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Losing grip – Roundabout painting

When everyone else out there seem to be building their own version of the new TRX-4 High Trail, I’m as behind as ever and am turning a TRX-4 kit into a 2021 Bronco. Goes to prove that I never was an early adopter, and that Brian needs to raise my pay check. Speaking of money: if you want a TRX-4 [...]

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Losing grip – Lessons learned, and not

G’day mates! Last week I had the pleasure of showing off the new body of my SCX10 III, Viper. Today we’ll have a look at lessons learned. First, an easy one: black and yellow worked well as a recipe for one eye catching color scheme that would look good both out driving, and in pictures published on this very website. [...]

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Traxxas How To TRX-4 2021 Ford Bronco Matte Roof

Traxxas How To - Giving Your TRX-4 2021 Ford Bronco a Matte …

Recently posted by our good friends over at Traxxas is a How To on Giving Your TRX-4 Ford Bronco a Matte Roof. The Traxxas crew did a nice write up on all the tools you’ll need for the task, plus some information on their ProGraphix Clear Matte Finishing Spray. The matte finishing spray makes it super easy to turn paint [...]

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Losing grip – Outside painting

No, I haven’t been outside painting. I’ve been painting on the outside. Of the body of my little SCX24. Last column I mentioned I had some trouble with paint peeling off with the masking tape, but no such trouble today. The idea behind the paint scheme is simple. This car belongs to Rob Smith, son of Junior Smith, son Bob Smith [...]

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Bittydesign RC Airbrush Starter Kits

Bittydesign Airbrush Starter Kits

Over at Bittydesign they have announced a full line-up of Airbrush Starter Kits. The kits are set up to suit beginners to pros and are a great way to take your painting skills to the next level. These high quality airbrush kits are convenient to use and can save you some cash. Here are the highlights- Bittydesign Airbrush Starter Kits * Entry [...]

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Pro-Line Speed Forms Mini Clear Test Bodies

Pro-Line Speed Forms Mini Clear Test Bodies

Coming soon from Pro-Line are Speed Forms Mini Clear Test Bodies. The test bodies make it easy to try out your painting rig, to simply practice with, or to try crazy new paint schemes. Here are some highlights- * Comes as a 6 pack of test bodies * Modeled after full-sized paint sample bodies * Great for displaying color options * Comes with overspray [...]

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Pro-Line Body Grip Tool

Pro-Line Body Grip Tool

New from Pro-Line is a Body Grip Tool for painters. The body grip tool makes it easy to have a proper grip on your body while you paint. The tool keeps you from getting fingerprint marks on fresh paint, plus it just makes painting easier. * High quality custom machining * Uses type 1 PVC * Powerful suction cup for a solid grip [...]

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Duratrax Masking Tape

Duratrax Vinyl Masking Tape

The next time you go to whip up one of your custom paint jobs, Duratrax has some new Vinyl Masking Tape for you to use. Available in 4 different widths (1/16”, 1/8”, 1/4” and 1/2”), the Duratrax tape is designed for crisp lines and to easily conform around the bends and curves in the body you are working on. Prices range [...]

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Duratrax RC Paint

Official – Duratrax High Quality RC Paints

Have a hot paint scheme for that new body of yours? Now there is a new brand of paint to chose from, Duratrax RC Paints. Available in a wide variety of colors and in two different sizes, the Duratrax paints are said to offer excellent coverage at a great price per-ounce. Duratrax RC Paint * 4.5 oz Spray Cans- $7.99 each * Fluorescent [...]

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hydro dip paint

CPC Powdercoating Hydrodipped Body

Alright so a few months ago I was talking to Dave over at CPC PowderCoating and he told me about a new way to put designs and patterns onto objects, I instantly thought of a lexan body and within a couple of days I had one ready to be dipped. Before I tell you about how it turned out first let me tell [...]

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DuraTrax Evader DT Week: Painting and Detailing – Part 1

Day five of DuraTrax Evader DT week is the beginning of the end.  The last job I’m going to do on my DT is to put a custom paint job and other details onto it.  I’m using a new, clear body from DuraTrax (Part DTXC6218) and I’m reusing the hard plastic detail pieces from the current body.  This is going [...]

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