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    Apr 8, 2015, 4:52 PM - Dansam ESB Paint UP! #1

    Well its been on the cards for a while so I've decided to take the plunge!, I started painting my FPH2, but disaster struck so this is my eight attempt or seventh can't remember now, but Im finally happy with my colors on the back panels,

    I used floquil Concrete dusted with humbrol 103 for the creamy color, then using my craft robo I transferred Richy D's templates into silouttes and made stencils, for the greeny blue I used the recommended green 76 and blue 96 but then changed to cockpit green and blue 96 which gives it a nice color I think!, Once dry a nice rub down to blend them in, now for all the detail, GULP!any way Ill keep you posted hopefully this will go ok ....its quite nerve racking!
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    Apr 8, 2015, 5:50 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #2

    Hey, nice! Your color choices look really good.
    What is a "craft robo?"
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    Apr 8, 2015, 6:10 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #3

    Hey Mate a craft robo is a printer but instead of ink it cuts so I use masking film and it cuts the templates, cheating I suppose but you need to modify the original templates and make them into a kind of silhouette shape

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    Apr 8, 2015, 6:29 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #4

    Looking great dude... :-)
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    Apr 8, 2015, 6:32 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #5

    Cheers Ma Man!
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    Apr 8, 2015, 6:40 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #6

    Quote dansam said: View Post
    Hey Mate a craft robo is a printer but instead of ink it cuts so I use masking film and it cuts the templates, cheating I suppose but you need to modify the original templates and make them into a kind of silhouette shape
    Ah, I see. Very cool!
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    Apr 8, 2015, 7:38 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #7

    Looks like you're cooking now man! That green on the back looks very nice. Wish I had access to the stencil cut thing man....that's awesome!
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    Apr 9, 2015, 1:04 AM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #8

    Nice color choice for the back panels, looking good
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    Apr 9, 2015, 2:07 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #9

    Hmmm... I like that color. I might just have to try that mixture.
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    Apr 9, 2015, 2:19 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #10

    Thx for the comments and its lucky I mixed a big batch, as Im starting again thats twice today, I cant seem to do what I think looks acceptable theres just something not right and its bugging me so back to the cream!!!!


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    Apr 9, 2015, 3:49 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #11

    if you don't mind me asking, what kind of masking material are you using? I have a vinyl plotter and have thought about doing stencils in a similar way
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    Apr 9, 2015, 5:04 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #12

    Hey I'm using masking film 8.5 inches wide so about as wide as a4 on a 5 meter role i just cut the length required, then I exract a page from either Rafal or Rich D's excellent templates then using silhouette i trace the image I need and then adjust the size to fit(which is never right!!!) then send to my craft robo and hey presto, Ive just finished my 12th attempt at the back using Rafal's temps this time,

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    Apr 9, 2015, 5:12 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #13

    Brilliant way to acomplish this!!... Masking film! ... Sigh... Wish I had thought of that, probably way cleaner and easier than masking fluid. ... Btw Great job!
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    Apr 9, 2015, 5:16 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #14

    Thx MasterEdi , the best thing is its quick, I use to use masking fluid and theres some bits that still will but god damn these back panels I keep messing them up so the masking film is ideal!
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    Apr 9, 2015, 7:09 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #15

    ah thanks, I just ordered a 10 yard roll of masking for my plotter. I am cutting test pieces right now out of vinyl, just to see how it all will work. the problem I am running into is deciding what order the color layers should be done

    are you creating negatives to make stencils at all, or are you just masking?
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    Apr 9, 2015, 8:44 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #16

    I had the same problem .....the order I do it in is the cream first, mask off then apply the greeny blue, then stencil the silver, then stencil the reefer grey then finally the base grey then use rubbing compound to blend everything, I use them as stencils the only thing I mask is at the start and thats the cream.
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    Apr 11, 2015, 10:19 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #17

    Quote dansam said: View Post
    I had the same problem .....the order I do it in is the cream first, mask off then apply the greeny blue, then stencil the silver, then stencil the reefer grey then finally the base grey then use rubbing compound to blend everything, I use them as stencils the only thing I mask is at the start and thats the cream.
    This is ingenious! I wish I did that with my Silhouette Cameo. Maybe I will try it when I start on the armor... Great inspiration!
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    Apr 12, 2015, 1:46 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #18

    Someone need to make sets of these cut out stencils and sell them as bucket packages. All you would need is the measurements for each specific lid.
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    Apr 12, 2015, 6:25 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #19

    i have a vinyl cutter(looks like the samw onw as you, the sillouette) and have been thinking of doing the same thing but wasnt sure if it would get all the details good. I may try this though at some point..my cutter needs a new blade its gettin dull.
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    Apr 17, 2015, 4:06 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #20

    Hey everyone thx for the comments, Ive been away for a week having a break with the family now back to business, ok so Im onto the silver now, because I'm doing this topically I've thinned the silver humbrol 11 down a lot, you find that the metallic floats to the edges giving it a bit of depth, so I stenciled the large silver area now I am going to do the grey areas then come back to the silver so Im gonna use the polyscale reefer grey, just got to get the stencils arranged and cut!
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    Apr 18, 2015, 9:43 AM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #21

    Quote dansam said: View Post
    Hey everyone thx for the comments, Ive been away for a week having a break with the family now back to business, ok so Im onto the silver now, because I'm doing this topically I've thinned the silver humbrol 11 down a lot, you find that the metallic floats to the edges giving it a bit of depth, so I stenciled the large silver area now I am going to do the grey areas then come back to the silver so Im gonna use the polyscale reefer grey, just got to get the stencils arranged and cut!
    Looks great. Out of curiosity, where do you scale / adjust the templates? Do you do it in Silhouette Designer or in something like Photoshop first?
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    Apr 18, 2015, 10:10 AM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #22

    Quote Queso said: View Post
    Looks great. Out of curiosity, where do you scale / adjust the templates? Do you do it in Silhouette Designer or in something like Photoshop first?

    Hi mate I do it in silhouette using the grid as reference for dimensions, its not accurate but its good enough,
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    Liking the rear panel colours so far...
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    Apr 18, 2015, 10:53 AM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #24

    Ive just added some reefer grey and base grey I need to add some more greeny blue, its looking a little rough it needs tidying with a fine brush.........im tempted to start again but I can't this is the, almost 14th I think time so this is gonna have to do

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    Apr 18, 2015, 1:57 PM - Re: Dansam ESB Paint UP! #25

    My temptation was too strong I rubbed it down and started it again but instead of using a brush through the stencil I used my airbrush, I think it paid off its cleaner and sharper, now lets get these panels finished and out of my head!!!!

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