Happy thanksgiving! Projects from the past few weeks, thanks for looking. #createx # Iwata
Opened in 2009, B Street Paint Works specializes in automotive tattoos as well as: pin striping, custom paint and airbrush design.
Happy thanksgiving! Projects from the past few weeks, thanks for looking. #createx # Iwata
Very honored to recreate the
“ Elvis is King” paint job done many moons ago, on the same van pictured in this magazine from 1984! Anyone who knows me, knows that color portraits and hand lettering are far from my comfort zone, but I cussed my way thru it. Artwork all done with createx illustration colors, lettering done with one shot and the base colors done with smelly urethanes provided by the van man and restorer Chris Carter! All sprayed with Iwata airbrushes and spray guns. Graphics taped out with Robert Kwiatkowski (Fbs Tapes and Sprayers) . Fisheye filters kept my air clean and Crystal Clean kept my equipment clean. This is how it all went down... check out Ramon Luna Jr.’s bad ass trike he’s been working his ass off on! Hopefully I’ve smeared enough 70’s all over it to justify the chain steering wheel.
Can’t say enough about these Crystal Clean machines!
Arizona was insane and incredible at the same time !!!... so sorry to those who couldn’t make the best art circus yet! Huge thanks to Rob Churchill for busting his ass to keep this epic event alive!! The lack of enthusiasm in this video is due to a 16 hour day of pushing my students, as I build my custom paint army. Our students knocked out a valve cover that we beat dents into, a Mike’s Pro Lid novelty helmet and a 12x18 inch aluminum panel, thus learning how to custom paint A-Z prep to polish on steel, plastic,and aluminum (imagine the possibilities).I’m a huge fan of watching creativity evolve so I let everybody pick their own designs and colors on all three projects. All of our urethane paint products from BASF and water-based paint products from Createx perform flawlessly. So between the u v primer, and the clearcoat , is a createx illustration and candy 2.0 water base custom paint job. The next circus is coming to Orlando in May get signed up and don’t miss out !! Oh and thanks again Dave Monig for the pool party and everything else you and Coast Air Brush do to support the event and Crystal Clean for providing automatic gun cleaners for water base and urethane paints making it possible to get through all these colors in four days!
Only a few days left to get in on the Air Brush art circus in Phoenix Arizona September 4-8... Always an incredible time. With a wide array of classes there’s something for everyone regardless of age or skill level. Can’t wait to see you there!!
It’s hard to beat Createx Auto airs sparklescent mango 2 over autobourne sealer orange ...it looks like orange gold! This bike is 14 pieces and counting ...remember the good old days when you got two fenders and a gas tank? Shot with an Iwata lph 400 with a 1.2mm tip size topped with BASF’s glamour clear, Kenneth Daniel Schwerin 3rd (Fisheye Filter)keeping the air filtered and the finish flawless, which is great cause this one has a rally to attend July 11.
The sturgis trifecta...these three have to be built, tested, and delivered to South Dakota before August. Impossible to do without the incredible products I use and the companies that make them. Connie’s 427 V8 trike done with createx auto airs rock star red2, gold, and silver ( aluminum base coarse). Shaded with a mix of illustration sepia and red violet on the gold, over reduced illustration black on the silver. Under this and on top is BASF uv primer and Glamour clear. FBS Robert Kwiatkowski (Fbs Tapes and Sprayers) tape graphics while binky guy cut vinyl. Wounded warriors bike is createx autobourne sealer black and blue mixed, freehand art done in Steve Gibson’s grisalle grey set with wicked red under glow low lights. Learn all this and more in my prep to polish class this September in Phoenix... don’t miss out on this life changing event! Check out airbrush art circus for all the details!
Bodywork, dent repair, primer, wet sanding, large spray guns ,Airbrush, tape graphic paint job, clearcoat wet sand and buff. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know custom paint A-to-Z using state-of-the-art products from BASF, Createx, Iwata,FBS tape and many many more. What an incredible amount of the enthusiasm this program is drumming up and the amount of high reputable sponsors reflects that! Come join the circus you will not be disappointed!!
Prep to polish final clear coat...tomorrow wet sand and buff and wrap it up...what a great class, these students did outstanding! We did tank blanks and Mike’s Pro Lids helmets. Big thanks to Terry Stephens for helping out today!
Final coats of clear... Candy 2.0 blood red over auto airs gold 4333 topped with silver flake. Shading on scroll work done with a mix of illustration burnt sienna and burnt umber shot through Iwata hp-cs because I broke a part in my micron boo hoo. Kirk Lybecker got me fixed up though great sponsor support! All graphics laid out in FBS Robert Kwiatkowski tape of course. Thanks for looking!
