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Old 12-28-2009, 10:47 AM   #61
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:29 PM   #62
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Here's what I did in about 30 mins with some tamyia paint and some drywall fibre tape, you can see I rushed it but I wanted to see what it would turn out like. what could you call it " off shore carbon fibre " or aome sort of reptile...?? Its my first try.
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i do my cf the same way but spray some over reduced black over the top of that,makes it look way betterhttp://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=93049
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:28 AM   #63
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i do my cf the same way but spray some over reduced black over the top of that,makes it look way betterhttp://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=93049
Ok thats cool .....! very nice job. so thats really fibre tape you are using ??
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:22 PM   #64
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Ok thats cool .....! very nice job. so thats really fibre tape you are using ??
i am pretty sure thats what it is.its a white roll of tape for doing drywall
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:08 AM   #65
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Just stumbled across this thread today because of the post in the main forum about visibility during overcast/dusk. Figured I would check out how a canopy could be painted as I have a plain white canopy coming in for my heli in a few days. HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS ARE GOOD!!!!! Even those of you that say "I'm not worthy" or something along the lines of "here is my feeble attempt". I am completely in awe of your talents and could only hope to produce something half as good. AMAZING!!!!!!!!

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Old 01-12-2010, 10:30 AM   #66
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This was my first attempt.....kind of rushed through it, but it turned out decent. My next one will get more attention to detail than this one did. I just needed something fast....something I could see, something besides the dark blue canopy that came with my CX. When it's 100' up in the air, I can't even tell that I layed the clear on too thick causing some of the colors to bleed.





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Old 01-13-2010, 07:48 PM   #67
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My first heli a heli-max kinetic 50. Here is the canopy i just painted with about $30.00 dollars in paint and suppiles from walmart and napa..Comments please.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:31 AM   #68
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Here is my Avro Canopy :-)
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:37 PM   #69
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Heres my latest kick. Been painting a few g-jive models and carried it over to the canopies for the same mechanics i'm sliding in the scale ships.










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Old 01-18-2010, 03:18 AM   #70
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Finished my 1st one. But now i have put the Hi-flow pipe on my bird it doesn't fit. So this is going to go on my Rappy 30 and I have got hold of the 60 canopy so I will be painting again.



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Old 01-19-2010, 09:36 AM   #71
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:15 PM   #72
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Helipainter.....

How the hell did you get that drop shadow effect on the Pantera heli (silver one)?
I appreciate that the shadow effect will raise the solid colour, but there seems to be hints of white along the edge as well, or is it me seeing something that's not there ?
The whole thing looks about 1/8" high. Amazing....

I see it's the same outline as the other heli. Did you use the same template, if you used one at all?

Talk me thu' it........

Totally confused now
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:02 PM   #73
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That affect is from the laers and how i have them stacked that creates that. Lots of clear is like putting a lens on it and making it pop. It was done with house of kolor, an accuspray cup gun and a airbrush.

Yes, made a template of them all, use cut vinyl to mask them off with


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Old 01-28-2010, 06:16 PM   #74
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I just came across the pic, it really shows what your talking about.

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Old 01-29-2010, 11:13 AM   #75
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Amazing.

Did you put the white edging on as well?
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:17 AM   #76
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no white at all, silver, blue and clear w/ black airbrush
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:40 PM   #77
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no white at all, silver, blue and clear w/ black airbrush
So what is causing this white/silver line then ?

Is it a light reflection?

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Old 01-29-2010, 02:14 PM   #78
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It is how it is layered. It is the edge from the silver paint and the way it comes off the masking then the way it is preserved in clear without getting sanded off. That is what your seeing, kinda through a microscope (nice camera lens) It isn't that pronounced to teh naked eye, but it does make it flash and catch your eye. When it was first un masked, you could have taken a tack cloth and wiped it off, but i like keeping it there. US-35 intercoat is nice for preserving things like this, then hammered with clear, sanded then hammered with 3 more coats, sanded then another 3. I used a gallon of clear on 3x 600 size fuses and a handfull of canopies. Half of that is probably in my wet sanding bucket in the form of 600 grit dust

The paint is layered opposite of the way you think it would be as well.
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The paint is layered opposite of the way you think it would be as well.
So it's blue down first, then mask, then silver, then dark shadow, then unmask, leaving the edge build-up (under the silver.)

Yet it gives the appearance of the silver being waaaaaay above the blue.

So cool. Thanks for sharing your knowledge

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Old 02-04-2010, 08:40 PM   #80
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My first real attempt. I may try one with more effects and depth next time.
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