Painting foamies

Painting foamies

Most people think that for good looking painted foamie you need expencive airbrush and expert skills, i try to show this wrong opinion. Anyone can paint foamie using foam friendly spray cans, stencils and markers. With little patient and few hours of work you can have foamie that will look maybe even better than some airbrush work! Here is some examples ant tips, all planes are painted with spray cans:

I use 400ml “Crafts Spray” cans, each cost ~2.60eur. One problem you will get with such cans, head of bottle, after ~5 paintings become dirty and you can get even layer of paints. To avoid this problem i suggest each time after painting wash head in spirit, also one friend give me good advice, after each painting invert can and spray pressured air from can. Both actions should help keep can heads in good condition for long time.
Using stencils from depron and two colors spray (blue and dark blue) paint cockpit and waved chessboard. It is best/eassier to paint parts like this not assembled. Best way to attach stencils to painting surface is to use thin needles.

Using stencils from depron and two colors spray (blue and dark blue) paint cockpit and waved chessboard. It is best/eassier to paint parts like this not assembled. Best way to attach stencils to painting surface is to use thin needles.

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Painting monoplane is always little more difficult than painting biplane because fuselage is attached to wings, so if you want bottom side of wings leave white, you need to cover it with paper ore something else. In picture you see MVPP monoplane Arrow, cockpit and waved chessboard closed with stencils. Every detail you see on plane is cut from sticky black film, text lines (stickers) was made in local copy/cutting center. I used 3 colors to get last result, yellow, red and black. Spray most of plane with yellow, then front part with red, and only little black for wing ans nose edges. When paint is dry, remove all stickers, and ussing black marker paint center of each white decal.

One of the best paintings i ever did Arrow V2.

One of the best paintings i ever did Arrow V2.

Knuffel: Waved chessboard on right wingtip, was made with red marker, later it was covered with stencils to keep it clean during painting (Same with cockpit). Cut and glue stickers from sticky film, you can use your own, ore this flame template ( bellow). When everything prepared and covered spray blue paints first, affter this black paints on edges of wings like it shown in picture. Let paints dry, take two black markers, one thin for branch and other wide for painting white marks left by stencils in front of plane.

Knuffel: Waved chessboard on right wingtip, was made with red marker, later it was covered with stencils to keep it clean during painting (Same with cockpit). Cut and glue stickers from sticky film, you can use your own, ore this flame template ( bellow). When everything prepared and covered spray blue paints first, affter this black paints on edges of wings like it shown in picture. Let paints dry, take two black markers, one thin for branch and other wide for painting white marks left by stencils in front of plane.

Example for flame stencil, just print it on sticky film back side cut it with sharp hobby knife, and you have perfect stencil. Make sure film is not to sticky, otherwise it will damage depron surface when you remove it after painting.

Example for flame stencil, just print it on sticky film back side cut it with sharp hobby knife, and you have perfect stencil. Make sure film is not to sticky, otherwise it will damage depron surface when you remove it after painting.

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My 2006/2007 F3P plane “Future” Painting was done with few flame stencils, yellow, red and black paints. Such sheme can be made real quick and it looks neat. Advice: Paint fuselage separate from wings, that way it will be much easier to keep other parts clean.

My 2006/2007 F3P planes Future and Futurion, Futurion painting was done using same technique as Knuffel.

My 2006/2007 F3P planes Future and Futurion, Futurion painting was done using same technique as Knuffel.

My 2006/2007 F3P planes Future and Futurion, Futurion painting was done using same technique as Knuffel.

My 2006/2007 F3P planes Future and Futurion, Futurion painting was done using same technique as Knuffel.

Our models in 3D college indoor event, in Aalst, Belgium 2007 feb.

Our models in 3D college indoor event, in Aalst, Belgium 2007 feb.

Latest Futurion in Mons (Belgium) F3P competition.

Latest Futurion in Mons (Belgium) F3P competition.

David Lockhard Future and Futurion, black waved chessboard was done with black marker. Text "Future F3P is cut from sticky film in copy/cutting center.

David Lockhard Future and Futurion, black waved chessboard was done with black marker. Text “Future F3P is cut from sticky film in copy/cutting center.

 Maartin De Moor a.k.a Doc.Insane Futurion.

Maartin De Moor a.k.a Doc.Insane Futurion.

Maartin De Moor a.k.a Doc.Insane Futurion test flight:)

Maartin De Moor a.k.a Doc.Insane Futurion test flight:)

My 2006 summer Futurion, FGVC electric class Futurion.

My 2006 summer Futurion, FGVC electric class Futurion.

One of latest Future’s build for Darius. As you see simply shadow imitation on one side of white marks give good result, no need to paint all area.

One of latest Future’s build for Darius. As you see simply shadow imitation on one side of white marks give good result, no need to paint all area.

One of latest Future’s build for Darius. As you see simply shadow imitation on one side of white marks give good result, no need to paint all area.

One of latest Future’s build for Darius. As you see simply shadow imitation on one side of white marks give good result, no need to paint all area.

2005/2006 year pattern plane, Future prototype.

2005/2006 year pattern plane, Future prototype.

2005/2006 year pattern plane, Future prototype.

2005/2006 year pattern plane, Future prototype.

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VPP plane”Experiment” (Arrow prototype), white stripes was made from sticky tape, first spray plane in blue and after removing sticky tape add black paint, it create view of shadow.  Cockpit was painted in red first, and when paint was dry i put honeycomb net and spray black paint. Hardest part to find such net,  i think you can find something like this in hardware store.

One more shoot of "Experiment"

One more shoot of “Experiment”

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