Event Coverage: Kustom Nats 2014 – A lesson in paint..

I recently visited the Kustom Nats held on Phillip Island.

The one thing that kept grabbing my attention was the incredible quality and creativeness of the paintwork.

During my time playing with cars and everything in between I have come to know that being able to paint and paint well is something you are born with. and unfortunately I was not.

_MG_0377 _MG_0378

A high quality paint job can really turn any vehicle into a masterpiece.

_MG_0440

A popular canvas for expression through paintwork is the humble motorcycle tank.

Whether it be through lace-work

_MG_0454

Pin striping

_MG_0445

Heavy metallic flake

_MG_0470

Or even bare metal.

_MG_0456

The effects all have a high impact.

Which seems to be the point of the Kustom scene.

_MG_0524

Nothing is sacred or safe from the brush.

_MG_0523

But I don’t think of this as a bad thing.

_MG_0499

The Lowrider paint scheme’s are so involved and you can get lost in them just standing over the bonnet.

_MG_0503

Multiple colour flake is a very personal feature

_MG_0520

Often a combination of techniques is used, such as on this Bobber Peanut fuel tank featuring Heavy Metal Flake, Variegated leaf on the Dragon and Pin striping all combined to make a very impressive piece.

_MG_0521

Helmets are also painted with many techniques such as the Scallops and Flake on this item.

_MG_0370

Stay around for the next post on the Kustom Nats.

Cheers D…..

Photo’s: Nick Drew

Words: Nick Drew

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s