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Old Jan 19, 2009, 04:56 PM
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WOW! I really like the checker board shading plus the bright colors!

Ray
Thanks Ray....
After I tried the templates I found it was much easier than I thought it would be, but it did take me a little time to get them cut out. But you can use them many times.
May cover them with contact paper to keep them intact. As noted above make sure to pin any edges that are not laying really flat, and don't spray at an angle so not to get paint under your template.
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 07:54 PM
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Hey guys,

I painted another firefly tonight. I decided to try it with rattle cans. I tried to paint it just like one I did with an airbrush so we could compare. It came out pretty nice. I did a video of it all, but I'm waiting for it to convert on Vimeo. Sooo, here is a side by side of the airbrushed one and the rattle can one.
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 08:42 PM
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Hey guys,

I painted another firefly tonight. I decided to try it with rattle cans. I tried to paint it just like one I did with an airbrush so we could compare. It came out pretty nice. I did a video of it all, but I'm waiting for it to convert on Vimeo. Sooo, here is a side by side of the airbrushed one and the rattle can one.
That looks Great. Cant wait for the video !
I have had sucess with the Lightning and the water drops effect with the rattle cans as well........

Will do more of the same when time allows and pass that along.

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Old Jan 19, 2009, 08:48 PM
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OK which one is which. I'm guessing the one on the right is rattle can.



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Hey guys,

I painted another firefly tonight. I decided to try it with rattle cans. I tried to paint it just like one I did with an airbrush so we could compare. It came out pretty nice. I did a video of it all, but I'm waiting for it to convert on Vimeo. Sooo, here is a side by side of the airbrushed one and the rattle can one.
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 08:55 PM
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It is the right one

Ewo,
That would be great if you could get us some info on it. I didn't even attempt the lightning bolts with a rattle can, and I have no idea how to do the water drop effect with either rattle can or airbrush, so I would love to learn how.
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 09:24 PM
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I will paint up my new plane this weekend.......
Will try to paint her up purdy and do the lightning and the water drops

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Old Jan 19, 2009, 11:23 PM
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Nice Adam
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 06:34 AM
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Hey guys,

I painted another firefly tonight. I decided to try it with rattle cans. I tried to paint it just like one I did with an airbrush so we could compare. It came out pretty nice. I did a video of it all, but I'm waiting for it to convert on Vimeo. Sooo, here is a side by side of the airbrushed one and the rattle can one.
Adam, I think we could give you a mop to paint a plane and it would still be great. Great job on both, and especially using the rattle can on one.
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 07:10 AM
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Rattle can video posted in post #2.
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 08:03 AM
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Not one of my better paint jobs, but it's better than no paint at all.
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 08:54 AM
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I posted a couple links at the beginning to some paint threads on other forums.
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 10:25 AM
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Anybody have tips on:
1.) Painting a rounded surface or already glued plane? I assume it would be the same, just more time on the masking?
2.) Dealing with the base blue of PBIII/Bluecore.
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 03:42 PM
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I've been looking at this airbrush on ebay. Any thoughts if this would be a decent type of airbrush to use to paint planes? It has a gravity feed as opposed to the bottom feed of adreher's. I'm not at all familiar with air brushes.

Thanks for any comments.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tab%3DWatching

BTW - I agree - this thread s/b a sticky! Thanks adreher - it's gotten me interested in painting my 1st foamie(an Infineon) that I'm working on!!
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 03:55 PM
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Vanish,

Painting an already glued plane is the same techniques, just a lot more tape to make sure everything is covered up, at least that's haw I have had to do it. It is much easier to paint first, but it doesn't always work that way.

Werlec,
Gravity feed as opposed to bottle is just preference. Like Mark has said, they both have their benefits.
It is kind of hard to say about the airbrush in the link. I would hate to say "looks good" and then you have a bad experience with it. I like that is is dual action, I like that the nose has removable pieces and that the back is removable. It looks like it would do ok, but you never know until you get it.

The infneon is a great plane!
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 04:08 PM
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Here is an inexpensive dual action brush from Harbor Freight that I bought. I will give it to Adam so he can check it out and comment if it is worth while.
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