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    Wanted: Paint Schemes and Ideas

    So between my GF and I, we have 6 buggy bodies that need painting. I am looking for suggestions and pics of good examples My RC car paint jobs have always been rather uninspired and hum drum. It has been a few years and I was hoping to do a little bit better this time. We have no airbrush so better keep it to masking and spray can type suggestions.

    1 AE B44
    1 Kyosho DBX
    4 AE RC18B

    All suggestions welcome!

    Thanks in advance,
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    RE: Wanted: Paint Schemes and Ideas

    humm, well for no airbrush...(thinking)

    there are a few...ideas? but mostly there is a few other than "Spray" there is one like what Ciao (another member here)will do mostly like from "Drawing" with hobby paints and such, then spaying with a backing color...
    has a very cool effect....though some "Artistic" ability will be needed...some may not like to do it like this...??
    but it is a fun and Unique effect....

    if only to use a "Spray" can....i have a few that were done Using a spray can.....though will "Look" airbrushed...can see some at www.rgxracing.com
    most of what i'll gear some of what i'll do will be more "Simpler for the Average r/c racer" that wants to keep it simple but kinda racey......

    heres one for a "Middle of the road" kinda paint thing.....
    was something simple but still racey...and used the spray cans and a "Tooth Brush" to get that "Speckled look"......




    and here's another one that you can get a simular result from Hotglue and spray cans.....




    and one thing that can help for "Spraying" is warm the can a little in warm to medium hot water.....not too hot !!
    this will cause the spray pattern to be a little Finer comming out......

    and here is another one a simple but racey kinda design, this is one we used to do for CEN as we did most of there designs
    since there was some many we kept it kinda simple but generaly race looking...
    you can get the same with spray cans other than around the back (Black shading) and just behind the windows....
    and under the silver stripe.....



    hope some of these can help....there is alot more but those are but a few i am sure other members can toss a few in there too.....
    have fun painting !!!
    Oh, and show us when your done......
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    RE: Wanted: Paint Schemes and Ideas

    Here's somes i've make last years.









    This one is a wall that i've paint in the Local Hobby Shop of my friend


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    RE: Wanted: Paint Schemes and Ideas

    Fantastic Makes me want to learn the secret arts of airbrushing!

    Thanks for all the great pics. Keep em coming

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    RE: Wanted: Paint Schemes and Ideas

    Wow do I feel like a Red headed step child! I was all proud of my paint job til I looked here....man you guy's do nice work! I too will dig for answers to the secrets of laying paint. I have several air brushes and no time on them. How is it you get the twisted flags? Like on the back of the buggy in dakamat's post and in the others as well. I have one here just liek it and paid dearly for it but now am interested in the "how" part.

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    RE: Wanted: Paint Schemes and Ideas

    dakamat,

    That is some Awesome work I love the Cars truck and that paint job you did on the wall! Fantastic!


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    RE: Wanted: Paint Schemes and Ideas

    Thank you guys, you,re welcomes
    No more r/c...DIVORCED...LOL!!!!

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    RE: Wanted: Paint Schemes and Ideas

    i think he wanted ideas to use with out an airbrush....
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    RE: Wanted: Paint Schemes and Ideas

    but when ya get into some more stuff Spiro the door is wide open....
    it's pretty cool !!
    try and get into a system, i know can be costly? at first but well worth it if you like to do it....

    more stuff to get inspired from hope it can help....
















    cool part is you can probally get into a system for around 200.00
    and maybe around 150.00 if you really poke around...
    (airbrush,compressor)
    i use Iwata's but regardless what kind you get make sure you feel Comfortable with it...
    and can get parts for it if anything happens to it etc...
    and any compressor your get just be sure you have a water trap and filter/regulator on it it will help down the road
    Oakley | RGX Racing /KM Machining | GRP / ACE Engineering


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