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Dangerous-Dave

some of my work

hey folks just wanted to post up some of my work what i do and what it involves :) ill give a tutorial of what ya need and the process involved in getting the finnished results hope you all enjoy my work as much as ive enjoyed doing them.

step 1: once you have the shell that you require you will need 5 things to start you off.

1,lexan scisors 2, 2x craft knife blade 11 and a blade 10 3, a thick paint brush 4, liquid mask (the reason i use liquid mask is it comes off with a more crisp line to tape doesnt bleed so much) 5, patience lol you will need this.

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step 2: using the number 11 blade lightly go around the shell where the cutting line is repeat this process about 3 times

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3: cut a slip into the spare lexan all the ways up to the line you have just scored like so

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once you have cut up to the line you should be able to then slightly crack the spare lexan away from the shell itself some parts ie the cornes might need a little trimming with the scissors so that the actual shell doesnt crack

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you should end up with it looking a bit like this varying on the shell you are using

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repeat the process again for the second half of the shell and trim off any of the edges that are sharp as these can effect the liquid mask when peeling it off.

step 4: your design you should allways be 10000% sure its what you want as nothing worse than painting a shell and you dont like it i will just use a rough design on this shell but it wont be the 1 i will use this is for the tutorial. your design should be taped to the inside of the shell so that the desingn is visible from outside looking in.

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once you have the desin of your choice then proceed to draw around the design on the outside of the shell on the protective layer that is provided.

once you have done all the designs that you require on the shell remove them and keep for another time

step 5: this is verry improtant to do! washing of the shell inside only dont want to wash off your designs now do we lol ive just used water in this pic as i havent desided what design i want for it again this is for the tutorial but this process should be done with warm soapy water.

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once the shell has been washed and dried its now time to apply the masking im going to do this on the spare lexanfrom the shell to show you what it should look like.

step 6: apply the 1st coat of liquid mask to the inside of the shell allow to dry and repeat this process 3 times no less! any less and the masking wont peel right i sometimes do 4 these must be thin coats as you dont want it to clump up its a nightmare when it bubbles

this is the 1st coat when applied.

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1st coat when dried as you can see ots like a clear but blue tint to it even on the 3rd coat it will be transparent with a tint.

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this is a little jump forward this is with the 3rd coat all dried and the design added but as yo can see its clearly visable.

step 7: cutting the mask you should use the number 11 blade frot curves and number 19 for straight lines but this also is down to personal prefeance (remember to use a fresh blade )

i didnt use a fresh blade on the scrap lexan its just to show the basics

hold the craft knife verry lightly as you dont want to score the body any scores and it can crack

heres how i hold mine

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and then cut around the design lightly but hard enough that the making actually cuts

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once its been cut around the design peel the design out like so.

its best to start from the smallest poit to the largest for example a flame you would start at the tip of the flame and work out to the largest area this staops the mask pulling up any from the outside of the design

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once your design has been cut out it should look a little somthing like this

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step 8: now for the fun part painting well i gues you know how to use your paint brush anyhow apply 3 thin coats to the lexan where the design has been cut out not all in 1 go obviously allow them all to dry and also do from darkest to lightest.

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once all coats of the darkest colour has been applied then remove the rest of the masking

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until you are left with just the design itself

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back then with the lighter colour again 3 coats is plenty

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once the backing coat is dry you should have a image like this from the outside in

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once all the colours have been done dried and set back with a laquer ( ie faskoat )then proceed to remove the outer protective film

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and then this should be your finnished product

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remember i didnt use a new blade hence the bleeds in the finnished product this was done for a basic tutorial on how to paint a rc shell.

hope this has helped and happy painting fellow artists

can view some of the cars ive done in my gallery :smokin:http://www.uk420.com/boards/index.php?app=gallery&module=user&user=67748&do=view_album&album=3744

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looks good trip and i like the fox badge :smokin:

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not been a smart arse mate what is it you do then?

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not been a smart arse mate what is it you do then?

custom painting for rc cars and hopefully in the new year ill be doing 1.1 cars and motor cycles

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wicked mate, was mad in to them at a much younger age. my parents wouldnt buy me one skint flints :rofl: .i had one with the wire coming out of it not quite rc, while my mates had hornets and grasshoppers :rofl: are they still that expensive?

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yep sure are but grat hobby if you got kids to spend time with to im now looking at getting another i paint the shells for guys who race them etc and the work can vary from £45 to £85 a shell ;) then when ya get the big scale shells like a baja the size of the shell is massive the paint work can cost from £100 plus

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just had a look in your gallery, very nice! must be a buzz to sit back and look at your work each time you finnish... beautiful rottie too, i have one, a bitch.... very clever and affectionate dogs

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just had a look in your gallery, very nice! must be a buzz to sit back and look at your work each time you finnish... beautiful rottie too, i have one, a bitch.... very clever and affectionate dogs

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the best thing about my job as the guys racing em change colour schemes quite often and they smash em so its a constant thing i really want to move away from rc tho in the new year and concerntrate on doing real cars/bikes my rotties dumb as lol but verry affectionate and very protective of the kids love her to bits

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few more bits i been messing about wit with the airbrush been a while so need to brush up on some effects etc

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this will be coated in a finish coat and polished to give it some depth and more realistic

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marble effect

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and mr's trips trainers was testing different paints on different materials

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great stuff trip mate, I love the flames :hippy:

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Really liked the city skyline on that trainer. Good work :yep:

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Great thread! love those sneakers too :yep:

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Nice work, loving the customized nikeys :)

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