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Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#1  Postby DesertDiver » Thu May 15, 2008 12:49 am

Hola Divers,,

I've just embarked on a new hobby that compliments my scuba diving addiction. Since I got my own aluminium tank, I've begun to add some handdrawn and handpainted pictures on it. Though I've received some great comments from people, I'd like wipe the whole tank clean and start again.

Which comes to what I'm asking here... [blink]I'd like to get MUW member's feedback on what images would look really cool on it and the colours that can be used[/blink]. In short, you guys would be key contributors to the beautification of my tank.

What we'll do is agree on a time-frame - looking at a month for full completion. MUW members can provide ideas on the images up to the end of the month period. On a weekly basis, I will post pictures of the work in progress. Hows that?...

Hahaha (i think i need a new hobby) but I'm serious about this project. The month will start on the 27th of May and end on the 27th of June ([color=#00ff00]coincidentally my birthday - so in a way I'm making my own birthday gift). [/color] I'll post a picture of my existing tank and every week therefrom, the WIP will be shown.

Ciao guys. Happy diving.
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#2  Postby Snafu » Thu May 15, 2008 1:51 am

Why dont I lend you 1 of my cylinder & you can do some art work on it?
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#3  Postby John F SeaDemon » Thu May 15, 2008 7:35 am

Me too...hehehe...my twin tank set needs some beautification  :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#4  Postby reen » Thu May 15, 2008 9:06 am

ooooo...tatoo tank...cooll...
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#5  Postby DesertDiver » Thu May 15, 2008 11:03 am

Hoho... no external beautification until mine is done. But twin tanks is going to be my next project. I have a WTX 6 Apeks twinset bladder and the metal twin tank band which I will apply some detailing too.. but not yet.

Anyhow, i'm posting my existing tank pics today.
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#6  Postby Snafu » Thu May 15, 2008 11:15 am

Nice...but why Nitrous Oxide?

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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#7  Postby DesertDiver » Thu May 15, 2008 11:18 am

I dunno man. after making it only I thought the same thing. Hence, asking you guys for feedback cuz my own ideas suck. Heee  hee.

NOS - [blink]N[/blink]itrogen, [blink]O[/blink]xygen & [blink]S[/blink]tuff :$
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#8  Postby Snafuette » Thu May 15, 2008 11:23 am

FYI


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Nitrous oxide (aka laughing gas or dinitrogen monoxide) is a chemical compound with the chemical formula N2O. At room temperature, it is a colorless non-flammable gas, with a pleasant, slightly sweet odor and taste. It is used in surgery and dentistry for its anesthetic and analgesic effects. It is commonly known as "laughing gas" due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it, a property that has led to its recreational use as an inhalant drug. It is also used in motor racing as an oxidizer to increase the power output of engines.

Desert diver, I dont think you want that kind of gas in your tank.. you wouldn't be able to have a good dive.. hahahahaha  :D :D :D :D maybe you will get to see mermaids......
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#9  Postby duyong95 » Thu May 15, 2008 12:35 pm

i think the trigger fish will sure takut after seeing ur tank with the tengkorak :D
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#10  Postby sheik » Thu May 15, 2008 1:09 pm

DesertDiver,
i was just wondering in terms of well, safety a bit. i am a little dense here since i think (i think only la) that tank should not be painted in case there is a crack. if there is a crack, and it's underneath the paint, you won't be able to see it.

but, anyways, i'd love to get some minimalist theme painted on my tanks.
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#11  Postby Mephisto the Heretic » Thu May 15, 2008 2:56 pm

N2O.... dont confuse your NOS tank and dive tank...your engine manifold cant take 200bar...heheh.

just an idea....tank matt black all around and the symbol below in silver.

