Wednesday, April 9, 2008

311. Scooter Skull


Vespa Scooter Cut with Oxyacetylene Torch. Thanks to my friend Dave for inviting me to the garage where he works repairing scooters for Scoot Richmond and teaching me how to use the cutting torch! This was a rusted out body that had been sitting on the repair shelf for a while. We returned it to the shelf to photograph and it's still there now! Here's a detail view:

12 comments:

b13 said...

You have GOT to now rebuild that bad boy and get it roadworthy!

Tatman said...

Hell yeah! That's the baddest motor scooter on the planet. Grrrrrr!

lisa said...

bad ass!
aren't cutting torches a blast?

The Lone Beader said...

Awesome!

Tim said...

I love the ones that come out of left-field like this.

Fix it up, give it headlight eyes, and it would be the perfect ride for today's urban-hipster-metalhead.

kitty said...

From the first picture, I thought it was done using an airbrush, but then I read the description. You must have used a smoky setting to do the shadowing. Serious coolness, Noah! The teeth/mouth part is the icing on the cake.

I'm with Tim on fixing it up, with lights in the eye sockets. If the rest of the frame isn't salvageable, it should at least be displayed as the work of art it is. It would look really cool with the eyes backlit with a low-intensity EL panel.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

a skully vespa. Talk about your absurdly opposite contradictions!

:)

fabulous heretic said...

Restoration is a great idea, or at least auction it off on the Skulladay eBay site.

Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

Poor little scooter... I miss mine!

Suzanne Dargie said...

That looks SOOOOO CREEPY!!!

ladybug_chic said...

Finally my two interests merge! This would make a great installation outside of Scoot Richmond (excellent shop I've heard), but there is not enough frame integrety to make it road worthy again. I'm off to share this with my scooter groups!
~3 Vespa house & daily skull-a-day fan

j said...

love the metal work ones!
this is very cool!