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Old 11-11-2014, 10:18 AM   #5146
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That 70s Firebird T/A looks wicked! The color and flames are great. I'm not a big fan of the skulls, but can appreciate the work to paint them. I wished I was that talented. Nicely done!!

Nice Javelin with Havoline theme!
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:41 PM   #5147
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evo 13 is that a serpent 747 under that j71?
if so how does it run ?
Yes, its a Serpent 747e with a 1/8 electric set up. I will test this body/chassis combo for the first time this coming weekend. I'll let you know

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I agree with Viper Z, that firebird looks wicked!
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:50 PM   #5148
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I know this isn’t a correct “VTA themed” paint job but it has always been my favorite paint scheme.
Wait a minute..., did you do another one?

I know you ran that scheme when we did the VTA oval, but I thought that was on a Furd?

I can't believe a blue oval guy like you has converted to the J71..., it must be better!
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:13 PM   #5149
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I know this isn’t a correct “VTA themed” paint job but it has always been my favorite paint scheme.
I don't see anything wrong with it. Still looks like a race car to me. You can do more than Shelby stripes and meatballs.

On another note has anyone used Testors one coat lacquer on lexan? Does it perform adequately?
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:25 PM   #5150
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On another note has anyone used Testors one coat lacquer on lexan? Does it perform adequately?
I think IndyRC_Racer does his bodies with Testors lacquer.

He beats his bodies to death and still the paint is fine.
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:38 PM   #5151
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Wait a minute..., did you do another one?

I know you ran that scheme when we did the VTA oval, but I thought that was on a Furd?

I can't believe a blue oval guy like you has converted to the J71..., it must be better!
Yes, Yes and Yes... and I was wondering how long it would take you to comment on my change of bodies and that paint scheme.

I really like the body lines on the J71 and the fact you can get it to sit low on the chassis.
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:06 PM   #5152
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I think IndyRC_Racer does his bodies with Testors lacquer.

He beats his bodies to death and still the paint is fine.
That's what I was leaning toward thinking, but I was not sure if the Testors one coat lacquer was like the Testors custom lacquer system which I know will look great and take a beating.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:05 PM   #5153
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A simple one for myself, now I just have to find time to race. All paint on the inside as usual.


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Old 11-11-2014, 08:26 PM   #5154
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I have used Testors Model Masters lacquer paints in a rattle can. I like to scuff the body up more when using it to give it more surface to adhere to. Since it isn't specifically formulated to bond to lexan, it still is prone to scratching off easier. However, I haven't had any issues with it flaking off. I haven't used the Testors one coat lacquers, but I would assume they would work as well.

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As far as paint schemes go, I think many oval series schemes look good on VTA bodies. They at least can be a good source for inspiration.
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I have used Testors Model Masters lacquer paints in a rattle can. I like to scuff the body up more when using it to give it more surface to adhere to. Since it isn't specifically formulated to bond to lexan, it still is prone to scratching off easier. However, I haven't had any issues with it flaking off. I haven't used the Testors one coat lacquers, but I would assume they would work as well.
Thanks. I was thinking that way, but you never know. I guess I will try it first on a cheaper shell before I consider it safe on a detailed project.
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You would think Model Masters lacquer would be more prone to chipping since it isn't meant for rc bodies.
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You would think Model Masters lacquer would be more prone to chipping since it isn't meant for rc bodies.
I would have thought it just as brittle as the Model Master Enamels, but I was happy to discover that it works quite well on lexan. Especially since the colors lend well to VTA classic paint schemes.
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I may have to give it a try!
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I may have to give it a try!
The Custom Lacquer system stuff works fine for me, and I beat on it pretty bad. Thats the stuff with the orange banner across the middle of the can.
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