Sunday, 18 December 2011

Sunday Mass

Sunday's Inspirational……

Most amazing Paint!!!!! Friggin love this……..

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Explosive XS

My mate is shifting house so I went over there again to lend a hand we loaded up all the lathe and all the shop large shop equipment.

Getting ready to leave and I notice the muffler bolt is loose, so grab a wrench to tighten it back up. Check the other side whooops it's already gone!

Anyway was ready to head off home….Had a bit of a back fire out the carbs.. Then spent a few min trying to kick start her and elec start….nada!  I'm cursing the bike and my mate walks over …..Whoooa that was some back fire……I get off the bike and both carbs are just hangin there..

The back fire blew the carbs clean off………

Grab a screw driver fit the carbs back on, kick fires first go!

Gotta love these old gals, if you don't keep an eye on them they'll vibrate them selfs apart if the don't blow em selves up first!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Friday, 9 December 2011

Deus Bali

I love this et up these guys have! Will definitely have to visit while in Bali………Other than I don't surf these guys are living my dream. 
A virtual tour of the Aussie workshop in Canggu, Bali

Custom bike shop, clothes, photo studio, bar………

and where I will find them, posted this here so I know where to look for it in two'n a half weeks...

Office - +62 361 368 3386
Restaurant - +62 361 368 3385
Bengkel (workshop) - +62 361 368 3395

Blog -
General Inquiries -

Biker Bali…….

Well the Missus comes home last night and say she has been gossiping at work and everyone is going away for the holidays over Xmas & NYE ……..Why the hell shouldn't we…We need a break with all the shit goin on at the moment……...But because we are poor and tight asses we need to go someplace cheap!

Although the flights will be expensive the food accommodation and shopping is dirt cheap!
We stay in $20-$40/night two star accommodation which ain't fancy! But as long as the bed is comfortable, it has a fan or better aircon and the dunny is clean. It will do.

The place my mate recommended was $250/Night off peak season and shit it was nice, looked like something out of Vogue magazine, rose petals in the bath, all fancy'n stuff but we can't afford that.

So she booked two tickets to Bali for 8 Days!

First thing on my mind is where can I get some cool biker gear on the cheap while in Bali??

I'm thinking a leather biker chain wallet, maybe a summer bike jacket, and some biker rings, T-shirts etc???

So if anyone has some suggestions love to hear about them or general travel experiences in Bali!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Rusty Metric

I found out about this great little Digital Magazine "Rusty Metric".  It was a great read and was looking forward to issue #2.  Unfortunately there will be no second issue.

Here is a link to the original…. If you like it I suggest you get on to the guys, show'em some support and offer a few quid to buy issue #2 and maybe with enough support they will publish it.


The Arm….

Spent the morning in the Dr's consulting rooms and just got back in time to hide from the midday heat 31Deg Celsius.  Having just come out a cold snap it feels more like 45Deg.  As summer rocks it's way in and we get the 40+ Days. Today's weather will seem perfect!

Anyway after waiting over an hour for my 11:20 appointment, I spent 15 min with the specialist and got billed $180.00 for my time.  Love how it works, don't you?  Your time is worthless, they can run as late as they like but theirs is worth more than gold!

Any way the good news is the tears and damage to my bicep is all healed and I can start hitting the gym with the help of a little rehab!  Apparently even though both arms look the same size the left bicep is considerably weaker and doesn't respond to training as well with strength gains. This is possibly the reason I injured it i the first place.  So from now on it gets extra work!  Keep up slacker!

After 6mths or so out of the gym I must say I'm a little embarrassed to take my fat gut and puny body back there……….

 Here are a few photos from the start of the year. I was about 86Kg then and I got up to 98kg (lean) before I got injured, which was my all time peak!  No one took any photos of me after these…..

It will be a while before I can lift like this again! 
Some random shot of my Miss'us I just found.

Her work Xmas Bash last week.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Yes Sarge!

Bit of retouching work I did today. wasn't the look I had in mind when I started but took a different direction with it and think it came up pretty good.

Got a shoot coming up and was testing out some effects for the post edit, procrastinating from the retouching jobs I am supposed to actually be working on for a deadline tomorrow.

Red  hair in all shades from deep burgundy to fiery orange always shoots a treat. Love it.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Fan Photos!!

Got a few fan photos… Very much appreciated.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND IN SOME MORE!
Be nice to have Fan Photo Fridays :-)

Added a nice border to this as it is my first fan photo…And what a nice photo it is too!

