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AC Cars and Mr. Carroll Shelby masterpiece!! Step By Step

Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Jedi Weasel, Jan 15, 2014.


  1. Jedi Weasel

    Jedi Weasel Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Last year I started a painting of one of my favourite cars, and since I never painted a car before it was an opportunity to raise the bar and do something out of things that I usualy paint. So I will make an step by step of the things I've done, and I really want that you point anything that might be done more quickly or simpler or even mistakes that you think I might have done, so everyone can lear with this experience. The airbrushes used were the Iwata Hpc-plus, H&Steenbeck Infinity and Iwata Micron SB, paints - Wicked line and Autoair. Illustration board Schoellershammer 4G.

    Started by maping all car including shading and highlights.. repeat ALL lines!! nothing left asside. (sorry no photo from the traced car.. in the next photo the lines are visible side by side with the painted part )After that I'll start by painting the darker parts and start to paint the wheels arches, tires and rims. at this point I only used shield and free hand. Previously I lay down a frisket and cutted the letters from the tires to protect them from darker colors. It will be one of the last things to remove when the paint is done. The letters from the back tire will be done scratching with a blade.

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    Next I'll cover all painting with fisket and cut all parts that aren't blue. The idea is paint all blue from the body. I stated with AutoAir transparent blue, painted a smooth blue, and afterward I lay down darker tones of blue to add contrast and build shadows. Darker blue - Transparent blue + wicked paynes grey.

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    To do the highlights I used a paper witch I previously cutted with the border lines of the highlights and used it as a shield.
    After do it, I started to take the previously cutted frisket part by part ( headlight, mirror, air inlets, bonnet fixers, seat, exhaust pipe, etc) and work on each part one by one. After doing this, some of the features may look not integrated in the painting due to the masking effect, so you have to merge it, painting the frontier, shadowing it or do other effect.

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    This is what I have till this moment, tomorrow I expect to finish it, and I'll continue this Step by Step.. Hope you enjoy it. Any question, just ask!
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    beautiful, looking forward to seeing the finished product :)
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    Awesome car and awesome job so far Jedi!
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    nice car nice light in the paint Alf
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    Awesome amazing so far!! Cant wait to see it finished!!
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    Awesome work and thanks for sharing. I'm going to attempt Lightning Mcqueen for my young boy and this is exactly what I am looking for. Look forward to the finished product.
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    Great progress so far, you must put it in POM when it is done :)
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    great job jedi!!! and not bad for a weasel too!
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    Look great already


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    Jedi - Great Job! Excellent step by step...
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    Jedi Weasel Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Thanks people! Let's do the second part of the Step By Step right now!! I've already finish the painting!! ;)
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    Ok, since the last step I continued painting all diferent parts and I came to a conclusion that the car body should be a little darker at front near the left headlight. I continued to correct the body color with darker blue and make some correction on mirrors, headlights, and exaust pipe.
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    At this stage I paint the effect of the front mirror using a light grey.. don't use white, it can shift some colors and give you a undesirable tone. In this case I had a lot of black and the probability to have a shift blue was enormous. I also take the frisket that was surrounding the car.
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    At the very end I started to paint the car shadow with Paynes Grey, using my hand, and a shield to protect the car painting and as final touch the front simbol and the lateral "427" was painted with color pencil. Scratch with a blade a little bit the inscriptions on the tire just to correct some letters and It's over!
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    Final Painting
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    Hope this may help someone! :)
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    that came out awesome! I love that car. I have some good photos of one from a car show Id share if you wanted another reference. I have some unusual angles and engine compartment shots. In fact I have over 20k photo files that I can share for references if people want. Most are personal type shots that wouldnt mean anything to most but I do have lots of useable stuff...
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    OMG!!! I'll have an heart attack!!! If you don't mind of course I want!! Specialy from the engine! They're hard to find!!!
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    Alright Ill dig through my files tonight and post a few. Ill make em low res for the site but can email high res ones upon request.
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    On the engine, I hope your chrome skills are in order... ;-)
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    Wow, really awesome Jedi!!! :)
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    Jedi Weasel Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Thanks Cherryl, for a first attempt to paint a car I'm very happy with it. Never thought be able to tribute AC Cars and Carroll Shelby car masterpiece this way!

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