Behind the scenes at Playboy’s Tron cover shoot

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Seen Playboy’s new cover yet? It features the custom Tron Lightcycle built by Parker Brothers Choppers that we covered in November, along with two models distinctly lacking their Tron Legacy leathers (safety first people!). Wonder how real nipples can be made to look like CGI? The NSFW behind the scenes video below should help. New details on the bike too.
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This bike’s builders claim the Lightcycle replica is street legal, although this video of it in action suggests to us that’s more a case of a VIN carryover from the Suzuki TL donor bike than it is actual road worthiness. Regardless, the Brothers Parker plan to manufacture five of them, four with fiberglass bodies and the one you see here made out of carbon. Power comes from that TL v-twin and it appears that suspension is taken care of by the low air pressure of the two huge tires. The hubless wheels are hardmounted to the frame. Want to park one outside your house in the hope that it will attract Playboy models? That’ll be $55,000 please. Read more on the bike here.

Now, onto the video that you came here to watch. How do you make real nipples glow like CGI nipples? With neon body paint of course. We’re guessing Photoshop played an uncredited role too.

The gallery below is not safe for work, if you work at the kind of place that has an irrational fear of human anatomy.

  • michael uhlarik

    I am shocked.

    HFL giving kudos to nude females props, unridable street bikes and bad music? Hell has frozen over. These Parker Brothers are desecrating the good name of the people who brought us Payday.

    • Wes Siler

      Hey, we like glow-in-the-dark boobies as much as the next guy.

  • Deltablues

    BTW…Sweet HFL logo placement.

    • Wes Siler

      Maybe we’ll offer a line of HFL logo pasties when we eventually figure out a merchandise solution.

  • Brammofan

    I saw the movie last weekend with Ms.Brammofan and was commenting about the attractive blonde fembot. “You shouldn’t objectify women,” she said. “I’m not — she’s not a woman, she’s a computer program. Feel free to objectify any of the male-appearing programs you want.”

    Now, with that out of the way, do you plan to write about the bikes and the riding in the movie?

    • Wes Siler

      We’ve covered the movie pretty extensively in the past, see:

      That said, worth seeing?

      • pinkyracer

        of course it’s worth seeing!!! duh. It’s TRON. With better special effects, set design and action. Who cares about the writing, it’s gorgeous.

      • Brammofan

        I usually wait for movies to come out on DVD to see them, but decided that seeing this in 3D would be worth it. Unfortunately, many scenes were not shot in 3D and I found the story hard to follow (I admit never seeing the original movie, other than the light cycle scenes). When I gave up on trying to understand the movie, I was better able to enjoy the visual effects. All in all, I was not that impressed.

  • damien

    hot damn.

  • JRl

    I really hope I see someone “dressed” like that for Halloween this year!

  • Brad


  • pinkyracer

    Isn’t that the new carbon kevlar body paint I’ve heard so much about? Those girls are totally dressed for the crash.

  • Core

    That woman with the black hair is a raven beauty.