GF755XXH Purple Monster

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JTrelikes

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  • Oct 3, 2006
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    Jim Trelikes
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    Recently completed Calstar Graphiter GF755XXH for Rodney White of Houston, Texas. Features special ordered purple Batson, Alps roller guides, and a custom anodized Aftco unibutt.


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    Slater

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    Jun 1, 2006
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    Just when we think we've seen everything, JT puts another spin on things.
    Looks great!
     
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    bparker1225

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    Amazing job amazing rod! Jim could you please the purple metallic thread you used and what metallic powders you prefer or used on this build.
    Like alwys your work is unmatched!
    Thank you
     
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    cmepen

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    As always Jim your thread work is amazing. The marbling is so unusual looking, psychedelic is a spot on term. Just so psychedelic! The components really fit the build. Those rollers are killer looking. Amazing craftsmanship! Thank you for sharing your artistry.
     
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    JTrelikes

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    Looking good mang, taking the photo wrap to a new level

    Nothing new Bill, just putting your great technique to work on this one. Similar to the way you do the faux abalone and such!

    Thanks everyone for the nice comments, Bill nailed it...........this was not marbling, but rather photo inlays with waterslides. Rodney gave me a photo that he wanted to replicate with marbling, but the image looked so damn cool I suggested that we just use it as is. One other thing we did was use glow powder underneath, so they actually glow a little in the dark.
     
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    JTrelikes

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    Looking good mang, taking the photo wrap to a new level

    Nothing new Bill, just putting your great technique to work on this one. Similar to the way you do the faux abalone and such!

    Thanks everyone for the nice comments, Bill nailed it...........this was not marbling, but rather photo inlays with waterslides. Rodney gave me a photo that he wanted to replicate with marbling, but the image looked so damn cool I suggested that we just use it as is. One other thing we did was use glow powder underneath, so they actually glow a little in the dark.
     
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    Slater

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    Do I see monster heads in the photoslide inlay in picture #7?
     
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    JTrelikes

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  • Oct 3, 2006
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    Nothing intentional under the guides Rob, just the psychedelic pattern. Got the image of the purple Hulk just above the foregrip.......guess he's a purple monster! Lol!
     
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    DocSki

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    Man this is a beauty and just a penny or two in all the hardware. Great build.
     
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    JTrelikes

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  • Oct 3, 2006
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    Thanks Doc! Yeah, the components added up on this one, but it sure came out cool. These Alps rollers are so awesome! Big thanks to Bill Batson for getting these made up in the special color for us!
     
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