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Old Feb 08, 2012, 11:53 AM
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Heres is another airbrush to print... I better make sure to let everyone know that I did not design the paint scheme just wanted to see it on an airframe before I saw it live.
The airbrush looks a lot better. The colors really pop on the airbrushed version while they appear muted on the print.

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Old Feb 08, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Thats pretty much same as any print jobs, but it still is pretty bright for printed EPP
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 07:21 PM
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Hi Guys

This looks really interesting .What paint will stick to the EPP that can be used in an airbrush ?????

What type masking tape will stick also ????

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Old Feb 11, 2012, 04:38 AM
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Hi Guys

This looks really interesting .What paint will stick to the EPP that can be used in an airbrush ?????

What type masking tape will stick also ????

Thanks
Charlie
I just used the cheap water based acrylic craft paint from Wal-Mart on mine and it came out pretty good. Blue painters tape worked good enough. to get a checkerboard. Just try to spray perpendicular so you don't lift the edge. When I did my flames I just held the mask down with a bamboo skewer as I sprayed across it,
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 10:40 AM
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I've used good old house paint, just thin it down until it works in the airbrush.
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Has anyone tried the Createx "wicked colors"? Chicago Airbrush Supply has a sale going on at the moment @14% off. Thinking about trying some.

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Old Feb 11, 2012, 11:37 PM
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The local Hobby Lobby stores (not the R/C shop online) Sells an assortment of the Wicked colors and a pro I know loves them. The shades are designed to work together well and the colors are very nice. Haven't tried them yet but I plan to as soon as I need more paint.

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Old Feb 12, 2012, 08:15 AM
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I've tried them, and it seems to me they remain a little tacky after they dry.

The createx opaque colors do not. They do have some really nice colors.

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Old Feb 12, 2012, 08:29 AM
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wicked colors spray great they are a finer paint and I think they cover better
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 09:31 AM
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I've tried them, and it seems to me they remain a little tacky after they dry.

The createx opaque colors do not. They do have some really nice colors.

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Did you heat treat them or let them air dry? Tacky definitely would be a problem.

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Old Feb 14, 2012, 12:44 AM
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Started my latest paint job tonight, it's taking a lot more work than I thought. Pretty sure you'll be able to tell what I hope to fly some day.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 05:21 AM
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Started my latest paint job tonight, it's taking a lot more work than I thought. Pretty sure you'll be able to tell what I hope to fly some day.
a porcupine? That's plenty of pins! Can't argue with the results!
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 02:49 PM
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HA, I know, I tend to spray too much paint which makes the mask edge curl. This isn't my usual free form style, straight clean edges are lots of work. I thought the design looked simple, I was wrong.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Not paint, but comma however

I was standing in line a Walmart this morning and in the rack at the checkout they had temporary tattoos. Picked up a pack for ~$2.50 containing 50 tats.

For those like me who haven't seen them, they have a plastic coating that you remove, place them face down and cover with a wet cloth for 30 seconds, remove the paper backing and the ink stays on the object. I did a test on Depron and they look great, bright colorful. They say they last 3 days on the skin even with showering. I tied to rub them off with my finger right after they were applied and it had no affect, probably should be clear coated though for longevity.

While these are small, if you google temporary tattoos you can find them in 4 x 6" sizes for $3-$4 and a huge assortment of designs.

Azarr

Edit: I tried it on EPP with the same results. The flash on the pictures washed out the colors slightly, but you get the idea.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 01:43 PM
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What a cool idea. With a clear coat could even use else where, fuel.
Thanks for sharing that.
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