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Western Star 5964ss "mystic blue fire"

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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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Gorgeous paint and model. Excellent work...

Edited by slusher

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Posted · Report post

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

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thankyou,no plans for any trailers

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Posted · Report post

Very cool paint job!

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

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Posted · Report post

Great paint! Fit the truck nicely!

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

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Posted · Report post

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

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

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Excellent.

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Wild paint job. I like it. Looks great.

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

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

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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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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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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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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

Edited by foundationsedge

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

Edited by dieseldog1970

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Thanks Gordon, Time to pull up my big boy pants and give it a try.

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Posted · Report post

Beautiful work and painting.A small observation thou hast forgotten the rod of stering.

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Well your work paid off, that looks great. That is a very sharp paint job!!!! :)

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Very Impressive!

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