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Old 05-26-2004, 02:00 AM   #1
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hi all.
wanna check out my car pics?
ive been doing cars for 11 years....got heaps of pics, these are some......any qusetions, please ask
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Old 05-26-2004, 06:24 PM   #2
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Default Very cool!

I'm about to paint my first lexan body and need to be thrify. Mini-t bodies are cheap ($12-$15) so I'm going to try out some different paints starting with createx acrylic (thinned for airbrush) from Wal Mart or the craft store. I'm on a tight budget.

Also the Paasch VL looks like a good inexpensive airbrush. What do you think? Also, will a cheap compressor work okay as long as it has a moisture trap and pressure regulator?
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what size is that? 1/6? neway, very nice!!
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:58 PM   #4
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hi guys...good to see you looking at my pics..

all the big cars are 1/5's..
paints..
i use the tamiya and fastcolours.................i would buy an airbrush that has the colour cup attached..the vl's get blocked too easily....i use the richpen range...they are good qulity and can take a variety of media.....
with the compreesors...the cheaper smaller units tend to pulsate...they canot keep up with guns...to get over this you have to make a storage tank (an old fire exstingisher)..or spend a bit more....
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AAAAaaahhhh....i was thinking 1/5 was a little bigger.

Well, i think someone should make 1/2 scale...that'd be awesome!
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AAAAaaahhhh....i was thinking 1/5 was a little bigger.

Well, i think someone should make 1/2 scale...that'd be awesome!
naa just buy a junker car and have a remote control 1:1 now that would be fun to play with.
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naa just buy a junker car and have a remote control 1:1 now that would be fun to play with.
I've always wanted to see that under the hood....? Do they have like hella big Steering servos or something?
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they used one servo for the throttle body (simple enough)

the steering was done with air preasure the servo flipped a switch or something and that made it rotate. I wish I knew how they got the brakes to apply. could have been electronicly controlled I guess.
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I'm pretty sure they used something like a hydraulic pump to push the brake pedal..
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