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Old Oct 29, 2004, 12:22 PM
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TIPS & TRICKS ON PAINTING THE M1A1 FLYING RC TANK

PHASE 1

1) Clean paint surface with alcohol.

2) Scuff covering with 400 sandpaper

3) Reclean surface with alcohol again.

4) Prime covering with Krylon Black primer #1602 U.F.

5) Let dry for 24 Hours before next step.
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Old Oct 29, 2004, 12:24 PM
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TIPS & TRICKS ON PAINTING THE M1A1 FLYING RC TANK

TIPS & TRICKS ON PAINTING THE M1A1 FLYING RC TANK

PHASE 2

I purchased a Husky Multin Spray Gun (USA SKU: 515-623) from Home Depot for under $60.00. I when to my local paint store Janovic/Plaza. I explained to the sales rep ABA my new project of the M1A1 flying Tank. Aba thought I was NUTS, but was more than happy to assist me with this project. Aba tooked my colors samples, and had them computer matched. The main color on the Tank is PPG 410-6 Toy Tank Green in which I had it converted to Benjamin Moore & Co. premium interior latex flat pain (Quart of BM#4-PPG Coloring- B-29, C2Y+2, D11, w 20 ) Aba if your reading this THANK YOU

1) Scuff covering with 400 sandpaper, wipe down with tack cloth.

2) I thinned the paint down with clean tap water, 3/4 of a cup of paint to 1/4 of a cup of water.

3) I sprayed two thin coats of Toy Tank Green color.

4) Let dry for 24 Hours before next step.
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Old Oct 29, 2004, 12:26 PM
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TIPS & TRICKS ON PAINTING THE M1A1 FLYING RC TANK

TIPS & TRICKS ON PAINTING THE M1A1 FLYING RC TANK

PHASE 3

Time for the camouflage colors. Color PPG Safari Brown #429-6 in which I had it converted to Benjamin Moore & Co. premium interior latex flat pain (Quart of BM RWS Base#4GY-2x20 1/2, RX 11+1/128), and one quart of Benjamin Moore & Co. premium interior latex flat black 215 80.

1) I used a pencil to draw my quide lines for the camouflage.

2) I thinned the paint down with clean tap water, 3/4 of a cup of paint to 1/4 of a cup of water.

3) I used a Purdy brush 1 1/2" inch xl-Glide, and a small artist brush for tight areas. I painted the camouflage colors using a brush and the pencil mark as my guide. I free hand the camouflage colors on. Take your time and you will be surprise how nice it comes out . I Painted the camouflages colors one coat of paint to save on weight.

4) I made a template for the wheels (We will be providing wheels template with the kit), and used a permanent marker for my detail work

5) Let it dry for 24 hours
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Old Oct 29, 2004, 12:29 PM
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TIPS & TRICKS ON PAINTING THE M1A1 FLYING RC TANK

TIPS & TRICKS ON PAINTING THE M1A1 FLYING RC TANK

PHASE 4 Final step on painting

I spayed two coats of Top F Lustekote crystal clear TOPR7501. By now I'm sure you know, to let it dry for 24 hours

After 24 hours you could install your radio, engine . . .

I did not realy think I would have enjoyed painting this project. But I proved my self wrong

Good luck with your next paint job, if you have any questions feel free to post them.

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Old Oct 29, 2004, 01:24 PM
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Neat "plane". Is this an original design?
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