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Fresh paint

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:30 pm
by evil3
The most recent body for a local racer, and the scheme has been updated as well.

(RC8-E shell)
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Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:51 pm
by PimpFloyd
WOW! Really nice E3! I really like the base color and the white window frames - nice contrast :-o

PF

Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:58 pm
by Sqwalerrr
Insane :eek:
now all the guy needs is a car to support it :lol:

Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:59 am
by sidewinder
Looks great, did you use precut mask or is that all hand laid out? Either way it's really cool. :-o

Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:42 am
by crazydave
Nice! I really like how you layered those graphics, and I agree the colors contrast nicely. :-o

Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:56 am
by evil3
Thanks guy's

He should have it on his car this sat.

Everything is all had cut even the windows (I don't use the window masks), and the window trim isn't white as it is chrome (the cloud cover is reflecting off of it, and that is why it appears white).

This pic that I took after I was done should help to show the chrome window trim, and you can also see the CF bit in the red.
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Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:52 pm
by civicsr2cool
That is one nice shell! So what do you use to cut your masking? xacto?

Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:41 pm
by evil3
Thanks

Yes I use an xacto knife with a #11 blade. I normaly will used a normal sized kife handle but if the body has limited space I will use a shorter one.

This pic shows the sized differnce. (the blue-greenish colored bit is just some liquid masking that I put there for some extra grip being that the handle is so much smaller).
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Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:24 pm
by crazydave
Thanks for the tip with the shorter handle. I have an Exacto with a plastic handle, so that will be easy to modify.

Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:44 am
by betty.k
that's some really professional work you got goin' on there!

i like the shapes you created, a real break from tradition in my opinion :-o

Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:29 pm
by civicsr2cool
evil3 wrote:Thanks

Yes I use an xacto knife with a #11 blade. I normaly will used a normal sized kife handle but if the body has limited space I will use a shorter one.

This pic shows the sized differnce. (the blue-greenish colored bit is just some liquid masking that I put there for some extra grip being that the handle is so much smaller).


Nice tip! I have a few handles laying around, maybe I'l cut one down too.

As for you masking what is it that you use? You said that green shit on the handle is your mask?

Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:47 pm
by evil3
Thanks bk

I auctally bought my mini knife, but cutting down one would do the same thing.

As for the masking that I use, I use Bob Dively's liquid masking film. It is a liquid (very thick) that you spread onto the body, and once dry gives you a nice mask that you cut out by hand. The main reason I use it as it is easier to use over masking tape, as the LM gets into the body lines better and normaly there won't be any bleeds or if there are then they won't be big (when you pull the masking up some times other parts of the masking gets lifted up slightly allowing paint to go under it if not caught right away). It drys in a clear blue, but being that I was moving it around and I think there was a little bit of paint overspray on it it made it turn more of a green color.

Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:13 pm
by crazydave
evil3 wrote:Thanks bk

I auctally bought my mini knife, but cutting down one would do the same thing.

As for the masking that I use, I use Bob Dively's liquid masking film. It is a liquid (very thick) that you spread onto the body, and once dry gives you a nice mask that you cut out by hand. The main reason I use it as it is easier to use over masking tape, as the LM gets into the body lines better and normaly there won't be any bleeds or if there are then they won't be big (when you pull the masking up some times other parts of the masking gets lifted up slightly allowing paint to go under it if not caught right away). It drys in a clear blue, but being that I was moving it around and I think there was a little bit of paint overspray on it it made it turn more of a green color.
I use that stuff. You can thin it with water and then spray several coats through the airbrush. That's the way I prefer, because it lays more consistantly.

Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:44 pm
by evil3
I don't like to thin it down as then it take more coats then needed. I like to use a foam brush and the way I use it makes a very even coverage area as long as I don't pour out too much. lol Also if I am in a hurry, then I just hook up one of my cheep harbor feright spray guns so I don't have to thin it down.

Re: Fresh paint

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:07 pm
by ynad
like thy said^^^ perrrty :grin:
for the grip on the xacto, I use a rubber pen grip.
pens are usually of the same diameter so fit is good.