New Products Flash Sale
Thread Tools
Old Dec 30, 2006, 09:19 AM
columbo is offline
Find More Posts by columbo
Registered User
Discussion

painted my first body, need help with rider


I just finished painting my first body, its the first thing ive painted, not just my first bike so im quite proud.
Heres what i copied, an artists impression of what porsche's future gp bike might look like


and heres mine. The decals are inside and the pinstripes are painted.





Thing is, how to paint the rider. The same colours obviously, but ive no rider to copy. Has anyone got a pic of something i can copy? Then ill just change it to blue and orange leathers.

I also just found this


I have another desmo body so might try this one out too.

I know there not real bikes but im a BIG VW/Porsche fan so it made sense
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Dec 30, 2006, 10:12 AM
katana2665 is offline
Find More Posts by katana2665
Registered User
katana2665's Avatar
really sweet and the color match on the blue is much closer than in the sketch...nice job.
Old Dec 30, 2006, 10:15 AM
columbo is offline
Find More Posts by columbo
Registered User
Thanx , yeah, the drawings a little dark so i just went with the best blue i could find. My local model shop is a bit rubish, but luckily they had the right colours.

I didnt worry too much about copying body shape either as i doubt the real bike will look like the pic.

Front and rear mud guards arent fixed yet, any advise on how? I was going to use them little sticky pads.
Last edited by columbo; Dec 30, 2006 at 10:23 AM.
Old Dec 30, 2006, 11:08 AM
Allan Waterfall is offline
Find More Posts by Allan Waterfall
No Shelf Queens.No Bling
Allan Waterfall's Avatar
Neat Job.

I usually spray my rider one colour and then use a brush to put any details on.Just spray some paint into a spray can cap and dip the brush in that.

Allan
Old Dec 30, 2006, 11:11 AM
columbo is offline
Find More Posts by columbo
Registered User
A technique i used alot doing this
Just need some inspiration on pattern designs for his leathers.
Not that it really matters, ill probably smash this body to bits very quickly!
Old Dec 30, 2006, 11:37 AM
columbo is offline
Find More Posts by columbo
Registered User
found this tiny pic of a gulf racing suit. Could copy that i suppose, whats your opinion?

Anyone got any better pics, or know the names of any gulf spocered team drivers i could search for?
Old Dec 30, 2006, 11:45 AM
columbo is offline
Find More Posts by columbo
Registered User
Or, it seems this is the other option
Old Dec 30, 2006, 11:55 AM
kun114 is offline
Find More Posts by kun114
kun114
kun114's Avatar
Very good job! You must be a natural being your first paint job. How many hours did it take?

Jason
Old Dec 30, 2006, 12:35 PM
columbo is offline
Find More Posts by columbo
Registered User
in total i guess about 12-14 hours but i did it pretty much in one day, just finished of the pinstripe today. Did lots of thin coats and put em on the radiator between coats to speed things up. Hopefully it wont peel, but it will probably get smashed before it gets a chance to flake
Old Dec 30, 2006, 01:05 PM
lorenzo_MiniGP is offline
Find More Posts by lorenzo_MiniGP
2 Wheel Junkie 4 Life
lorenzo_MiniGP's Avatar
It looks really good... Better then mine :-(

Lorenzo
Old Dec 30, 2006, 01:10 PM
columbo is offline
Find More Posts by columbo
Registered User
thanx.

just found this pic



Do you think this scheme would work, in the same shades as the bike?
Old Dec 31, 2006, 02:14 AM
mollycbr123 is offline
Find More Posts by mollycbr123
STeve B in NC
mollycbr123's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by columbo
in total i guess about 12-14 hours but i did it pretty much in one day, just finished of the pinstripe today. Did lots of thin coats and put em on the radiator between coats to speed things up. Hopefully it wont peel, but it will probably get smashed before it gets a chance to flake
You might want to put that one on the shelf. With one exception, I think 12-14 minutes is about the longest I've ever spent on a paint job. And 12-14 minutes is usually about how long my bikes will still look good after I start running them.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Almost Ready for first flight. I need help with finishing touches. hanknmorgan Slope 14 Jan 18, 2006 10:08 PM
My first Helicopter - I need help, no really! Daddy-O Micro Helis 42 Aug 15, 2005 06:34 AM
My First Lipo, Need Help, Whats with the two wires? Photo Attached for reference ontheweekend Batteries and Chargers 8 Sep 10, 2004 09:47 PM
Setting up my first Hummingbird - Need Help. Mesmer Micro Helis 3 Dec 12, 2003 10:31 AM
narrowed down choices for my first HLG! Need help selecting. MichaelConnally Hand Launch 19 Sep 08, 2002 04:40 PM