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Postby greywolf » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:34 am

Premiair sp35 series airbrush (mine's the G if I remember correctly), great value , cracking results for £35 -- obviously not as fine as an Iwata but nowhere near as expensive --
A decent compressor -- Expo -- round the £100 mark ( believe me , cheap compressors are a waste of money !!!!!!!!!!)
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Postby StevieG » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:12 pm

Cheers Greywolf!
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Postby StevieG » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:55 pm

Got a nice deal on an Iawata Brush and Compressor package from London Design Centre. Highly recommended

Gonna make these look a bit crazier...

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Postby greywolf » Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:02 pm

WOW !!!
( Iwata ?? -- rich kid !!!!! ) <)
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Postby StevieG » Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:49 pm

Yeah, I know... all the gear, no idea!

Going to be fun learning though
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Postby StevieG » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:39 pm

New one

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Postby bigwavedave » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:43 pm

WOW! That's brilliant.
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Postby Alec » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:45 pm

Fantastic work Stevie :shock:
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Postby ChrisK » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:20 pm

Very cool! 8)
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Postby greywolf » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:50 am

:shock: ^^^^ Ditto 8)
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Postby StevieG » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:17 pm

...and another...

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Postby Twellsy » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:45 pm

wow..is that airbrushed onto the grip Stevie?, surely yeah...?

me likey, especially the "blue season", few posts back...respect!

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Postby Drive-By » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:14 am

Even more reason for me to push my girlfriend back into picking up her airbrush again.

Awesome work in those pics, we often use http://www.custompaintshop.co.uk for supplies.
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Postby StevieG » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:22 am

Yeah Twellsy, it's airbrushed on top, then the pattern and logos airbrushed onto the back and cut round.

Got a few more to do, including an amazing Darren Navarette Creature board thats next in line.
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Postby StevieG » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:13 pm

I'm going to skate this now... keyworth maybe.

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Did a bit of post-grip airbrush on another too

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Quite a collection now!

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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby ellios » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:51 pm

This is the tape job I have done on my new board, it's nowhere near any of the other griptape work shown here but I like it and I'm kind of proud of it! :)

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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby greywolf » Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:17 pm

8) I like it !!
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby BenC » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:16 pm

Here is my first effort at some patterns in my grip tape :D

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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby Nick F » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:49 am

Inspirational stuff and all of it looks great. Love the creativity in some of those. I am awaiting this deck its a shut sifu (sifu is a kung fu master apparently) - should have been here a few days back but I suppose the snow has an affect on Parcel Farce. I may well have a go at the grip tape! Ideas for a chinese/kung fu scheme on a postcard please?

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Postby Nick F » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:21 am

Smiler wrote:Image

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cut in the tape, not stencilled



Brilliant, nicely done mate :wink:
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Postby Baldy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:33 am

StevieG wrote:Image


you were at the boardroom last sunday werent you? i recognise that grip job!

nice work on em all btw 8)
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby StevieG » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:23 pm

Yeah, I had a wobbly sesh fighting throught the lurgee!

Here's another board from before xmas:

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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby greywolf » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:41 pm

Class stuff Stevie !!
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby specca » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:18 pm

quality post...some nice work on here.
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby ellios » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:14 pm

Stevie your work is amazingly detailed.

You should get a telly to watch :wink:

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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby SNAKEBITE » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:38 pm

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Here is my first attempt at gripping a board!
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby greywolf » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:50 pm

8) Looking good Snakey !!
You're getting flash in your old age !!
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby SNAKEBITE » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:00 pm

I think I have just slashed the resale value :D
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby Baldy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:13 pm

nice work!
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby SNAKEBITE » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:22 pm

Baldy wrote:nice work!


Cheers.

I was trying to keep it from looking tacky but in keeping with the Creature "image".
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby Skatejitsu » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:07 pm

SNAKEBITE wrote:Image

Here is my first attempt at gripping a board!


Top marks :D Love that.
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby Nick F » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:33 pm

Skatejitsu wrote:
SNAKEBITE wrote:Image

Here is my first attempt at gripping a board!


Top marks :D Love that.


I like that too, Is that a rider or a keeper? I noticed the 20/75...

This is my most recenbt, its mega simple compared to those above but it looks quite cool imho

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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby DKD » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:48 pm

i have to say that while the shape is a bit pointy for my liking, the blue color on that SHUT deck is lovely
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby Baldy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:59 pm

DKD wrote:i have to say that while the shape is a bit pointy for my liking, the blue color on that SHUT deck is lovely


yea, you could take your eye out with that fucker. Or, alternatively give your nasal cavity a good clear out after a run.

like the blue though :mrgreen:
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby Nick F » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:32 pm

Ive ridden it just once and it is lovely jubbly. Its slightly narrower but a might longer than my other one. It is lighter though and that makes a difference. Its going to be kept for a goodly while I think. It is striking too. Bring on summer, this will be my first summer skating for 31 years!
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby SNAKEBITE » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:29 pm

Nick F wrote:I like that too, Is that a rider or a keeper? I noticed the 20/75...



Not sure yet.
If it does get skated then it will be as a seperate set up from my one I am riding at the moment, it just means geting more bits to build it up.
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby greywolf » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:34 pm

SNAKEBITE wrote:
Nick F wrote:I like that too, Is that a rider or a keeper? I noticed the 20/75...



