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  1. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Oct 5, 2005, 4:00 PM - MLC Jet Pack painting progress (pic intensive) #1

    Here's the :jet pack I've been working on recently
    Paint colors;
    Wal-Mart "Colorplace" brand
    20001812 -Royal Blue
    20016812 -Almond
    20003132 -Orange
    20003812 -Sun Yellow
    20000812 -Gloss White
    20004812 -Flat Black
    20012812 -Silver Aluminum
    20006812 -Walnut

    Wal-Mart "Color-Spray" brand
    10-3069-2 -Burgundy Spice

    Rustoleum Specialty Farm Equipment
    7449 - Yellow

    Krylon
    3551 _Classic Gray

    For The Body
    Start with a base coat with the Aluminum
    Mask off the areas you don't want painted.
    I did them in this order;
    White, red, yellow, blue
    make sure all areas that aren't to be painted are covered.

    The "white" is a base of Almond with white misted over it .
    I didn't want the white to be blinding.

    The "yellow" is a base of equip yellow with orange misted into the corners.

    The red & the Blue are straight out of the can.


    I had some problems with the yellow peeling back off.
    The Tape was not on the yellow itself, but was masking the other colors.
    When I peeled the tape off after painting the yellow, the yellow peeled up around the edges.
    Here's what i did to fix it;
    I used the masking tape to peel all of the yellow back off
    (that's right ALL of it)
    I then sanded the silver & painted itwith the Sun Yellow as a base.
    Then a coat of The Equip Yellow .
    Then misted the Orange.
    After it was painted, I used an X-acto knife to score along the edges of the tape to prevent any other peeling.
    no problems after that.

    For The rocket
    I sprayed the whole thing silver
    masked off some spots on the top half
    misted the Burgundy spice from the middle up to the top, getting lighter as it went.
    taped it off & sprayed the white/almond on the bottom half
    removed the tape
    then I misted the Walnut from the middle down, painting a little up onto the burgundy section.(this isn't 100% accurate, but I like it)
    Then misted the flat black over MOST of the walnut
    make sure you leave some walnut showing (see MOM ref pics)
    Then scrape a little of the black back off & some of the burgundy as well to show some damage
    After this was all dry, highlighted some of the damage with silver model paint & a fine brush.


    For the Thrusters
    I sprayed a base of silver
    Then the White/almond
    I then taped off the stripes & sprayed them flat black
    after drying , peel the tape off & mist with the Classic Grey
    I then sprayed flat black into the cones & misted around the bottom edge to simulate exhaust
    I then misted the thrusters with a nearly empty can of black so that it splattered & specled the thrusters.
    I then painted the insert details with balck
    Then a coat or 2 of Dullcote

    I'll post some more pics & an update after weathering the body

    Here's the pics;
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  2. RBF's Avatar
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    Oct 5, 2005, 4:43 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #2

    wow!! if the rest of the pack goes the same as the rocket... it's gonna be one hell of a pack!!!

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    Oct 5, 2005, 7:55 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #3

    Looking very nice. That rocket is killer!
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    Oct 5, 2005, 9:58 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #4

    Oh sweet! I was hoping to get in on a good tutorial for the pack. I am starting mine tomorrow so expect a lot of questions! LOL BTW, Looking killer! Oh and if you had it to do over again, would you paint the pack in the same order of color?
  5. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Oct 5, 2005, 10:01 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #5

    Quote Pavespawn said:
    Oh sweet! I was hoping to get in on a good tutorial for the pack. I am starting mine tomorrow so expect a lot of questions! LOL BTW, Looking killer! Oh and if you had it to do over again, would you paint the pack in the same order of color?
    Uh.....

    NO!
    I think the yellow first, then blue, then red, then White.
    Almost backwards of what i did.
    Or maybe white before red
    But definately yellow first
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    Oct 5, 2005, 10:03 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #6

    Okay. I have not been able to find the Farm Equipment Yellow around here so I may have to go with a Polly Scale enamel.

    Oops. I meant Floquil enamel
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  7. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Oct 5, 2005, 10:29 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #7

    Quote Pavespawn said:
    Okay. I have not been able to find the Farm Equipment Yellow around here so I may have to go with a Polly Scale enamel.

