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Old 07-28-2009, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How about a sticky thread that allows everyone to show off there canopy that they painted. I am starting my first canopy and hope to post a picture of mine soon.
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think this is a great idea! I'll get the party started.

I've been painting for a couple of months now and this is what I've done so far in the order I completed them.

They are slightly tweaked copies of canomod's. I got tired of the crappy quality especially the thin, uneven, orange peeled clearcloats I kept getting from them.













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Old 07-30-2009, 11:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Here's my Trex500 canopy paint job:
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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United737pilot,
Where did you get the 700 white Canopy that is longer than the stock canopy?
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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123mvd321,
I like how you did the windshield. That looks great.
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Helidirect.com has them for $29. They don't seem to stay in-stock for long though.

Thanks for the compliment. That is definately the hardest part of that scheme. I layered on yellow in stripes so some stripes were darker yellow than others. Then did the same with orange over the yellow making sure to leave some yellow striping visible. Then finally just some red stripes with red around the edges. It's hard to see in the picture because the way it is degraded to 600X800 pixels for helifreaks server.

In person you can really see the variation in colors and they are much brighter. It is my favorite canopy for sure.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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A couple of mine!
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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here some of mine i did.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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HERE'S MINE
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hey guys, here's my latest painted for a friend's birthday, Evan Dammar. He's an amazing pilot, you can youtube him . . . he'll turn 15 next month

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Old 08-21-2009, 02:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Dang! After seeing all of these I feel that "I'm not worthy"
Painted this last night. Krylon spray paint, masking tape, an old grocery store receipt and an Exacto knife did it all. This is my first attempt. I know now what I did wrong and will make my next one better.

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Old 08-23-2009, 04:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My vibe canopy i finished yesterday.







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nice... I love it...

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Old 08-25-2009, 03:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Here's my Trex500 canopy paint job:
What kind of canopy mounts are those? Where did you buy them?
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123mvd321, Are those mounts PC case screws???
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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here is my very first canopy. It is for a Raptor 50. it looks kind of like a fishing lure but I can live with it.

I'm going to get it clear coated on Monday.

I've only been airbrusing for a week so I will get better! Hopefully one day I can paint a canopy like some of you guys.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:12 PM   #17 (permalink)
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This is the canopy i painted for my fury extream. I used Auto Air paint with Iwata BCS airbrush. This is the second canopy i have airbrushed.
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:37 PM   #18 (permalink)
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here my three birds with homemade canopies and Tail fins

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Not really a "paint" job, but more like an "ink" job. This is what a few hours and a sharpie produce.

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