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#81 Cool Hand

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

I would be happy to once I get the hinge material.

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Hinge material 1/32 brass rod and 1/16th aluminium tube.

Another wonderful one in the works, Luke. Thanks for the inspiration.

Thanks Virgil.
Im waiting and hoping you and Mark will inspire me to step out my comfort zone and try to do some patterns on a build.
Only thing is il have to do it with spray cans as I dont have a quality airbrush,but was hoping you guys could show your techniques of laying down tape and show the process of multi colour layered patterned paint jobs.
I know il be limited by using spray cans,but im willing to try.


And thanks James, I always try to present my builds as clearly I can.
Yeah another new subject and more than likely will post up a couple more before I finish one.lol
I need to get a few builds going and painted because winter is not far away over here in Aus.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:02 AM

Luke, you can do simple two-tone masking and maybe even masked flames with rattle can, but anything in terms of layered graphics is going to be pretty difficult. My advice is to practice on scrap sheets of cardboard or styrene just to see if maybe you can use some cool fogging and fading effects, etc . . .

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:02 AM

Thanks for the advice and suggestions Virgil.
Yeah I kinda figured layered graphics with fades etc would be un-acheiveable with spray cans.
I was thinking just multi coloured panels and lines might be possible.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:27 AM

Luke, here's the first of several videos I hope you will find helpful and will perhaps answer some of your questions. If you check out my archives, you will find a couple of other how-tos. Let me know if you have any questions. Best, DC



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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:30 AM

Thanks Virgil,

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:41 AM

Luke, here's an example of a body I painted a couple of years ago (and which I might still finish for this thread) using a similar masking process, but I used the AB and HOK paints which dry lightning fast.

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I believe this kind of paint job CAN in fact be done with rattle cans to achieve some cool fogging and fading, but you have to make sure your paint doesn't creep under the tape and that you remove the tape before the paint dries.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:46 AM

Personally, I always feel better when I can use the AB to free hand or use graphic templates like this:

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:51 AM

Wow,Virgil thats some very impressive paint work.Thanks for the inspiration.
Would love to see you finish the 65 Impala and Starliner. You are with out a doubt convincing me I need to invest in a quality airbrush and some HOK paints for sure.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

More stuff you can do with airbrush.

My bubble paint.
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And this was done with a can and one shot from testors
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If you have any technique questions let me know.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:24 AM

Mark, those look beautiful. Great job, and yes, think between us we are going to quickly convince Luke the airbrush is the way to go if he wants to do these kinds of paint job graphics.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

Mark, those look beautiful. Great job, and yes, think between us we are going to quickly convince Luke the airbrush is the way to go if he wants to do these kinds of paint job graphics.


You realize the brown car is spray paint, right?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:07 PM

You realize the brown car is spray paint, right?


I am AMAZED by that fact. Wow, well then it's definitely not only possible but the results are perfect. Great job!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:08 PM

:blink: Gotta get me an airbrush me thinks...

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:27 PM

Mark thanks for the inspiration those paintjob's are awesome.Really like the 61 Impala.
Its good to know that patterns can be done with spray cans.

Il get the 65 Chevelle and 65 Impala completed then il attempt a paint job with panels and stripes/line's.

Yeah Virgil you and Mark have convinced me,il start looking around for dual action airbrush.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:08 AM

I'm getting closer to the primer stage on my 63. I am having problems with the hinged doors so I might just glue them shut. The problem is they are hitting the interior tub.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:06 AM

Mark, when you were mocking up the build and modifying the doors, did it catch on you like that? Sometimes you have to make room for the paint.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:17 AM

Just gonna glue the doors shut. At least they will look like they open. Will be easier to paint too. Or I could get the other kit and use it instead.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:34 AM

I figure with fancy paint it makes more sense?

Cranky, the problem was the hoop part of the hinges was hitting the interior tub. And they have to have the hoop for the doors to open.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:51 AM

Try a dog leg bend instead of the hoop.
Or if there is more room for the hoop/dog leg do a regular style opening.
It will look cool to have your build with opening doors,but to me if your planning on doing an elaborate paint job it would make things easier with the door closed imo.

Edited by Cool Hand, 27 March 2012 - 07:52 AM.


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:00 AM

I agree with you on that Luke. When you are doing intricate paint jobs, I find it's better to just leave the panels in place, except of course for the hood and maybe the trunk.