Sunday, December 26, 2010

Gold Leaf - The Brunei Gas Tank..

Just added some gold leaf on Mr. Yazid´s Indian Larry bobber gas tank from Brunei.. going to leaf the other side now and then outline it with 1-shot enamel.. It looks a little strange and skew when the is straight, but when attached to the Sportster it will be tilted upwards at the front so the letters will be straight.. also the Indian Larry tank is curved inwards in the middle, so it skews the letters even more..

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Bullet Bobber..

Yet another Bullet Bobber photo from another photo shoot and another photographer.. this time it´s Marcel Leliënhof, a famous Norwegian photographer. The model is Frida Pöllänen. The bike is built by Knut Olav Dybsjord, painted by KS Lakk, and pinstriping and leather seat is by me.. This will also be used to promote Fast Lane motorcycle clothing which I´m waiting a "custom" made leather jacket from :-)

Friday, December 17, 2010


I just created and finished my new Facebook "like" page if you want to follow my airbrush, pinstriping, leather and gold leaf work there.. the photogallery contains new and old shit and will be updated on my work in progress, finished work, road trips and links to videos, happenings etc .. Hope to see you there.. just click this link and press the "like" button at the upper right corner and you´re on.. if you got a Facebook account of course.

Hope to see you there, and here.. happy holidays all, stay tuned and stay cool!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Leather - Day Planner..

It´s mostly motorcycle stuff I do, but once in a while I have to do some other stuff as well, such as this leather cover for a Moleskin day planner for a friends acupuncture business..

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pinstriping - Brush Test

Just testing some of the new brushes I bought a while ago.. The Tidwells and Mac Series 30 Dagger brush on one of my old cigar boxes.. Nothing serious and just for fun..

Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Chopper Seat Project..

The seat from this cool, old skool chopper is on the way in the mail for me to make a new custom leather seat with a motive inspired by the old Norwegian Viking Mythology.. Looking forwared to work on Lisbet´s bike!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gas Tank - Pencil Sketch

Just a pencil sketch for a style I would like to gold leaf and paint on a gas tank.. It´s a mix of Norwegian rose painting and what I call McCann style.. Jeff McCann is an awesome artist which have painted, pinstriped and leafed bikes for a lot of great motorcycle builders such as Arlen Ness, Battistinis, Bob Munroe and a lot of others, including him self for 40 years.. I have got a lot of inspiration from that guy! He also sent me two of his favourite pinstriping brushes, which is Mack Series 10 #00, so he´s also the reason I started with this.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More Bullet Bobber

A couple of  professional photo of the Bullet Bobber taken by Johan Soderstom with a Norwegian model, at Oslo Motor Show 2010. The bike won the jury´s choice.. which I guess I have said a few times now.. :-) but I´m pretty proud to have been a part of it.

The bike is built by Knut Olav Dybsjord on a Redneck Eng. frame.. 140 HP S&S engine. The ground paint is done by Kristian Sabel and Pinstriping and Leather is done by me.. which you dont see much of at this pic.. :-) But it´s done..

There will also be another pro photographer that will do a photo shoot with this bike and use a Swedish model, named Frida which appears on a few shots which I took at Elmia, Custom Motor Show earlier this year , to see if we can get it in an American biker magazine.. would have been pretty cool.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Goodies from Coast Airbrush

Just got a lot of goodies from Coast Airbrush. I was recommended that store from a friend and are so very satisfied with their service .. Most of the brushes I have never tested and most of it is very hard to get over here in Norway.. Very exited to check them out :-)

Blue Squirrel/Black Synthetic Mix Quill
Blue Squirrel/Black Synthetic Mix Quill
#1 Brown pencil lettering brush
Mack Lettering Quill
Mack Series 10 Original Pinstriping Brush
Mack Sword Striper 20 Series 00
Mack Series 30 #00
Alan Johnson Extreme Liner #0
Alan Johnson Extreme Liner #1
Alan Johnson Extreme Liner #1
Jensen Swirly Q #2
Mike Lavallee #8 Shader
Hannukaine Quill Graduated
John Hannukaine Quill XL
Wizard Typhoon Striping Brush Size #1
Scrolling/Script Brush The Virus
Scrolling Script Brush
444 The Virus Scrolling/Script #2
Tidwell 6 Brush Set
840 Outliner 4/0 (1")

From Brunei to Norway.. and back!

This Indian Larry gas tank is just shipped with DHL all the way from Brunei in Asia to Oslo in Norway for me to put some gold leaf and pinstriping on it.. and ship it back. The owner wanted me to do it, even tho I told him it might be cheaper for him to find someone near by.. but I´m honored and very proud that he really wanted my work on his Harley Davidson, and I like the fact that I have done some work on a Harley Davidson that runs on the other side of the world.. I´m very exited and are looking forward to work on Mr. Yazid´s bike!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Jury´s choice at Oslo Motor Show 2010

The Bullet Bobber which I pinstriped and made the leather seat for with pinstriping motive won the jury´s choice at Oslo Motor Show 2010. I´m proud to be a part of the result on how the bike came out.. There was a lot of cool bikes there and the competition was good! The bike is built by Knut Olav Dybsjord and painted by Kristian Sabel at KS Custom Paint. Pinstriping, lettering and leather is by me..

