Middle Child

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  1. noodlenoggin

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    Admin, please use this photo for judging:

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    Middle Child -- Huffy Sea Trails
    by Nick, on Flickr

    Before: a $20 Huffy Sea Trails from Craigslist:

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    Huffy Sea Trails Right Side
    by Nick, on Flickr

    After stripping, cleaning, replacing parts from another $20 Craigslist donor and repainting:

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    These are all pics from my cell phone. I think I'll take pics with a real camera for the voting.

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    This was my first time using the oil-based Sharpie markers. I think I did okay with the patters I pinstriped, but I know my lines are all wibbly and amateur. Which is ok, because I'm an amateur, lol.

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  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Congrats on finishing, huge improvement on the before pic! Love it!

    Luke.
     
  3. Falstaff

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    Congrats on finishing.
    Pin striping isn't easy,so I'd say not bad for your first attempt.
     
  4. noodlenoggin

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    Thanks, Luke!

    Thanks, Falstaff! I've been reading up on technique, and how to lay out and do a proper design. I see now how straight lines on a curved tube are hard.
     
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  5. Falstaff

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    Just a pointer. if you can get some eighth inch masking tape from hobby lobby or Joann fabrics, it's very useful for learning.
    You can lay out simple patterns and follow the lines to figure out brush angle and how to rest your and and fingers to pull solid lines.
    Pretty sure it would work well with sharpie too.
     
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  6. kingfish254

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    Congrats!
     
  7. EdgarS

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    Nice.. actually i adore pin striping and all that galligraphy stuff. Good job.
     
  8. Scribble

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    Love this bike, reminds me of my Huffy Wild Wood :)
     
  9. noodlenoggin

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    Wow, thanks!
     
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  10. BARTO

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    Super cool concept with the tank and graphics..I wouldn't mind trying pinstriping but then again - no.
    Nice job!
     
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  11. OddJob

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    Welcome to the Finished bike thread! Glad you tried the pinstriping ....that's what these builds are about, stretching our creativity and our skills. I especially like the name of the bike, and a cool color combo as well! :D
     
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  12. G-Matt

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    Looks good love the color combinations & pin strikes!


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  13. Funkme

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    Nice color combo,and the pinstriping looks fab.
    Congrats on the finished build.
     
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  14. noodlenoggin

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    Photos in morning light with the good camera...

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    Middle Child -- Huffy Sea Trails
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    Middle Child -- Huffy Sea Trails
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    And some detail photos.

    The tank plate:
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    Middle Child -- Huffy Sea Trails by Nick, on Flickr

    Pinstripe on the top tube:
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    "Head badge" striping on the head tube:
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    Middle Child -- Huffy Sea Trails
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    Front fender striping:
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    Middle Child -- Huffy Sea Trails
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    Rear fender striping:
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    Middle Child -- Huffy Sea Trails
    by Nick, on Flickr

    Paint:
    Dupli-Color "Perfect Match" -- General Motors Bahama Blue
    Krylon satin black
    Dupli-Color clear gloss lacquer
    Sharpie oil-based paint marker, medium and fine point

    Shimano Type F 3-speed hub
    26" x 1-3/8" wheels/tires

    Photos taken with our old Nikon 5700 5mp camera. It's not a DSLR and not a point'n shoot -- one of those mid-range cameras.
     
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  15. roadwarrior

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    I'm liking all of the controls at your finger tips.:thumbsup:
     
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  16. noodlenoggin

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    Otherwise known as "as it came from Huffy." :21:

    Actually, I wanted to put the shifter on a frame tube, but the bracket wouldn't reach around the larger tube and I didn't want to cut it up.

    Thanks!
     
  17. jodphoto

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    Classy bike. I love the choice of color.
     
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  18. noodlenoggin

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    Thanks!
     
  19. j.sutterfield

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    A fine pointed paint pen might cover your wobbles. Try placing your elbow and forarm on a stable surface and only move your wrist to stripe. Keep practicing ")
     
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  20. Jake Sensi

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    Well done man!!

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