aright .. part II of the project

To start, after reading and getting some advise on lstforums on backing up colours, I realized I need 2 more colour cans

– Silver (to back all colours)
– Black (to back chrome)

So I went to the nearest LHS and bought them.

I was dreading this part, because I don’t have an airbrush, I had no idea how was I going to make those red fades into the orange … well, nothing beats trying ๐Ÿ˜€

First, early in the day, I backed up the blue with silver and let it dry, it sit for about 10-11 hours
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Then at night, I proceeded to remove the masking, and left just the area to be painted orange out.
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This now posed a dilemma .. should I do the orange colour first and try and leave some fading on the edges for the red, or should I try and do the red fades first and do the orange after ? If I had an airbrush I would go for the red first .. but I was afraid to mess up and spray red all over the orange section, so I decided on a mix of both

I did this by using my heat gun ๐Ÿ˜€
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This is what I did .. I first spray 2 coats of orange and quickly dry them with the heatgun, while leaving the edge quite thin so the red could be seen thrum, I then was able to put a coat of red fade and not worry too much of the red spilled over .. if it did it would land on the orange and not be too visible, I then quickly dry it with the gun and then put 2 more coats of orange all over it .. it worked like a charm !!!

But here I also messed up a bit, I was using the low heat setting, and because impatient and put it on the max, melting a little bit of the masking tape .. a big bummer .. one needs to be patient and always use the low heat setting (about 200 degrees)

But regardless, it was actually easier than I expected, a steady hand and some patience and you can achieve allot with a rattle can, I still would have loved to have a airbrush, I could have done it even better .. maybe it’s to become my next purchase ๐Ÿ™‚

This is how the front looks .. now, my camera is POO when you use the flash, so the orange looks a bit read, but that the camera, not the paint, tomorrow it’ll take some pictures on the sunlight and people can see how much bright and orange it is
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The side runners
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and a picture of the whole truck
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As I said, the camera is poo, better pictures are needed.

I noticed 3 or 4 spots where there is some leakage on the strip to be white .. my idea is to go to HobbyTown tomorrow and grab some paint diluter, and with a cutip clean them up before painting the white.

a few more days and this project will be done … more to be posted tomorrow hopefully ๐Ÿ™‚

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