Customs: Outlining Primes flames: How?

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  1. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    I searched through 20 pages for info on this and i did'nt find anything.

    Apologies if this has already been discussed (which i imagine it likely has:p ).

    I am in need of some help with outlining my leader optimus primes flames. I plan on customizing one for my own collection and i want him to look as screen accurate as possible but the flames are giving me grief.

    I can sorta do the flames ok its just the outlining im having trouble with (so far every practice run i've done has looked a bit....poo :( 
    So far i have tried using a fine paint pen which has sucked every time).

    I was wondering if someone here could help me and tell me what i need to do?

    I want them to be as fine as possible (like in the movie) but im not sure if thats even possible?

    If anyone could help that would be :bay ! (i like this icon lol)
     
  2. Mathius Maximus

    Mathius Maximus Well-Known Member

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    There is a youtube video on doing this.. I want to say it is frenzyrumble's work, but if I'm wrong I'm sorry, I don't mean to discredit anyone. His technique was to use a certain type of paint that can be wiped easily when mistakes were made.

    Basically you have two options. You can very carefully use a pinstripe tape to mask everything and then paint, or you can very carefully freehand with a very fine brush.

    Otherwise you might as well base coat the whole thing and use a decal.

    EDIT: Had one more idea... it's a PITA, but it would work... You COULD print your flame pattern out on a rigid paper, use an exacto knife to cut out the area you want to spray and use that for a mask.

    Mathius
     
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    Doesnt FrenzyRumble have flame stencils for sale?
     
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    Yes, frenzy_rumble does have stencils for sale.. Or at least he did. Also the youtube video mentioned is FR's as well. He uses Lacquer paints for everything BUT the fame pinstripes, in which case he uses enamel silver.
     
  5. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    This sounds interesting, but what is pinstripe tape? I have never heard of it before.

    The printing out the flames idea sounds good too, but where would i find the flame patterns?
     
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    pinstriping tape is just a very fine line tape used in the automotive industry. Sometimes it's used for masking, sometimes as a vehicle accent. I'm sure you've seen pinstripes on factory vehicles. They're usually just a subtle straight line running along the door line or something.

    Try like an autozone, advanced auto, pep boys, o'reilly's etc. One of them is bound to have it. An body supply shop for sure.

    1/8"x36 Yd Blue Plastic Tape Custom Art
    3M 6300 - 3M Scotch Fine Line 218 Tape - Overview - SummitRacing.com

    Mathius
     
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    I can make you (and anyone else) more sets of these flames. Shoot me a PM for details.
     
  9. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    Oh THAT stuff! I gothca now. I thought you meant tape that was the right width for primes pinstripes already that you just stuck on :p .
    That would be too easy if that existed huh? lol
    Ok, i'll try some of this, thanks for the idea!
     
  10. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    Oh, one other question i have (sorry for all the noob questions) but is there a pin-striping brush small enough that can be used if one was brave enough to try it?
    Has anyone ever tried this? I'd look myself but i dont know what the correct width of the pin stripe would be on something as small as prime.
     
  11. Mathius Maximus

    Mathius Maximus Well-Known Member

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    Watch the vids.

    YouTube - Tutorial : Pin Striping with enamels
    YouTube - Tutorial : Prime Flame Stencils

    Mathius
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    BTW, f_r has submitted both of these videos as tutorials and can be found in our Tutorials section :wink: 
     
  13. garibaldiprime

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    Thats a "no" to the special brush then eh? :p 
    Thanks.
     

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