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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:44 pm

Flyboz43 has really inspired me, with his AWESOME airbrush work, to try new techniques in covering.
I won the bid on a GATOR basketball Jersey on ebay, and it had this cool gator skin print on it. I thought,"man I bet that could be done on a profile".
So , I took a peice of posterboard , cut it down to 15X24 and started drawing. 2hrs later, I had that posterboard covered with gator scales. 2 days later I had cut out all these holes with and xacto knife. All total about 8hrs into makeing this stencil. I cut a peice of covering, dark yellow ultracoat the same size as the stencil, then took a can of orange lustercoat and sprayed away. I was really surprised at how well it looked when I took off the stencil. Looked like I was tanning gator hide.
I had orginally thought about covering the plane, then painting it with the stencil, but thought the stencil might get soft on me, so I decided to paint 15X24 sections at a time.
Showed this to some of the guys in memphis this past weekend. I had some concerns that the covering after it got stretched would crack or make the paint flake off, but to this point it the only thing I've noticed is, it smel different when I stick the heat-gun to it
Heres some picks of my progress so far. This is a Chinn Yak
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the stencil being cut out
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the 1st peice I sprayed
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two contrasting colors
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botom right wing panel
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top left wing panel
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:48 pm

That's pretty damn sweet GATOR! :rockoncool:
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:54 pm

Gator your a sick man........ :beerchug:
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:59 pm

SHAWEET Dude! Looks awesome! Didja seal it with anything??
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 12:04 am

Gator, you just ain't happy unless you kick the bar completely out of reach for the rest of us.

Sick lookin' Dood. You done good.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 12:11 am

That looks awesome!
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 1:07 am

I that a stencil I am breathless Gator You The Man. I need to send you a set of boots to airbrush them for me. I can not afford the real ones . You bastards Time to catch up. :lol: Gary see what you started :beerchug:
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 1:32 am

WOW. That sure is neat Gator. I can't wait to see what you come up for your Razoryak.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 3:56 am

So you're finally gonna retire the old CY?

Looks really nice G. :popcorn:
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 6:40 am

that is sick Gator!, it's a shame you have to cut a hole in it for the hatchs
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 6:45 am

Absolutely awesome Gator!!! See I told you it wasn't so hard to do, just a little time consuming...Glad to see your airbrushing!! :) Keep those photos coming!!! :tu:
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:36 am

That looks sooo cool!
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:38 am

Very nice, What paint did you use? Will it be clear coated? I've been thinking of airbrushing one of my planes.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:38 am

planeplanter wrote:SHAWEET Dude! Looks awesome! Didja seal it with anything??



plan'n on sealing it with clear lusterkote.

thanks for all the comments guys. So far it has turned out like I hoped it would
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:40 am

Dave763 wrote:Very nice, What paint did you use? Will it be clear coated? I've been thinking of airbrushing one of my planes.

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the orange is lusterkote and the blue is what ever ultracoat paint is called. Its sprayed right outta the can onto the stencil
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:46 am

Did u scuff up the covering to get the paint to stick? What paint did you use for the color?
Hope you don't mind all my questions, I have a airbrush but I never tried painting ultracote.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:48 am

Thank you for the info. I'm gonna have to give it a try.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 8:01 am

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 8:09 am

Dave763 wrote:Did u scuff up the covering to get the paint to stick? What paint did you use for the color?
Hope you don't mind all my questions, I have a airbrush but I never tried painting ultracote.

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no I didnt scuff up the covering. This was not done with and AB, its sprayed directly outta the can onto the stencil and covering. I painted the blue , the day I did the covering and hrs later it was still tacky to the touch, infact, next day, its still a little tacky
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 8:15 am

:nw: as usual Gator top notch...........
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