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Old 03-13-2014, 09:12 AM   #161
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I haven't added it yet, lol. I was going to try and create a "fade" effect on the flames using a copic marker airbrush. Check it out. I don't have one, but my daughter has a crayola one,lol!! If it works, I'll have to get one that uses more suitable paints/inks.


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Old 03-13-2014, 12:06 PM   #162
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Darn it Colin!!!

Why did you have to go and do that???!

I do like to fly now and again eh!

ok, how much, and where do we get them?
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:53 PM   #163
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I'm not sure yet. The Copic brand is not cheap and the replacement "markers" aren't cheap. I still want to research the paint used and see what the resistance is to fuel/oils etc. It would be no good if it just wipes off or makes a mess of your plane,lol! I think it might even work with spray bombs if you are careful.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:40 PM   #164
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Just checked with Michaels. http://www.michaels.com/Copic-Marker...es-artsupplies
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:03 PM   #165
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Also: http://www.michaels.com/Copic/produc...efault,sc.html
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:06 AM   #166
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I'm not sure yet. The Copic brand is not cheap and the replacement "markers" aren't cheap. I still want to research the paint used and see what the resistance is to fuel/oils etc. It would be no good if it just wipes off or makes a mess of your plane,lol! I think it might even work with spray bombs if you are careful.
I like the effect. Who wouldn't. Never seen spray-able markers.
Like you, the first thing that comes to my mind is the durability. Will it stay on the vinyl. Does it need a clearcoat to protect it. I have a feeling rubbing alcohol could easily take it off.
Any of those Paint for plastic spray products should be better and the same effect could be achieved. If you need it finer an Airbrush would be the ticket.

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Been playing with some layering techniques, and after a bunch of trial and error, this is what I came up with.

The system for the Habs sticker isn't normal, (cuz I screwed it up..) but the Secraft is using the planned system. as per youtube......

I did look for the Copic air brush system, but apparently they are scarce in Canada.

will see if I go down that road ta all.... maybe just a rattle can if needed.

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Looking good Scott!! I had a little time yestersday in Michaels and they were out of the Copic airbrushes ,too. I did notice that the markers were $50 for 6 and you were right about the colours, mostly pastel. Unless I can get one used on ebay or something, it looks like I'm going to be experimenting with a rattle can.

I notice you are using alignment or "registration" marks to line up your layers, nice work ! They are really handy, especially with 3 or more colours. Try making them smaller, and closer to the artwork. Looks like you used almost as much material creating the marks as you did the decal. I can't stand wasting material, lol!
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Try making them smaller, and closer to the artwork. Looks like you used almost as much material creating the marks as you did the decal. I can't stand wasting material, lol!
Thanks Colin!

Yeah i had a sinking feeling when i pulled that apart! I may just put content in between the marks and remove the vinyl stickers prior to using the reg marks. God knows i need more stickers of the kids names!

I will also, make symbols as in the software itself, like an L shaped corner piece, move it higher, and cut a line immediately below the marks, then insert the project just below that line. should save space and material.

Here is where i learned a bunch on how to do this.

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Old 03-17-2014, 01:15 PM   #170
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Hi Guys:

I just recently returned from a business trip and thought I'd catch up on what's happening here. During the weekend I made my first attempt at layered graphics; you guys are doing such an awesome job that I just had to try it myself. I decided to give my E-Flight Beaver on floats some local flavour by adding a company name to the fuselage. The base colour (outline) is white with gold lettering, to match the Beaver's stock colour scheme. My first attempts using registration marks just didn't work for me I could never quite line up everything perfectly. So, I fell back on the old tried and true "Windex" method (spray the base with Windex and then apply the top letters by hand, albeit at once, using transfer tape). This worked well, because if I were off slightly, I could easily reposition the lettering. I'm happy with the job

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