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Old Panheads Never Die by DarkRiderDLMC Old Panheads Never Die by DarkRiderDLMC
"These were special motorcycles. Big, light, incredible torque, driven by partying madmen who fought using weapons.

It was a very good time."
- Me and I meant it. :D

The Panhead was Harley's sweetest looking, best sounding motor. A group of chopped Pans being danced in and out of traffic at twice the speed limit, racing between car was a sight that would explain the "biker" lifestyle instantly.

"Roberta, I don't think these buttmunches care if they live or die!"

"Jut drive, Fred."
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Litterboy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Thank you.  Harley's are a work of love for me :D
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Litterboy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you get that polished body effect and headlight? Was it all DAZ?
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
No, I don't use Daz.  But it was totally done in Poser, which in some ways is similar.  The headlight took a bit of work, the rest is pretty much just lighting and using a white bkg to reflect off the chrome.

That is one of Billy-T's "Ancient Bison" collection.  He doesn't sell them anymore, but he still sells lesser quality hog models on Daz3D's site.  The new ones are about twenty each, the old ones were $100 for the set way back in 2002.  Still use them all the time, so it was money well spent.
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Litterboy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the Billy-T's...newer versions, but never could get my bikes to look that well done.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I went looking through my gallery for renders of Billy's new bikes and found these fav.me/d6ekm5p and fav.me/d32hbat

The first was 100% Poser, the second is a Poser/Bryce combo, but I'll bet I rendered the backdrop ib bryce and the bike in Poser.

There are a bunch of renders of the older version in my stuff and they pretty much all look better than the newer.  One thing I'd try if you haven't is loading them into bryce and replacing billy's reflection map chrome with bryce brushed silver whereever you can.  Bryce isn't great with textures...
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Litterboy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Unless it's polished silver then it sometimes comes out looking like chrome.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
:nod:
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TattooNomad Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional
Like the 60 - 70's old school chopper look. Prefer that to the mega space between head cover and frame and fat rear tire that dominates bikes built custom today. Nice looking scoot!!
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Yeah. I do like the fatter than 16in rear tires, but I'll never have enough cash to do more than motor work and paint on my shovel again in my lifetime, so I'll run 16s forever. When I ran Pans, we'd use a modest highboy and stretch it further with rake. You'd get a long sled, low sled that DEMANDED a skid plate, switched lanes with a twitch of your asscheek and looked great. I miss 'em, but I run a bobber with shocks now and I'm way to spoiled and old to ever run a rigid again.

Glad you liked it :D
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