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Captain_Lovehandles
06-27-2013, 02:25 AM
This is something I started a while back and just got around to finishing. Thanks to Uke Republic for donating the Dolphin just so I could have some fun with it. And DeG, whose idea it was to put an egg inside.

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More pix at my tumblr (also at Captain Lovehandles on facebook):

Bacon uke on tumblr (http://captainlovehandles.tumblr.com/post/53849600323/just-finished-painting-my-bacon-ukulele-even-has)

fernandogardinali
06-27-2013, 02:32 AM
Tasty! Nhammy

stevepetergal
06-27-2013, 02:39 AM
Sorry, I like mine crispy.

Doc_J
06-27-2013, 02:41 AM
This is something I started a while back and just got around to finishing. Thanks to Uke Republic for donating the Dolphin just so I could have some fun with it. And DeG, whose idea it was to put an egg inside.

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More pix at my tumblr (also at Captain Lovehandles on facebook):

Bacon uke on tumblr (http://captainlovehandles.tumblr.com/post/53849600323/just-finished-painting-my-bacon-ukulele-even-has)

That is awesome, especially with the fried egg in the sound hole!

mm stan
06-27-2013, 02:42 AM
Perfect for playing in the early mornings....wonder if a bacon scented oil would help...:)
wow that is awesome.....

Skitzic
06-27-2013, 02:55 AM
That very well could be the tastiest ukulele ever! :D

vanflynn
06-27-2013, 03:02 AM
Mmmmmm Bacon

Captain_Lovehandles
06-27-2013, 03:14 AM
I know the bacon love thing is a bit overdone (especially in the case of stevepetergal) but graphically, bacon is a striking image.

Linz
06-27-2013, 03:40 AM
Friggin awesome!

cantsing
06-27-2013, 03:51 AM
Love it! And I don't eat bacon!

UkuleleHill
06-27-2013, 04:19 AM
Put it in the microwave for 4 min for that crispy uke goodness!

GaryC1968
06-27-2013, 04:37 AM
Everything is better with bacon!

TCK
06-27-2013, 04:39 AM
Even Ukulele! Awesome uke right there
Everything is better with bacon!

Captain Simian
06-27-2013, 05:07 AM
Eh...I would have been more impressed if the egg was poached. Anyone can fry an egg.

Trinimon
06-27-2013, 07:19 AM
Mmmm, bacon!

HeWhoTalksLoudSayinNothin
06-27-2013, 07:25 AM
Errr... delicious?

Na, seriously, looks pretty cool!

hmgberg
06-27-2013, 10:15 AM
Is anyone else hungry?

kvehe
06-27-2013, 10:54 AM
note to self....add bacon to shopping list....

Skrik
06-27-2013, 07:38 PM
That looks really well done (see what I did there?)

Any chance of a description of how you did it?

(Mine (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?31768-FrankenUke-finally-in-progress) turned out quite rough, and I'd like to be able to do it better next time.)

armchair_spaceman
06-27-2013, 09:58 PM
Does it come with a Lady Gaga song book?

(Seriously though, there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who like bacon...and those who are wrong :p )

Captain_Lovehandles
06-28-2013, 01:52 AM
Skrik, yours is totally cool. If you are worried about a perfect paint job, I'm not the one to ask. I used Testers model paint and it's sloppy and gloppy, but I'm neither a painter nor a perfectionist. Here's my info:

Makin' Bacon: A Guide to Painting a Makala Dolphin with Bacon Strips

Because the Dolphin has a painted wood top and plastic back and sides, I use Testers model paint. Do not paint the Testers directly on the bridge or fretboard, however. It will take weeks to dry. If you are painting the wood surfaces, prime them with Kilz.

I've painted three ukes this way. I believe others use paints that give more blending capability but if you use acrylics I suppose you have to clear coat it afterwards, and I'm not sure what would work best on the plastic in that case. I think you'd go with an all wood uke, and maybe prime it before.

For the bacon uke, here's my painting process:

1) Outline bacon strips in a tan and fill with off white.

2) Shade the strip with the same tan to make it appear rippled.

3) Add red and pink streaks of lean meat. Use photo references to become familiar with how these occur in the bacon.

4) Use a darker red and pink to shade the lean streaks in the same areas as before.

5) Add shadows and highlights, and other detail.

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Skinny Money McGee
06-28-2013, 02:26 AM
Too cool Capt. LH, but you watch, there will be some Chinese uke maker out there that will rip your design idea and start selling it. !

sukie
06-28-2013, 03:56 AM
Too cool Capt. LH, but you watch, there will be some Chinese uke maker out there that will rip your design idea and start selling it. !

Ouch!

But probably true.

Captain_Lovehandles
06-28-2013, 03:59 AM
That would just force me to do something more original.

Lime
06-28-2013, 07:23 AM
I was going to warn you not to play it naked (you know, so you don't get burned by flying grease), but it doesn't appear to have strings! Is it going to become playable ever or is it strictly decorative?

Captain_Lovehandles
06-28-2013, 09:12 AM
It's a playa. I have tuners on it now. I wanted to let the paint dry a few days on the bridge before I string it. I took the pix right after I finished painting it.

Skrik
06-28-2013, 09:13 AM
Thanks for the info, Capt. The pictures make the ukulele look as smooth as if it came out of a paintshop.

Enjoy!

Captain_Lovehandles
06-28-2013, 09:23 AM
On that closeup pic you kinda see the gloppy texture.

andre66
06-28-2013, 11:50 AM
I guess dolphin tastes like bacon. I always assumed it tasted like tuna.

UkeKiddinMe
06-28-2013, 01:16 PM
Awesome. More pics. :cool:

ArtOfDavid
06-30-2013, 04:38 PM
Wait! You can paint a ukulele and still play it?!?
I'm an artist at heart and am always looking for new and interesting surfaces to paint on. I've painted an electric guitar, bass actually, but that is solid. Wouldn't the paint have an adverse effect on an accustic guitar?
I've painted on shirts, canvas bags, shoes, RC cars, clocks, cell phones, walls, people, pumpkins and as I said an electric bass. I would love to paint on my latest interest, the Uke.

Skrik
06-30-2013, 09:31 PM
Wouldn't the paint have an adberse effect on an accustic guitar?

Yes, but on a cheap laminate such as the Dolphin, the detrimental effect is negligable. Go for it!

ZoŽ Bestel
07-01-2013, 01:46 AM
Despite the fact I am veggie...THAT'S AWESOME! Really, really cool :D

ichadwick
07-01-2013, 12:04 PM
I'm waiting for the tofu uke, myself... or maybe the lettuce or tomato uke.... something non-meat eaters would appreciate more than bacon....

Trout
07-18-2013, 07:11 PM
Looks like a business idea to me. Very nice work. thanks for sharing.

Walden
07-19-2013, 12:46 AM
It must be Dolphin-safe bacon. You can't tuna Dolphin uke otherwise!

Nikita
07-20-2013, 04:09 PM
This is amazing work! Wow! You are so talented!!!