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Been awhile…

Posted in airbrushed, Blackline, brown, Custom Embroidery, Dyna, Fatbob, Fender bibs, hand tooled, Handlebar bag, Harley Road King, Harley Softail, Heritage, Laser Engraving, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, painted, pin-up, Road King, Skull, Slim, Softail, Sportster, StreetGlide, Tank bib, tank panel, WWII Bomber with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2017 by Chris Wright

It has been ages since I posted here to the blog, mainly because Facebook and Instagram are so much easier to use.
But it seems a good number of folks keep swinging by to check out Three Mutts Customs so here are a few pics to show what we’ve been up to lately. Of course hand tooled fender bibs, tank bibs and custom bags are still our specialty but now we’re matching to the popular seats more closely.  Mustang distressed brown material is in stock, a new relationship with LePera allows us access to ALL of their materials and Corbin matching material is possible now too!

Custom embroidery in house! An inexpensive way to apply full color designs to your custom bib.

Brown tank bibs material matched to Mustang seats, both in plain and diamond stitch!

More Chaos Pebbles with the new full body and Split Lane designs!

And for those that want to go full tilt for a full custom, there are always hand tooled & airbrushed possibilities.


Recent whaletail and pin-up bibs

Posted in color mixing, Honda Shadow Aero 750, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Three Mutts Customs, VTX1800 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2011 by Chris Wright

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me but here are a couple of recent additions to the Three Mutts bib portfolio.  Both feature new additions to the line up of offerings, the first is full color artwork – specifically hand painted tooling.

The pin-up bib was quite a project, not only tooling a pinup too look good but to then research the best paints to use for lightfastness and adhesion and that provided a vibrant myriad of colors.  Golden Fluid Acrylics were the paint of choice and it was a good one, they are awesome paints to use!  For those curious about mixing skin tones (there is no good “skin tone colored paint” that you can buy, skin tones vary and must be mixed to be accurate…I’m still learning) check out this article:  The artwork for the pin-up is a rendition of Billy Tucci’s Anchors Away.

The second addition to the line-up is I can now make the ’05-07 VTX1800 R, S & T whaletail bibs.  As it would turn out, the 2006 N1 tank and dash are the same used on the other models.  I had the tank and picked up the dash cover from Honda.  The whaletail bib pictured below is shown with the optional double row buckstitching and the tooled strap was a client request to hold his cell phone.  12 gauge shell cap conchos are mounted on the ends of the strap.  The bike is a 2006 VTX1800T1.

Here are the pics:

US Navy Pin-up Aero 750 tank bib (detail)

US Navy Pin-up Aero 750 tank bib

2006 VTX1800T1 whaletail tank bib

2006 VTX1800T1 whaletail tank bib

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