RC CUSTOM PAINT - The Easy Way - Pro-Line Ford F-150 Raptor on a HPI Blitz

RC CUSTOM PAINT – The Easy Way – Pro-Line Ford F-150 Raptor on a HPI Blitz

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Today I’m painting up a true scale Ford F-150 Raptor SVT body by ProLine Racing (3389-00). Although this body is originally intended for the Traxxas Slash, the Slash 4×4 and the Team Associated SC10, a few minor alterations made it fit to my HPI Blitz as well.

I explain how in a few simple steps you can paint this thing up in a way that will make it stand out in a crowd. I used a few fades in mine, but you don’t have to do that to get a good result. Patience and good preparation are the key to a successful paintjob.

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183 comments

  1. Santiago on

    Heyย Chris can you recommend me where to get 1/5 scale body shells? Is for an FG Sportsline 2wd 510mm long, it hasย its original body an Alfa Romeo 155 DTM. Yup is pretty old!! Also wish you the best for 2014!

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    • Santiago on

      +HemiStorm RC – Custom RC builds, painting videos and more
      Well RC things are pretty hard to come by in my country, so it will take some time!

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      +Santiago Rivero
      I’ve been searching for one of those, I love the boxy, no nonsense styling on them. A true beast!

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    • Santiago on

      That’s why I want another body, so I can scratch it and don’t feel bad about it!ย I guess the Porsche body will do. The 155 looks like its first day out of the box and I want to keep it like that, thanks for the response!

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      That would be a medium wheel based FG, if I’m correct. I think both the Mini and the Porsche would fit on that one. Take care of that 155, that is a collectors item!

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      I have a very strong opinion about certain matters, and you guys viewing my videos, sharing them with your friends, subscribing or liking is the greatest reward of all. I’ve gotten to know such a lot of great, like-minded hobbyists in the past year, it’s been a blast!

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Around 180 or finer, but a well used 120 can also do the trick, just to get the brim off.

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  2. Tim Wessels on

    Beetje apart dat laatste verhaal. Je verdient toch ook al met youtube of vergis ik me dan? Waarom zou je dan ook nog donaties vragen idd.
    Mooie woorden om het jaar mee af te sluiten. (Er zijn mensen met echte problemen doneer daar dan aan).

    Verder wens ik je een goed uiteinde en een gelukkig 2014.

    Is er enige kans dat je in 2014 ook een 1/14 truck onderhanden gaat nemen?
    Lijkt me geweldig om te zien wat je daar voor paintjob op los zou laten en wat je uiteindelijke resultaat zou zijn.

    Gegroet

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    • Tim Wessels on

      Was in de veronderstelling dat er niet alleen trucks op stonden maar moest mezelf weer eve updaten bij deze scania. Waren 15 paginas. I’m signing out

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    • Tim Wessels on

      Ik ben het helemaal met je eens. Daarom vind ik serious request van 3fm ook zon goeie actie. (Weet niet of je daar ooit van gehoort hebt)?

      Er is trouwens ook een duitse modelbouw forum als ik me de naam nog kan herinneren zal ik je daar eens een link van sturen vind je vast reuze intressant. Staan ook een paar ware artiesten tussen.

      Weltrusten als je eraan toe bent

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  3. Eric Adams on

    great job man, some of the best RC paint jobs i’ve seen.
    thanks for all the tips and tricks.
    wouldn’t have been able to accomplish some of my paint jobs without your tips.
    check out my vids plz

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      I subscribed, I noticed you have a lot of snow vids up, and that gives me something to watch tomorrow. We are having a surprisingly mild winter, no snow worth mentioning so far.

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Hi Peter! Thank you so much for the kind words! I come to Sweden every week, I live right at the border in Halden. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Have a great New Year!

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Hi SPS, I used the PS-49 Anodized Blue Aluminium, the PS-30 Brilliant Blue and the PS-3 Light Blue in the emblem on the roof and the one on the hood. I hope this is of help!

