sirskyhi
Does anyone know of a good YouTube channel showing how to paint RC planes? I would sure like to learn how to paint different camo scenes on my planes. Does anyone here on RCPowers have time to provide tips on painting planes? I'm sure I'm not the only one that could use the tips.
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sirskyhi
I did find one YouTube channer "RC DemonDriver" (https://www.youtube.com/user/F3HDemonDriver) that showed Liquitex (http://www.liquitex.com/us/shop/paints/professional/spray-paint/36093/ paint works on foamboard. Has anyone used this paint?
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TomMonton
Most any acrylic paint will work and not destroy foam. It's normally the aerosol in the spray can that is the most destructive on foam.

I buy the cheapo stuff in 2 oz. Bottles for around a dollar. Works just as well as the expensive stuff. I use an airbrush and have to dilute the paint down to lay down well.
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e3_Scott
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Does anyone know of a good YouTube channel showing how to paint RC planes? I would sure like to learn how to paint different camo scenes on my planes. Does anyone here on RCPowers have time to provide tips on painting planes? I'm sure I'm not the only one that could use the tips.

I shot this video awhile ago, I paint a lot of my planes with camo schemes, I just brush on inexpensive acrylic paints I buy at the Dollar store, Walmart, etc. Some of this video might be a bit more detailed than you want to go, but hopefully it will give you some ideas of how to keep the paint scheme light and still be able to see it well in the sky. First part of the video is more about filling, sanding and prepping the plane, for the actual discussion about painting, you can fast forward to about 12:00 of the video.

For camo patterns, I always like to start with the lightest color first, then work my way up to darkest. I don't mask anything unless I need a straight line, I just kind of do it free hand.

For Mig and Su type planes, this is an excellent website for inspiration http://www.mariwoj.pl/index-hobby.html

Good luck

Cheers,

Scott
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sirskyhi
Thanks Scott that helps.
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SukhoiLover
I use DTFB, and usually leave the paper on it. Not sure if that helps you or not but here goes . . . .

I have had success with cheap spray paints. BUT--you have to go VERY light with the coats from a little farther away than normal. The idea is to keep the paint super dry as it lands on the surface. The paper protects the foam from the solvents.

You could also use different types of tapes. They can provide a little more structural rigidity, too. Here are a couple of videos for you.





Good luck and fly safely,

SL
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bogusbandit56
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Does anyone know of a good YouTube channel showing how to paint RC planes? I would sure like to learn how to paint different camo scenes on my planes. Does anyone here on RCPowers have time to provide tips on painting planes? I'm sure I'm not the only one that could use the tips.

Hi, I am not very good with a paint brush so I use the sponge dab method seen here on my BV 215 thread. (I must get on and finish it)https://www.rcpowers.com/community/threads/blohm-und-voss-p-215-revisited-again.22579/
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SukhoiLover
Looks good—but isn’t sponge dab a cartoon character?
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bogusbandit56
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Looks good—but isn’t sponge dab a cartoon character?
Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk . . . .

I was expecting Homey666 to come out with that one
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JettaManDan
because these planes are foam..and are crashed a lot..i don't go anywhere near that level of crazyness to paint mine. I've done 2-3 camo schemes so far..all i did was mask off the electronics..and run quick stripes on an angle. Or...i cut out some crazy shapes..held them against the plane and then painted around them..as guys who do true fire flames on cars do. Grey..black...and military brown or green and you can have at it.
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