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06-02-2009 01:05 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Furious Predator

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just did the first coat of clear today. I watched a few videos and found some things i wanted to try out. so i used my predator as an experiment gone wrong

my first serious attempt at flames, my first attempt at skulls, and my first try with guts/brains.

The camera really cant to justice. i used a lot of pearls, so depending on the angle you look at it, depends on what colors you see.

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06-02-2009 01:11 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Blade_Master1

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Not bad for a beater canopy
the skulls turned out pretty good

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06-02-2009 01:15 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Furious Predator

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thanks. its ok for a first try i think.

im using newer high quality paints that are water based and none toxic. They are a bit tricky to use though. since they are water based, they do not dry as quickly.

so now its only the clear coat that will kill me

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06-02-2009 01:18 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Blade_Master1

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Water based
let us know how the clear turns out, should be interesting
wait a few days before to let it dry

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06-02-2009 01:25 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Blade_Master1

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I have a FG canopy waiting for paint but I am not yet sure what to have airbrushed on ?

I was thinking of realistic looking Ravens one on either side
on top of a flame job, mostly yellow

I got time to build my shelf queen ( blinged out all CNC Hawk/Raven 50)
just needed electronics, but now that NX is out I will update the control system, this way I will have 1 of each system to compare

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06-02-2009 01:42 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Furious Predator

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no need. its made to be used with a two part Poly Urethane clear. I can wet sand and shoot a second coat after 24 hours of curing. i wait a minimum of 36 hours after a shot of clear before i wax it. i have been using this stuff for years with great results.

it isnt a super high end clear, but that turns out to be a good thing for this application. since it does not get as hard as some high end clears, it does not form spider cracks that you get with wear and tear and flexing the canopy a lot.

it is a bit softer, so you can flex the canopy more without cracks forming. but its still hard enough to put up with abuse.

the primers and colors i used are all water based, made by Auto-Air. they make lower end versions called Faskolor and Createx which are sold in hobby shops. it is pretty much the same stuff but sold in smaller bottles. i actually used some of it on this job.

there are a few reasons i went with the water based route.

1) pretty soon, this year or the next. solvent based paints will be banned in Canada, just like the rest of Europe. The USA still has not addopted this painting setup....just like the metric system There has to be someone right?

2) easy clean up. to change colors i just run the gun under some water and flush it all out. for the dried up harder to get stuff, you can still use lacquer thinner for a final clean up.

3) none toxic. it doesn't smell real bad...barely at all. but because of the reduced drying times, there is actually less over spray generated. 99% of the paint you spray actually sticks, and real well, to the part. the older stuff i was using was terrible, 50% of the paint i shot would dry before it hit what it was i wanted to paint. it would form a paint dust that would get absolutely everywhere.

a Con with these paints actually has to do with the reduced curing times. for a speedy sure, you need to use a heat gun. if not, you still need to keep some air flow over the part so the water does not accumulate on top of the paint as it sets.

also, because of the reduced dry times, i have found it to be incredibly easy to get a run, or apply too much paint at one time and end up "burning" through several layers.

but overall, im happy with these paints. i just have to get used to them, which is why i chose to sacrifice my own canopy to the cause.

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06-02-2009 01:57 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Blade_Master1

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sounds like great stuff to work with
Now I just need an air gun

maybe I can get my boss to buy one for work

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06-02-2009 02:22 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Furious Predator

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im using a Grex XG for the fine detailing.

and an el-cheapo $30 touch up gun for large coverage such as primers and clear coats.

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06-02-2009 03:03 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Blade_Master1

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Nice brush
wish I had 1
I need an excuse to buy 1
as I also have a boat to paint 2

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06-02-2009 04:19 AM  8 years agoPost 10
BeltFedBrowning

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I like it. I thought the brains were earthworms at first!

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06-02-2009 05:00 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Ray Fernandez

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Not too shabby, Shawn. Heck, it's better than my home paint jobs!!

Really looks good, buddy.

Ray Fernandez - GUAM

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06-02-2009 09:52 AM  8 years agoPost 12
Frank Bostwick

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Thats real nice looking work, good job. So where do I send my canopy?

RIP ROMAN

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06-02-2009 04:01 PM  8 years agoPost 13
imnxtc

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Awesome Shawn!!

Are ou planing to do your Raven in a matching scheme?

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06-02-2009 09:41 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Furious Predator

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Thanks guys
I thought the brains were earthworms at first
yeah, the video i watched called them brains/intestines/worms, could go either way, what ever is more grose is better i guess

I'am not sure what i plan to do with the Raven. i would prefer to get a glass canopy for it to paint up first. I'am not a particular fan of painting plastic canopies.

I plan to have it on the predator and flying by thursday, so i will take some better pics.

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06-03-2009 12:26 AM  8 years agoPost 15
Mutt

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good job. I think it turned out fine.

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06-03-2009 01:13 AM  8 years agoPost 16
Gearhead

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hey I like that one Shawn, those are nice colors for a heli, even if it does have photo of your guts on it's side LOL

Jim
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06-04-2009 01:05 AM  8 years agoPost 17
Dilbeck

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love the skulls and the colors, Not sure about the intestines though. Im more into scale but appreciate a skilled painter. Nice work!!

Clint

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06-04-2009 02:15 AM  8 years agoPost 18
beavis1

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Wow that is nice work ! I hate paint and paint hates me.
I have been using the HOK ready to paint one part paints. The coverage is good but each pigment is so different and needs to be reduced at very different rates. I have a little wall chart I made.

I like the gun gravity feed is the way to go for sure. even the best siphon feed can not compair to a cheap gravity feed gun not that there are and good cheap ones really.

Love to get results like that one day very impressive ! Grats !

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06-04-2009 02:24 AM  8 years agoPost 19
Furious Predator

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Thanks guys.

Dilbeck, i just wanted to try something different the nice part is most of the work i did was free hand, or with some stencil's to help as a guide. but there was little masking done, which was great. i normally have to fill a garbage bag with masking tape/paper after i do a canopy.

Beavis, i know what you mean in regards to the different pigments. luckily these Auto-Air paints have instructions on what to do for each specific color on each bottle. it isnt a generic set of instructions. some of it needs to be filtered, some of it can be sprayed right out of the bottle, and others come out like syrup and need major thinning.

what i like about the top feed is if the paint is too thick, pop the top, add some thinner, shake it, and test it out. I do have a siphon fed gun, but i rarely use it.

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06-04-2009 02:31 AM  8 years agoPost 20
Dilbeck

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Man, I just wish I could paint anything without getting it all over the mower and the mountain bikes!!

Clint

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