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Old 05-03-2012, 04:10 PM
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I hope you show your technique on blending the different shade lines.  I did a Tricolor coursair and it was a bear. 

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Old 05-03-2012, 04:39 PM
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Looking good, Larry!!

Nice work. Cant wait to see her in her full colors!

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Old 05-03-2012, 05:59 PM
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Wow, guess I'll be bringing my airframe to New York for its paint job. Press On Larry, it's looking some kind of good. Chic
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:34 AM
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Awesome Larry,

Can you tell us what paints and type of gun you are using.
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Hi guys,
Thanks for the compliments. First there is no blending of colors where they meet, hard line per the pix we downloaded from one of the Avenger sites.
Peter, I'm not sure if you are ready for this anser about the paint and gun type but here goes..... The paint is Rustoleum in spray cans, all the grey/blue color was down with less than a can of spray paint, since that color only came in satin we had to gloss clear it after it was shot.
The biggest problem with a 3 color paint scheme is the taping, you have to be very careful to get the tape right on the edge of the previous paint line. I would have done it differently but I defered to my build partner. Luckily I won't have that problem with my Trojan since it is a solo build which has it's good and bad points.
Chic, you really need to make sure the plane is as clean as possible before shooting any of the final colors, we used white primer on the entire plane and sanded and sanded and still were not 100% happy with the resuklts. But as my cohort says "nobody is going to see it from 400 feet"
Next week we start masking for the dark blue, I figure it will take us about 2 - 2-1/2 hours.

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Old 05-04-2012, 03:07 AM
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Yeah! My tigercat is painted in straight up rustoleum right out of the can! Love it. I think it looks great, Larry!
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:12 AM
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Larry,
 I have heard great things about Rustoleum paints, did you use their clear coat and primer too.  
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I'm interested in heating about the clear cost, too. I never likes the way the rustoleum clear would lay down, so I have always used minwax
spar satin polyurethane for clear over both rustoleum and latex. easy to spray, not too glossy, holds up we'll!
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Is it obvious I'm communicating using my phone with an annoying autofill, autocorrect feature?!?!?
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Hi guys,
Used rustoleum for the primer, color and clear coat, depending on how many coats/heavy you apply will determine the glossiness of the finish.
Hope this helps


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Wow, how are you guys getting such great finishes from SPRAY CANS. No runs, no drips, no errors. How is it done? Chic
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:02 AM
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The trick is to spray light even coats, we had a few runs that we caught right away and used painters tape to remove. If you don't lay down too heavy a coat as you go there is MUCH less chance of drips. Be careful, if you use rustoleum paint read the directions about re coat times, they are different for the colors and clear...you get to choose I guess.

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:37 AM
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Hi guys,

Seems we are all painting,, two coats highbuild primer,, your next Redtail.


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Pete, thanks for the confidence builder. Chic
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Peter
I must say what a unique way to hold down the drop cloth, how many minutes did it take you to empty them to use as weights...
Okay Chic you're up

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I must say what a unique way to hold down the drop cloth, how many minutes did it take you to empty them to use as weights...
Okay Chic you're up

Funny you should mention that,, did not occur to me untill Barbara (my wife) saw the picture; "nice choice of stuff to hold down the tarp, now they think we are ???"

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LOL... Your wife is quite sharp, let's hope she doesn't figure out what the build is actually going cost.
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I don't even want to know how much it's going to cost.
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Peter,
FYI, we figure we have over $3,000.00 US into ours..
DA-85 - 750
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A little off topic but I have just finished building this Aston Martin engine and is now ready for testing.
Perhaps If I extend the cowl and add 400 lbs to the tail I can stuff it in the Avenger.
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Wow, nice, peter! You're a man of many talents! Now back to painting!
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I guess I'll join in on the painting status.

Note that my beast will be a static model resting on a pole at the hangar where the full-size TBM will call home.

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Nice, Grover! Be sure to get some shots of the model after the final installation in the new exhibit, too!

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A little off topic but I have just finished building this Aston Martin engine and is now ready for testing.
Perhaps If I extend the cowl and add 400 lbs to the tail I can stuff it in the Avenger.

lets see the Aston that it is going in!! Nothing like the sound of a British straight six howling down the back straight. Of course this is provided that the wonderful british electrical systems keeps everything with juice.
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Grover, hope to meet up with you Memorial Day weekend to see the real deal. Good looking airframe and paint scheme. Chic
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