Real Fire painting, How to

NCNitro

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One of my favorite things to paint is flames, old school flames, hot rod flames, or my favorite true fire. I did this how to to help anyone who would like to give it a try. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask, I will be happy to help you out.


Materials needed:

Paints -

Spaz Stix Hard Annodized yellow and orange
Pactra Acryl basic white and basic black

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Paint Shields -

I made my own freehand shields from scrap lexan

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Lets Begin -

The first thing I did was trim and wash the body. Then using the Spaz Stix Hard Metal anno, I shot the majority of the inside of the body, covering everywhere I wanted the flames, then let it dry completely.


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Next, using the freehand shield, and acrylic white paint I laid out the first layer of flames. Shooting around the outside of the shield. The heavier the white the brighter the yellow will be on the finished product.


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Next, after letting the white dry completely I shot the inside of the body with the Spaz Stix Hard anno orange and let it dry completely. Once dried I again used the shields and laid down the next layer of flames using the Pactra acryl basic white.


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After letting it dry completely again, I then backed the entire inside of the body with the Pactra Acryl basic black.


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Then for the finishing touches I cut a thin strip of the window masks to make a border around the windows, painted the rivets on using a toothpick and some silver paint, backing that with Pactra acrylic charcoal, and then painted the bed using the carbon fiber technique.

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After peeling off the protective film this is what I had...

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That's basically all there is to it.
 

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I need to have you do this to a Proline Bulldog body, that would look sick on a Kraton.
 

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I need to have you do this to a Proline Bulldog body, that would look sick on a Kraton.
That would look awesome :D


@Unusual RC not sure really, each coat takes a bit of time, but since there is no masking you save time there. I will have to watch how long it takes next time I do one.
 

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Every good painter I know (rc or anything else) has the patience of a monk and almost never knows how long something will really take to paint....this is why I suck at painting lol
 

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I love painting, it is one of my favorite parts of the hobby. So I guess I really don't care how long a paint job takes, I won't rush one just to get it done.
 

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That looks great!

But, with my patience I *might* get to the point of having a "Spaz Stix Hard Metal anno" painted body from your instructions above and then give up. Kudos to you for being able to produce such exceptional work.
 

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No problem, if you paint something post up some pics, I would love to see them.
 

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If I post pics ya gotta promise not to laugh. I am a horrible painter. I only lack 2 things,talent and taste!:p
 

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If I post pics ya gotta promise not to laugh. I am a horrible painter. I only lack 2 things,talent and taste!:p
I won't laugh, if you do decide to give it a try, feel free to pm me if you have any questions, I'll be happy to help.
 

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Awesome ncNitro! Got my liquid masking film,faspearl key lime,faspearl raspberry. I want to see this thing from space! Is the final spray a special type of paint? Or just a white paint? Love the blown bus!
 

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Roger, if you are talking about the white for the flames, that is just Pactra Acrylic white, you can use any acrylic white for lexan of your choice, I just prefer pactra as it shoots much smoother than other brands.

Where's the flames Darren? lol.
 

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Darren I'm thinking the name could be buster. NcNitro I'm talking about the protective last coat, like on the stock body's I have. Is that just the last spray and not a protective thing? I know very little about the painting process. I have YouTubed stuff but that is all. I run across one of those old bearingless oil less compressors.i am all in on airbrushing this thing. Probably should have just spray canned it but, if ya gonna be a bear be a grizzly!
 
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