I’ve started work on my LST racer shell, I have never painted a shell before, so I am a bit nervous, and hope not to mess it up

Basically I have never painted a shell before, so i was trying to keep this one simple, but still stylish and different .. one of my criteria was “no flames” .. I see to many cars with flames these days.

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Nifty !!

This is the sketch I made for the paint scheme, it calls for

– Rally Blue
– Glow Red
– Glow Orange
– White
– Chrome

I started by masking all the lines, I used Tamiya Masking tape from Rapid-RC, this stuff is great, I also used standard masking tape from B&Q (UK’s Home Depot) for the bulk areas, I also then masked the front which will be orange and the roll bars at the back & front bumper which will be Chrome

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And then I proceeded to paint the first colour (Blue) .. i gave it a few thin coats and used the air gun to speed up drying … tomorrow I’ll give it one last coat of blue, one of my big problems is, since I never painted a shell before, I am not sure how many coats do I really need, anyway, tomorrow I’ll also move to the red strip.
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The blue looks amazing, the pictures makes it no justice, I am still undecided if I am going to back it all up with white or chrome.

More pictures to come as I paint this project 🙂

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