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Old 03-26-2011, 07:12 PM
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Not really proud of it but I learned that I need to learn quite a bit more beforing doing it again. I had alot of trouble with paint bleeding under my tape, can anyone suggest a good tape to use?


It is a redcat by the way, it's anEarthquake 8e made into a touring car. Referenced ZielkeRacing's build quite a bit for ideas. The thing flys.

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:02 PM
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Well not bad. 2 toning takes guts first time with airbrush...I use the blue tape from home depot 3m blue??
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:45 PM
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Yup use the 3m blue painters tape and make sure to press the edges down really well.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:49 PM
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I'm about to use an airbrush on an RC body for the first time. I used airbrushes years ago for art so I am hoping to take to it with ease.
I have done several bodies with rattle cans and they have all come out pretty well. I have been using the blue tape from Home Depot as well but this next one I am using a masking fluid. I tried to airbrush that in today but it was too thick. I could have thinned it but decided to just use a brush to paint it in. If it is dry in the morning I will start cutting out for the first color. This will also be my first attempt with Alclad chrome.

We'll see what happens.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:13 PM
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Drag make sure to use a new knife blade. makes a great difference in the cuting and edge of the mask. Will be doing my next body over this next week. Playing cards theme. Ton of masking and cutting of shapes. Got a neat joker logo that ill do on the top.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:42 PM
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That card theme is going to look cool.

I have some new blades, I will make sure to put a fresh one on before I start.
The body is an F650 pick up. I'm doing it in yellow with some Tonka truck logos. It has a huge grille and a tool box that will be chromed. Not too much as far as masking.
I just finished this body for my Tamiya. It was done using rattle cans.

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I like that purple. It looks good from what Isee of it. Wish the pictures were bigger. It's kind of hard to see.
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I'm starting the same project! what body did you use?
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Not really proud of it but I learned that I need to learn quite a bit more beforing doing it again. I had alot of trouble with paint bleeding under my tape, can anyone suggest a good tape to use?


It is a redcat by the way, it's anEarthquake 8e made into a touring car. Referenced ZielkeRacing's build quite a bit for ideas. The thing flys.

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Old 03-27-2011, 02:33 PM
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I will definitly try out that blue tape from Home Depot next time I'm there, I will be painting a slash body eventually.


The body is a proline protoform PF8-GT 1/8 scale touring car body. Link: http://prolineracing.com/1-8-on-road/pf8-gt-clear-body/. The paint thatI used was Pactra candy purple.

Sorry about the pictures I took them with my cell phone and if I make them to much larger they get really grainy.
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Good job. Looks sharp.
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Use liquid mask it is far superios to tape you will never have a bad edge
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Fasmask Liquid Paint Mask, 4oz


http://www.rufaster.com/fasmaskliquidpaintmask.aspx

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I used that on my last body. Worked very well.

Have you ever tried to spray it on with an airbrush? I wanted to but it is too thick. It says you can dilute it with water but I had no idea of how much to dilute it. I ended up using a brush and that waste so much of it.
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I am not an artist of any sort. How do you apply the liquid mask? Is it easy to make a good line?
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I use a 5mm needle and 60 psi to spray my liquid mask works fine. I use Bob Dively liquid mask, never had a single problem. Thinning i would try 9 to 1. 1 water to 9 masking. Might want to check to see if you can adjust your need further back in your airbrush also to help it spray, if you have a 3.5 or a 2 mm needle.
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