Posts Tagged ‘patina’

Feature Car: Manuel Vassallo’s 1958 Volkswagen Beetle


01 Mar

Manuel Vassallo’s retro-chic, patina-loving 1958 Volkswagen beetle is the real deal. No faux rust or patina here. It’s all legit, weather beaten history on wheels and was featured in the Feb-Apr 2018 issue of VW Magazine Australia.

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As always, we’ve got a series of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to enjoy. Simply CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to visit our Flickr page where all the goodies lay in wait for your visit.

Manuel Vassallo's 1958 Volkswagen Beetle

Manuel Vassallo's 1958 Volkswagen Beetle

Manuel Vassallo's 1958 Volkswagen Beetle

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-resolution Stone Textures


13 May

It’s that time again, folks! Wicked Wednesdays is here to brighten your creative day with six FREE high-resolution texture images of glorious stone and rock formations from our local beach. All images are at full, level-12 jpeg resolution, shot with a 100mm f2.8L Canon macro lens. While we couldn’t begin to tell you what each stone type is, they’re all beautiful and ready to be incorporated into your next creative project.

This selection of six FREE high-resolution texture images, free for personal and commercial use via the Creative Commons. HOWEVER, as with all Hosking Industries textures, you are not permitted to resell, repackage or redistribute these textures. Their intended use is for creative projects only. If in doubt, please contact us.

If you’d like some of these textures hanging on your wall, we offer selected images as prints and other printed items via our Redbubble.com page! CLICK HERE to check them out!

CLICK HERE to see the gallery or right click each thumbnail to download the high-res files direct.

FREE High-resolution Stone Textures     FREE High-resolution Stone Textures

FREE High-resolution Stone Textures     FREE High-resolution Stone Textures

FREE High-resolution Stone Textures     FREE High-resolution Stone Textures

Feature Car: Phil Mizzi’s 1954 Volkswagen Barndoor Single-Cab


03 Jun

We’re stoked to be able to bring you some samples from our photo shoot with Phil Mizzi’s insane 1954 Volkswagen Barndoor Single-Cab drag car, affectionately known as ‘Grover’. Powered by a 2.8L forged Autocraft stroker engine that’s been supercharged with a Harrop HVT2300 blower, this VW boasts more engineering than any Kombi you’re ever likely to see. You can read all about it in the latest issue of VW Magazine Australia (VWMA), which is on Aussie newsstands now. It’ll be coming out soon in the UK in Performance VW magazine.

As always, we’ve got a series of seven FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to enjoy. Simply CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to visit our Flickr page where all the goodies lay in wait for your visit.

Phil Mizzi's 1954 Volkswagen Barndoor Single-Cab

Phil Mizzi's 1954 Volkswagen Barndoor Single-Cab     Phil Mizzi's 1954 Volkswagen Barndoor Single-Cab

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Resolution Macro Textures


17 Jul

Wicked Wednesdays is here again, folks! One more lot of FREE high-resolution macro photographic texture images for your enjoyment. They’re a little more obscure and random this time around, with some shots of sea shells, radiator fins, sand-smoothed broken glass, an electric guitar’s selector switch and of course, more wool! We hope you are able to find uses for them all. If we find the time to get out and shoot some more soon, we’ll bring you more in the future. Feel free to send requests.

All images were shot on a Canon 7D with a 100mm f2.8L macro lens, using several shots of each object for focus stacking.

Simply CLICK HERE to view the gallery of six images or right-click on the thumbnails below to download the images direct. As always, these are FREE for commercial and personal creative use, however you may not resell or redistribute or claim them as your own. Enjoy!

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Feature Car: Paul Lonergran’s Insane 1928 Dodge Rat Rod


04 Feb

Issue 20 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods (aka Genuine Hot Rods) is on sale now and boasts four photo shoots and feature stories by Hosking Industries, including one on Paul Lonergran’s insane 1928 Dodge Rat Rod, pictured here. Paul’s beastie has been built on the cheap, using parts from around his shop and home collection and Paul claims he did it all for a measly $42!

The phantom ’28 Dodge is powered by a high-revving 327ci small-block Chevrolet V8 and the car features more patina than a rusty boat anchor with corrosion and rust at every turn. Rat rods don’t come much more genuinely ratty than Paul’s. Who’d have it any other way?!

As always, we’ve got a series of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to enjoy and strobist fans will find our lighting information and EXIF data on each image’s caption, too. Simply CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to visit our Flickr page where all the goodies lay in wait for your visit.

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Paul Lonergran's Insane 1928 Dodge Rat Rod

 

Paul Lonergran's Insane 1928 Dodge Rat Rod     Paul Lonergran's Insane 1928 Dodge Rat Rod

Feature Car: Andrew McClelland’s 1928 Ford Tourer


05 Oct

Issue 18 of Heavy Duty Hot Rods (aka Modified Street Hot Rods) is about to hit the stands and includes three photo shoots by Hosking Industries, including the one we did on Andrew McClelland’s awesome retro 1928 Ford Tourer, shown here. Resplendent in its undercoat grey paint and boasting plenty of understated pin striping, the flathead-powered open-cab rod gets plenty of attention.

