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My first serious paint job.

Old 11-16-2011, 09:22 AM
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Default My first serious paint job.

Well I bought a plotter machine and tried it out for the first time. This is my finish product. I know a lot of people do not like longhorns but I just love the color. Fiery Orange and opaque white. The only decals are the ones that came with the body. I would like to know what other people think. I was going to make a whole bunch of bodies for me but I really enjoy making them so I decided to sell them on ebay. I noticed that no one has any colleges on any bodies so I wanted to changed that up. I am really new to this and the rc world. I bought a Traxxas Slash 4x4 and love it! My next project that I am working on is a US Navy truck as I am retired from the NAVY.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:34 AM
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good stuff dude well done. nice crisp lines and awesome paint. sometimes simple is nicer. if you can get yourself some business doing it then do it cos i hear a lot of people wanting custom paint jobs
Old 11-16-2011, 10:39 AM
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Default RE: My first serious paint job.

That is nice... But why not do the Sooners since you are in Norman, Oklahoma? I would love to get a decal set for the following colleges Oklahoma, Florida State and Oregon State.
Old 11-16-2011, 11:01 AM
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I know I hear it all the time from my neighbors. I am originally from texas but I did go to OU. I can make those decals but do you want OSU or OU? I do try to keep it simple as I am just starting out. I will try more in depth detail soon. Thanks for the compliment and I do take constructed critisim!
Old 11-16-2011, 11:06 AM
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ORIGINAL: duresti

I know I hear it all the time from my neighbors. I am originally from texas but I did go to OU. I can make those decals but do you want OSU or OU? I do try to keep it simple as I am just starting out. I will try more in depth detail soon. Thanks for the compliment and I do take constructed critisim!
Oregon State Beavers is OSU...

I grew up in Texas and always rooted for Oklahoma.. Now I live in Oregon and follow the Beavers and get it all the time from those who are Oregon Ducks fans....
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Here is a link to the OSU website http://www.osubeavers.com/index-main.html
Old 11-17-2011, 06:33 PM
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Looks great love the colors.
Old 11-21-2011, 03:13 AM
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hanks very much. I am working on the OSU Beavers and an Oklahoma University. I will post pics on progress.
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Awsome work,
Ive used the testors kit to make decals...the program is junk!
trashed the software and used the paper and spray coating.
Also...Welcome to RCU !
Old 12-13-2011, 12:16 PM
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Thanks every one for the warm welcome. Right now I use Flexi 10 with a US Cutter MH721 plotter. I also use Vinyl paper for the decals. Now the decals that I make are just used for mask. I wanted to do this because I was tired of scratching and peeling of the decals that go on the outside. Now they are permantly there inside and painted plus it looks more like a scale paint job then just stickers.
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So where you able to do any for Oregon State?
Old 12-13-2011, 06:37 PM
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I was able to make the decal. This weekend I will have time to start to paint the truck with the colors. I have to airbrush the colors on the truck from the decals. I will definitly post picks of this one. If you are interested in buying, please let me know after I post the pics.
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What is a plotter machine?
Old 12-14-2011, 12:11 PM
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Same as a vinyl cutter. A big printer that can handle up to 42" (mine) of paper or vinyl but mine can only print with a pen or cut with a blade.
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So it also works with plastics?
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No it will not. It is pretty much a paper cutter like cricut put not a color printer. I use flexi10 software. This machine is for sign making and window decal making. I use the cut out vinyl for masking decals then paint them on the underside of the body. I am going to start one tomorrow and put picks up during the process. The truck will be black and white with skull cross bones on the hood and the doors. You will be surprised how it comes out. I was when I first started. The detail is amazing.
Old 12-15-2011, 01:42 PM
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Well first I started out with some pictures that I made in Flexi10 Software.I already have the paper size setup. Flexi10 automatically set ups the contour cut marks. Do not worry about the colors as they are not going to come out in the cuts. Next I let the cutter do its thing while I take a break for a few minutes. After the cutting is done, I get the paper ready for weeding. I pull the negative off to leave the remaining cuts on the blue. Next I really weed out the cuts to leave a perfect detailed decal. Now I am ready to put on the underside of the truck body for painting which I will put the progress pics up later.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:01 PM
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Here is the finished product.
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Looks great!

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