    Oops. I meant Floquil enamel
    Yeah, the Farm Equip I have is from a bulk run someone did here about a year ago.
    Cost me like 10-12 bucks.
    I've heard it's the same as caterpillar yellow(even has the same product #)
    http://www.rustoleum.com/Product.asp...ct_id=36&SBL=1
    Here's a place to order online
    http://www.gemplers.com/a/shop/produ...27090784223263
    I'm not sure if it's exact, but should be close

    **EDIT**
    and here's the holy grail
    http://www.cornerhardware.com/produc...6322&cid=46464
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    Oct 6, 2005, 8:37 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #8

    I found a can of Equipment Yellow made by ACE hardware today. It says on the can the it matches with Caterpillar yellow as well. I'll see how it comes out.
  9. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Oct 11, 2005, 9:01 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #9

    Ok folks,

    here's we it sits as of today.
    I put on the decals (thanx Alan)
    Airbrushed the tan "dirt" on the body & thrusters (Tamiya "Flat Earth" # XF-52)
    Then did a wash of el cheapo black acrylic craft paint mixed with windshield washer fluid.
    The wash was a horrible mess.
    I discovered something while doing it (well it's new to me);
    Inevitably , you will get balck streaks from the wash running were it's not wanted. I found that if you spray Windex on a rag & rub it in, the streaks will blend out. You may have to re-wash that area, but at least there won't be any runs.
    here's some progress shots,
    first just the flat earth, then the wash
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    Oct 11, 2005, 9:19 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #10

    Looking great! Glad to see those decals came out so good!
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    Oct 11, 2005, 10:01 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #11

    That is too cool and a beautiful job!! I love it. I'm pleased that the decals worked out.

    Thank you for posting your progress pics.

    Alan
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    Oct 11, 2005, 11:27 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #12

    Lookin beautiful so far, keep up the good work
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    Oct 12, 2005, 7:13 AM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #13

    *first thought* oooooo shiney!!! *points out finger to touch and gets zaped*
    *seccond thought* oooooo dull!! *points out finger to touch and gets blasted away*
  14. Oct 12, 2005, 10:03 AM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #14

    Looks amazing!!! And you had doubts....
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    Oct 12, 2005, 11:35 AM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #15

    I think I just fell in love with multi-coloured dirt layers... damn, after trying that on my bucket I loved it!!

    here it looks great aswell!!

    well done!
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    Oct 12, 2005, 2:19 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #16




    About all I can say!!! 8)

    -Rex
  17. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Oct 12, 2005, 2:36 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #17

    Wow, accolades from the maker.
    I'm doing the "scratches" today, wish me luck.
  18. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Oct 12, 2005, 4:54 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #18

    Ok

    I'm a Jackass!
    I didn't follow wizaroflight's instructions & put the wrong decal on.
    I then tried to remove it & screwed up the paintjob.
    then, I masked it & tried repainting it.
    Got impatient, tried the heat gun to help the paint dry faster.
    Got too close & bubbled the paint.
    Here it is after I fixed the bubbles & painted AGAIN.

    first pic, wrong decal.
    second pic , repaint
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    Oct 12, 2005, 5:43 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #19

    hey, just imagine if you got the whole thing done and THEN realized you had the wrong decal.
  20. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Oct 12, 2005, 7:32 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #20

    here's after the new decal & new wash

    not as good as before, but ok.
    I also included the bottom shot
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  21. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Oct 12, 2005, 8:07 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #21

    I started another thread & asked how to paint the scratches.
    paint pens were suggested for a topical paint.

    I tried the paint pens.
    it looks like I painted the scratches on the pack.
    The paint also wrinkled up on me.
    this sux.
    I'm gonna sand it down & start again.
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    Oct 12, 2005, 8:24 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #22

    Quote slave1pilot said:
    I'm gonna sand it down & start again.
    Your kidding,,,, right?
  23. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Oct 12, 2005, 8:54 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #23

    Quote shortimer52 said:
    Your kidding,,,, right?
    Nope, already started.
    I think I'll just redo the blue parts as they have the most battle damage.
    I'll do the other parts topically, probably the sponge technique.
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    Oct 12, 2005, 8:59 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #24

    Looking Great!!! good job on the weathering.. Will you be adding some scratches and paint peeling detail?
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    Oct 12, 2005, 9:12 PM - Re: MLC Jetpack painting progress (pic intensive) #25

    Quote slave1pilot said:
    Nope, already started.
    I think I'll just redo the blue parts as they have the most battle damage.
    I'll do the other parts topically, probably the sponge technique.

    Im crying inside.lol

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