Paintings for Asso_man!

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Paintings for Asso_man!

Post by vintage AE » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:15 pm

Looks like I did a good enough job painting the Masmai bodies for David a while back. Now, its time for me to replicate some other schemes, like these one, an Associated manual art scheme that was done BITD in red and white with shades of gold stripes, and the box art for the Losi Jrx2 pro performance kit.

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Post by vintage AE » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:23 pm

I got the Associated scheme painted, but here are some pics along the way.

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It is my first time airbrushing a oil-based paint, so I was a bit nervous. I used a candy red backed with a custom blend of silver and metallic black. I had to experiment a bit to get the right shade of red. White, didn't give a metallic look, silver was still too bright, gun metal and metallic black were too dark, but I found the right shade eventually.

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The stripes were also candy colours, which were backed with silver. The middle stripe was primarily candy gold with just a little candy orange mixed in. It took even more experimenting to find the right blend of gold and orange to get the middle colour correct.

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In the end, I think it came out quite nicely...

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Post by vintage AE » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:27 pm

... get your short shorts on and your mesh shirt, because here is the coolest vintage paint ever lol

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Post by DennisM » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:15 pm

Well that ended up quite well :wink:
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Re: Paintings for Asso_man!

Post by Asso_man! » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:18 pm

8) 8) 8) Small correction though: the RC10 is not from a manual, it’s a prototype that belonged to Gene Husting. Body was probably painted by Steve though. I don’t think the car still exists in any shape.
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Re: Paintings for Asso_man!

Post by scr8p » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:23 pm

From what I remember, that car was given to a Japanese magazine to have an article done and was not seen again.

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Re: Paintings for Asso_man!

Post by vintage AE » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:57 pm

Asso_man! wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:18 pm
8) 8) 8) Small correction though: the RC10 is not from a manual, it’s a prototype that belonged to Gene Husting. Body was probably painted by Steve though. I don’t think the car still exists in any shape.
Right, I should have said manual art ish, it reminded me of a version of this one.

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I painted my own of it.

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Re: Paintings for Asso_man!

Post by vintage AE » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:30 pm

Thanks for the close up pics on Facebook Daniel!!!

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Re: Paintings for Asso_man!

Post by duckhead » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:52 pm

vintage AE wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:27 pm
... get your short shorts on and your mesh shirt, because here is the coolest vintage paint ever lol

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Stated simply, WOW :!: :!: :!: Fantastic job recreating this paint job!!!
Clear off your workbench, line up some paper plates, grab a sandwich, and let's begin ...

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Re: Paintings for Asso_man!

Post by vintage AE » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:37 am

Probably the last update for a while. I have been working in the field all off this time I'm painting these bodies and it looks like I just ran out of 1/4" tape :oops:

Maybe I'll be able to source out a store in the closest town that may have tape. I have electrical tape, that should work :P

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Re: Paintings for Asso_man!

Post by vintage AE » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:22 pm

BTW, thanks for the compliments!

I just went through my painting file folder and started counting... this RC10 body is my 150th air brushed painting and the Losi will make 151 8)

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Re: Paintings for Asso_man!

Post by vintage AE » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:39 pm

I'm now back home. I've gotten some painting supplies back up to par and now have the Losi masked up. It's won't be long before she's all painted up and sent across the pond. More updates in the days to follow.

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Re: Paintings for Asso_man!

Post by Coelacanth » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:40 pm

You're doing a great job of resurrecting the lost art of painting an attractive, simple-but-effective scheme. Bold but not overdone. Simple, clean striping, but not the goofy cars-with-eyes, neon-puke tribals, template-crazy examples that proliferate these days with modern cars.
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Re: Paintings for Asso_man!

Post by vintage AE » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:03 pm

Coelacanth wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:40 pm
You're doing a great job of resurrecting the lost art of painting an attractive, simple-but-effective scheme. Bold but not overdone. Simple, clean striping, but not the goofy cars-with-eyes, neon-puke tribals, template-crazy examples that proliferate these days with modern cars.
:lol: Nope, but I am to blame for this paint job for a local 8 yr old
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Re: Paintings for Asso_man!

Post by Coelacanth » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:26 pm

That actually looks really good! (And only ONE eye...so that doesn't count.) :lol:
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