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Old 11-28-2016, 11:00 PM #1
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Anodizings Lost Arts

Just got a PM from someone about a gun I anodized a while back and it got me to thinking. What are the Best and Worst lost arts of anodizing.

For me, the things I don't see much anymore but use to love are:
1. Tattoo's, gloss graphics on dust bodies or vise versa
2. Splash fades
3. Air Brush
4. Water color (similar to an acid wash but had a different look to it, more pastel and flowing)


Things I'm glad are gone:
1. Brush Stroke



I'll post pictures as I find them.

My Background: I ran Dirt Products Anodizing for about 12 years in the early 2000's. I specialized in custom anodizings and never repeated a pattern more that 2 times and only with the original customers consent. I was always a huge believer in custom meant the customer owned the design. Because of this I was privileged to do a lot of work for companies and teams like Raza, Dynasty, Ironmen, Avalanche, Infamous and many others. I have seen many people and trends come and go.
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:37 PM #2
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Got your tattoo right here: http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...light=cheshire

Watercolor instead of acid wash would have been cool had I known about it.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:11 PM #3
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rschoi_75's Autococker is a great example of the watercolor technique.

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3879411&page=8

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Old 12-02-2016, 08:12 AM #4
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Damn that is awesome, Caustic is amazing.

I almost had him do a printed graphic instead of the tattoo, figgen expensive...
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:27 AM #5
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rschoi_75's Autococker is a great example of the watercolor technique.
Not exactly what I had in mind. Go check out this guys stuff http://www.peterkellettart.com/photos.html it isn't paintball but the guy is supper talented with anodizing and it shows a good description of "water color" anodizing on some of his stuff. All of his art is done with anodized aluminum.

Acid Rain use to do some pretty interesting stuff. Like this one.
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It could just be me but I have not seen a lot of three color fades recently.

I was thinking something like this
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I'd like to see some of those as well.
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Not exactly what I had in mind. Go check out this guys stuff http://www.peterkellettart.com/photos.html it isn't paintball but the guy is supper talented with anodizing and it shows a good description of "water color" anodizing on some of his stuff. All of his art is done with anodized aluminum.
that is the same guy as the original PK Select who used to do some of the most amazing anno on markers

http://www.pkselective.com

they were the first place to do splash anno on guns for Mike at CCI on his phantoms yeaaaaars ago, I have one of Mikes original pics of the guns they did. They also had Pierce (sp?) who did their fancy graphics like the thunderstruck and others.

They still do anno, but not so much in Paintball obviously, Pierce has retired, and one of their other good graphics guys left to start his own shop now known as Arnolds Metal Finishing. AMF handles Bob Long anno.

I miss tattoos as well, like the old Barb Wire LCD Angel and the Rasta A4 Fly Angels....they always looked great.
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that is the same guy as the original PK Select who used to do some of the most amazing anno on markers

http://www.pkselective.com

they were the first place to do splash anno on guns for Mike at CCI on his phantoms yeaaaaars ago, I have one of Mikes original pics of the guns they did. They also had Pierce (sp?) who did their fancy graphics like the thunderstruck and others.

They still do anno, but not so much in Paintball obviously, Pierce has retired, and one of their other good graphics guys left to start his own shop now known as Arnolds Metal Finishing. AMF handles Bob Long anno.

I miss tattoos as well, like the old Barb Wire LCD Angel and the Rasta A4 Fly Angels....they always looked great.
Yeah, I pulled the website off of pkselective. Piers Wiggett (the guy that did the original thunderstruck and airbrush stuff) was a big reason I got into anodizing. He did amazing work. Nice guy too.
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It could just be me but I have not seen a lot of three color fades recently.
Not even three color fades.... I rarely see standard fades that have a nice smooth transitions
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