The matte coatings on the BH look great with the negative relief of tribal maskings on the down and top-tubes. The surface changes and overall form factor are magnified with the diluted highlight lines. Can’t wait to see this frameset reassembled with all black components.
The most difficult areas the frame have been masked and the decorative masking just takes this downhill frameset to the next level. I’m really proud of the results and overall look of the blended patterns.
The Holdsworth restoration is coming together slowly but surely. The rust, pitted surface areas, and primer have laid down a nice foundation for the color and the metallic gold pin-striping and decals to come. Here’s a preview of the frameset before any sealer or clear is applied
The photos can only capture a finite amount of the sheen and color transitions. High Res versions coming soon – but this gives you an how the black components coincide with the Icecream Effects and the raw decal (with no effects).
The Makhuoh is finally completely with the original decals/placement and base color tone. Not entirely sure on the final build direction of this frameset, but I’m truly confident that this owner will know what to do. Can’t wait to see this baby on the race track.
We’ll be emoving the stock decals/paint and applying a euro jet black base – topped with neon green free-flowing accents. There’ll also be hints of freestyle graffiti implemented on the rear seat-stays (gold or black) underneath some of the neon green patterns. All of the artwork/frameset will be sealed with a super matte Euro clear (with no effects).
I think we have achieved the mean/merdered look that we were looking for the BH frameset. The logo relieved areas are very subdued along with the tribal’esq designs. Now the question to answer is semi-gloss or Euro wet gloss? we’ll see…
We are shooting the first stage professional images of this 4000LTD with the seat-post and Deda Banditos before we ship it off the be shown in its mystery location. Will keep you updated with the build and location of its debut. Thanks mucho to Joel Mueller for doing an amazing job capturing the frameset.
These decals were a bit temperamental but once it came down to the finalized surface – they laid down perfectly. Image of the final clear stages coming soon, stay tuned.
It’s great having folks from around the world show their works and interested in the Icecream Shop. Rafael, president of Cinelli Club Puerto Rico – paid of a visit from way down south, and showed some of his incredible art works. He’s probably one of the biggest fans of Cinelli framesets and culture that I know of – keep on with the sick paint skills.
If you haven’t already seen these ‘Bent Series Spray Cans’ they are a fascinating collectable vinyl toy. I’m doing a limited custom series and will be displaying them at Kidrobot SF in the near future (above). The final outcome of the Icecream versions are quite nifty. With the exception of arms/feet – I decided to go with a bare minimum look of just the spray can.
This number is now back from the sand-blasters (nice clean slate). The original paint and rust are nowhere to be found and time to make her look like she just rolled off the showroom floor. We’ll be applying the classic British Racing Green along with Euro black accents, and pin striping all the lugs with a metallic gold.
The sun finally came out today and I got to see this frameset scream! Apologies for not being able to snap a few shots but hopefully you can take my work for it. The currency effects along with the bronze look great over the ‘warm’ black base. It took some time to get this frameset to this point but worth every view angle.
The Takhion is currently under the knife but there is lots of progress being made. I decided to kick out the finalized concept while I had some down time. I gotta say, if the client to add some red accents this time trial will absolutely look like a beast!