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Offline freefalk

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The original Arai DS helmet restored - wall art
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:23:19 pm »
I still have my first lid. I think it's a '93 issue Arai. The first dual sport crashie, that could be ridden in closed visor or mx style.
It started out black.
I doodled all winter and this is what came out. Some characters and inspirations....
And then 3 coats of clear coat over that.
I inspected the polystyrene once all the trim was out... feels soft to the same degree as my current one. But I've read about the degradation over time and so I don't think I'd trust this lid 100%. Also note  the detail seekers, the metal screw on the peak, will be replaced with a plastic one!




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Re: The original Arai DS helmet restored - wall art
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 09:17:47 pm »
Super cool! Did you respray it white and just use a sharpie?
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 09:26:01 pm »
You have some serious doodle skills and a lot going on, on that lid. Dreams and thoughts all nailed down.  :thumleft:
Well done.
 
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Re: The original Arai DS helmet restored - wall art
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 09:31:50 pm »
I like it.  :thumleft:
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Re: The original Arai DS helmet restored - wall art
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 05:51:05 am »
ditto  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: The original Arai DS helmet restored - wall art
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 09:19:16 am »
I dig it, especially the kraken!
 
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Re: The original Arai DS helmet restored - wall art
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 01:33:25 pm »
Super cool! Did you respray it white and just use a sharpie?
took the black off with waterpaper, then 2 coats of white. I had a local panelbeater spray it. I prepped and masked the holes etc. then sharpies, although in my opinion, Artline pens were better.
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Re: The original Arai DS helmet restored - wall art
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 03:58:49 pm »
Nice!! :thumleft:
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 08:31:18 am »

Sommer kiff!  :thumleft:
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Offline Antonie

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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 08:48:41 am »
Looks flippen good :thumleft:!

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Offline Drusky

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 09:58:36 am »
That looks amazing. You should post pics of that on the the other forum. Adv Rider. Share your art with the world. Seriously well done! Pity it can't be sold as a vinyl set.
 
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Re: The original Arai DS helmet restored - wall art
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2018, 01:20:28 pm »
Very Cool  :thumleft:
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