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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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lecristal Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!
very nice my friend
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
My first motorcycle was a Panhead! :) Beautiful visually and with the most amazing voice :D Thank you!
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lecristal Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
current with our bikes, we no longer sounds as before
I think make a radical change at the injection
the fuel of 42 would be welcome now
transformation is calculated for a whole arm, given the sum pay
but I think it's worth it to do
I waited 30 years before getting a Harley
and it gives me great pleasure to drive a 2009 Street bob now
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Eddyfying Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thank you!
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wynfamous Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
badd ass..keep up the great stuff
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you, I've rendered a lot of bikes but this is probably my best scooter render :D
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adict-drek Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
The pan was the best. Every biker knows that right? I like the knuckle a lot too. This is really awesome, lovin the detail. For some reason I keep looking at the headlight. Thats fricken perfect.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
:D
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inspiredcreativity Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is fantastic.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
The Panhead has always been my favorite Harley motor.
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inspiredcreativity Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I will speak sacrilege...I have never driven a motorcycle, but they sure look purdy.
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LegacyMoon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Niceeeeeeeee!
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Thanks.
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KuroiHanazono Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
i love motorcycles *_*
Taiji love it too
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
These were special motorcycles. Big, light, incredible torque, driven by partying madmen who fought using weapons.

It was a very good time.
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KuroiHanazono Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
motors are great full of power
i love motors i used to draw thme *_*
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wilde-media Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Thats awesome! Gotta love the Harleys! Check out my Custom Harley Davidson V-Rod in my gallery!
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