Motorcycle & Automobile Custom Paint and Airbrushing Projects

Have a look at some of the custom paint and airbrushing work done up to now. Van Vuuren Custom Paint and Airbrushing has an inner passion that flows into workmanship.

custom painted boss hoss trike

Motorcycle Custom Paint and Airbrushing - Boss Hoss Trike

Title: 'The Boss'

Tank Left Side: Skull and wing design with the phrase Supercharged Boss Hoss
Tank Right Side: Skull and wing design with the phrase Supercharged Boss Hoss
Body Rear: Photo-realistic portrait of the owner's wife designed to resemble a Guardian Angel, guarding her husband who is designed to resemble as Skelleton Mafia Boss. Two small child like skulls, one on each rear fender was added for each child with their names.
Paint Date: 2017
Based in: Vanderbijlpark, Vaal Traingle
Awards: 2017 Rhino Rally - Best Overall
2017 1000 Bike Show
 - Best Trike

Description
'The Boss' theme of this monster Boss Hoss Trike is a combination between the Boss Hoss brand name and a Mafia Boss. The owner wanted to turn the trike into a semi-memorial bike, but still show he's love for his family. With a beautiful metallic blood red colour scheme, everything about this Boss Hoss Trike lives up to it's name, from the custom FOOSE wheels right down to the awesome paint and airbrushing work done on the gearbox. Almost everything on this Boss Hoss was painted, the frame, V8 Block, heads, gearbox, diff, radiator fan and grill and most small parts on the trike.

This project exhibits the utmost highest attention to detail and photorealism.


custom painted harley davidson 883 scull candy

Motorcycle Custom Paint and Airbrushing - 2016 Harley Davidson Sportster 883

Title: 'Skull Candy'

Tank Left Side: Harley Davidson Brand painted in Candy Pink with a beautiful pattern design
Tank Right Ride: Harley Davidson Brand painted in Candy Pink with a beautiful pattern design
Tank Top: Photorealistic Candy Skull with a beautiful pattern design
Paint Date: 2016
Based in: Vanderbijlpark, Vaal Traingle

Description
Grim Femenism. A beautiful combination of subtle pink candy tones and organic detail that brings this Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 onto another level. By staying true to oldschool biker culture, a perfect composition of hard, grim, realistic, yet feminin skulls were airbrushed onto a deep black base and finished off with a clearcoat shine that is only fitting for the 'Queen-of-the-road'.

This project exhibits the utmost highest attention to detail and photorealism.


custom painted harley davidson softail slim

Motorcycle Custom Paint and Airbrushing - Harley Davidson Softail Slim

Title: 'Organic Entity'

Tank Left Side: Pattern design
Tank Right Side: Pattern design
Tank Top: Pattern design
Paint Date: 2016
Based in: Vanderbijlpark, Vaal Traingle

Description
This Harley-Davidson Softail Slim entitled, Organic Entity, received a new source of life with an exceptional high quality custom paint job. The organic pattern design and almost a 100m's of pinstriping puts this Softail into a class of it's own. A class suitable for a rider that demands it. The overall paint scheme includes a course silver base and patterns highlited in gold metallic. All the tins were then hand tinted to ad amazing contrast and warmth to the overall paint scheme. Lastly, the project was finished off with nothing less than a show quality clear coat finish.

This project exhibits the utmost highest attention to detail.


Custom painted and airbrushed Harley Davidson 48 Skull and Rose

Motorcycle Custom Paint and Airbrushing - 2012 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty Eight

Title: 'Skull and Rose'

Tank Left Side: Photorealistic portrait of the 'wife' with roses and a beautiful pattern design
Tank Right Side: Photorealistic portrait of a daughter with roses and a beautiful pattern design
Tank Top: Photorealistic skull with roses and a beautiful pattern design
Paint Date: 2016
Based in: Vanderbijlpark, Vaal Traingle
Awards: 2018 Ink & Iron - Runner-up - Best Harley Davidson
2016 Ink & Iron
- Best Paint and Runner-up - Best Harley Davidson

Description
This custom painted and airbrushed Harley Davidson sportster 48 - titled 'Skull and Rose', is the pinnicle of photorealism that depicts the love one has for the 'girls' in your life. Masterfully executed, with a one-of-a-kind color scheme, subject matter and composition the final product is bound to turn heads everywhere. Only the best urathane based airbrush paint was used for this project, together with a finish on the clear coat that will make anyone pause and loose themselves in the glass like reflections that lends to the depth anyone desires in a custom paint job.

This project exhibits the utmost highest attention to detail and photorealism.


Custom airbrushed 1978 Bedford Cruise O Van

Automobile Custom Paint and Airbrushing - 1978 Bedford Cruise O Van

Title: 'Island Style'

Passenger Side: Surealistic beach scene with a sea star as focal point
Driver Side: Photorealistic beach scene with overhanging palm leaves
Paint Date: 2015
Based in: Sonlandpark, Vaal Traingle
Press Release: Speed and Sound - Read more...

Description
This custom airbrushed 1978 Bedford Cruise O Van - elegantly titled 'Island Style', is definately proving itself as a one-of-a-kind custom automotive paint and airbrushing masterpeice. The beach and island themes on both the sides of this beautiful Van will take anyone back to the surfing days of the seventies. Two types of painting styles were incorporated into the project, photorealism and surrealism. Making sure that the overall piece appeals to the masses. Only the best urathane based paint was used for this project, ensuring that the high quality airbrushed art will last for the next 38 years, and remains a show stopper at every show.

This project exhibits extraordinary attention to detail and photorealism on a large scale.


