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Couldn't say. He's a good friend, I know he's gone through some sh*t, but they are brand new, right off the CNC and he isn't clearing them.

Original time estimate was 4 weeks.

Kind of disheartening and disappointing.
 

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I just talked to him because I didn't want to air any laundry I shouldn't, but he's been dealing with a sick son for a long time and it's gotten worse so alot of things have hit the back burner as he has to deal with these huge contracts. He hasn't forgotten about you VP, expect to hear soon.

But there is nobody else that does what he does like he does. There have been plenty of guys that have figured out a way to dip a guitar thru some multi colored paint, some doing it for just themselves that have been doing some honestly really cool stuff lately, not for biz though. But there's only one Darren.
 

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It may be halfway there. Old people heal slow ;/ Especially when they fu** up that bad.
 

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Maybe few Jemsiter can make run of dozen bodies to swirl. It will probably be easier for Daren to do it that way,
 

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For my personal visual tastes, Michael at livewire does the best swirls; and Im even including the late great Herc Fede here too.

https://scontent.fdet1-2.fna.fbcdn....=e5a50e73f95683ff6d87ebd0ad8cefd3&oe=6053DA04

That said, apparently he's pretty scummy, but perhaps you could find an already swirled body that you like. As mentioned, it seems this thing is way more common than the exception in this field for whatever reason o_O

I can personally vouch for Sim's quality. His paint jobs are absurdly good; probably amongst the best I've seen. That said, I am aware of his ... less than stellar track record. His swirls are relatively decent
https://www.simscustomshop.com/services/swirls/

I've never heard of this dude, but his work looks quite excellent. His blue/black swirls are money, and his clear coats look great too.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/MrDean2005/photos/?ref=page_internal

another guy I have never heard of, but again, his work speaks for itself

http://www.richardfayswirls.com/home/4594167950
 

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Is this what yall are talkin about? A redone PMC... "this was redipped for unknown reason. It was sent to Steve by a fan". Maybe Steve liked the swirl style and they decided to hire the artist? I could be way off...
 

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Sometimes Id swear that Vai was doing crazy psychedelic binges for 2 weeks and has these "ideas" and then fleshes them out... then (seemingly) forgets they exist lol

That said, I gotta say, at least from that PMC, not my cup of tea haha
 

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Is this what yall are talkin about? A redone PMC... "this was redipped for unknown reason. It was sent to Steve by a fan". Maybe Steve liked the swirl style and they decided to hire the artist? I could be way off...
I'd buy that for a dollar!!! :D
 
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