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Flamed Willys (paint fix-up)

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I picked up a dehydrator so I was able to finish painting this one today. Overall I'm happy with it for my first try. Thanks for checking out the progress pics!

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That thing is smoking hot. Cool flames.

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lookin great! got to love those stangs

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Thanks guys and BTW, an improvement I'm going to make for the next one is increased airbrush psi from 20 to about 40 for less grainy overspray. Still burnin' and learnin'....

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Well, I figured out the overspray problem I was having when I painted the Mustang. My airbrush had a huge air leak! I think it's a faulty joint. Anyway, I patched it up and the p.s.i. is now correct. Here's a Willys I just painted:

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JayVee, I can't believe how far you've come so quickly. Amazing work, especially these flames for your first time.

Does Mike L.'s video really make it that easy?

Are you artistically inclined? I have a hard time with stick figures. I would love to paint like that. Any tips you could give out?

Chris

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sweet jayvee! the both look awesome!

Manny

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SWEEEEEEEEEET! Love the Willys and of course the contrast of the flames and the black base is awesome, nice job. Are you using some sort of template held just above the surface? I would love to try that! :wink:

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That Willys is sweet. You are doing a great job on the flames. Keep them coming. If you need more bodies to practice on I will send you a few. LOL

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Thanks guys! I made some templates out of thin sheet styrene. I just cut wavy patterns along the edges with some curved scissors. Mike's video is definitely a great place to start for doing true fire. I had a lot of "practice runs" (pun intended) on some glossy photo paper that I painted black. Each attempt improved a bit, and the first few were ridiculously bad, mostly because I'm relatively new to the airbrush. These colors aren't really the right ones for true fire but I liked the effect anyway. I'm going to try it on a red base next.

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Turned out my new airbrush developed a huge air leak, so the original paint job was too grainy with overspray due to the low psi. [:lol:] I covered the original flames in clear red and added new layers with the repaired airbrush. Luckily I didn't have to redo the whole thing [:D]

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John, what airbrush are you using again? Also what tip?

You've got me really interested in trying this out. I'm curious if I can even do it.

Again, GREAT WORK!

Chris

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It's a Badger 100 LGF. Large gravity feed cup with the finest tip.

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Incredible work! They are really cool!

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Thanks Lyle, I'm having way too much fun with this stuff! Once I redid the mustang flames the original flames on this Willys looked way too dark in comparison. I shot clear red over them and added orange and yellow licks on top to give it a more glowing effect. Thanks for checking out the progress:

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wow those cars look HOT!

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