Latest V8 powered trike ... this is the second of three clear sessions (3 coats in each session). Next week I’ll sand these with 600 grit, airbrush shadows and highlights on the filigree,do a final clearcoat session of three more coats.Auto born tan sealer topped with auto airs gold 4333 then silver mini flake and silver large flake using 4040 bleedchecker as a flake carrier. Then loads of FBS tape for graphics. Iwata lph 400 with a 1.2 tip shot candy 2.0 blood red and Iwata HPCS with illustration black for the drop shadows.
Off to first rounds of clearcoat and bodywork/prep of the camper top to carry the paint job over the roof.... I must say a little sad to see it go for now.. but stay tuned!
Working my way around this beast, the details are coming slow but sure ... first day of week four. Owner wants to leave the top clean and white which is fine with me! Many bottles of createx illustration paint and candy 2.0 have been slung on this 1973 Vw camper thru Iwata spray equipment.
This weeks progress made possible by the mighty Rob Churchill with his projector collection and guitar case filled with airbrush guns. This guy drove up from Texas Monday, stayed three days and nights, helped get this beast this far, and is already home getting licked by his pet wolves... just like Odin. This was a paint marathon, the sides and back were only in grey primer Monday afternoon. All createx illustration colors and candy 2.0 paints shot though Iwata hp-cs and lph 80 mini spay guns over FBS tape and masking products. Thanks for looking at our progress photos.... the only image that is close to completion is Rob’s “blues for allah” ( skull playing violin) middle drivers side! Thanks again Brother !!
The thing I love most about my job is the fact that I never know what I’m going to be working on next. Unicorns on Wall on week, Grateful Dead bus the next. That or making customers visions come to life and receiving extremely enthusiastic feedback! This guy is so excited with the progress, and that always makes you want to go the extra mile!! Createx illustration colors mostly, a few candy 2.0 colors tossed in. Using Iwata eclipse and lph 80 for background colors... fbs tape here and there. I have tons of detail to do, currently knocking out composition. It came in shop Monday already sealed up and ready for artwork.
So in addition to learning how to do a custom paint job on a steel tank blank( bodywork, dent repair and all) ...we also will be personalizing these cool helmets from Mikes Pro Lids in our down time. So that’s two classes for the price of one any way you look 👀 at it! So come on take the nice easy drive in may down to beautiful San Antonio, Texas! You will not be disappointed! Thats May 1st -5th check out airbrush art circus for more details.
The Stephens ladies wall murals are complete.... createx illustration colors shot with Iwata airbrushes. Nice change of pace I rather enjoyed painting on walls with no prep, sanding block,clear coat, buff etc. easy going!
Been at since I got back from the art circus.... bathroom remodel with custom painted countertops using createx illustration colors and candy 2.0 under a two part poured epoxy. Set the body back on the frame for of the 50 ford for another mock up( digging the stance with hundreds of pounds of parts left to bolt on.. she’s only getting lower).
OK, these events somehow keep getting better, what an incredible job Rob Churchill and Rose Marquez Churchill do putting on the incredible airbrush art circus....World class airbrush and custom paint instruction, wapped up in a super relaxed, fun ,carefree ,inspirational, environment! You owe it to yourself to get to one is events....the next one is right around the corner in San Antonio May 1-5 2019 !
Gary’s 55 Chevy out the door .... hood louvers are kind of a nightmare! But aside from that a quick fun project. Now off to Orlando Fl for the airbrush art circus 🎪 which is top notch airbrush classroom training wrapped in all the fun you can imagine Rob Churchill has in store for us... do join us , do not miss out!
Quick Shoebox ford convertible update. After replacing both inner rockers outer rockers, both lower door posts, both toe board panels, front floor pans, rear floor pans, trunk pan, 12 body mounts, full lower quarter panels, rear roll pan, lower half of both wheel tubs, all welded solid on both sides 1/2” at a time, and grinding for days.... bodywork begins. Harley Hall hope your Old man would be proud! Transmission tunnel and tunnel over differential ( marked with yellow x’s) are the only factory bits of sheet metal that remain on the lower 18 inches of the car.
Clear coated the final pieces for the createx base-coated white and art-worked V8 chopper, with BASF’s dc5335 glamour clear, which is actually exciting to spray, because it lays out so incredibly smooth making the cut and polish a breeze! Now it’s time to start preparing for my prep the polish class in Orlando Florida next month, hope to see you there!
This weeks progress adding createx illustration sepia to the bone material and adding tons of scrollwork..love this color when layered over the grey tones you can really carve the detail in. John loves the ford convertible and the homemade rotisserie!
Perfect gift idea!
Had an amazing time at Sema painting these three panels in the Anest Iwata booth, and the fisheye filters booth with Createx illustration colors. So great to see everyone, catch up, and fill up on inspiration! Thanks for having me, and thanks to my awesome wife for booking a surprise flight!
