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So after 2 months of πŸ’© weather I have finally finished my first body of the year..!!

I would like this to be a beginners guide sort of, with some basic explanation and my methods of painting..πŸ€”
I'm going to post all my future bodies here too, so they're all in one place.

So here goes... JConcepts 88' Chevy Silverado #0332

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Colors for this one are....

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First part of any paint job is deciding on your colors, for this one I wanted something trick and bright but at the same time dark..!!πŸ€”
Whenever I paint bodies I normally use Johnsons baby shampoo to wash the inside of the body, you can also use isopropyl with good effect too.
A good paint job is all in the prep work, some people cut the body first and some cut last I've always cut first..πŸ‘πŸΌ

For masking you can use tape or liquid mask, I tend to use both depending on what and where I want to mask off.

On this project I used:
Hobbynox Fineline Tape Soft Green 3.0mm x 55m HN303055
Killer Body Overspray Vinyl Masking Tape (14m / 2,4cm) KB48064
Tamiya Paint PS-41, PS-42, PS-5, PS-31

Body all cut including body post holes, first lot of tape down and window masks in place..πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜‰
I would always advise 24hrs between coats if your doing more than one color, I was good with this as the weather was so bad I had weeks between coats 🀣🀣

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First color down, I did 4 very light coats about 8-10" away from the body like a mist so as not to get streaks ( very important with translucent colors )
You still want to be able to see through the body at this stage, solid color but see through if that makes sense πŸ‘πŸΌ

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Next up, remove some of the tape ready for the next color..😁
Backed the yellow with the bright silver, can't remember exactly how many coats, but enough so it's not see through anymore πŸ‘πŸΌ
If you hold it up to the light you will be able to know if it's covered well enough...

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I got a small amount of bleed on the front bumper as the original tape had been on too long and lifted slightly, so had to add an extra piece of tape..😩

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Time to remove more tape ready for the next color πŸ‘πŸΌ
I gave the body another clean on the inside to clean up any residue from the tape, that amount of tape left on for nearly two months is always going to cause problems..😩

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Next up is the final color, I used a whole tin of the black to finish this off so it was a good solid black..πŸ‘πŸΌ
It was starting to look really good now, but most of the pictures just don't show up the color well..😩 but trust me it looks good..πŸ˜‰

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Lastly I lightly painted smoke on the side and rear windows, I then left it for about week before I did anymore to it to let the paint dry properly and harden up.
The wait was killing me but luckily been busy at work and all it's done is rain...🀣🀣🀣
It's really hard to see the smoke in this pic πŸ€”
Same applies to the smoke as translucent colors, use very light mist coats or you'll end up with patchy windows πŸ‘πŸΌ

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Next up is re-enforcing and the grand reveal...πŸ˜‰
 

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So onto the re-enforcing of the body and re-fitting the cage...
I took a gamble and ordered a Notorious roll cage with the hope it would fit this body..πŸ€”
So the bad points, after checking the body closely I noticed that one of the front window pillars had a small bit of paint missing where the window mask had held on too well..😩 and also a tiny bit of bleed on one of the side stripes, other than that all was good..πŸ‘πŸΌ

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To my amazement the roll cage fits like a glove..πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸΌ
This body has turned out really well so far and I'm well pleased with it...😁

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Here is the bad pillar..😩 you can see the smoke a bit better in this pic..πŸ‘πŸΌ

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The best part next... peeling the top protective layer...😁 there are two tiny marks of black on the outside near the rear where the outer protective film had lifted a small amount, I had added extra masking tape but it still lifted..😩
Other than that it's looking better and better, it's a shame the yellow doesn't show up here well..

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Onto the re-enforcing, I used fibreglass re-enforced tape instead of duct tape or shoo goo and dry wall tape..!!
I have used the underside of the roll cage too with a small mod to the part that fits on the truck..πŸ‘πŸΌ
Hopefully the body lasts longer than it took me to create...πŸ˜‰πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£

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Lastly the money shot, some outdoor pics in the sun today..πŸ€™πŸΌ( first sun I've seen for months..🀣🀣 )
I went with the less is more on the decals, I think it looks really nice..πŸ˜‰

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I think this last pic shows the yellow in all it's glory...😁πŸ₯°

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So that's it, it's all done bar a couple of small decals I have on order..
Feel free to comment good or bad, any feedback is welcome..πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸΌ

The final, final reveal will be in my build thread.....

https://www.arrmaforum.com/threads/bashingbrians-typhon-transformation.17157/
 

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So onto the re-enforcing of the body and re-fitting the cage...
I took a gamble and ordered a Notorious roll cage with the hope it would fit this body..πŸ€”
So the bad points, after checking the body closely I noticed that one of the front window pillars had a small bit of paint missing where the window mask had held on too well..😩 and also a tiny bit of bleed on one of the side stripes, other than that all was good..πŸ‘πŸΌ

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To my amazement the roll cage fits like a glove..πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸΌ
This body has turned out really well so far and I'm well pleased with it...😁

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Here is the bad pillar..😩 you can see the smoke a bit better in this pic..πŸ‘πŸΌ

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The best part next... peeling the top protective layer...😁 there are two tiny marks of black on the outside near the rear where the outer protective film had lifted a small amount, I had added extra masking tape but it still lifted..😩
Other than that it's looking better and better, it's a shame the yellow doesn't show up here well..

