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Old 07-22-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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Default Hand Painting the Royal Enfield

I've been taking a break from this site... Obviously... But came across a video this morning that I though you guys would enjoy. Essentially, it's footage of a man with a very funny accent hand-painting a factory Royal Enfield tank. The juxtaposition...

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Old 07-22-2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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That looks fast to me, but I don't know shit about striping.

It's not that odd, England and (I'm assuming) India have had a long history...
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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I don't know shit either, but I was amazed that a mass-production facility would have a lone guy striping by hand. I hope he's paid well, at least by Indian standards.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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That guy has MAD skills. What a steady hand and eye! I am impressed.
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Check out his smile at the end. Cool video.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:02 AM   #6
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Check out his smile at the end. Cool video.
hahahaha, yeah, he knows he's the shit and is proud of it! He striped that bitch totally oblivious to all the people moving around him, and using the same table as he was etc.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:28 AM   #7
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thats insane!
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:34 AM   #8
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thats fast! i dont think i could even lay down straight decals that fast, lol
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And what was the purpose of the two guys in the background?
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:43 AM   #10
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And what was the purpose of the two guys in the background?
I think it's a union shop.
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I think it's a union shop.
More like overpaid managers micro managing the guy who knows how to actually "work".
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It's pretty obviously a demonstration.
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friggin sweet, i guess if i did the same stripes everyday i would be like a machine as well
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nice way to return from a break , that was cool
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:59 PM   #15
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Finally...something Royal Enfield related!


You can see, at certain angles, that the tank has guide stripes laid down and he just goes over them with a bigger brush and a steady hand. Damn cool video.
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Man... I could watch that over and over. Its strangely hypnotic. Notice how the striper is 100% focused on what he is doing. Its almost as if a gunfight could be going on around him and he would not even notice.

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WOW, that's insane!



This guy was fast, too.
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That smile at the end, he knows he's the shit. Doesn't even change brushes to do the thin stripes...
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:12 PM   #19
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He messed up on one part of the thinner stripe on the right side. You can see him look at it and grimace, but his mess up beats my best pinstripe job.

the guys in the back are prolly the two guys that put on the decals for the mass production jobs.

Great video thanks!!
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:24 PM   #20
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wow i really appreciate that he takes pride in what he does due to the focus on his face and his smile at the end. love it.
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