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#1 foundationsedge

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:13 AM

well this is a little project that ive been working on for a few weeks, straight forward out the box build, of the italeri kit, just changed the rear end slightly with a revel bumper and some KFS mudflap trims.

  the paint is candy purple over silver base with blue "flames" airbrushed free hand, in blue white and candy blue, with candy purple and red highlights

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:16 AM

Gorgeous paint and model. Excellent work...


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:38 AM

Beautiful paint job ! This is one sharp looking rig what are your plans for the trailer.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:44 AM

thankyou,no plans for any trailers

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:18 AM

Very cool paint job!



#6 Mr mopar

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:46 AM

Vary nice paint work .......... And nice truck too.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

Great paint! Fit the truck nicely!



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

Lovely paint job....Great work....Looks really good....



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:18 PM

Very clean build and what a smoooth paint job . B)



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:22 AM

Wow that is nice. I love the paint work. Great job!



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:16 AM

Excellent.



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:29 PM

Wild paint job. I like it. Looks great.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:41 AM

Looks OUTSTANDING, love the paint job, very kool!! :D 



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:07 PM

Wow this truck is Nothing shy of gorgeous! ... paint is amazing... did you use enamel paint through your airbrush?

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

Wow lovely build and incredible paint I wish I had the skill to do that. Is it possible to do a u tube video demonstrating that.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:47 PM

The falme-job looks so good it makes this rig look like 1:1... Just wow! You've done an outstanding job, Gordon!



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:06 PM

thankyou everyone for your positive replys,

 

 the paint flames were done like this, I started with a silver base coat using acrylic paint from a spray can, then over that with a candy purple from a spray can, (this paint is made by a company called PACTRA and is intended for use on the undersides of clear lexan R.C. car bodies), the flames were painted free hand using a double action airbrush at 15psi, with VALLEJO paints mixed at 50/50, first with a blue

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:18 PM

continued...

 I then used a white, over the top of that, again working freehand, then sprayed over that with transparent blue, then again with white, going over that with transparent purple red and blue highlights,all the paints used are acrylics by VALLEJO,except for the PACTRA, and the paints were thinned with concentrate screenwash, then three coats of high gloss lacquer

 I used a dvd by mike levelle for hints and tips, apology's if I spelt his name wrong,t he biggest issue is splatter, I worked very close to the model to get the fine lines, working in quick motions,and had to keep adjusting the mix to get the flow I wanted, too thin and it splattered, too thick and it clogged, so it was a case of trial and error .

 for anyone who wants to try, go for it, this is my second try at it,this might not be the right way to achieve a true fire effect, but its how I did this,   I want to try a green fire effect next, but need to clear the work bench, first...lol


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:12 PM

Thank you very much for the how-to, Gordon! I sure will give it a try, as you make it look easy :D Hoping for the best... X)



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:46 AM

VERY SHARP LOOKING RIG....EXCELLANT JOB ON THE FLAMES!!!


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