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Hey cats! My name is Scott Fischer, and I went to the Brimfield antique show in MA (Just about the biggest in the country!) and I suddenly started noticing bikes again! I seriously have no bought a bike since I was in 8th grade (I'm 38). No joke! I saw a Yamaha moto-bike, and passed on the $300 he was asking for it, BUT I REMEMBERED. You know, remembered, what it was like to lust after that bike as a kid. So the bug had bitten and I find myself here! I've always customized things, from guitars to cars, so this place feels right at home for me!
Next thing you know I am scouring CL for bikes. Thought I'd start with a bit of muscle, and there it was, '69 Sears Spyder (with the twin rear brakes). $50
I think it looked way worse in person so we agreed on $35 and I was on my way home, thinking, what the heck did I just buy, yikes! But I started to feel better when the tires held air in the driveway. This is how it looked. I saw some potential. A cheap set of pedals after this, and it is even a rider as is!
I just got it last Fri, I felt a joy I hadn't known in years just pedaling fiugre 8's in the driveway with this rusty Spyder. But then I popped the rear tire, and broke a rusty spoke, most are frozen and way off. Also STEEL WOOL is the coolest thing ever! I could not believe how well this chrome cleaned up (except the rear tire.)
So it has been 4 days or so, the bike is now fully apart the frame sanded to metal and a healthy coat of Master Series Silver primer (like POR 15) is waiting to be wet sanded down. I have big ideas in my head we shall see how far I get! (I'll start a project thread.)
A bit about me, I am a professional illustrator. I do everything from novelcovers to computer game concept design, to kids books. My latest kidsbook, JUMP has been selected to go into over a million Cheerios boxes this fall, so that is pretty cool!
You can see my Sci-fi fantasy art at my website http://www.fischart.com
Also I am big into old cars and my breed of choice are Datsuns! I amd a moderator at http://www.ratsun.net and have a 1971 521 pickup, and a 1959 Datsun 1000!!!
Here is the 71 (Bet I could fit alot of bikes in the back!)
Here is the '59 as it sits (w/ me in it.)
Here is where I am going with it! (Photoshop)
Finally I love to draw Datsuns in my spare time (might have to draw a few bikes now too!) Here is my latest based on my truck.
And a link to a bunch more if you are interested!
I look forward to digging in more around here!
I met a cool guy yesterday at the Dudly MA show and Swap (first bike show, so fun!) I think his name was Steve? Into muscle bikes. Had done an Iverson up like the starship Enterprise. Has a white goatee. And he said he was a member here, so if you are reading, nice meeting you!!
Thanks for the welcome! You have a great forum here (Been visiting every few hours for about a week now!). The graphics are hot, the people cool as heck, and the bikes.... flippin SWEET!
I tell you, coming from working on cars, I gotta say I love the simplicity of a bike! I had the whole thing apart in the kitchen in a couple hours! Took me 3 days to get the stuck rear drum off that '59 Datsun!!
BTW here is a link if y'all want to check out the full story on that '59! Only about 1000 of them ever came into the country, and I know of about 22 still out there!
Also, started a project thread for the Spyder!
So I also build robot puppets out of junk! (Which will influence this bike for sure! Might have to make it a talking bike!) Here is the gang! Being a children's book author I take them to schools and libraries with me. The kids go NUTS!!
Emmerson He is basically a full on muppet.:
Mr Mojo Robo
Just a piece of wall art:
So as you can see I have always been a tinkerer, which is why I love this place. You guys are so innovative! It is inspiring!
Dude !! (I'm from California I can get away with it) I can't wait till you put all that creativity into a bike, very impressive,and welcome
What would Jesus ride???
Thanks again dudes! Here is a bit of my more grown up sci-fi art. I do Novel covers. Computer concept design (just finished gigging for Disney on the new Tron stuff! I didn't work on the light cycle, but it is flipping rad!!) Also spent a lot of time working on trading card games like MAgic- the gathering. Some time with Dungeons and Dragons too!
Oh! And I almost forgot, I've illustrated a bike! Here is a ink piece I did for 'The Spiderwick Chronicals' (They had a guest artist section in the collected novel). Freakin Jared (from the book) rocking a Stingray! Some day I shall have one!
All of the above! Often I will do a digital underpainting and fling the oilpaint on top of that, so things like faces and hands are all oil paint. But for kidsbook stuff I am hitting the watercolor. Some pieces are 100% digital though, like this one! More and more on the sci-fi work I am all digital. Saves so much time!!! I am mostly Photoshop for a program. But used a bit of Artrage on this one too.
Hey Scott, very cool to see you on here. I'm familiar with your work and I've checked out your website many times. A big congratulations on your book making it into the cheerios boxes! Can't wait to see what you do with your bike.
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