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#51 Bill from NH

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 09:00 PM

MG, I'll bet Jairus would do a killer job on the vintage F1 bodies you run at Swiss's place too! :)




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Posted 19 April 2006 - 09:23 PM

I think I am better at copying vintage paint than I am at creating new paint. Something about having to figure out what will look best, and then how to paint it "backwards" from the inside.
For instance, I really want to try a realistic flaming paint job but have no idea how to start...
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 10:01 PM

Hi Jairus,
You are doing a fine job. Flames are easy, just copy some cars on hot rod sites... :)

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:47 AM

There a some paint masks you can put on the inside of your body that would help make a good start(Parma etc). Remember that on the inside you paint the dark colors first. There have been some good articles in the airbrushing magazines on flames. As good as you are as an artist you will get it in no time. You can also lay out flames with 3m vinyl tape. I can't design flames so a mask is a necessity for me. There are also some disks with vinyl cutting art including flames. Do you have a vinyl cutter?
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 09:15 AM

Parma flame masks: (sorry about non-vintage body Dokk)

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 10:00 AM

Aaaa, thats for the help... actually I have the Parma masks and have painted the graphic flames before. I said REALISTIC flames. Like this:
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These are built up and painted mostly freehand.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 10:47 AM

That would be ane awesome theme for a Thingie :mrgreen:
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 11:26 AM

Color me clueless. I had never seen the flames you showed me. I haven't been to too many custom bike or car shows in years. Like most things I suspect that practice & trial and error would be the only way to master this. It looks waaaaay to hard fro me to even try. If I was to guess how to start I would do a light outlne of the main design and then use some cardboard masks held away from the body an inch or two so that the paint gets a desired shape but not a hard edge and then do shading with the airbrush freehand. If you can pull this one off I'll be very impressed and will start building a monument in your honor! If you do this a how to article would be very nice!
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#59 Bill from NH

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:56 PM

Jairus, if you wish to learn how to do the true fire flames, go to some of the RC boards to see what their body painters do. Then reduce their technique to 1/24 scale. I think one of the back issues of Airbrush Action may have covered them also. :)

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 04:20 PM

It's really tough doing Mike Lavallee's "true fire" technique in reverse because you have to start with the light highlights and build up transparent layers of yellow (aztec gold) and orange. The hand held loose masks are a lot easier to maneuver on the underside of a larger scale RC body than a 1/24 scale body. The layering of the flames tends to flatten out when the final opaque backing undercoat is sprayed so you have to exaggerate the contrast quite a bit before you get to that stage.

About the only bit of advice I can give is practice with water based polycarb paints because you can wash them off the body and start over again.

Hey Bill, do you read Airbrush Action?
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 06:01 PM

I wonder if you could make a decal with an Alps printer. I could just scan in the picture on the tank and...
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 07:56 PM

Bob, I used to read Airbrush Action religiously but let my subscription run out after a few years. The only time I see it these days is when I visit my daughter's college library. :)

Mike, a decal of the true flames might work well from an Alps, but would not look the same as done with real paint. :)

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 09:48 PM

It would look better than my paint. I accepted a long time ago that I have certain talents and lack others. Freehand painting and drawing aren't going to be my strong suit.
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Posted 25 April 2006 - 12:49 PM

This is a little different but still within the thread.... I suppose.
It does have flames....:-)
http://www.modelcars...ustang72dpi.jpg

I produced this for a customer who requested all the elements. The girl is his girlfriend and there are clues all over the picture.
Enjoy!

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 02:00 PM

Beautiful Jairus! Who is the Chinese fireman? :mrgreen:

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 01:00 PM

:shock: :shock: Whoever she is, she has a grip on that hose like a real Pro!!! :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Posted 26 April 2006 - 07:06 PM

I see BEC and MAC. Those are beautiful flames on that Mustang, but I cannot resist telling you that water will not extinguish class B, C, nor D fires :lol:
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Posted 26 April 2006 - 07:28 PM

Or Chinese fire drills! 8)

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 09:29 PM

I see BEC and MAC. Those are beautiful flames on that Mustang, but I cannot resist telling you that water will not extinguish class B, C, nor D fires :lol:


Instead of practing my Pablo soldering, I wasted a good fifteen minutes looking for these. The BEC in the flames was an easy find, the MAC was a liitle more challenging as I was looking in the flames also. I'm not gonna give any more info then that!
Jairus, sorry to let the cat out of the bag.The customer I think will be real happy.
Great Job!

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:53 PM

Edo's "Kriminal" finished but not yet cut!
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The name "K R I M I N A L" is spelled out in chrome along the front bumper.
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:54 PM

Brian McPherson's 1/8th RC body wearing Sundance replica paint.
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The "Kriminal" is shown to give a sense of scale to this "BIG" body!
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:59 PM

Wow those must be big Freak dots! Brings back memories.
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 02:59 PM

HEY< I bet Edo will be locking that up in the Swiss Bank! :lol:

Yet, another fantastic paint job from one of the Best!

Great job,Jairus.


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Posted 03 May 2006 - 03:00 PM

I built this for my youngest Daughter Karli!
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Spring steel center section, brass bat pans, wrinkle finish on an early '80s Mura, cooling fins, new tan rubber on aluminum rims, 1/32" axle, "Rit" purple dyed endbell-guide-n'ring gear!
That's all folks!
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 03:01 PM

Are you hand lettering and numbering the 1/8 scale body? Beautiful work.
I noticed that Eastwood is selling their water based paints in 4oz sizes. Anybody tried em?
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