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    A couple first attempts at body painting

    I really hate to cut into the front bumper on the bronco to make it fit. Alclad II's chrome paint worked great! Modeled it after the '81 we had when I was growing up minus the red stripe around the silver.
    The UDR kinda lookalike was a result of wanting the look at none of the price of a UDR hahahaha. The stickers are sized too big since they are for the UDR but I made them work. I'm not happy with the camo splotches, my airbrush pressure was set too high and I went with it. Also the orange stripe on the side got backed with black instead of white on accident and made it dingy looking.
    The pair of "Dude buggies" started as a gag. A coworker has an old beetle that he's restoring and painting a burnt orange color. I tend to mess with him a lot (nickname snoddude) so I made up one of these with his face on top, and he liked it so much he wanted me to make him one hahahahaha.

    https://imgur.com/BAesrHj
    https://imgur.com/bYpppih
    https://imgur.com/pIitWJH
    https://imgur.com/jBM8P6V

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    AWESOME WORK!!!!

    With the right research, people normally do OK at painting bodies, but you blew it completely out of the park!

    For me, the hardest part of painting up a new body is that first roll-over.
    Submarine Qualified, Chief Inducted, Navy Retired

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    AWESOME WORK!!!!

    With the right research, people normally do OK at painting bodies, but you blew it completely out of the park!

    For me, the hardest part of painting up a new body is that first roll-over.
    Do you paint the outside? all of mine are from the inside and a final thick coat of white paint/primer spray to help protect it. The truck bodies get duct tape where the wheels/body mounts rub.

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    Nice job!
    Creativity is intelligence having fun. -Einstein

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    Great Job! Can you talk about the process for the face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Workingstiff View Post
    Great Job! Can you talk about the process for the face?
    I asked dude to make a mean face a couple years ago and I snapped a pic. I have an app called toon paint that you can make it into mostly black lines like that. After I saved that pic I went on stickeryou.com and ordered a clear sticker with the sticky side on the ink side and slapped it on the inside and painted over it. Not much to it, and being 4" wide and 6" long it was a little tough to sit down without bubbles. I cut the ones I saw with an exacto and tried to get the air out and lay down but still missed some spots. In person you can still see the outline of the sticker too which kinda sucks, but I wanted to put it on the inside so it wouldn't get banged up in a rollover. On the second one I actually cut out more of the forehead area's sticker so I would have less to try to flatten out. Since the sticker is clear the paint goes on and right through it like the body. I also made stickers for the side that said "Dude Buggy" too.

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    Ok,thanks again, great job!

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