Archive for June, 2015


When customer Scott came to us with his V8 powered Boss Hoss motorcycle, he wasn’t sure exactly what he wanted done. It’s a beast of a machine, and he knew he wanted something extreme. Something different. When he found out that our customer had worked as a carpenter, Mike knew just what he wanted to do… and it was agreed-  The bike would get a faux wood treatment.

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Here are just a few of the tools used to achieve the faux woodgrain effect. Some of them are pretty basic, but some are pretty unusual, at least when used for this technique… For this method, Createx’s Wicked Colors line of water-based paints came into play.

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The simulated wood looks pretty sick all by itself, but it ain’t done yet.

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We’re looking to turn the dial up to “Killer” (or 11, if you like) so there is more to pile on. It also gets faux weathered metal trim and rivets, some cracks, and other assorted details too. And of course, some True Fire. (click to enlarge)

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Our customer didn’t know exactly what Mike had in store for his machine, and he didn’t get to see it until the day he came to pick it up. He was nervous to see it, and everyone at the shop was a bit anxious, hoping that he would like it when he finally laid eyes on it.

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Once he had a chance to take it all in (and there is a lot to take in) he was absolutely thrilled at the result. We love to surpass even the customer’s imagination.

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We hope you enjoyed Seeing how this project turned out. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see us post here in the future!


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Maybe this project gave you some ideas, or you already have an idea in mind for your own car, truck, motorcycle, refrigerator, etc?

If you would like to contact Killer Paint about working on your own project, visit our website, or contact us at info@killerpaint.com


Related Links:

The Original Killer Paint Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-Original-KILLER-PAINT-INC/297040465604

The Official Killer Paint Website: www.killerpaint.com

Killer Paint’s “True Fire™ Basics” Blog Series: https://www.killerpaint.com/true-firetrade-basics

Killer Grunge FX™ Spray at Coast Airbrush: https://www.coastairbrush.com/products.asp?cat=789

True Fire™ Instructional DVDs:
The Secrets of Airbrushing True Fire™ – Part 1
The Secrets of Airbrushing True Fire™ – Part 2

Killer Paint on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/killerpaint1033/

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This project originally aired Oct. 27, 2003 on “Monster Garage” (Season 2, Episode 7)

In this episode, Jesse James and his team revisited a previously failed challenge. The goal was to make a backhoe/hearse “gravedigger” vehicle. The last time they tried to put a backhoe in a hearse (Season 1, Episode 6 “Grim Ripper”), things didn’t quite work out. This time, they had better luck.

Gravedigger Hearse Front View

Mike got called in on the project to add his unique touch to the build:

The hearse got artwork from bumper to bumper. A gigantic Grim Reaper dominates each side of the vehicle, and since it was missing a headlight, Mike candied the other headlight a sinister red to match the ‘Reaper’s eyes…

Gravedigger Hearse Side View

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…and with a little more paint, the hydraulic digging arm was transformed into a giant skeletal arm and claw, as if the Grim Reaper itself was reaching out to dig graves.

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Fittingly, the morbidly-themed episode aired just in time for Halloween. Mike recalls that the car gave him the creeps because the interior still smelled of embalming fluids.

Gravedigger Hearse Front View

Gravedigger Hearse Back View

Jesse James and the Gravedigger Hearse

You can get Monster Garage – Season Two

Do you remember watching this episode? What was most memorable to you about this build?

We hope you enjoyed taking a look back at this project. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see us post here in the future!


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Maybe this project gave you some ideas, or you already have an idea in mind for your own car, truck, motorcycle, refrigerator, etc?

If you would like to contact Killer Paint about working on your own project, visit our website, or contact us at info@killerpaint.com


Related Links:

The Original Killer Paint Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-Original-KILLER-PAINT-INC/297040465604

The Official Killer Paint Website: www.killerpaint.com

Killer Paint’s “True Fire™ Basics” Blog Series: https://www.killerpaint.com/true-firetrade-basics

Killer Grunge FX™ Spray at Coast Airbrush: https://www.coastairbrush.com/products.asp?cat=789

True Fire™ Instructional DVDs:
The Secrets of Airbrushing True Fire™ – Part 1
The Secrets of Airbrushing True Fire™ – Part 2

Killer Paint on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/killerpaint1033/

We did one of our Killer Paint F-Bombs for a friend at Iwata as a gift. He is a big fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, so we ran with it.

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We faux-riveted the shell up and sprayed it red, with the signature Blackhawks stripes and logo, with some staining/grunge shading effects on top of everything to achieve a more vintage feel. An extra brass-etched Killer Paint emblem laying around the shop finally got pressed into use on this one too.

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We didn’t stop there either. The fins got trimmed in black, and done up with the crossed tomahawk “C” logo.  Some rubber Chicago Blackhawks Official NHL Official Size Hockey Pucks were cut down and attached to it as well.

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But that still wasn’t enough, so we sent it off to Rod at Northern Lights Neon to add some light bling.1939777_10153331907260605_1598800777376058522_n-2

All and all, it turned out great. It’s a blast to do projects that are about more than just the paint.

We hope you enjoyed seeing how this project turned out. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see us post here in the future!


ShinyDimemsionalSpadeSkull

Maybe this project gave you some ideas, or you already have an idea in mind for your own car, truck, motorcycle, refrigerator, etc?

If you would like to contact Killer Paint about working on your own project, visit our website, or contact us at info@killerpaint.com


Related Links:

The Original Killer Paint Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-Original-KILLER-PAINT-INC/297040465604

The Official Killer Paint Website: www.killerpaint.com

Killer Paint’s “True Fire™ Basics” Blog Series: https://www.killerpaint.com/true-firetrade-basics

Killer Grunge FX™ Spray at Coast Airbrush: https://www.coastairbrush.com/products.asp?cat=789

True Fire™ Instructional DVDs:
The Secrets of Airbrushing True Fire™ – Part 1
The Secrets of Airbrushing True Fire™ – Part 2

Killer Paint on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/killerpaint1033/