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'57 Chevy with tribal flames

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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...

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

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

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His masks work great.

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Those flames are going to look great on there!

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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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Gorgeous, JayVee!!

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FANTASTIC. This is going to be another killer car.

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

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

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Can't wait to see that finished

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

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

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