Matte finish skins for a twin turbo V8 chopper....auto airs aluminum base medium, mixed with metallic white coarse, for a super bright silver as a base for turbo art. Createx illustration airbrushed with an Iwata eclipse and micron sb, using fbs tape for ultra clean edges when needed. Thanks for looking / commenting , let me know your thoughts! (Still have to black out radiator core with autobourne sealer black)
See it’s not all fangs and fire, I enjoy airbrushing anything, especially when there’s no sanding blocks involved!! Also here’s some art progress on a TwinTurbo 427c.i. chopper using createx Steve Gibson’s Grisaille Grey paint set, which is awesome with unlimited possibilities! Iwata airbrushes and fbs tape going strong on all these projects.Come learn to be a custom painter and more at the airbrush art circus!
Big thanks to all friends, family, sponsors, clients and future clients for your patience during this transition!Getting dangerously close to being open and operational again. Very exciting to finally get to un pack storage units and start setting up shop. Still have to wire up compressor, lights & motor for paint booth, run air lines, water lines, and lots of organization....Not long now!
A quick video through Ramon Luna's shop that I'm so thankful that he let me do this quick V8 Chopper in a factory black with an auto born white sealer stripe top with hot rod sparkle. All clear coated with hands-down the best clearcoat I've ever used in my life. I'm 42 now and I've been shooting clear since I was 17 the stuff is absolutely amazing BASF glamour clear. You owe it to yourself to check it out. Artwork is done with Createx illustration, shot with Iwata spray equipment through my trusty spar Max compressor.
Day one hood murals class... got them all sanded, prepped, autobourne color matched sealer, image transferred, and roughed in with over reduced illustration white...Createx Colors Anest Iwata Robert Kwiatkowski
Day one intro to auto graphics at the airbrush action getaway in Orlando went great... I didn't get a chance to take many pics but will do better today!
Found 42 minutes of free time and made some progress on one of the mini hoods our students will be using next week in Orlando Florida, at the airbrush action getaway may 16-20. Just blocking in color and composition for now and will tweak on detail later. The furry stuff is still masked off, I wanted to give a taste of the process! This mustang will be one of many line drawings to start/choose from or feel free to make up your own. Sign up under hot rod hood murals to experience a range of Iwata spray equipment from the lph 400, lph 80, and the hp- cs airbrush, shooting autobourne color matching sealers and createx illustration colors, topped with clear coat. See you there!
Right around the corner!Join us in Orlando may 16-20 for the air brush action get away. I will be teaching a hot rod hood Mural class on these cool mini hoods,and a one day intro course on auto graphics also. Should be a great time surrounded by great people get signed up!
Had an absolutely incredible time in San Antonio at the airbrush art circus!! Our students took raw steel tank blanks, self-inflicted two dents , hammer and dollied one out, body filled the other,applied BASF uv activated primer, then shot autobourne silver sealer, auto airs aluminum base course, clearcoated them, did a full custom paint job of their choice of candy 2.0, then clear-coated them once again and then a wet sand and a polish to perfection in five days. An impossible task without the help of Troy Elliot from TNT panels , El Berto Casillas and an ever lengthening list of incredible sponsors and products. You owe it to yourself to get to one of these events. Rob Churchill and Rose Marquez Churchill absolutely out did themselves once again! Even Lucky enough to have the talented Kris Dean do a rendition of my studebaker from the original Austin art circus a few years back! Thanks a million, to all those who took part, for the memories of this event!
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Putting in work on projects for the custom hot rod hood mural class for the Airbrush action Orlando getaway may 16 -20. These mini hoods are powder coated white and ready to go!We will scuff them with 600 grit/ scotcbrite and apply color match autobourne sealer to your choice of hot rod body color. Then the art begins with a choice of freehand technique over a transferred line drawing ( example truck pic), or an exacto knife cut and spray thru transfer paper ( example mustang, Camaro, charger). Gonna be a blast check it out!
Cutting and buffing single stage black shot over autobourne sealer getting warmed up for the prep to polish class at the airbrush art circus April 29 to may 4 th in San Antonio Texas. Raw steel and hammer/dolly bodywork to show quality finish with a custom airbrush paint job in between, in five days. Going over BASF's UV primer that cures in minutes, we will explore createx autobourne sealers, candy 2.0, 4040 bleedchecker also used as a flake carrier, FBS tape for a graphic layout, artwork with createx illustration colors, norton sandpapers, glasrit clearcoat, and polishing it out with 3D polish compounds... come check it out!
Greetings from Green Bay, here's the panels I've been working on so far for brushworks panel jam at the new motorama show. Having a great time catching up with old friends, looking forward to getting back to the family. Createx paint thru Iwata air brushes over FBS tape. Robert Kwiatkowski (Fbs Tapes and Sprayers) thanks for looking!
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