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Programmers
2010.03.22, 06:13 AM
I run the Corvette C5R on my AWD's. I recently painted a pair of 'em for my open and HFAY cars! :D

http://www.staffordminizracers.co.uk/picture_gallery/2010/images/03-21/1.jpg

http://www.staffordminizracers.co.uk/picture_gallery/2010/images/03-21/2.jpg

http://www.staffordminizracers.co.uk/picture_gallery/2010/images/03-21/3.jpg

http://www.staffordminizracers.co.uk/picture_gallery/2010/images/03-21/4.jpg

http://www.staffordminizracers.co.uk/picture_gallery/2010/images/03-21/5.jpg

http://www.staffordminizracers.co.uk/picture_gallery/2010/images/03-21/6.jpg

http://www.staffordminizracers.co.uk/picture_gallery/2010/images/03-21/7.jpg

Please, share your thoughts. :rolleyes:

Tom.

briankstan
2010.03.22, 08:30 AM
My Daughters favorite colors. Pink and Purple :)

Faze
2010.03.22, 08:31 AM
Those are awesome! I like the pink one that best.

J-Milz
2010.03.22, 11:00 AM
I like the easter egg look! :d

EMU
2010.03.22, 11:59 AM
Easter egg look, fits the season... Nice choice in decal ;)

I would have shaved the diffusor a little before painting for clearance on the track, besides that, nice work. If you are running HFAY, it shouldnt be too much of a problem, but if the track is a little bumpy, it can cause wierd spin outs...

arch2b
2010.03.22, 12:06 PM
nice job! not my taste for colors but cleanly done and sure to be easily seen.

mk2kompressor
2010.03.22, 01:02 PM
much better than the dark grey one,maybe ill have pink and purple paint marks on mine now too;)

Skv012a
2010.03.22, 03:24 PM
Lovin that purple.

Programmers
2010.03.22, 03:31 PM
Cheers for the kind words, everyone!

I would have shaved the diffusor a little before painting for clearance on the track, besides that, nice work. If you are running HFAY, it shouldnt be too much of a problem, but if the track is a little bumpy, it can cause wierd spin outs...
Yeah, you're right. They're far too low and rub. I need to re-clip 'em. :D

nice job! not my taste for colors but cleanly done and sure to be easily seen.
That was the plan lol. I wanted bright cars and at our club, white and yellow are very common. I wanted something... Different. I have a sky blue for car no.3 too lol.

J.B.R/C
2010.03.29, 07:49 PM
I can tell you layered the paint thin to help keep the detail lines of the bodies. Great job!!!

hrdrvr
2010.03.30, 07:03 AM
The paint definitely looks good. The color choices are really cool, and visible. If Im speaking honestly though Tom, I think they are missing a little something. If there was some detailing on them I think it would really set them off. Just some black trim on the lower body, or the wing posts, diffuser, mirrors, window trim, just something :D It would really contrast well, but not take away form the simplicity of the scheme. Still cool, and Id definitely rock either of them :D

Programmers
2010.04.03, 03:04 PM
I can tell you layered the paint thin to help keep the detail lines of the bodies. Great job!!!Thanks man!
The paint definitely looks good. The color choices are really cool, and visible. If Im speaking honestly though Tom, I think they are missing a little something. If there was some detailing on them I think it would really set them off. Just some black trim on the lower body, or the wing posts, diffuser, mirrors, window trim, just something :D It would really contrast well, but not take away form the simplicity of the scheme. Still cool, and Id definitely rock either of them :D
Cheers man, I think you're right about the contrast and details, etc. Hooowwwever. My detailing skillls are poor to say the least. I would ruin them. I did want to do only the mirror faces and the diffuser in black. I can't bring myself to do it though. I'll wreck them. :(

EMU
2010.04.03, 03:13 PM
Use a black permanent marker, much easier to apply than paint, and should have the same look after clearcoat. Although, since you will be applying it on paint, Im not sure how that will come out (if it will show through some of the color, or leave streaks). You can test on the inside of the body before doing the outside. Just tape off the outside borders, and keep all of the brush strokes in the same direction and it should look fine. I have used Sharpie markers on unpainted bodies for a while to give it some contrast before I started to get them painted by DaveyG.