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#76 Mark Onofri

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Posted 09 October 2023 - 04:50 PM

Oh, wait,in the time it took to write this it is now 9.24 bazillion airbrushes to choose from.




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Posted 09 October 2023 - 07:05 PM

Have you used it yet? You should have fun.  Be sure to keep it clean,  :laugh2: so you don't experience lots of problems. I bought a new Paasche HL in 2005 but have never had it out of the box because I soon-after found an Aztek I liked better. I'm not familiar with the Raptor model. It must be a newer model Paasche double-action brush than mine. You can find a ton of videos on airbrushes & airbrush painting on YouTube,


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Posted 10 October 2023 - 02:00 PM

Billnh, let's give it back to mad Mark

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Posted 03 November 2023 - 06:29 PM

So this is the third viper body Ive painted and tried something different. the bubble top is a nightmare to mask with tape so I decided to use loctite fun tak as mask. worked really good also gave that slight fogging effect the factory painted bodies had from there similar masking methods. was worried of puddling around the edge but with light coats didnt have any problems. No way Id be able to mask this this good with tape.
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Posted 03 November 2023 - 07:31 PM

The Viper paint & masking looks great Mark. It never tried it, but a local friend who often thought outside the box used to mask his bodies with Vaseline.


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Posted 03 November 2023 - 07:55 PM

Mark what was your method of applying the fun tak?


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Posted 03 November 2023 - 08:38 PM

Mark what was your method of applying the fun tak?


Just kneaded it up to the rough shape about 3/16 thick and when you stick it on you can work it to a body line very easy looking from the outside. not sure if it would melt with harsher solvent paints but did great with my createx. I’m for sure going to use it again in the future for tricky to mask areas.
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Posted 06 November 2023 - 06:54 PM

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Ghost flames came out pretty cool
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Posted 23 November 2023 - 07:16 PM

did this today. buggered up the drop shadows on the numbers with the paint pen. That thing is like Ice on slick lexan very difficult to control even for me a youngin! Feel like I learned a bit more control and got some fairly fine fading in blue on the numbers.
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Posted 28 December 2023 - 06:52 PM

This came out pretty good. actually thought it out and laid out masking where I knew it would be easy and not have bleeding problems.
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Posted 02 January 2024 - 02:34 PM

Very Nice! Like all painting, it's all about the prep and planning.


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Posted 08 February 2024 - 07:57 PM

going to try some nail polish for paint. friend at the track gave two bags full. he said use lacquer thinner to thin. I did a test on some lexan with acetone and no fogging or melting. might flash really fast with airbrush and cobweb though. I’ll maybe test tomorrow and see.
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Posted 08 February 2024 - 10:50 PM

I might have thinned with acetone since nail polish remover is mostly acetone. I would also filter it before putting it into an airbrush. A piece of panty hose material would probably work. I once bought the largest size I could find in a dollar store for this purpose. The Russian lady cashier gave me a hard time when in came in for the next 6 months. And I told her I wasn't going to wear them.


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Posted 09 February 2024 - 05:34 PM

This came out kinda cool
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Posted 09 February 2024 - 06:26 PM

the pink is nail polish thinned with acetone worked great! Nice and tough too. i sprinkled silver glitter in it after a couple coats and it looked really cool then when I backed it with white it must have buried the glitter and it lost its pop.
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Posted 09 February 2024 - 08:27 PM

Both bodies look sharp & came out nice Mark! Nail polish also comes in clear too, if you ever need any. Nail hardener is also available, but I don't know if it has any slot car use. I'll have to speak to my daughter or wife.


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Posted 09 February 2024 - 11:40 PM

Both bodies look sharp & came out nice Mark! Nail polish also comes in clear too, if you ever need any. Nail hardener is also available, but I don't know if it has any slot car use. I'll have to speak to my daughter or wife.


Thank you sir! for sure going to use up all these bottle my friend gave me.
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Posted 10 February 2024 - 08:38 AM

Some time back in the 60s (long long ago) I painted a body with nail polish (probably before Lexan) that thing curled up like a toilet paper roll. 

 

Your pink and yellow looks good. 


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Posted 12 February 2024 - 02:45 PM

getting more efficient with what order I paint to where I can add colors to what is already in the hopper without cleaning between each color. Makes it much less tedious also getting better at not making such a mess and more work to clean up.
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Posted 12 February 2024 - 03:51 PM

Looks neat! Is this stockcar painted with nail polish or paint?


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Posted 13 February 2024 - 11:29 PM

Looks neat! Is this stockcar painted with nail polish or paint?


Thanks! The pinkish red in the back is nail polish front is createx besides the alclad chrome
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Posted 04 March 2024 - 02:42 PM

tried something new. i like painted on numbers but hand cutting tape is really hard so tried doing a stencil that can be re used. cut out of some thin cardboard and covered in packing tape. obviously not a super sharp edge. Not horrible not great but for a body that wont last long not bad.
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Posted 04 March 2024 - 06:17 PM

I cut numbers on vinyl shelf paper. You can make negative or positive stencils, I done both. The masks are not reusable, but I first draw them on plain or graph paper & make copies for future use. 

 

Your method looks good in the photos. If your cars go fast enough, nobody will be able to complain how your numbers look.  :laugh2:


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Posted Yesterday, 02:18 PM

Havent posted in a while. this came out pretty good.
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