Custom painting my 2008 Modulus Flea

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  1. Bass42

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    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 !
     
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    Wow man, great job, that air brush work is outstanding.
     
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    Wow! That is very nice and a very talented artist. I love the Varga look.
     
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    That looks like some seriously good airbrush work. Could we see a more close up of the detail in the glass?
     
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    Great artwork ! Awesome bass, congrats!
     
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    Thanks !
     
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    That is some serious airbrush talent. Looks great! It's refreshing seeing someone refinish OUT of sunburst tort as oppose to INTO it.
     
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    That looks amazing! I love it

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

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