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  1. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA Quick Draw !! (and still very happy) Staff Member Mod

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    These guys are officially local... :) http://www.airbrushmegastore.com/
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    Definitely use the link above. They’re awesome to deal with, it’s the only place I get my Createx/auto air/iwata supplies from
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    markjthomson AKA Quick Draw !! (and still very happy) Staff Member Mod

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    Steve is the man there, great guy to deal with.
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    markjthomson AKA Quick Draw !! (and still very happy) Staff Member Mod

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    The other place if you are looking for some good paints locally is Gordon Harris - they stock the Golden High Flow range. More for illustration work. Not sure which part of Wellington you are in but there is certainly a store central, 182 Vivian Street.
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    Ah ok, Not sure how I missed that, but thats fantastic! I need to go into Welly on friday to meet a friend for lunch, I will pop in, thank you!
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    Standard createx might be ok on plastic adhesion wise but really just by itself, problem is clearcoating it. (also they recommend 4030 aded when you do that) As you can see its on there pretty thick and its a soft paint.
    Nevr tried it but
    I suspect shrinkage will be hard to avoid.

    Heres one thing ive noticed about the createx wicked though for when you get there. Its a multi purpose paint so It can be used by itself for certain projects thus you can spray it on thick enough to be the topcoat, this is the point where it starts to get glossy on its own (also is pretty orange peely even at its smoothest). You want to avoid that when you plan to clearcoat so if your planning to clear then you should treat it as basecoat, the layer should be thin enough that its still matte, It will be much smoother that way and give far less problems when clearing. I try to remind myself im not actually painting yet just coloring it.

    In any case seems like a fun first attempt so far.
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    it was fun, I put on spotify in my office and had a lot of fun, I have since sanded the area down, I will prime it again and have another go, yes I am planning on clear coating it when I am all said and done. Having said that its going to be quite a while before I am ready.

    Your input is greatly appreciated
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    9.jpg So I sanded the beak down prepped it again.


    prepped.jpg

    and of coarse I have changed my mind about what I want to do with this area.

    I want to add some flames or afterburner affect, Hot at the bottom (white) and cooler at the top (red, yellow, orange)

    I found come pictures I could use for guidance.

    burner3.jpg hRKAEYf.jpg

    I thought I would just have some fun with it.

    I have a rotten cold now ( thanks Honey) so not sure how far I will get tonight, New paint arrived today, I got what you guys suggested so I will try it tonight.
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    Have fun !
    but dont get disappointed if they come off bad.
    Flame stuff is a Pain. Especially with opaques
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    roger that, I am fully prepared, just going to have a go and have some fun. :D
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    Colds suck! Flames are tricky... check out the airbrush tutor tutorial on it... There are a few ways t do them... transparents are the best for it or ultra reduced opaques...
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    wicked I will check it out now...
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    I think I will stick with something simplier lol for now........
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    Yup, flames are the trickiest of them all I think! Wise choice!
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    I got the right paint and I used your suggestions best I could and its made a huge difference, thank you guys.

    Straight from the bottle game me the best coverage.

    black_back.jpg
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    Sometimes best coverage is not the only goal. The picture looks like your paint is really wet. How many coats did you do? Try not to get complete coverage (to color) in one pass. Multiple light coats allowing to dry between each one will get you a smoother lay down and better adhesion for your paints. Also, thinner paints will allow you to back off your air pressure so you are not blasting the paint. A general rule is ...thinner the paints...less air pressure needed to spray the paints.
    Make sure you paint is dry completely before trying to mask or tape over top. When putting on thick and fast, the top of the paint might seem dry, but under the surface it is not...
    Hope this helps...
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    Thank you very much that helps a lot, I had just finished painting it when I shot the photo, it dried very quickly. I will try the technique above and experiment, thank you it helps a lot.
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