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  1. barto

    barto Double Actioner

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    This is my third approach to the fire and the first of which I am happy:) This is just a practice for my actual helmet project.

    Canvas: foamed pvc 25cm x 35cm
    Airbrush: iwata hp-cp 0.3, paasche talon 0.5, iwata lph-80 (just for black base color)
    Paints only urethanes: black base for background, white base for details, blue candy, turquoise candy.
    Tools: homemade curved shields
    Time: ~2hrs

    First layer: iwata hp-cp 0.3, white base. I create every shape in this order: hot concave curve first (using the shield), than freehand convex line. I try to place each line in one move. There was no sketch, no guide lines. I follow my intuition and some reference pictures:


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    First color layer: paasche talon 0.5, blue candy over white:


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    Second layer (white). I try to stay within blue flames, but not exactly follow them:


    20181206_141316-01.jpeg


    Second color layer: turquoise candy over whole fire:


    20181206_142419-01.jpeg


    It looks like smoke to me, but even so, I like it:) I did not want to overdo it, so it's finished.

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  2. Robbyrockett2

    Robbyrockett2 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Very nice! It is the hardest thing to get right IMO...I don't think I'll ever get it just right.
    But this is a great job!
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  3. barto

    barto Double Actioner

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    Thanks!
    Now it's time for a helmet. I'm a bit scared, but first lines looks cool.
    We'll see where it will go.

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  4. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    Very nice flame work.
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  5. Nokie

    Nokie Young Tutorling

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    Very nice!!! I tried and tried, I couldn’t ever get it. Maybe one or 2 lines look good. I’d be happy with that on a helmet
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    @barto I like the panel, and the helmet is starting to look good too. And if you dont get it right you can sand and basecoat again, its only paint.

    Lee
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    Vladimir Detail Decepticon!

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    Not bad at all! Moreover, very cool flame job!:thumbsup: Cool for the colour of the fire and for the AB technique. Well done!
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  8. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    Very fine indeed... flame has got to be the trickiest!
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  9. SiRoxx

    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Very Likeable!

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    Very nice Man. Fire is really tough to get right, I’ve been trying on and off and it’s getting there, but it’s definitely a tough one. This is looking great though.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  10. barto

    barto Double Actioner

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    Thank you for all the support, only you guys know, how challenging the fire is:)
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  11. barto

    barto Double Actioner

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    I do not even consider sanding, there is too much of graphics under the tape. Removing the tape is always exciting, but this is when all mistakes reveal.
    But it's just a helmet:)

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