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  • Two 1/32 WOMP lexan bodies recently released from the paint booth!

    Just wanted to share a couple of the latest 1/32 WOMP bodies to come from the paint booth...


    Both are Mini Cooper bodies purchased from the local track that I painted up with what I consider "fun" paint schemes.


    The first is the "General Wee" I painted up this spring.
    (Please note - all the detail is painted on the inside of the body - no stickers / decals!)

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    And here it is trimmed out, mounted and running at the track!

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    The second and most recent one to be completed is the "Beer Money Racing" Mini
    (as car #30 as it is always "Beer 30" somewhere!)

    This one does incorporate prism type vinyl for the "mugs" and the lettering on the hood - but the vinyl is applied from the inside to keep the smooth uninterrupted surface on the outside of the body.
    (all other details are painted in)

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    And her she is mounted and out racing!

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    And while the camera doesn't pick up the prism effect very well on the finished body, it does catch the light nicely at the track, giving a nice effect.
    For reference here is a shot of the vinyl slightly curved that shows off the prism effect...

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  • #2
    Can’t see any pictures Todd but just buy the names you know I really want to

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    • #3
      Hmmmm... I'm not sure what I screwed up.... Let me try reloading the pictures!
      (I think that may have it now)
      Last edited by TuscoTodd; July 12, 2020, 09:51 AM.

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      • #4
        They look great nice work Let me guess you’re beer drinkin team has a racing problem don’t they

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        • #5
          Todd, Those are looking good, Nice job.
          Robert- Connecticut, USA. Shoreline Raceways Club.

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          • #6
            Two neat looking paint jobs Todd. Did you use a vinyl plotter or a Cricut to cut out lettering? What adhesive did you use for gluing the vinyl pieces inside the bodies before painting?

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            • #7
              Thumbs up on that #30 both in color choice and livery Todd!!!

              Dundee Denny

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              • #8
                OK,those are just plain COOL!!!!!
                Rusty

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bill from NH View Post
                  Two neat looking paint jobs Todd. Did you use a vinyl plotter or a Cricut to cut out lettering? What adhesive did you use for gluing the vinyl pieces inside the bodies before painting?
                  Bill - Earlier this year, I purchased a Silhouette Cameo 4 after seeing what a friend of mine was doing with a Cameo 3 and how easy the software was to use! While I am still learning with it, I have been having fun with seeing just what I can create with it!
                  In regard to the vinyl, for masking applications, I have been using the Oracal 631 removable vinyl with very good success. The gold holographic vinyl I used on the "Beer Money Racing" body is the first "permanent adhesive" type vinyl I have tried using for masking. While it worked well on the lexan both as a permanent application (the gold mugs and lettering) and as a mask for areas like the white foam and license plate - I think the "permanent adhesive" version like this may pose an issue if you try to use it as a mask over a painted surface as it stuck notably stronger than the Oracal 631 and I would be concerned that it may try to pull up the paint with it on removal.
                  For reference, the holographic vinyl is by Cricut as part of their Premium Vinyl Holographic Threads line and can be seen here
                  https://cricut.com/en_us/cutting-materials/vinyl/premium/premium-vinyltm-holographic-threads-sampler-elegance-permanent.html

                  Being able to cut your own masks for painting number, logos, etc opens up a wide variety of options and is part of the reason I wanted to get one of these units. Thus far I have only used the masks for paint my lexan bodies for the classes we run at the commercial track, but I have been working on a couple design ideas for some hard body applications that I hope to try out later this summer.
                  One of the things with painting lexan from the inside is I still catch myself occasionally forgetting to flip things horizontally to use them on as a mask on the inside. Easy enough to remedy with the software - but it has required my to recut a set on occasion.
                  But as an example of how slick it is to set up the masks with the software that comes with the machine, here is a screen shot of the mask set I used on the Beer Money Racing body:

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                  • #10
                    BTW - thank you for the kind words gents - I am really happy with how those turned out! I'll work to post the '69 Charger 1/24 bodies I've recently done as well. The latest one was a lot of labor (8 colors and a good amount of time involved) - but REALLY happy with how it turned out! So more to follow!

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                    • #11
                      Todd, thanks for the detailed reply above. It's very informative. I'm not currently painting bodies myself, but in the past I've cut vinyl masking on a sheet of glass with a sharp hobby knife or scalpel. My wife has a new Circut, but I don't know if I can get my hands on it.

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                      • TuscoTodd
                        TuscoTodd commented
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                        I used to do the same - using glass or the back side of a Corelle plate and an exacto knife and straight edge, etc with both tape and vinyl - but the speed and capabilities of this machine blows away my manual efforts by a long shot! Case in point, the machine cut all those stars on the flag mask for the General Wee! I am not sure I would even be able (or want to try) doing that manually.
                        As an added bonus - want a second set of identical masks later on? Just bring up the file and hit "cut"!

                    • #12
                      They look great! Nice work.

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                      • TuscoTodd
                        TuscoTodd commented
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                        Thank you sir! I'll try to get the '68 Charger pics uploaded tomorrow the first one was done before either of the minis - the second one after the two minis... I think everyone will be able to see the progression of detail... But I am still happy with both!
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