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TABLE OF CONTENTS - January-February 2014
WIZARD UNDER ARMOUR By Steve Chaszeyka
This article chronicles the story behind pinstripe master Steve "Wizard" Chaszeyka's commission from Under Armour to design the U.S. Olympic Bobsled uniform, helmet, and sled.
A GOOD AND EVIL SKULL By Rob Churchill
Rob Churchill, emerging airbrush talent and newly inducted Airbrush Getaway instructor, demonstrates how he painted the study of a good-and-evil themed skull for a motorcycle project. As a bonus, Churchill shares some terrific time-saving top pro techniques.
LISA BERCZEL By Mary Kay Linge
Lisa Berczel wears a whole closetful of hats as a body painter, edible-art expert, motorcycle and automotive custom painter, ad creator, and educator. But she’s happiest when she’s dabbling with materials and tinkering with tools, coming up with fresh ways to combine techniques and styles. “That’s my creative outlet; that’s the most fun for me,” she says. “I’ve been crawling out of my skin because I haven’t been able to putter.”
IWATA-MEDEA's PORTRAIT-THEMED MOTORCYCLE FENDERS
T-SHIRT TACTICS: Lettering Skills Pay the Bills Part 2 By Ken Johnson
In the previous issue Ken Johnson demonstrated the importance of lettering for the T-shirt artist and displayed his most commonly used print alphabets. This article concentrates on script lettering.
DAVID KIMBLE: King of the Cutaway By Mary Kay Linge
David Kimble’s well-deserved reputation as the master of cutaway illustration is anchored in his paintings of cars and auto engines. He made his name with a series of covers for Motor Trend magazine in the 1980s and continues to build his legend with commissioned work for GM Powertrain.
VINYL PLOTTERS 108: Wicked Helmet By Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson demonstrates the finer points of custom painting a motorcycle helmet with the aid of a plotter, Createx paint, Iwata airbrushes, and some super hot tips revealed here.
MODEL HOBBY SPECIAL: Woody Wagon By Robert Glucksman
Here's a compelling step-by-step assembly of a 1949 Merc Woody by Robert “MadModelr” Glucksman, who established Models Unlimited over 30 years ago, and began building models since he was five. “It was a great passion that I shared with my Mom and Dad, and then with my kids.”
'FLAME DOCTOR' Yosemite Sam
If you can paint it, Yosemite Sam Radoff has probably pinstriped it. A self-taught artist, he started pinstriping professionally in 1955. He has since won almost every major award at car, motorcycle, and hot-rod shows, including the Riddler Award at Cobo in Detroit, and the first Von Dutch Pinstriper Hall of Fame Award.
SKULL PAINTING COMPETITION RESULTS
A big congratulations to this year's winners of the Skull Painting Competition. It was certainly a competitive field of entries, with some fascinating approaches and designs. Because of their varied contours and shapes, skulls are probably one of the most difficult and complex objects to paint, so we offer big kudos to those who dared to tackle the challenge.