Exterior 2nd Gen Longboy gets Vinyled

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  1. thirdraildesignlab

    thirdraildesignlab New Member

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    I'm kind of a vinyl freak. Not in the latex lingerie kind of way (well, that too, but not worn by self) but in the graphics customization kind of way. The Element, Wrongtank, had a 'Bike Friendly Vehicle' decal and a Tachikoma robotank from Ghost in the Shell. In fact, that robot was located on the window closest to where Wee Z's car seat was, as a guardian against drivers most foul. So, the same would be done again on the new car, though a different bot, for science. New MINI, new vinyl opportunities.

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    This is the first custom decal I used. It's one of the logos from Third Rail Design Lab, a certain most savory comics and sequential art site [ Third Rail Design Lab- Comic Art and Illustration! ] heh.

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    This wasn't my design, but I found it several months ago and only now pulled the trigger on it. Equal parts pirate crossbones and bike action! Here, it's on the A-panel under the Blackjack scuttle.

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    Here's the new guardian bot for Wee Z. This time, I tried something different, partially to cut down on the 'white stickers on tint' thing, but also for her enjoyment. The black bot, made out of a spray can torso, is subtle and hardly noticeable from the outside, but clear as day from her view looking out. She points at it and says 'BOTto!' which is pretty rad for 18-months...

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    Lastly, another custom piece, this time of our cycling club site, Team Lope Tyre Clubbe [ Team Lope Tyre Clubbe ]

    The custom graphics were done for me by the skilled hands of GlueJunkie, who also designed the spray can bot. He's producing all of our Team Lope and Third Rail vinyl now. Because he has... what the kids call... EXTRA ROCK.

    That's all for now. Something's going to be happening to the other A-pillar, and I have a few other ideas, but that's already a lot of vinyl, so...
     
  2. old81

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    Not to much, just right. :)

    Looks good.
     
  3. thirdraildesignlab

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    thanks! It's a precipice...
     
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    Looking good :Thumbsup:
     
  5. phinz

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    Fun stuff.

    Haven't stuck anything on my car yet, but I finally got my plotter up and running again yesterday and made a magnetic motoring badge insert for my new MiniBee badge holder.

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  6. Nathan

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    I really do like these little bits we do to make these cars our own.
     
  7. thirdraildesignlab

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    phinz, I'm using those same badge holders this time around. Love the old school 'gear' motif.
     
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    It's not just a gear, it's the Imperial cog from Star Wars :cornut:
     

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