Australian RC Forums banner

.. before it looks "too much"...??!

  • 1

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 4

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 5

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 6

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • more!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
1 - 20 of 42 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,579 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Been sniffing paint last 48 hrs... and suddenly occurred to me:


"how many Colours can you put on a shell... before it looks "too much"...??!"


 

·
Registered
Joined
·
332 Posts
eff...i could get 10 blue paint cans with shades from darkest


to lightest and blend it all in front to backdarkest to lightest...


 

·
Registered
Joined
·
596 Posts
I've managed 3 colors on a body. wasn't going to do any more than that due to the fact i can't be arsed masking off a body to dothe different colors
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,579 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Single colour shells can be a pain on the track if you've gotta look twice to see which direction its pointing. Something that clearly differentiates between front & back can actually help lap times!


I'm usually in the classic/conservative camp (Tamiyas aren't usually very flashy rides) but this time decided hell with it, let's make something really 'bling'.



Last shell I did ("Marlin") I was too lazy to mask... so went the other extreme this time. Masking took longer than the painting...


I wanted to use both red & blue (to match the flashy chassis underneath)... which is a problem as they are clashing colours. Can't just paint them alongside simply anyhow, looks bad.


And just for the heck of it, why not throw in the 3rd primary colour -yellow- too...!



As its meant to be a runner... had to design & plan the paint sequence to minimise the metallics & silver going on it - to reduce weight! Need to try avoid too many overlapping coats, thick paint is just useless weight.


Latest work will be called... "Rising Sun"!



Painting is complete, waiting for it to stop stinking. Maybe I can find time to finish it off later this week.
 
G

·
did you end up getting pics of it,

im half way through painting a bod atm

red and black, first ever two colour car...hmmm



Nismo
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,579 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Yep got pix. Just haven't gotten time to go turn on the desktop to DL the pix off the digicam!!


I used it just tonite and there's about 200+ pix on the current stick, hehe.
 
G

·
ahh my mates cam only has the 16mb i think card..

only holds 49 high quality pics..which it needs to be on, cause the cam is shoite



Nismo
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,579 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
well, better late than never!


Here's "Rising Son", painting project of Winter 2004.



Starting with the mask job, which took nearly as long as designing/concept:-





Then the shooting begins:-


 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,579 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Remove some mask, paint some more...








And here its done!!















Final tally of paint -the ones I can remember anyway...

  1. <LI>translucent blue
    <LI>metallic green
    <LI>translucent red
    <LI>translucent orange
    <LI>yellow
    <LI>translucent silver
    <LI>bright silver
    <LI>smoke
    <LI>black backing</LI>


All Tamiya paint cans.


Edited by: zoomer
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,213 Posts
looks real nice man.. your hard work has paid off now u just have to keep it off the curbs/crash barriers.


what brand paint did you use, the Parma water based ones ?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,579 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
nah, they're all Tamiya rattle cans. Love those new "translucent" shades.


Imho waterbased paints take too long to dry between coats.


Especially in winter... in Melbourne... outside.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,343 Posts
looks INSANE!!!! u should sell it, and make more..



production line
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
472 Posts
ppl would most probably buy them as its a pretty schmick job..congrats mate
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,213 Posts
zoomer said:
nah, they're all Tamiya rattle cans. Love those new "translucent" shades.


Imho waterbased paints take too long to dry between coats.


Especially in winter... in Melbourne... outside.

use a hair dryer between coats, and it will dry in under 5 mins.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,579 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
When using waterbased - I already use hairdryer, and a 2400W fan heater to heat the lexan.
(Fascolor goes well only onto warmed lexan.)


Biggest hassle with bottle paints is using the airbrush... I HATE CLEANING IT.
Cleaning between colours is murder. Cleaning it afterwards is another real bother.


Rattle cans... best invention ever.



Still waiting for a real good "chrome" to come out in rattle can.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,213 Posts
i just keep one of my airbrush bottles filled with water handy, and when i finish spraying i just blow a whole bottle of water thru it (small jar of water)


i guess it depends on your airbrush, as to how hard it is to clean.
 
1 - 20 of 42 Posts
Top