like to say thanks once again to SoCal of Arizona for being such a huge part of Hot Rodding. Frank, Mary and the whole crew at SoCal this one was for you!
It was a gift from the crew to be given to Frank and Mary for everything they do and for Fourty years in business. I’ve also got to give a big thank you to Norm and William of 10th Street Autobody for thinking of me when they needed to get this gift decorated. I’m very grateful and it was truly an honor!

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Immovable

“VIP meets Irezumi meets Custom Painting”

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The VIP style is very much alive in Arizona and it’s making an impression everywhere it goes. This latest customization efforts for Ceasar (@ceasarluna) of Kyoei USA was accomplished by painting the whole Lexus engine cover which is comprised of five separate pieces. This Lexus LS460 made a debut at SEMA 2013 adorned with some very subtle white on white Pinstriping executed by me and in this year he was starting to think of how to bring an updated and exciting version to SEMA 2014. Time passed and Ceasar came by the shop a couple times with different ideas but he eventually settled into wanting something more. I was on the same page and immediately something bold came to mind. An image of a Japanese samurai popped into my head and I jumped at the chance to presenting him with this vision. He was immediately on board.
The five pieces where dropped off and prepped for paint. De-texturization of some of the panels was needed, priming and painting them white by was executed by my friends and neighbors at Deluxe Customs. The engine pieces were now a very unique blank canvas. Time passed and the deadline loomed. I finally got things in order to push everything aside and focus my attention on hand-painting the image we had decided on, an ukiyo-e image of Fudo-Myo-o (not the samurai but I’m hoping to paint another engine setup and use that image). I mocked up how the panels would sit in the car and created a patern to follow a basic layout I had drawn. 30 hours later the artwork was complete. It was time to look over the details and hand it back to Deluxe for the final clear-coating. A satin finish.
Fudo Myo-o is a Buddhist diety of early Esoteric Buddhism. Fit for VIPs specific Japanese heritage. Blending Japanese history, religion, Irezumi traditions and custom cars!!! Whoa, who would have thought of this!

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MOTORCYCLES ON MAIN

I’ll have a booth set up with art for sale and live pinstriping this Friday evening in front of Lulubell Toy Bodega in Mesa, Arizona. The flier has all the details! See you there!!live pinstriping

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Just’n Time for Bug O Rama

A gas cap I painted (the hand laid red / not the green) from earlier this week for a 1955 oval window Volkswagen.

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Boat Registration Numbers

If you’re registering your new or used boat and need to have new registration numbers put on the bow along with the new registration stickers you now have an alternative to vinyl! Get paint! I can hand letter your new numbers and it’ll look a hell of a lot better than some cheap vinyl stickers that lacks character and any thought for placement, color and spacing. I use an oil based pinstripe/lettering enamel used in the sign painting industry for ages which holds up well to heat,cold,sun,water and will age with your boat and can also be touched up if need be without complete removal unlike vinyl lettering. Here’s a couple of pictures from a recent job featuring a script I enjoy using.

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STICKERS!

I LOVE STICKERS and the ones pictured here are just about gone! So if you’d like something for free and a 5×7 litho print then hit me up by putting your name and email into the boxes on the right sidebar. Follow the instructions so that I get a mailing address!

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