Andrew and his Drag-Ens club mates built the rod in a short time frame for their annual Valla Rod Run, that the club puts together on the NSW north coast. Here, Andrew’s daughter scored the job of cruising the funky flattie along the cruise route all weekend, grabbing a trophy for her efforts.

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As always, we’ve got a selection of desktop wallpaper-sized images for you to view and download for your own computer. For the photogs, you’ll find our EXIF data on each image as well (no real strobist stuff this time around, except the engine shot). Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to jump.

Andrew McClelland's 1928 Ford Tourer

Andrew McClelland's 1928 Ford Tourer     Andrew McClelland's 1928 Ford Tourer

Feature Bike: Davo Voodoo’s Custom Honda Bobber


30 Aug

Issue 18 of Wild Aussie Choppers magazine (aka Australia’s Hottest Bobbers & Customs) is coming out soon and also features a shoot and story we did on Davo Voodoo’s wicked little Honda-powered retro-styled bobber. Davo runs Voodoo Tattoo on NSW’s Central Coast and bought this bike as an unfinished project at the 2011 Taren Point Rat Day, which is also where we first laid eyes on the stainless steel-framed machine.

It’s powered by a 600cc Honda engine and damages kidneys with a rigid frame and distinct lack of suspension in the seating area as well. To ensure everyone realises it’s got a stainless frame, Davo went for an unpainted look on the frame and matched that with a scuffed look on the tank and guard, where Davo nicely finished things off with his first ever automotive paint job. Be sure to read more about the bike in issue 18, when it goes on sale in September.

For now, enjoy six FREE desktop wallpaper images of the bike on our Flickr page by CLICKING HERE or on the thumbnails below. Strobist fans will also find our lighting and EXIF info there. Thanks to the guys at The Chop Shop for letting us shoot in their workshop.

Davo Voodoo's Custom Honda Bobber

Davo Voodoo's Custom Honda Bobber     Davo Voodoo's Custom Honda Bobber

Feature Bikes: Tim and Neil’s Custom Harley Davidson Bobbers


19 Jan

Issue 13 of Wild Aussie Choppers contains no less than four feature photo shoots by Hosking Industries and this shoot on Tim and Neil’s matching Harley Davidson-powered bobbers is one of them. Hailing from the Northen Beaches of Sydney in NSW, Australia, Tim and Neil are mates that share a love of custom cars and bikes and own a few cool machines between them, including the work-in-progress F-truck that’s in the shed behind the bikes.

These two motorcycles garnered an extensive spread in the magazine and you can read all about their construction and technical specs in issue 13, on-sale now. For all the strobist fans, you’ll find lighting information in the captions for each shot on our Flick page by CLICKING HERE or on the thumbs below. And don’t forget, we also offer these six images in desktop wallpaper dimensions FREE!

Tim and Neil's Custom Harley Bobbers

Tim and Neil's Custom Harley Bobbers     Tim and Neil's Custom Harley Bobbers

Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Res Sydney City Images


21 Sep

We don’t often deviate from our commitment to provide you all with free texture images, but when we do, it’s only so we can bring you some free stock images! This week we’ve brought you some FREE high-resolution stock images of Sydney. However, instead of uploading a bunch of cliched shots of the harbour bridge, opera house or other tripe, we thought we’d look for some more uncommon elements of the city and this is what we’ve found.

You’ll see some nice examples of the juxtaposition of old and new building design primarily, but also some other cool stuff we hope you can use either in design projects or perhaps simply as inspiration for a future design project of your own. Enjoy!

As always, Hosking Industries high-resolution texture images are FREE for personal and commercial use. However, you may not resell, repackage or redistribute these textures or generally pass them off as your own for monetary gain etc. Use them in your design projects, but don’t use them for commercial gain.

Click on the thumbnails to download the super happy-time high-res versions (you can right click and Save-As, too!):
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Wicked Wednesdays: FREE High-Resolution Patina Textures


07 Sep

Yeah, we know… it’s only been a couple of weeks since our last series of high-resolution patina textures. But come on, the 2011 Taren Point Rat Day was just on again this last Father’s Day and the place was full to the brim with brilliantly rusty cars. What would you do!? Yeah, thought so. heheh

As always, Hosking Industries high-resolution texture images are FREE for personal and commercial use. However, you may not resell, repackage or redistribute these textures or generally pass them off as your own for monetary gain etc. Use them in your design projects, but don’t use them for commercial gain.

Click on the thumbnails to download the super happy-time high-res versions (you can right click and Save-As, too!):
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