MLC Jet Pack painting progress (pic intensive)

slave1pilot

Well-Known Hunter
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;

Jetpack 001.jpg


Jetpack 002.jpg


Jetpack 003.jpg


Jetpack 004.jpg


Jetpack 008.jpg


Jetpack 010.jpg


Jetpack 011.jpg


Jetpack 012.jpg


Jetpack inside.JPG
 

RBF

Well-Known Hunter
:D wow!! if the rest of the pack goes the same as the rocket... it's gonna be one hell of a pack!!!

:cheers
 
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Pavespawn

Active Hunter
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?
 
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slave1pilot

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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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Pavespawn

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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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slave1pilot

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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?frm_product_id=36&SBL=1
Here's a place to order online
http://www.gemplers.com/a/shop/product.asp?T1=109931&UID=200510052127090784223263
I'm not sure if it's exact, but should be close

**EDIT**
and here's the holy grail
http://www.cornerhardware.com/productdisplay.pl?item_id=266322&cid=46464
 
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Pavespawn

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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.
 
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slave1pilot

Well-Known Hunter
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

JP earth1.JPG


JP earth2.JPG


JP earth3.JPG


jetpack wash.JPG


jetpack 017.jpg


jetpack 020.jpg


jetpack 021.jpg


jetpack 022.jpg
 
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wizardofflight

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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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BobaFettSlave1

Active Hunter
*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*
 
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RBF

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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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slave1pilot

Well-Known Hunter
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

wrong decal.JPG


jetpack redo.JPG
 
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slave1pilot

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here's after the new decal & new wash

not as good as before, but ok.
I also included the bottom shot

jetpack new decal1.JPG


jetpack new decal.JPG


jetpack 041.jpg
 
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