Since the first Bifrost pick we made back in 2019, Kaotic Artworks has been our go to for premium resin materials.
Justin from KAW really does create some, if not the best, poured resin materials that are truly a work of art.
This time we received a couple sample pieces, a green one - which we made another article about here >Green Custom Guitar Pick<
and this red one which we’re about to deep dive into.
This red material featured some really cool transparent octagrams.
These octagrams really popped when you backlit the material & we wanted to incorporate them into the design of the pick.
Unfortunately we weren't able to fit much of them onto the pick because they were just too big.
Still we caught a couple of the angles here and there as you’ll see.
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The rest of the material has the Iron Age color trio of red/white/black in a sort of camo pattern,
a mix that was masterfully done by Justin without having all the colors mixed into a big gray blob.
To add another layer of complexity to this, some of the colors were also made to be UV reactive, meaning they glow a different color under blacklight.
In this case, the pick radiates more of an orange color with the transparent lines giving off a bluish glow.
Enough about the material, you can see the video for yourself or scroll down to read about the things we did to make this custom guitar pick a reality.
For more of Justin's work, check out his Instagram @KaoticArtworks
For nice photos of the finished plectrum, scroll to the bottom.
Last but not least, the faces were sanded in the way we typically do it.
I see a lot of people starting to make their picks like we do btw.
The faces were sanded with a medium grit to contrast the wet-looking gloss.
If it’s not a contrast in color, then it’s a contrast in texture… That’s learned from photography or visual arts.
In this case, the black material contrasting with the white, the red material contrasting with the green engraving,
and finally the polished bevels contrasting with the matte faces of the pick.
All of this is considered.
How long did all of this take?
If I were to run through it from start to finish, maybe 30 minutes to an hour tops.
But with the video recording and all, this pick took a couple of hours to make and shoot simultaneously.
This isn’t taking into account the time it took to put the video together nor the time it took to write this article while also running the daily shop operations…
At this time we were undertaking a pre-order of Sammy Duet’s signature guitar picks.
If you’re into some blackened thrash extreme metal, check him out on Instagram @SammyPierreDuet
A couple of people had asked about the time it took to make a custom guitar pick like this, so I included it this time.
If you have any other questions feel free to comment below.
OR if you have any ideas about content you would like to see from us here at Iron Age, also comment below.
We’re looking forward to your feedback. Let us know how you feel about these videos or if you think we should try something different,
maybe different music? Different video angles? Longer videos, shorter videos?
Anyways, thank you for watching or reading if you got this far!
-Alex & The Iron Age Team
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