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Onto the re-enforcing, I used fibreglass re-enforced tape instead of duct tape or shoo goo and dry wall tape..!!
I have used the underside of the roll cage too with a small mod to the part that fits on the truck..πŸ‘πŸΌ
Hopefully the body lasts longer than it took me to create...πŸ˜‰πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£

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Lastly the money shot, some outdoor pics in the sun today..πŸ€™πŸΌ( first sun I've seen for months..🀣🀣 )
I went with the less is more on the decals, I think it looks really nice..πŸ˜‰

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I think this last pic shows the yellow in all it's glory...😁πŸ₯°

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So that's it, it's all done bar a couple of small decals I have on order..
Feel free to comment good or bad, any feedback is welcome..πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸΌ

The final, final reveal will be in my build thread.....

https://www.arrmaforum.com/threads/bashingbrians-typhon-transformation.17157/
Wow! What a great job Brian. I have neither the ability or patience to accomplish a multi color paint scheme, and I'm really happy to see yours turned out so well. Well done and thanks for documenting the whole process.
 

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@Notorious J ... by the way, you guessed the colors of the build too in another post a couple of months ago πŸ˜‰πŸ€£πŸ€£

Anyone could/can do this sort of thing with a little bit of time on their hands..🀣🀣

Thanks for the kind words..πŸ‘πŸΌ ( wait till you see what I try next πŸ˜‰ )
 

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Body and truck turned out sweet. Perfect in between basher that can go anywhere. Have fun!
Thanks @Jimbobjr
Sorry I forgot to credit you for the battery tray mod ..πŸ‘πŸΌ ( best mod ever..!! )
Truck will probably be in the β€œwhat did you break today” thread by the weekend..🀣🀣🀣
 

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So onto the re-enforcing of the body and re-fitting the cage...
I took a gamble and ordered a Notorious roll cage with the hope it would fit this body..πŸ€”
So the bad points, after checking the body closely I noticed that one of the front window pillars had a small bit of paint missing where the window mask had held on too well..😩 and also a tiny bit of bleed on one of the side stripes, other than that all was good..πŸ‘πŸΌ

View attachment 70224

To my amazement the roll cage fits like a glove..πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸΌ
This body has turned out really well so far and I'm well pleased with it...😁

View attachment 70227

Here is the bad pillar..😩 you can see the smoke a bit better in this pic..πŸ‘πŸΌ

View attachment 70228 View attachment 70229 View attachment 70230

The best part next... peeling the top protective layer...😁 there are two tiny marks of black on the outside near the rear where the outer protective film had lifted a small amount, I had added extra masking tape but it still lifted..😩
Other than that it's looking better and better, it's a shame the yellow doesn't show up here well..

View attachment 70231

Onto the re-enforcing, I used fibreglass re-enforced tape instead of duct tape or shoo goo and dry wall tape..!!
I have used the underside of the roll cage too with a small mod to the part that fits on the truck..πŸ‘πŸΌ
Hopefully the body lasts longer than it took me to create...πŸ˜‰πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£

View attachment 70226 View attachment 70225

Lastly the money shot, some outdoor pics in the sun today..πŸ€™πŸΌ( first sun I've seen for months..🀣🀣 )
I went with the less is more on the decals, I think it looks really nice..πŸ˜‰

View attachment 70236 View attachment 70233 View attachment 70232 View attachment 70234 View attachment 70235

I think this last pic shows the yellow in all it's glory...😁πŸ₯°

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So that's it, it's all done bar a couple of small decals I have on order..
Feel free to comment good or bad, any feedback is welcome..πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸΌ

The final, final reveal will be in my build thread.....

https://www.arrmaforum.com/threads/bashingbrians-typhon-transformation.17157/
Love that body brotha, top work congrats!
 

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Yep, nice tutorial and pretty nice exclusive body.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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I’ve never painted an rc car before - is it recommended to do a clear coat at the end over all the layers?
 

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I’ve never painted an rc car before - is it recommended to do a clear coat at the end over all the layers?
The paint goes on the inside. You back it with a color like white or black.
 

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Awesome job! Thank you for sharing the process and tips. Love the fit on the roll cage too! Excellent looking rig all around with perfect colors and execution. 😎😎🍻🍻
 

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Man that thing is sweet, love the color combo. And this next one is shaping up to be another awesome color combo. You did a great job. Now if I can find a body to fit my senton correctly, other than the flotek body.
 

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