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Bullet Bobber at Oslo Motor Show

The Bullet Bobber placed at Oslo Motor Show.. it got a lot of attention, which is pretty cool.. and it´ll probably end up in a biker magazine soon..

Friday, October 29, 2010

Last finish on the Bullet Bobber..

Painted the last finish on the Bullet Bobber yesterday while putting up the stand at Oslo Motor Show.. Painted the number "13" on the oil tank which is the number of bikes the builder have built..

Also made a belt cover in leather for the bike.. with the name of the builder, the painter and me, which pinstriped a motive on the gas tank and made the leather seat.. Just for the show.. :-)

Will add more pictures tomorrow from Oslo Motor Show, and the final result on the bike.. The show started today and will last until Sunday..

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Bullet Bobber Leather Seat..

Started to make the leather solo seat for the Bullet Bobber.. Making hundreds of holes for the stitches, but still got pretty sore hands of sewing the shit together.. all worth it if the owner gets happy about the result.. The bike will be shown at Oslo Motor Show in the end of the month..

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Leather Seats at Display..

A few weekends ago I joined some friends at a second hand car/motorcycle market and showed off some of my leather seats.. The response was awesome and a lot bether than I was hoping for..

Friday, September 24, 2010

Chopper For Sale

My good friend Gert is selling his chopper, which I pinstriped before it was shown at Elmia - Custom Motor Show, easter 2009.. It´s for sale for about 335.000 Nok, or $56.600.. Yeap.. it´s a cheap chountry, dont you think?! This bike is really awesome and runs very well.. it´s built by Knut Olav at Redneck Bikes Norway about a year ago. The reason for selling it, it´s becaus Gert will start to build a new project.. The bike can also be seen at CBP which is selling the bike for Gert.. if I could afford it I would have bought it right away.. it´s awesome!! Interested? Send me an email and I´ll give you the sellers info..

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Bullet Bobber Assembly..

The bullet Bobber assembly have started by Knut Olav Dybsjord.. I guess this is as far as I can go with showing the bike until it´s revealed at Oslo Motor Show 29th to 31st Octobre 2010.. At the lower picture you can see the white bobber in the back, which I silver leafed for Frederic Fontarosa a little while back..

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My very first chopper..

At age 11, 27 years ago.. I built my very first chopper.. I still love to ride them, but I´m more into make them look cool with gold leaf, pinstriping, leather etc. than building now..

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oslo Motor Show - 2010

This will be the Norwegian answear to the Swedish motor show Elmia - Custom Motor Show.. I have been a few times at Elmia as a visitor and with bikes I have airbrushed and pinstriped and finally we´ll get something like this in Norway too.. I really hope there will be a lot of visitors and builders that will show up and compete with what they can do.. We really need something like this over here and hope it´ll be a good tradition.. so keep that date in mind! One of the bikes I´m putting a motive on at the moment (The Bullet Bobber) will be revealed and shown at Oslo Motor Show 2010.. hope to see you there! Check out more about the show here:

A few pictures from Elmia earlier this year...

And from our stand...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bullet Bobber Chemicals..

Masking the Bullet Bobber gas tank with fine line tape before Kristian is applying some really greasy, sticky and dirty chemicals that smells like hell (if there is any), but it gives a totally awesome effect when the process is done.. The color combination will be pretty cool to the shiny black frame and the shiny S&S engine.. Not the average combination!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bullet Bobber Progress

Frame is finished and looks pretty perfect..

Mixing and testing some colors for some details on the Bullet Bobber gas tank.. Without reveling much of the finished result, which will be reveeled and shown for the first time at Oslo Motor Show on the end of Octobre..

This post is published from my iPhone as we work on the bike.. under you can see a 180 degrees photo of the garage we work in.. stitched together with the iPhone app AutoStitch..


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Leather work at Display..

A few week-ends ago I had some leather seats, gold leaf and pinstriping work for display at Reckless MC´s 10th Anniversary party.. I finished the last seat at the spot as you can see at the picture at the top.. All the photos have been taken by Berit Bye

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Orgasmatron (Finished Bike)

The finished result of the bike I made the Motorhead Skull seat for.. Check out more pictures at the builders page:

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Parts ready for paint..

Picked up some parts today, ready for paint after a few hours discussion.. think we came up with a pretty cool idea.. :-) This will be built to fit two engines.. one ordinary Harley Davidson and one 140 HP S&S.. It will never be street legal with the S&S, so it has to fit the original Harley too when shown to the government to get license plates.. I will also make the leather solo seat.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Top Motorcycle Blog Award

Hell yea, I won!! Or did I loose.. I was picked out as one of twenty, to be spammed by "Top Motorcycle Blog Award" from Online Schools.. It has absolutely nothing to do with motorcycles except placing a link which advertise for online schools.. think of it, they also give away awards to Top Dog Blogs, Top Cat Blogs, Top Bird Blog, Top Insect Blog and hundreds of more silly themes.. some of the blogs that won, wasn´t even about motorcycles! So, if you see any of the awards abow, dont click it, unless you want to be fooled..

They say: "Each judge rates each blog across 20 different attributes, including content, frequency of updates, amount of advertising, length of posts, and readibility." Hmm.. one blog have never posted anything, a few blogs was not about motorcycles.. even one was only advertising for expensive motorcycle innsurance..