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Old 07-07-2006, 06:55 PM
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what make of metalic blue is it?
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Jon That body is awesome. Good work
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:30 AM
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wicked-thanx alot
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Old 07-08-2006, 02:04 PM
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what make of metalic blue is it?
http://www.one18th.com/GetGallery11121.htm he says it in there
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:32 PM
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that must be one of the best bodies i ahve ever seen how long did it take you?
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Old 07-08-2006, 05:16 PM
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carmatic1 - cheerz. its a shame pactra only do spray cans (i think)

silent_echo - thanx alot dude. thats a pretty nice comment.
im not to sure really, prob about 6 hours all in all.
ive done 5 shells but ive havent done any of them in one stretch.(what with work n all that crap) ill do em abit at a time. like design n maskin one go, then cuttin n a color or two the day after maybe...n so on. just depends what sort of mood im in. and what the design is.
like my last one was a design on the front with pin striping n a fade, so i did that all in one day. apart from masking the night before(to let it dry over night)
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Old 07-09-2006, 02:03 AM
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I think Pactra makes airbrush paints too. Wow..that body has really clean lines!
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Old 07-09-2006, 03:08 AM
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thanx dare82- im glad i got a 1/10 onroad aswell as my savage coz theres alot more choice for bodies.
ill have a look n see if i can find some if u think they do...are they water based?
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Old 07-09-2006, 04:57 PM
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I think Pactra airbrush paints are lacquer, like their spray cans. I'm not completely sure though.
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:20 PM
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yeh, thats the only prob with lacquers is its gotta be a nice day out so i can paint outside.where as the water based ones i can paint in the back room with the door open. the only lacquer based stuff ive used was that alclad chrome stuff..........definitely dont wanna be paintin inside with that......potent!
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jon, that looks great! i thought id come in here and see an amateur body... but was suprised that thats your 5th one! you must have previous art, airbrush, paint experiance... if not then your way ahead of me! haha

for those back ground licks i almost missed it b/c i liked the way you graphics turned out, is that your own design? and good color choice as well, they compliment each other nicely

for your blue licks, it looks as though you used faskolor, alot of people are having a problem with the "transparents" they treat them like a clear candy when they arnt, there semi transparent, so you have to control wear you spray or else it muddys up the effect.... i've recomend to people that they actually try the semi transparents to do the actual licks and just layer em up one on top of the other, i have yet to here how it works but in my head i think it does [&:]
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Old 07-10-2006, 02:46 AM
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wow, comin from you thats wicked. no, the first body i did was the first time id used an airbrush n what a cool little tool it is. i did some art when i was in school several years ago but that was mainly drawin and charcoals really n not paint. i havent really done any art since n thats why im glad i found this shell stuff...to "try n find my artistic side again"lol. as far as beeing ahead of you....i think u need a few more smilies on the end of that comment.

for the design i found a couple of pictures on the net n cut em up n tweaked n stretched em abit, with some freehand drawin on a couple of bits.

yeh i wanted to keep a sort of electric feel to the licks. i didnt use any transparents just opaques, n just tried to fade all the gaps in n a general fade to the back. it was a little grainy in some spots though, i dont know if thats air pressure or paint thickness or what but maybe u might be able to give me some advice.

n again, cheerz jon
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nah your ahead in the fact that i was no wear near that good on my 5th attempt.... i was still doing crappy solid colors and garbage fades! lol [:'(]

i think for all opaques try running the spectrum of kolor, use color to its full advantage and try to cary your blues into purples, to give it more contrast and it would stand out a little more. also adding in more white to your blues would help, try not to use black though, only for your final backing color once you got a nice solid layer of paint for your flames, that black tends to muddy up colors faster than you can say AWH what the ###$$^ fraggle rockin summmua!!! [:@][:'(]
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about the fades beeing abit grainy, are u sayin then that the gainy bits are more to do with the color fading n less the paint thickness / air pressure
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for grainy blends increasing the airpressure will help, but what will help even more is thinning the paint with the correct reducer, for the faskolor you can use iether fantastick or windex, both work the same way, you want to use a mix 50/50 water/windex then use that as a reducer for createx auto air and faskolor then use with a 35-45 psi setting you should be able to acheive some nice blends... createx actually recomends from the factory, to reduce 3:1, 3 parts reducer to 1 part paint for airbrushing that whole shemangy about being able to spray outta the bottle is malarky!

play with that and i think you'll find the performance alot better!
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Old 07-10-2006, 06:48 AM
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cheerz ben. also would a different size nozzle help, mines a 0.5 i think or is that about right.
by the way i liked the h r geiger type backdrop on ur site.
and was that bird with the black top/bra on all airbrushed because that was smooth as ya like.
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yes, the one with the black top was all freehand with comart paint, the only cheat method i used to save some time was a projector to get my proportions right.

the .5 will work perfect for the paint your spraying, most people think a smaller tip more detail... well its true, its also not... you have to match up the tip to the paint thickness, and for createx waterbased faskolor, .35-.5 works great
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Thats BEAUTIFUL man!!! I wish i had skills like that
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:01 AM
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wow! , nice compliment dude. i wouldnt say im very skilled with an airbrush. i just get an idea n try to roll with it. n just make it work the best i can.
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gettin' pretty good man!
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:29 PM
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thanx man. its nice to get compliments from all the cfx crew. all u guys do such good work.[sm=thumbup.gif]
dont suppose uv checked out my next one, the lambo.( thread entitled ... 'next one')
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