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Old 05-23-2014, 05:54 AM   #161 (permalink)
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Im an idiot when it comes to painting but how did u get the planet on there? And the stars? The effect looks awesome


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I made multiple stencils out of paper. Painted a blue background first. Put down a circle stencil and shade in what you want to make the round planet then a stencil for the rings shade to your liking. As for the stars if you turn the air pressure way down on an airbrush it loads up the tip with paint and when you quickly pull the trigger it splatters paint. Just do that over and over till you get the amount of stars you want. Check out YouTube search airbrushing planets. There is a ton of info.


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Old 05-27-2014, 10:09 PM   #163 (permalink)
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All done. Now to just finish the build.







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Old 05-28-2014, 05:37 AM   #164 (permalink)
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Yep. Used the clear I sent you the info on. Works great.


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Hey dude an awesome job! However I have my reservations about using 2pac stuff in the home environment because of the isocyanate in the brew.That stuff will eat your lungs out lickety-split so I am told and we should be using a rebreather type mask or a completley separate air supply with pump etc.The auto guys I know tell me that stuff is bad news if you get a sniff of it!
Looks to me you are only using a filtered mask,whch supposedly is not worth a cupfull of crushed ice on isocyanate. I do appologise for raining on your parade and I am probably dead wrong. Are you comfortable with this?
I would like to give the 2pac clear a go but 'am to scared to use the stuff. I want to live long and prosper if you get my drift.
I would like to hear other opinions on this subject from the pros out there.
Isocyanates are pretty nasty I sprayed rhino linings for a couple years and that stuff will soak through any open mucous membrane and through your skin if you don't wear gloves. We would be bad in the summer when it was super hot and just wear our half masks the 3m brand ones but you could feel your eyes sting. When it wasn't hotter than hell I wore a full face fresh air positive pressure mask. Be careful with just about anything two part or that smells really bad. Usually means it's really good material but awful for your health and if you're unsure read the Msds that will usually scare you safe.
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Hi there,
One friend make fiberglass canopy for my heli and I like maybe possile airbrush, you post is very help, but I have ones questions, in my country not can get the primer white only gray, and I think mabe used this first and and fine tune the canopy, and then apply spray white matt or glossy white I think better the matt but not sure which one to use, and possible use this as a base. But I don't sure this.
For the design and this paint with airbrush acrylics paint and the finish used spay gloss.
I aprecciatte you help and attention.
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That is very nice work.

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You can use gray no problem. I actually like using gray so when I paint the base color of white I can see that I am getting a complete cover. Use the same paint you will do the rest of the painting with and use flat. Easier to get an even cover with and the clear in the end will give you the gloss you want anyway. Just may thoughts. Best of luck on the painting.

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I'm about to start my first airbrush canopy and this thread helps out. But I'm kinda on a budget and can't spend nearly $100 for one color. What other airbrush paints are good? and the best clear coat? That I can pay more for.

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A hundred bucks for one color? No way!

Nine to twenty bucks is more like it. I really like the Auto Air stuff and you'll need a bottle of their 2012 reducer.

Here's one source.
http://www.chicagoairbrushsupply.com/autoaircolors.html

Here's another:
http://www.tcpglobal.com/Airbrushing...irbrush-Paint/

You'll have to use a 2-part (catalyzed) polyurethane clearcoat that you can get from an automotive paint supplier. Figure about $50 for a quart and you must wear a respirator when shooting this stuff or you'll die!
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A hundred bucks for one color? No way!

Nine to twenty bucks is more like it. I really like the Auto Air stuff and you'll need a bottle of their 2012 reducer.

Here's one source.
http://www.chicagoairbrushsupply.com/autoaircolors.html

Here's another:
http://www.tcpglobal.com/Airbrushing...irbrush-Paint/

You'll have to use a 2-part (catalyzed) polyurethane clearcoat that you can get from an automotive paint supplier. Figure about $50 for a quart and you must wear a respirator when shooting this stuff or you'll die!
I must have been looking at the big bottles or something.

Thank you so much for this. I did buy some Faskolor 2oz bottles and I'll give that a try as I know it worked very well for an rc truck body. But I will order this for my second canopy I currently am building.

As for reducer, is this what you mean?
http://www.tcpglobal.com/AAC4012-4Z....0#.WTn6yMI2yCg
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As for reducer, is this what you mean?
http://www.tcpglobal.com/AAC4012-4Z....0#.WTn6yMI2yCg
This is the best reducer to use with Auto Air colors. It also works with Wicked Colors and Createx Colors (same parent company). I don't know how it works with other brands nor am I familiar with Faskolor products but if they're water-based, it should work. I might suggest that you'll want more than 4oz.

So I did look up Faskolor paints and see they're formulated for use on Lexan car bodies. I'd be pretty cautious about using this particularly with a urethane clear coat, if that's your intention. For heli canopies, you should be painting over primer and I am not even sure how the Faskolor would bond?

I'd suggest using some old canopies to test on. I have a couple. I've also got 4 or 5 threads in this forum that may be helpful?
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