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Drag Dairy aged metal plus Hot Pink flames!

imageThis one is rare indeed!  One of one creation to say the least!
It started as one of my realistic faux paint textures.  The effect done using four different colors of paints from chrome to black with some pearl silver and galaxy grey layered in and over each other, while using several techniques like dry brushing and literal scrapes…to eventually get a believable look of aged metal.  But…again….its all paint!!
Then I needed something that would contrast this aged metal patina and thought what would be a more stark contrast than HOT PINK!!?  Thus the side flames were born from a two stage custom mix of auto air/wicked colors.
I had to leave it at that point because I thought it might be toooooo much of a contrast.  But eventually warmed up to the combo.
I thought it might need a little more tho and added some chrome-ish flames on roof and nose!
All lights and chutes detailed as well as the rear windows blacked out.
Chassis features white redline rubber tires!  Was disassembled and black washed to bring out more detail and tone done the bright chrome appearance a little.  Wheels also black washed.  Seat/roll cage pretty much stock except a few well placed exacto cuts to remove parts of the steering wheel and roll cage above driver seat.
Body is removeable.  It will also stay attached to chassis when fully closed OR..fully upright position.
The odd mix of colors and patina…really does go well with each other, from body to tires!
Watch for the SALE LINK to be announced soon!!

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First look! 1of1 candy fade plus multilayer flames drag bus!

Here is a killer VW Drag Bus done with a combination of flames and colors which cant be matched!  First run mask designs plus loose mask airbrushed ghost flames!  This is a ONE OF ONE creation with candy and pearl colors faded together seamlessly.  The multilayer flames ghost out and the candy.fade flames glow with color.
Want to own it before it hits the store?  Hit me up!

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Thunder buses.WIP. with color peek!

First one with color …three layers of flames and special attention to base colors for logos and number.  More soon on how to get one for your collection.  Only five in this run.  Westbrook and Durant numbers.

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First flame layer on Thunder buses-wip

FINALLY!!
GEEZ…didnt think I was ever gonna get a chance to work on these again!
Between health issues and car stranding me then subsequent diagnosis/repair that have been plaguing me recently…I just did not know if I would make headway on these again.  But here is a rare shot of the first flame licks.  Now keep in mind, everything under the masked areas will be black.  Ive lightly sprayed a custom pearl blue over the top then added first flames in custom medium metallic grey.  Next layer will be brighter silver or chrome.  Then I’ll unmask and coat with candy blue…or thats the plan right now. 
Have to work in the wee hours because of the heat here lately too.  But..thats the least of the hurdles of late. 
Anyway..enough whining..lol..more painting!
Hope to have these and more done this week..we will see!

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Orange fade bus with tribals and Dark Purple/blue top!

This beauty has several subtle fades with multiple colors and layers of candy and pearl colors.  Tribal flames on top, nose, and sides.  Multilayer candy pagan gold traditional flames on lower sides.  One of one with detailed lights and logo.  RRs up front with sanded tread rears.  All with white letter Goodyears!

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Peeeek! – 1of1 Custom Convoy!

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Quick peek at a multilayer flames custom convoy…one of one…detailed out!!  She is a sweet one!  Coming SOON!

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.
Blue Blazes Fire process for 1/64th scale.  Step 3
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.”