Painting foamiesDonatas Paužuolis
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:
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.
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.
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.