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    So since I learned from one of the best in Scott War Eagle River , my kids are wanting to dive in full on to this part of the hobby, particulary since they followed how neat the process was and what the end result can be.
    They each picked through all my cars, learned what was fast or cool to them, and picked out a body each for us to make crazy liveries together...so how could I say no?! And out came a pc fan, a storage tote and some creativity. Here we go...so far. You gotta check out some of the planning notes too, very thoughtful stuff from both my girls!

    Slot.it models. Porsche 911GT1 and Mazda 787B.


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    It is nice to see them follow in your foot steps , also very nice colors for those two cars

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    • #3
      How awesome is that!
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      • #4
        The bodies look like that with Testors enamel? Wow...

        Scott
        Why doesn't my car run like that?

        Scott

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        • Model Murdering
          Model Murdering commented
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          Things that make you go hmmmm : Testors jug paint? I use it for brush touch, of course. I also use it like a toner/concentrate. Reduce with common lacquer thinner and shoot with the airbrush. Great color and sheen selection. Cures hard. It's never run, wrinkled, or fish-eyed on me. A regular "go-to" here for the tricky bits.




          I never thought about it until I was following along here, but I dont see why one couldnt paint larger scale projects with good success using the venerable Testors jugs.

          Bill

        • waaytoomuchintothis
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          MM, just to be sure we are talking about the same things... When you say "Testor's jugs", are you talking about the traditional little square bottles?

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        Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I love that they are both into this.

        noddaz - those are Tamiya TS line in rattle can first. If only one could do that with a Testors bottle.

        TS31 Bright Orange. Ironically close to the 'argyle sock' winning '91 Le Mans that is my car, but she's got 'flaming' plans if you look close.
        TS23 Light Blue. A 'diamond and 'sparkle' livery in the works for the 911GT1.
        Tony ... Tampa, FL, USA

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        • #6
          This will make great memories for the girls. Having them design their own liveries was a great way to bring them into the hobby.
          Mike V.
          Western North Carolina

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          • #7
            Nice base coat! Looks really glossy! Can't wait to see what they come up with!

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            • #8
              Making memories with your family!

              Hands on projects with your kids always top the charts down the road when you play "Remember When".

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              • #9
                Bill, you nailed it...still learning, but I've already followed the steps, 1to1 dilution, airbrush ready with the little testors jugs. Why not experiment?! They will love it no matter how good or crappy, but we'll all learn to airbrush better with each pass. Can't wait to see how this custom stencil works out
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                • #10
                  AsbestosMcQueen ...decals please sir....more to come
                  Last edited by wrangler#3; May 24, 2021, 07:27 AM.
                  Tony ... Tampa, FL, USA

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                  • War Eagle River
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                    He wont see this...you got the inside track!

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                  I have Testors paints and compressed air system that I got from Hobby Linc , what I need is a ratio of paint to thinner . What I am looking for is it a 2/1 or 3/1 type thing . I have asked this question before and was told to mix to look like milk . I am no where near a season person at mixing paint that is why I am looking for a formula to begin with and tinker with as I get better

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                  • Fathead59
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                    And besides Testor,s I have Model Masters paints also , would the mixture be the same for them also ?

                  • wrangler#3
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                    So I went 1:1. Everything went on well. I would even think I could go slightly less thinner to paint for the next flame color.

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                  Inside track

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                  • War Eagle River
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                    Well looky who it is...the inside track!!

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                  Last update before some much needed vacation. Airbrushing going surprisingly well. Click image for larger version

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                  waaytoomuchintothis commented
                  May 24, 2021, 04:57 PM

                  MM, just to be sure we are talking about the same things... When you say "Testor's jugs", are you talking about the traditional little square bottles?

                  Yes sir. The old 1/4 fluid oz bottle. I've been into multi coat metallic jobs and wet in wet lacquer schemes. Along the way I've grown cautious of enamels for all the obvious reasons, save the above exception. It was one of those nutty experiments that turned out rather well, and hasnt let me down. There's a lot fun colors to play with.

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                  Fathead 59: Although we've seen all kinds of nice results over the years, I didnt like Model Master bottled enamels, (didnt stretch out tight and layed there kinda lifeless when dry); and their aerosol lacquer didnt play well with other lacquers, so I punted and never worked with it beyond the initial salvo . The Testor's bottled enamels are really viscous and dont get any better after they are opened. The truth is that I mostly decant from aerosols or bottles. Meaning, I wing it a lot. 1:1 for bottled or canned paints, and 2:1 for aerosols is a fair starting point for reduction. I'm looking for the consistency of milk. After the test shot I may adjust one way or the other. Some of the more viscous products can go all the way out to 6 :1 or better, but that tends to be the exception and not the rule.

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                  Tony, wow! Looks really great.

                  What thinner are you using for the Testors enamel? If it's LT, let it cure fully, and go easy with light coats. My results were a single stage trick. I have no idea how it works with multi stage enamel applications. We've all had excellent paintj blow up ... LOL!

                  Bill




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                  • wrangler#3
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                    I am using Crown brand thinner

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                  Here's J's latest concept. Shine bright like a...💎. Been slow since back from vaca and was priming for the Fly Classics Enduro (nothing like a complete chassis swap mid'race, but I digress)

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