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anyway...what are you using for the paint? acrylic spray?

good job on the tank. you are quite the artis yaaa?
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#12  Postby LaraCroft » Thu May 15, 2008 3:39 pm

duyong95 wrote:i think the trigger fish will sure takut after seeing ur tank with the tengkorak :D


Hahaha... and if he is using laughing gas, he will laughing at the trigger when it is coming at him.
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#13  Postby kimseng the maverick rogue » Thu May 15, 2008 4:04 pm

last time only use permanent marker and conteng and draw grafitti
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#14  Postby DesertDiver » Thu May 15, 2008 9:39 pm

The matt black approach would be nice. but I'd probably look for a marine theme. a bit more colour would be cool. My whole gear is black - including fins and all ... and as Shaggy / blanka will testify, in the usual murky waters of UAE, they've lost me several times. Hence, a brightly coloured tank would do well to identify me.

Here's what we'll do. You have my agreement on the matt black - the media to be used will be acrylic spray - hence a rubbery feel and texture. Additionally, there will be a stencil made based on the outline of a triggerfish. This stencil will be in a lighter black/grey and used as a background. Other images will be incorporated on top of this background using oil based paint markers( the existing media) .

I'll make a sketch of the idea and will post it here for your guys.

Hows that?
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#15  Postby tulip » Thu May 15, 2008 9:48 pm

walauuuehhh... trigger fish??  [-( [-( [-( [-(
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#16  Postby Mephisto the Heretic » Fri May 16, 2008 2:35 pm

DesertDiver wrote:The matt black approach would be nice. but I'd probably look for a marine theme. a bit more colour would be cool. My whole gear is black - including fins and all ... and as Shaggy / blanka will testify, in the usual murky waters of UAE, they've lost me several times. Hence, a brightly coloured tank would do well to identify me.

Here's what we'll do. You have my agreement on the matt black - the media to be used will be acrylic spray - hence a rubbery feel and texture. Additionally, there will be a stencil made based on the outline of a triggerfish. This stencil will be in a lighter black/grey and used as a background. Other images will be incorporated on top of this background using oil based paint markers( the existing media) .

I'll make a sketch of the idea and will post it here for your guys.

Hows that?



allright...lets do it!
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#17  Postby DesertDiver » Sat May 17, 2008 4:09 am

WIP... probably sketch will be ready tom.
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#18  Postby tulip » Sat May 17, 2008 11:56 am

wahhh... so soon arr? cool la.. i wish i have the creativity to do something like that.. i'm still working on what to write on my sausage  [-( [-(
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#19  Postby dp » Sat May 17, 2008 9:33 pm

Jasmine Ho wrote:FYI


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nitrous oxide (aka laughing gas or dinitrogen monoxide) is a chemical compound with the chemical formula N2O. At room temperature, it is a colorless non-flammable gas, with a pleasant, slightly sweet odor and taste. It is used in surgery and dentistry for its anesthetic and analgesic effects. It is commonly known as "laughing gas" due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it, a property that has led to its recreational use as an inhalant drug. It is also used in motor racing as an oxidizer to increase the power output of engines.

Desert diver, I dont think you want that kind of gas in your tank.. you wouldn't be able to have a good dive.. hahahahaha  :D :D :D :D maybe you will get to see mermaids......





actually snafuette, I wud like to have NOS very much, actually.. then i can fin faster, to catch up with the rest of the dive group who ALWAYS leave me behind.

AND i will finally get to see my mermaid too!


On a serious note tho...very nice designs, DD.
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#20  Postby kenneth0 » Sat May 17, 2008 9:43 pm

geez,interesting!! :laughing11:by the way,how much does a alu tank cost eh? [/tt]
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#21  Postby DesertDiver » Sun May 18, 2008 11:27 pm

OK Gang.. sorry for the delay. Busy with my golf game on friday and all day napping on Saturday. Anyhow, please find my first draft sketch below.

I really thought that the black matt spray would look nice. However, I changed it a bit and came up with the following:-

Comments are welcome
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#22  Postby mrblanc » Wed May 28, 2008 4:02 am

Bro....
  bila nak do my tank? i wanna transform my tank toooo. i went back malaysia for 25 days and you have got a lot of underwater project.. this guy is cooool.. though he is a desert diver. u did a great job on your strobe.. my nano strobe can't match your cool strobe..[color=#0062FF]
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Re: Tank Beautification Project

Post Number:#23  Postby Mephisto the Heretic » Wed May 28, 2008 2:40 pm

wow..looks good man!
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