Rad­i­cal Ren­der­ings

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They say if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. Koapono Pa­trick is one of those peo­ple (with the ex­cep­tion of a short two-week stint as a Domino’s Pizza driver, which he quit to go back to ren­der­ings!). KP Con­cepts has been help­ing oth­ers vi­su­al­ize their ideas since 2010. As a child, Koapono was draw­ing cars and trucks non­stop. He later tran­si­tioned to dig­i­tal de­sign in high school. Af­ter re­al­iz­ing he could turn his hobby into a paid liv­ing, he at­tended Fran­cis Tut­tle Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ter, where he earned a cer­tifi­cate in graphic com­mu­ni­ca­tions—in­clud­ing graphic de­sign, pho­tog­ra­phy, and print­ing—in just half the time it usu­ally takes. Though he al­ready had a full ros­ter of ren­der­ing de­mands, he cre­ated KP Con­cepts to give his busi­ness a name his clients would re­mem­ber. He has com­pleted ren­der­ings for ev­ery­one from the ca­sual en­thu­si­ast want­ing a vi­su­al­iza­tion of ideas to cor­po­ra­tions in need of real project plans from which to build. If you want a ded­i­cated de­signer who can of­fer qual­ity ser­vice at an af­ford­able rate, give him a shout at

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This ’03 Chevro­let Sub­ur­ban HD owned by De­covin Booker will be rolling all over the Lone Star State with his club, Texas Khaos, when it’s fin­ished. The plans be­gin with a full frame and sus­pen­sion by Garage-19, in­clud­ing Air Lift airbags and Vi­air com­pres­sors. De­covin plans to en­list the skills of his own com­pany, Booker Cus­toms, to do a full Cum­mins mo­tor swap and wiring. That power ad­di­tion should make it fairly easy to turn the mas­sive 28-inch, eight-lug, “Texan” In­tro wheels bolted un­der it. On the out­side, Self-Made Cus­tomz is in­stalling a ’16 Chevy front end while shav­ing the doors and adding a roll pan. To fin­ish it off, this Sub­ur­ban will re­ceive a Legacy 4x8-foot rag­top, 3M Liq­uid Gloss Cop­per Vinyl Wrap, and full in­te­rior by Guy De­signz.

This all-black ’17 GMC Sierra Crew Cab beauty be­longs to John Ether­ton and will be laid out be­fore its first oil change. The truck will un­dergo a full-re­place­ment chas­sis built up front with a con­trol arm kit, cus­tom-made front sway bar, and Air Lift 2600 airbags. In the rear, a par­al­lel four-link kit will be uti­lized with Fire­stone F9000 sleeve ’bags. In ad­di­tion, Phat Phabz will be adding a 23-gal­lon fuel cell be­hind the rear axle, Ac­cuair E-level, Endo VT tank, dual Vi­air 480 Stealth com­pres­sors, and 26-inch In­tro ID350 wheels. The fac­tory 6.2L will be up­graded with a Whip­ple su­per­charger, K&N air in­take sys­tem, and Mag­naflow 3-inch ex­haust. The chas­sis will be pow­der­coated gloss black and the mo­tor painted matte gold. To clean up the body, the door mold­ings, em­blems, bed caps, tail­gate han­dle, gas door, an­tenna, and OnS­tar fin will all be shaved and the bumpers will be sec­tioned for bet­ter fit­ment. Af­ter the in­te­rior is mod­i­fied, re­shaped, re­wrapped, smoothed, and painted, John will be ready to roll!

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