Well I have refin'ed several Ibbys at this point, but I had really yet to do one that was somewhat unique to me. First let me start by giving a shout out to a couple of fellow Jemsiters that helped with some input on this project. As the title suggests I went after a Punisher Theme.
Thanks to Alaskabat for his mockup ideas, even though I choose to go a different route, he jumped right in to try and help as he does so often here!
Thanks to Axel_F for taking my ideas and getting them into photoshop and figuring out how to make it usable! This guy is a wiz at it and I can't express how much I appreciate the time he dedicated to this.
Now on to one of my favorite projects yet. This started out as a mild mannered RG520 with the matte Iron Pewter finish in basswood. I thought I had more pics of the beginning of this but I can't seem to find them. Nothing anyone hasn't seen before, just alot of sanding, and priming.
Then I took the file for the graphic to a local shop and had them make it with the same material they make the vehicle wraps with. I got a graphic for the body and for the headstock. Here is said graphic.
The next step was to go to automotive paint store and have them color match the deep blood red in the graphic. The paint I got has some pearl in it as well, so its really hot in person. Didn't show up to well in the photos however.
Now I made a template from the guitar body so I could make sure I get the placement of the graphic correct.
Then it was on to shooting the base color and a few coats of clear.