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Custom painting my 2008 Modulus Flea

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Bass42, Dec 9, 2013.


  1. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    Custom painting my 2008 Flea bass .

    I was tired of the Sunburst Classic look and ask a Pro Custom painter (not painter, this guy is a true artist) to custom paint my bass. The guy's name is Neimar V8 and he's a talented artist from Brazil. He used automotive paints and PU clear to finish the bass.


    The art I choose was "Martini Miss" , a draw from the californian pop art artist called Mel Ramos. He's from Oakland (he's 80 years old) and he is very famous for his nude girls draws.

    Also, this draw is on the album cover of the latest (from Sony) Brazilian Funk / Rock band called "Jota Quest www.jotaquest.com.br. They are very famous in Brazil and Latin America . The single "Mandou bem" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppdkWi0613cfeaturing Nile Rodgers is a smashing hit in Brazil and South America.

    The original bass finish :

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    The Art :

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    The CD cover :

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    The paint process :

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    The final result :

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    Playing live :

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    Many thanks and I hope you like it !
     
  2. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
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  4. Thumpin_P

    Thumpin_P

    Nov 26, 2006
    Limestone, TN
  5. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial Seller

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
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    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Wow man, great job, that air brush work is outstanding.
     
  6. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Wow! That is very nice and a very talented artist. I love the Varga look.
     
  7. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
  8. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    NYC
  9. Brutus74

    Brutus74 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2013
    Ohio
  10. That looks like some seriously good airbrush work. Could we see a more close up of the detail in the glass?
     
  11. Great artwork ! Awesome bass, congrats!
     
  12. Bass42

    Bass42

    Nov 6, 2012
    Miami/US
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    Thanks !
     
  13. That is some serious airbrush talent. Looks great! It's refreshing seeing someone refinish OUT of sunburst tort as oppose to INTO it.
     
  14. That looks amazing! I love it

    Something I would consider doing when I eventually upgrade my Squier J.
     



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