Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Painting, Designs, Graphics and Photography
Question for painters new and advanced.. >

Question for painters new and advanced..

Like Tree1Likes

Question for painters new and advanced..

Old 10-26-2016, 06:21 AM
Tech Rookie
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 5

Originally Posted by Cosmo View Post
I think it's a great idea. I'd be happy to either attend or instruct.

I have 26 years of experience in the graphic design field, have run a sign shop, and have been a tutor at the local community college in the graphic design program. I'd be happy to share what I know about Illustrator, masks, plotters, etc.

Hey Hi,

Can you please share some of your work... I really wanna have a look.
royalritu is offline  
Old 11-10-2017, 08:52 AM
Tech Elite
iTrader: (365)
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NW Indiana
Posts: 3,995
Trader Rating: 365 (99%+)

When using black to paint fine shadow lines, what is everyone using? Paint, psi, thinning, etc? I am using Createx paints.
jonski is offline  
Old 11-10-2017, 06:50 PM
Tech Regular
iTrader: (12)
carbongoat's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: York,pa
Posts: 305
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)

I use spaztix black candy aerosol sprayed into my airbrush for shadowing
carbongoat is offline  
Old 11-12-2017, 03:09 AM
Tech Addict
iTrader: (13)
S.Stew's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 695
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)

Originally Posted by jonski View Post
When using black to paint fine shadow lines, what is everyone using? Paint, psi, thinning, etc? I am using Createx paints.
AutoAir 4256 Transparent Smoke Black
S.Stew is offline  
Old 08-15-2018, 12:28 PM
Tech Apprentice
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 93
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)

Is it absolutely necessary to paint all the dark colors 1st? how do you get around doing some of the lighter colors 1st?
Nickf32 is offline  
Old 08-16-2018, 09:46 AM
Tech Master
iTrader: (94)
jrmarquez.702's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: las vegas
Posts: 1,645
Trader Rating: 94 (100%+)

Originally Posted by Nickf32 View Post
Is it absolutely necessary to paint all the dark colors 1st? how do you get around doing some of the lighter colors 1st?
I normally paint all my pinstripes first, then work from darkest to lightest. If I have to paint a lighter color before a darker color, I just back the lighter color with two coats of silver and that should block the next color from showing.
Aligater likes this.
jrmarquez.702 is offline  
Old 10-13-2018, 08:33 AM
Tech Adept
iTrader: (10)
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 119
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)

Would you need to have a separate work area for paint and wrenching, or can the same space be used without issues from the shock and diff oils?
Aligater is offline  
Old 01-30-2019, 09:08 PM
Tech Apprentice
Sharky8js's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: lake of the ozarks
Posts: 59

If I'm right this is where to ask questions...
Would window tint work (mirrored) as a permanent window mask for painting a body?
Id leave it on as I want the windows mirrored....
Sharky8js is offline  
Old 06-05-2019, 06:35 AM
Tech Rookie
ddesoran9's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 2

Hey everyone, I'm still new at this. Can someone share their experience as the painters? If you want to start it, what should be the first steps?

Last edited by ddesoran9; 06-05-2019 at 06:45 AM.
ddesoran9 is offline  
Old 11-28-2020, 06:51 PM
Tech Apprentice
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Ovilla, tx
Posts: 57

What thinner should one use with duratrax polycarb airbrush paint. Sparying on lexan. Would another brand of thinner by okay, such as Pactra RC75?
I have to use an airbrush to get into tight areas. The rest of the body will be sprayed with Duratrax Fluorescent yellow spray can. Just need a thinner.

mediumquick is offline  
Old 09-24-2021, 12:31 AM
Tech Rookie
neoxblake's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2021
Posts: 8

This is really a great idea! It sounds great! Unfortunately, I don't know how to draw at all.
neoxblake is offline  
Old 08-08-2022, 05:30 AM
Join Date: Aug 2022
Posts: 5

I have been wanting to learn to draw for a long time. I'm sure it's a great idea. I am participating. By the way, since childhood I dreamed of becoming a famous artist.
JackieAnder is offline  
Old 12-12-2022, 08:45 PM
Tech Regular
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 403
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)

Looking for some tips and help on masking and cutting out the design? What is the go to method that makes cutting the design easiest. I noticed vinyl masks are an option by a few companies that offer pre cut designs. How are those to work with? I’d still need to cut trim lines etc with those. I have various xacto blades, anyone that works better than others at cutting straight lines?
wely324 is offline  
Old 02-28-2023, 08:11 AM
Tech Apprentice
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Burbank
Posts: 52

I'm looking to paint a body with Spaz Stix colour change orange/purple/teal but all the cars i've seen have it backed with black and it just looks too dark for my liking. Would I totally screw it up if I backed it with silver? I haven't got the paints yet and I don't have a piece of spare lexan to test on.

Does anyone have a vid of their body painted with colour change paint and backed with silver so I could have a look at what it looks like please?
Highrisedrifter is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.