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Jan 22, 2009, 03:55 PM
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I picked up this compressor at Wal-Mart.

Campbell Hausfeld FP2028 - Electric Oil Free Tank Mounted 1 Gallon Air Compressor

seems to work good. I just need to get a better Airbrush. I did add an inline regulator.
Glad to see your doing better from your accident. Come back down to Alabaster R/C sometime and fly if you can. I enjoyed watching you fly your fast wings, you even offered to let me fly your Stryker but I declined.

What airbrush are you using now? I am thinking about starting out with an inexpensive one like the $15.99 harbor Freight one just to see if I can do it, maybe move up to a better one if my skills improve. I am just painting foamies nothing special. Just not wanting to jump into a $100 unit right off the bat. Luckily I have a nice Porter Cable compressor that will run it just fine, so no expense there.

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Jan 22, 2009, 10:11 PM
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Thanks Bob, I have the Harbor Freight dual action. It should do fine if you get the paint thinned right. I think the first time I used cheaper paint and I do believe I would get better results with good paint.

I will come back out that way to fly when the weather gets better.

Later, Craig...

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Glad to see your doing better from your accident. Come back down to Alabaster R/C sometime and fly if you can. I enjoyed watching you fly your fast wings, you even offered to let me fly your Stryker but I declined.

What airbrush are you using now? I am thinking about starting out with an inexpensive one like the $15.99 harbor Freight one just to see if I can do it, maybe move up to a better one if my skills improve. I am just painting foamies nothing special. Just not wanting to jump into a $100 unit right off the bat. Luckily I have a nice Porter Cable compressor that will run it just fine, so no expense there.

Bob Anderson, President
Alabaster R/C
Jan 23, 2009, 08:39 AM
Zippy, Strong Like Bull!
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Mark,

Very, very nice job. Checkers look great and I really like the lettering, and the effect in the lettering gives it a great look. What font? I think I might use that lettering on my big firefly.

Like you said, doing the checkers that way does take more time. But like anything, the more time you spend on it, the better it will look.

Great job my young padawan. And keep posting those sweet planes!
Thanks Adam,

"The Master instructs their student to rise and declares him his Padawan". By the way you are not the best looking little critter and a little heavier than you look, my back is starting to hurt do you mind!

TM
Jan 23, 2009, 09:13 AM
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Thanks Adam,

"The Master instructs their student to rise and declares him his Padawan". By the way you are not the best looking little critter and a little heavier than you look, my back is starting to hurt do you mind!

TM
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Jan 23, 2009, 08:59 PM
Zippy, Strong Like Bull!
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TaS,

That looks fantastic especially for rattle cans! I can't wait to see what you can do with your airbrush. I especially like your drop shadow I will have to give that a try.

TM
Jan 23, 2009, 09:47 PM
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wow! i like that paint scheme! looks great TaS!
Jan 24, 2009, 08:25 AM
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Tas, very cool. I like the way the shading makes the green look like it is hovering above the yellow.
Jan 24, 2009, 08:36 AM
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Thanks for the comments Guys... All the tips, tricks, and plans everyone has posted makes it much easier to scratch build and paint with Great results.
Jan 24, 2009, 12:05 PM
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I've asked the moderators to sticky this thread.

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Jan 24, 2009, 01:39 PM
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I've asked the moderators to sticky this thread.

Azarr
Bout time
I am starting to paint my new plane. Water drops first. then some Lightning bolts.

We will see how i do with the Rattle can. I want an airbrush. But igot, What igot..........

ewo

EDIT HERE:
I will keep updating this post as i complete the paint and the build

Trick #1.... Anyplace you have straight line's, Place other parts that have straight line's togeather. That eliminates some cutting.

ewo
Last edited by ewo; Mar 01, 2009 at 07:59 PM. Reason: last of the pictures
Jan 24, 2009, 03:03 PM
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Here is my PBF I just finished painting. I wanted to try a dark canopy with a bit of white to give the effect that the sun was reflecting off it. It worked pretty well. I think adreher did it on his Yak but.

TM
Jan 24, 2009, 04:37 PM
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Here is my PBF I just finished painting. I wanted to try a dark canopy with a bit of white to give the effect that the sun was reflecting off it. It worked pretty well. I think adreher did it on his Yak but.

TM
TM, just plain excellent! The Force is definitely with you. I think the council will be granting you the title of Airbrush Master.
Jan 24, 2009, 07:01 PM
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Seriously Mark, awesome! You've got it. My work here is done. Now it is time to have a sweet 10 minute long lightsaber fight with one from the dark side.

Ewo, looks cool, keep us updated!


I finally got paint on my firefly xxl.
Last edited by adreher; Jan 24, 2009 at 07:18 PM.
Jan 24, 2009, 07:41 PM
Zippy, Strong Like Bull!
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Thanks guys.

Dang it Adam would you stop already every time I turn around you are kicking it up a notch! Great work my friend.

TM


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