Airbrushing a Peterbilt American Truck

The day I got to Airbrush an American Peterbilt Truck!!!!

If you follow me on any of the social media platforms you will notice this is all I have talked about recently. It has been one of the most exciting pieces of airbrush art I have been asked to paint. I have always been a huge fan of the big American trucks, and I especially like seeing the design and artwork that is put onto them for shows. Painting a truck something I have always wanted to get a request to paint.

Not only did that chance happen but the theme I was commissioned to paint was amazing. What suits an American truck better than adding an airbrushed American diner scene onto the back.

With that theme in mind I crated some variations of the designs around that theme for the customer to look at, the design they chose was my ‘wild card’ for the diner theme, it was a completely different approach to the usual outdoor or indoor airbrushed diner scenes this was an indoor setting looking out of a window onto their personal car collection including the truck I was painting onto. My customers reactions were great they liked the uniqueness the design had to offer. and so preparation and painting of the inside out diner began.

It has been a huge project due to the size of the truck and also the challenges it threw at me – fitting it in my spray shop was the first challenge and good old British weather was a second, with a temporary structure built around the truck for spraying in work began. Bigger size means details and allowed for me to add lots of items and ideas that were personalized to the customers wants, including the colours, cars, items in the diner and also 3 hidden teddy bears that were sentimental, all these little details made the design requests I created for them all the more special.

More pictures of the truck can be found in a few of the albums I have on this website including the truck album, automotive album and Works in progress album..

Discover more from BEX AIRBRUSHING

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading