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Old 12-20-2007, 05:45 AM
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Default Lightning Mcqueen body?

how come i've not seen this body yet from disney's CARS?
i absolutely love this movie and would like to copy the look or at least the paint detail for my mini mgt
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:30 PM
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Just pick a shell and run with it... Here is a McQueen shell I painted for a Jato.







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Old 12-20-2007, 08:46 PM
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That looks great. Are the graphics painted on the inside?
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:33 PM
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100% paint.... Hand cut and airbrushed.
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:40 PM
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Default RE: Lightning Mcqueen body?

HahahA, that is "DIALED"......awesome
now that is some cool work,

hey Hummer, let me know where you found the logos i'll make ya some reversed vinyl ones just for kicks,
"Just Because"
were painters, but you did a killer job! besides my kids dig O'l Lighting.....
or write us if ya have any questions razorgrafix23@hotmail.com

again that was cool.
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:29 PM
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Sorry RGX, but I refuse to use vynal... I hand cut everything. Whats the fun in having a computer do the work? Thanks guys!
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:27 AM
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Default RE: Lightning Mcqueen body?

Vinyl saves a ton of time & helps if you are doing 8 bodies that need to look the same. Im not saying it's better but for me it works great in certain situations. Here's my Lightning body, logos & numbers are vinyl.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:17 PM
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Anyway about it, its cheating to me...
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:54 AM
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ORIGINAL: Hummer Man

Anyway about it, its cheating to me...
lol you are good. I use vinyl to. Im a cheater lol. I just dont have the skill, patience, or time to do what you do. I would love to see it done in person.

How many hours do you average on a body?
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:37 PM
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Ah I ususally have about 6-8 hours in a body. Thanks for the compliments guys.
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:32 AM
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Default RE: Lightning Mcqueen body?

I completely understand. I used to feel that way until I started
using it sometimes. Most of my stuff is still hand cut but when I
can average $20/hr instead of $4/hr painting I call it getting paid
for my time. On mine the lightning bolt, eyes & window trim were
all hand cut because I can cut that faster than using the computer.
As for the logos...to heck with that!
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:24 PM
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You have to realize that most of the painters who still cut 100% hand cut, don't paint for the money... If that were the case we'd all be using computers to do our work. I don't try to kick out shells left and right just simply because its a hobby of mine, not a job. But the money I do make easily makes it worth it for me to continue to hand cut everything. And I have a sense of pride in the fact that I didn't need a computers help.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:47 PM
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anybody paint the second body where its the sparkle red and the big white bubble down the side with the white walls?
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:23 PM
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Another view of Slocars shell (I think)...



Is that you Chris??
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:38 PM
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well i wouldn't say "Cheating"
as most of the stuff i do is "Free Hand" now here are some of my examples of how do we say
"Cheating" i used Vinly to help layout some of my borders and such but how "One" is able to not make it look like your "Cheating"???
is the art......
still not sure how one "Cheats" using Vinyl...but i guess some of nowdays best arbrush artist such as Terry Hill, Crag F. Mike L. and countless others must be Cheaters..????? they use Frisket film? and Vinyl, auto mask etc. etc.........
and these guys make a "High 6 figure Income"...????
However i can Understand the being able to do "It" for he art of it....
but to say "Cheating" thats like saying someone that has "Talent" is not really talented???
but these photos will speak for them selves
i might add "NONE Of the Painting used Wraps" or printed Vinyl thats all 100% "Painted" with airbrush and AirGuns"
but "Printed" vinly thats different? it's just a sticker? but they still look nice...





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Old 01-12-2008, 05:55 PM
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Hummer Man and slowcar those bodies look awesome nice work
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:31 PM
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like to have my maxx body painted up like the truck...(second picture down)
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:00 AM
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Default RE: Lightning Mcqueen body?

Here is my Lightning Mcqueen body that I run on a modified Xray T1M chassis, looks great chasing the boring old 1/10 tourers around the track where I race!!




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Old 02-17-2008, 01:32 PM
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heres mine on my 1/8 scale
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:36 PM
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Default RE: Lightning Mcqueen body?

Lightning McQueen is awesome. I love the shells. I don't even have my truck yet and I was trying to figure out a way to do Lightning McQueen. My youngest daughter is a HUGE Cars fan.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:46 PM
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ORIGINAL: fatkidjoey

heres mine on my 1/8 scale
ROTFL
that is amazing... is that mcqueens secret in the background
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:04 PM
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I don't have the pictures on my computer @ work, but I did a dynoco Mcqueen body because you hardly ever see it. You can see it in my member gallery.
I just found this one
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:24 AM
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I like the idea
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:13 PM
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found the dynoco pic.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:34 PM
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Hey I'm painting a Revo body for my nephew and I'm looking for the Rusteze logo and the lightning bolt that runs down the side. can someone send me a link for it? I've been all over the web looking for it and i cant find it. I want to make an external graphic for it. any help please.
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