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Process Shots : Blue Blazes FIRE!!

How about a rare peek at my Blue Blazes FIRE technique??

Ok…you got it! lol
STEP 1 ~ loose fire added and coated with candy blue.
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This layer is the first one and is eventually going to be more of a glow or background when subsequent layers are applied. So it is done loosely, mostly freehand with the nozzle of the airbrush tilted at a 45 degree angle, blowing towards the rear of the casting.

STEP 2 ~ Starting to add tighter, more defined fire licks.
Blue Blazess fire STEP 2
Now I begin adding tighter defined licks with a mixture of AutoAir Wicked detail White, Transparent Base and High Performance reducer.  Its almost a milky looking liquid.  2 drops of Detail Blue wicked is added to the mix when in airbrush.  I am using a Badger Sotar for this step and HotDawg stencil from FlameMasks.com to create the fire licks.

STEP 3 ~ More licks added.
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Adding more fire licks.  Notice these licks generally are inside the confines of the first layer but do not follow it completely.  The first layer also acts as a “road map” of where the fire will go on in subsequent layers..

STEP 4 ~ Fire licks of layer 2 are completed.
Blue Blazes Fire 1/64th scale technique in process - step 4
And the last of this layers fire licks are done.  Notice these licks while more defined than the previous layer, are still a bit wide and loose.  This is how each layer should progress.  Each layer becoming tighter and more defined than the last while still not following the same paths exactly.

STEP 5 ~ Erasing and defining the licks.
Blue Blazes FIRE 1/64th scale technique ~ Stewp 5
I used a trans parent black to define and “erase” unwanted licks or areas of the 2nd layer fire licks.  This should be done with care.

STEP 6 ~ 2nd Layer completed with a few coats of candy blue.
Blue Blazes FIRE 1/64th scale technique - step 6
This is the final step for the second layer of fire. Candy blue is applied in several light layers fading from dark to very light towards the front. More layers of candy are applied at the rear than the front, creating a fade in the color.
More layers will be added (usually about 5 to 6 total} after this. Each getting more and more defined than the previous layers. The final two layers should be adding a lot less new licks, but rather add to existing licks. Thise should be small areas where the fire would be the most “hot” if it were really burning. In the last couple layers, remember the old saying “Less..is MORE.”

Wicked Tribal VW Drag Bus Series- BLACK GOLD Edition!

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I did THREE VW Drag Buses with this Wicked Tribal Graphic set,
EACH ONE however was given its own unique Paint Scheme, thus is really more like a “One of One” that a series car…or maybe its the best of both worlds!!  Either way, these are all killer pieces!
Here is the one have dubbed “Black Gold Pearl” obviously for its sparkling paint which has a slight shift, showing more black than gold in some lights.  Really nice!  There were four different types of gold and gold pearls custom mixed and used in various ways to create the unique fades of golden tones. All PAINT!!  Detailed lights and logo too!

Please See the HTC Shop Item
for more pics and in depth information..and if its not too late, you can add to your collection while your there!!

Only ONE Black Gold Edition was made, so when its gone, its gone!

Hot cell phone case

All airbrush (freehand and loose stencil) with Auto Air.and Wicked from Createx..clear was quickie intercoat..didnt have time to do a better type.


I could stand the pink glitter no more!

Lol

Recently..I dropped my phone and cracked the screen all to hell.  Had that phone only three/four months and had just cancelled the insurance in prior month so I was out of luck.  Well..not totally out of luck because I had a good friend who’s wife had just upgraded phones and had a spare galaxy s3…which was pretty much what I had except it was a s3 mini with cracked screen.  So we made a deal and viola’…problem solved!!
However..when the phone arrived..it had a bit of a girlish color for the protective case..lol.  well of course that was tge least if my concern at the time…no big deal..but as time went on..I grew very tired if the pink flakes and finally risked the phone being half naked and repainted the case!

Thanks so much Michael! 😀

KBs Dark Bio Blown Delivery

Here is a little short video I did for the DarkBio Blown Delivery!
Alice Cooper sets the mood too!!  This thing is 100% HAND PAINTED btw!!
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