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#1 JayVee

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 04:09 AM

Here's a '57 that's pearl white/pearl green. The flame template was made by sticking the Scotch Blue painter's tape to a transparency film and printing the pattern onto the tape using an inkjet printer. The pattern was sprayed with clear to seal the ink, and the tape was stuck onto a piece of glass to be cut out. Here's a pic of the the template:
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The flames were painted on this piece of styrene with pearl green fading to orange and then purple, with a light pearl white overcoat. Here it is in position on the hood:
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To finish the pattern, the template will be cut down the middle and the two halves will be swapped and painted onto the top of the front fenders. After about ten test runs I think I'm brave enough to actually paint the car body. Here goes...

#2 BIGTRUCK

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 04:12 AM

The flames look awesome with the paint job..cool match

#3 Len Woodruff

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 07:17 AM

Love those flames. Too much work to make the masks myself so I just used the ones from RPP Hobby on e-bay.

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#4 JayVee

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:35 AM

Looks great Len, I'll check out the bay for some masks.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 09:35 AM

They are under "paint masks". Here is a link to some:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 11:13 AM

His masks work great.

#7 Stingray69

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 11:56 AM

Those flames are going to look great on there!

#8 JayVee

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:06 AM

Here's the final result before clear coat (since I ran out of clear). I used the Badger 100-LG with the fine tip for this shading:

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:12 AM

Gorgeous, JayVee!!

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 10:46 AM

FANTASTIC. This is going to be another killer car.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 12:52 PM

Awesome flames. I can see all your practice pays off. Keep them a coming.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 02:41 PM

Love the flames! The colors you used are great 8)

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 08:58 PM

Can't wait to see that finished

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 03:39 AM

I love the color choices. this is going to be great when finished. Dan

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:38 PM

Looks great so far! I can't wait to see the final product.