Another Happy Snap!!  Black Dog Was Here…..penmanship it a little shaky but he wouldn't yours be????  Wonder if that is permanent marker?? heh heh

I love Dobermans … little mock poster I did.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Anyone That Knows Bikers...

Anyone That Knows Bikers...
*I saw you hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.
But, you didn't see me put an extra 10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.

* I saw you, pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk.
But, you didn't see me playing Santa at the local mall.

* I saw you change your mind about going into the restaurant.
But, you didn't see me attending a meeting to raise more money for the hurricane relief.

* I saw you roll up your window and shake your head when I drove by.
But, you didn't see me driving behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

*I saw you frown at me when I smiled at your children.
But, you didn't see me when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

* I saw you stare at my long hair.
But, you didn't see me and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

* I saw you roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves.
But, you didn't see me and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those that had none.

* I saw you look in fright at my tattoos.
But, you didn't see me cry as my children where born
and have their name written over and in my heart.

* I saw you change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.
But, you didn't see me going home to be with my family.

* I saw you complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.
But, you didn't see me when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

* I saw you yelling at your kids in the car.
But, you didn't see me pat my child's hands knowing he was safe behind me.

* I saw you reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road.
But, you didn't see me squeeze my wife's leg when she told me to take the next turn.

* I saw you race down the road in the rain.
But, you didn't see me get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

* I saw you run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.
But, you didn't see me trying to turn right.

* I saw you cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.
But, you didn't see me leave the road.

* I saw you waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.
But, you didn't see me. I wasn't there.

* I saw you go home to your family.
But you didn't see me. Because, I died that day you cut me off.

* I was just a biker. A person with friends and a family.
But, you didn't see me.

* Repost this around in hopes that people will understand the biker community.

We hope you never lose someone that rides

From the Dragons MC Thailand    -

Design gone Viral...

One of my blog followers commented on my recent design posted…..

Now is his facebook profile pic.

It does work with his company name.  

Not a 100% original design by me I drew it in illustrator from parts I had compiled & added my touches …... So 100% my work, 50% design mine.
Don't really care that he ripped it but might have been nice to be asked or informed, in the spirit of comradere.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Virgin Casting

Went around to Andrew's place today and met him for the first time.  Good bloke!
He has built a little furnace but apparently hasn't had had a lot of experience casting so. I haven't done any in over a decade so we thought we would take a crack.  So I rammed up the green sand  in  two part mould and Andrew fired up the furnace. Half way through I realised I hadn't left space for my sprue & heat sinks in the best place but made do.   Know how to do it right next time.

Sprue should run into the top of the head and the sink below the jaw. The sink also could be a riser (second sprue).  This should fix the fault.  If you look closely you will see the difference between the cast item and the pattern.  You can't???? ok I'm a perfectionist so I'll point it out. The jaw has sunk in as the centre cooled it pulled in.  Oh yeah now you can see it!……

Hope to be havin another go at it in a few days along with some other pieces…….

Donations of scrap brass & aluminium for melting graciously accepted.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


On December 4th
 are holding the third anual 
 at the new and better location of 'Anderson Park, 

117 Anderson Creek Road, Doncaster East.

Strictly pre 1969 hot rods, kustoms and classics only. 
ASRF Sanctioned, Live bands including Firebird and more.
Free giveaways for ladies dressed in rockabilly/pinup/vintage glam. 30+ Vintage, Kustom Kulture and Automotive trade stalls.

NEW for 2011 Miss Kustom Kulture Pin Up competition, hosted by the one and only MISS ROCKWELL DE VIL international pinup, make up artist and burlesque star from USA. 

Trophies up for grabs Top Kustom presented by Mario Colalillo (Wildcad Fame),Top Hot Rod, Pinups Choice and NEW ladies ride trophy.

PLUS pinups, Make Up and Hair booth for the ladies, kustom art, hot food, drinks, Sailor Jerry licensed bar open on the day.

$20 per car entry $3 walk in, kids under 12 free.

Adam: , 0418 317 622. 
Vendor Enquiries, Sandra: 0450 782 124


Nothing Stock eva comes out of the SHED!

Stock Sux.
Shed Built Bikes Rule!

By NeoDutch  LINK

Someone don't like pedestrians or cyclists….Others just think their damn tasty!

Knuckle vs Car..Looks like the Knuck won!

Engraved Fork Ends. Sweet.

Some things never change.

These are Black Dog Customs shop hands……..

Wrench Time

Taking a highway Nap….Japan