...one hot So Cal Sunday...
I did them for the Falken guys so there will be more to come as I would want a set for myself..a set for the office (my humble cube at hpi)...and the Falken guys would like to give some away for VIPs and as prizes at events...
Making the vinyl masks helped out a lot as it bypassed having to lay down and align each stripe etc...(email me if you'd like the file)
Paint tip #1...use regular Pactra/Tamiya Laquer based paint for the blue as the Laquer based paints dries much better than water based paints to assure crisp/sharp lines when you peel off the masking to shoot the green.
Right now I'm trying to either have Faskolor mix up a custom batch of Falken green (a gallon or so) or make myself a custom giant batch. Basically I have to paint these in batches since the green is a tad different every time I make a batch.
Also a quick tip for those wanting to mix they're own Falken green:
1 - always take the color out into the sun before spraying it as the color will look different indoors etc...
2 - Faskolor always gets a tad darker when it dries.
3 - makes sure it's well and truly dry before you continue to work on the body as the water based paint takes a while (hair drier, hot summer day helps) to dry.
4 - After it dries back it with regular Pactra/Tamiya paint for durability.
Here are the Falken mask files (they are made to fit on the HPI 997, Mustang, S 15, Z, slightly tall sides and wide top on some, so just trim the extra). They are also a tad larger/taller than the 1:1 cars as maintaining the exact proportions of the stripes makes them look really noodly thin at 1/10th scale.
Native Adobe Illustrator CS3 File click here
PDF File click here
JPG File click here
Email me your info if you'd like free mini Falken decal sheet!