I have told guys to try doing some calligraphy first to understand the strokes and formation of letters. Get the practice down on paper. Then experiment with a brush. It also helps if one can write and print neatly to start with. Now that they are starting to not teach cursive writing in schools, the future generations will be lettering with an X.
The King of Painters in the 1960s
Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:43 AM
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Joe "Noose" Neumeister
Sometimes known as a serial despoiler of the clear purity of virgin Lexan bodies. Lexan is my canvas!
Noose Custom Painting - Since 1967
Chairman - IRRA® Body Committee - Roving IRRA® Tech Dude - "EVIL BUCKS Painter"
"Team Evil Bucks" Racer - 2016 Caribbean Retro Overall Champion
The only thing bad about Retro is admitting that you remember doing it originally.
Posted 08 August 2016 - 09:04 AM
That's what computers and vinyl cutters are for...
Posted 08 August 2016 - 11:32 AM
Thanks Guys for the hints and tips.
Joe your work is inspirational, Your color choice and graphics turn these bodies into works of art.
I played around with some enamal and brushes yesterday. A bit stiff, but I will keep at it until it (hopefully )replicates what you and the other pros where doing now and back in the day.
I always felt like the lettering and the star bursts etc. are what gave a pro slot car its own identity and not just a replica of a 1/1 race car.
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