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Poll Results: Should I sacrafice a bible for additional style/creativity in the design (Please read spoiler titled "possible design feature")

 
  • 82% (14)
    Yes, let nothing stand in the way of creative expression
  • 17% (3)
    No, and frankly I already left because this whole thing offends me
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post #11 of 147
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1st coat of primer is down wheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif
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Nice man!
 
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post #13 of 147
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Small pic update

Mini roller hockey rink being converted to paint booth for the day

Paint side
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Hockey side
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post #14 of 147
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starting to look promising, 4 coats of primer, nice and level/smooth, should provide a nice base for paint tomorrow

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I'm subbing. May get some ideas for my 300...now if only I didn't suck with tools and painting tongue.gif
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post #16 of 147
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SalisburySteak View Post

I'm subbing. May get some ideas for my 300...now if only I didn't suck with tools and painting tongue.gif



Thanks for the Sub! Im not exactly a champion with tools/painting either, in fact most of my skills with both lie at a nearly microscopic level, I can paint the heck out of a tiny model airplane, can use tweezers and dental pik's, things like that. paint an ejection seat the size of a thimble, seat belts and all, but paint something normal size looks like a kindergarden class project. Now a days I have enough experience with my dremel along with good dremel attachments to be decent. Painting on the other hand, its just follow the instructions, good prep, dont skip steps, buy good paint, learn to mask well, learn the tricks (never spray into the masking line) and the final and most important requirement.....just do it, no way you will ever pull it off without pulling the trigger. . thumb.gif
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post #17 of 147
Build looking good.thumb.gif
I can't paint stuff small like you can...to much hand shake.
    
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I was just about to post a link to my build log, but it seems you have located me. Finally got some paint down after half the weekend prepping, had a disaster with the wire that was hanging the front plastic piece, wind blew and the way it was bent it just ripped through the first coat while it was still wet. O well, sand and repaint. Really all I am focusing right now is on the detail pieces, the side panels, front and top. Everything that will have red on it. Will be doing the frame pieces in black pretty straight forward later. I laugh at how perfect I made sure the red was on the side panels, knowing that by the time this is done with, over half of it will be hidden under gloss black and/or airbrushed in smoke (or my approximation of airbrushed smoke) used to fade from black to red.

For anyone in the know, or cares to know, the red I chose is Duplicolor's Redfire Pearl Metallic

So Fann, since you are here. I have so far put down 3 light coats, to create the current amount of coverage. My plan was to let it dry, then wet sand with 1500, then do another 3 light coats before masking off and doing the black, followed by sanding the black total of 6 light coats on each. Then getting the airbrush out for the detail work, then clear coat. Sound about right?

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I will also post the designs for the custom side/top/rear fan "grills" and replacement for the front mesh as I get them completed
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post #19 of 147
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FannBlade View Post

I can't paint stuff small like you can...to much hand shake.

The trick, is to hold the part in one hand, the brush in the other, then they are vibrating at the same frequency lachen.gif

Ejection seat from a Eurofighter...I think
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
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Quote:
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So Fann, since you are here. I have so far put down 3 light coats, to create the current amount of coverage. My plan was to let it dry, then wet sand with 1500, then do another 3 light coats before masking off and doing the black, followed by sanding the black total of 6 light coats on each. Then getting the airbrush out for the detail work, then clear coat. Sound about right?
That should be ok. Just don't sand the red after final coat since it's metallic as it could show streaks. I have had problems with dupli-color lifting during re-coat after drying day or so. Best bet is to not plan on sanding clear and re-clearing seems more prone to lifting then. Sand red very lightly then re-spray ,let dry and mask for black spray. If possible unmask air brush then go straight to clear to avoid lifting on black. What paint are you going to use for airbrushing?
Quote:
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The trick, is to hold the part in one hand, the brush in the other, then they are vibrating at the same frequency lachen.gif
Ejection seat from a Eurofighter...I think
img3934s.jpg

Holy cow! If I drop a penny I can't see it. That is pretty amazing detail!
    
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