Not sure yet.
If it does get skated then it will be as a seperate set up from my one I am riding at the moment, it just means geting more bits to build it up.

It's designed to ride mate !! :wink: ~..
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby SNAKEBITE » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:36 pm

I know :roll:

I just need a bit of spare cash to get the rest of the bits. I want to get some indy's and a set of big bowl wheels. Then I can swap around if the need requires it with my set up I ride now.
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Postby StevieG » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:59 pm

This one is all I managed this summer... from a couple of stencils I've been messing with for a while.

Just lost my job so it looks like I'll have a bit of time to knock out a few more!

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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby ChrisK » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:03 am

very nice.
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby Nick F » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:42 am

This is my most advanced effort so far and it was one of those things that once Id started I regretted it but had to finish it. Its my take on the Mans Ruin tattoo; drink, gambling and women. The flames represent ruin, the crow stood on the scull represent 'sins of the flesh' and then there are hearts, diamonds, clubs, spades to represent gambling and a broken glass with booze pouring out (didnt work this bit). Then finally, the words 'Never More' on a scroll to represent redemption or forgiveness. Its a mixture of stencils and free hand. Hard as hell to do it all backwards. Obvious fuck ups are the Diamond should be under the heart and the yellow/red split should be in the center - ahem, it was late! Its colourful and I think, original anyway! Now its finished Id like another go but I really did not enjoy doing it, too impatient for the detail.

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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby Baldy » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:08 pm

Bloody good effort.

damn site better than i could ever do :lol:
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby greywolf » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:02 am

Don't knock it Nick !!
Looks good !! 8)
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby bertslide » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:33 am

Some bloody good work on this thread, I always wanted to get an airbrush but couldn't think of reason for it, now I have :lol: :lol:
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Re: Custom grip tape work

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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby duck » Sat May 21, 2016 12:35 pm

Wow, some really nice stuff on this thread. I just found this after posting to a different grip tape thread. Here's my meager offering:

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I'm amazed at the intricacy of some of these though - what's the technique? I struggled with my basic design and I wasn't sure whether to do the cuts before applying the tape or after.

If I cut before, it becomes very difficult to apply the tape evenly and all the islands have to be applied separately.

If I cut after sticking it down and peel off the bits after cutting then it's easier because everything stays put, but you will end up making cut-marks on the deck itself.

Or is there another technique that I'm not understanding to do these detailed designs?
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby TonyB » Sat May 21, 2016 4:22 pm

Always cut before through the backing paper. Use a very sharp modelling knife. You can adjust positioning before sticking to the deck, and make any modifications. Scissors are useful but be prepared to knacker them. Stick deck stickers on after you have applied the grip tape. I used clamps to hold one part of the grip tape in place whilst I removed the backing paper from the other end often tearing part of the paper off. Once you have some of the piece in place and stuck down the rest will follow and will remain where you line it up.
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby mr_sooty » Mon May 23, 2016 12:13 am

Wow, there's some AMAIZNG work in here that I didn't even know was possible. I mean....how the hell? I've always tried to be a little bit creative with grip tape, and this here is probably the most intricate I've done. Grip is not easy to work with, this thread has blown my mind. Like the previous guy said, I'm almost embarrassed to post my amateur attempt, but here you go:
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby parker_knoll » Mon May 23, 2016 9:14 am

this guy does some nice work

https://www.instagram.com/shredd_wizard/

Here's a recent one of mine. sorry for shitty photo

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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby undertime » Mon May 23, 2016 9:25 am

mr_sooty wrote:Wow, there's some AMAIZNG work in here that I didn't even know was possible. I mean....how the hell? I've always tried to be a little bit creative with grip tape, and this here is probably the most intricate I've done. Grip is not easy to work with, this thread has blown my mind. Like the previous guy said, I'm almost embarrassed to post my amateur attempt, but here you go:
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There's nothing amateur about that - it's great! There's a real idea behind it (the key to success for any work of art) and the execution looks shit hot too. Nice work Sooty!
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby mr_sooty » Mon May 23, 2016 12:27 pm

Thanks! I am happy with how it came out.
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby mr_sooty » Mon May 23, 2016 12:31 pm

parker_knoll wrote:
Here's a recent one of mine. sorry for shitty photo


What deck is that? I like the shape, I'm always looking for deck options in that kind of shape, especially of the 9.25 variety.
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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby parker_knoll » Mon May 23, 2016 7:46 pm

mr_sooty wrote:
parker_knoll wrote:
Here's a recent one of mine. sorry for shitty photo


What deck is that? I like the shape, I'm always looking for deck options in that kind of shape, especially of the 9.25 variety.


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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby Red Beard » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:19 am

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Did this a couple of weeks back (took me about 10 days on and off), the leaves are supposed to be a representation of the leaves in the graphic.

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Re: Custom grip tape work

Postby misterbleepy » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:17 pm

Cool gripjob (and MH sticker)
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Postby mjlally » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:38 pm

ChrisK wrote:Some really sweet stuff going down there. Here's two of my recent efforts based on Celtic designs.




I love those style of celtic patterns. Used to sandblast similar ones on stone and glass.

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