Custom Paint and airbrushed Suzuki Boulevard

Motorcycle Custom Paint and Airbrushing - Suzuki Boulevard

Title: 'Boulevard of War'

Tank Left Side: WWII Bomber planes flying over clouds
Tank Right Side: WWII Fighter planes flying over clouds
Tank Top: Realistic skull wearing a soldier's helmut surrounded with bullets
Paint Date: 2015
Based in: Vanderbijlpark, Vaal Traingle
Awards: 2018 Ink & Iron - Best Paint and Best Cruiser
2016 Ink & Iron
- Best Overall and Best Cruiser
2015 Poison Rally - Best Overall and Best Custom
2015 1000 Bike Show - Best Cruiser
Press Release: The Citizen Motoring - Read more...

Description
This Suzuki Boulevard, dubbed 'Boulevard of War' is themed with a beautiful, realistic WWII panel and rivet custom paint job. The airbrushing was executed on top of a pearl white base that adds a brilliant shimmer to the airbrushed art. All the panels of this one-of-a-kind Boulevard incorporates this custom painted and airbrushed theme. To compliment the overall design, a realistic 'WAR SKULL' and a soldier (skull) memorial has been painted on the tank and rear mudguard, rounded off with candy black and pearl white flames. Give this Suzuki Boulevard an airstrip and it is sure to take-off.

This project exhibits extraordinary attention to detail and photorealism.


Custom Paint and airbrushed Yamaha Warrior

Motorcycle Custom Paint and Airbrushing - Yamaha Warrior

Title: 'Indian Warrior'

Tank Left side: Yamaha and Warrior logo in gold metallic with Indian axe and feathers background
Tank right side: Yamaha and Warrior logo in gold metallic with Indian axe and feathers background
Tank Top: Indian Chief theme
Paint Date: 2015
Based in: Randfontein

Description
The Indian Warrior theme on this Yamaha Warrior has an old school, combined with modern design approach. The combination between the two styles gives a new look to an Iconic theme used on many bikes over the years.

This project has fantastic high detail with photorealism.


Custom Paint and airbrushed Harley Davidson Sportster Forty Eight Motorcycle

Motorcycle Custom Paint and Airbrushing - 2012 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty Eight

Title: 'Black Beauty'

Tank Left Side: Metallic Candy Black with Gold Floral Pattern on pattern background
Tank Right Side: Metallic Candy Black with Gold Floral Pattern on pattern background
Tank Top: Realistic Portrait
Paint Date: 2015
Based in: Vanderbijlpark, Vaal Traingle

Description
The Black Beauty theme on this Harley Davidson Sportster 12.5l tin has a dark, classic, yet modern approach. The combination between the freehand realistic portrait on the top, and the pattern design on the sides, add balance to the overall piece. The floral patterns on the sides were executed in a beautiful contrast of metallic gold, black and silver with a gold pinstripe surrounding the floral patterns. Overall, this piece transforms the Sportser 48 from badass to a "Black Beauty" with attitude.

This project has fantastic high detail with photorealism.


Custom Paint and airbrushed Harley Davidson Sportster Forty Eight Motorcycle

Motorcycle Custom Paint and Airbrushing - 2012 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty Eight

Title: 'Cemetery'

Tank Left Side: Grim Reaper & Clowd and Moon Background
Tank Right Side: Flying Crow & Clowd and Moon Background
Tank Top: Green Scull with Gold Metallic Organic Swirls
Paint Date: 2014
Based in: Vanderbijlpark, Vaal Traingle

Description
The Cemetery theme on this Harley Davidson Sportster just ads to the already 'BAD ASS' attitude that the Sportster 48 is known for. Myself, Nico van Vuuren made this sporty my own and, breathed new life into my ride by custom painting a complete fantasy Cemetery theme in Emerald Candy Green. It is beautifully rounded off with Metallic Gold Organic Swirls on the top of the tank and capital HD's on the sides. The Swirls was also incorpoated onto the Air-filter cover. This project is by far van Vuuren Custom Paint and Airbrushing's 'PIECE DE RESISTANCE'.

This project has fantastic high detail with a lot of technique and creativity.


Custom Paint and airbrushed Harley Davidson Sportster Forty Eight Motorcycle

Motorcycle Custom Paint and Airbrushing - 2012 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty Eight

Title: 'Urban Skull'

Tank Left Side: Skull & Flame
Tank Right Side: Skull & Flame
Tank Top: Cola Brown Metal Flake
Paint Date: 2014
Based in: Vanderbijlpark, Vaal Traingle

Description
This urban ride was given owneship by incorporating a realistic blazing skull on each side of the tank. The brand Harley Davidson is painted in gold metallic with a thin black outline. The top of the tank is a beautiful rich Cola Brown Metal Flake.

This project has high detail with a lot of technique.


Custom Paint and airbrushed Harley Davidson Sportster Fourt Eight motorcycle

Motorcycle Custom Paint and Airbrushing - 2012 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty Eight

Title: 'Daughter'

Tank Left Side: Potrait
Tank Right Side: Potrait
Tank Top: Ghost flames
Filter Cover: Ghost flame pattern
Paint Date: 2014
Based in: Vanderbijlpark, Vaal Traingle

Description
Ownership on this Fourty Eight was taken by capturing the likeness of rider's daughter at two different stages of her life. Both portraits were painted in black and white on a black background. A thin white pinstripe seperates the black from the candy red. The top of the tank and the side of the air-filter cover is painetd with candy red on a metallic base. The overall design is clean, modern and ads to the lines of this beatiful Sporty.

This photorealistic project is a typical example of "Less is more".

 

2015 Poison Rally