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      een goed uiteinde vol gezondheid en geluk gewenst, Henk! Doe ze de groeten in Den Helder!

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Hi David, thank you for being such a loyal viewer! Have an awesome 2014, buddy!

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      It’s so much fun to do, I always have a good time when I paint something up! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message, Seamus!

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  4. Aussie RC Playground on

    Your skills never fail to amaze me, Chris. You have a gift. Another fantastic body. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I couldn’t agree with you more on the whole PayPal subject. What we do is a hobby and there should be no charge at the door just because you’re sharing it with the world. Some people just need to learn to live within their means and if you do have money to spare, then give it to those in need, not a YouTube channel.

    All the best to you and your family for 2014, my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Exactly buddy. Vasco, thanks for being an amazing friend, I hope to ever make it to Australia so we can both dress up as Crocodile Dundees, wrestle a few kangaroos and have a drink afterwards where I call everybody “mate”. Would be awesome.
      And I want to meet Kate from “Flying Doctors”. She must be properly old right now. lol

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  5. mrmadmike427 on

    happy new year, thanks to you and dj medic i have spent over 6k in rc stuff and i couldnt be happier with my decision …. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. theultimatewelder on

    Thanks for the masking and painting tips, they are always helpful. Wishing you and your family a Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year! You are a man of Honor and Integrity with a Passion for your Hobby! Thank you for the past year of sharing your skills with the RC community!!

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  7. MrJohnny2thumbs on

    Man I am totally blown away how this turned out, super rad and we all know you would never ask for a dime from us, but you know if you ever need a hand. we would all be able and willing to help you out

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  8. TheSilentLurker RC_Media on

    Yet another great paint job.

    I love watching your videos. The tips and tricks are great. You put up quality material. And you seem like a great person, which is hard to come by these days.

    Been a pleasure watching you work this last year, and looking forward to watching you next year.

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Hi Shawn, thanks a million for the kind comment! That put a huge smile on my face!

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  9. 2cwik4u104 on

    that green looks awesome. great job on the paint job. thanks for all the vids you brought to us in 2013. cant wait to see what 2014 brings.

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      That is very kind of you, Nicolas! There are lots of amazingly talented guys and girls out there painting, and I manage to learn from what I see every week. It never gets old!

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, lots of interesting projects lined up for the next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Mr67Steve on

    Great job as always and as much as I would miss your videos, I totally agree with your opinion on crowd funding. Anyway, happy new year to you and the family and I look forward to seeing you in 2014, keep doing it man.

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      You’ll have fun painting it, this one was very nice to work on, very managable.

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  11. paulmcnamara16 on

    I cannot believe people have so much cheak to ask viewers to donate. Thats just immoral in my book. If its my hobby its my job to fund it. I post videos for fun and hope to give peeps tips info and a giggle at my mess ups quite often. Top video buddy another sweet shell

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  12. Dave Aschenbrand on

    You inspire me sir! It’s amazing what you do with just rattle cans! Keep up the great work and keep the videos coming. Happy New Year.

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  13. EVERYDAY RC on

    Hey Chris you are a true artist and badass gentleman. If that makes sense and I’m sure it does and that’s not the first time you’ve heard that. I just wanted to thank you for all the videos and help you’ve given me in the past year. Your humility is a virtue that so many people should learn in life. Thanks for taking us along on all your ventures and expanding our brains. You make everything you do seem real easy as it is some of the highest skill level in the hobby as well as your carpentry skills. You are a great man and I’m glad I can call you a friend even if it’s through this magical place called the interweb. Keep up the absolute great work. Happy New Year to you and all your family and I am still eager to see the Gilande Kahn ride painted and I know life is busy. I promise if you paint your Kahn I will paint my PENTA finally! See you next year bud!

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Haha, challenge accepted my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚ Waiting for the end of the year craze at the post office to be over, and I hope to finally be able to pick up the last parts I had on order for the build. I can’t wait to finish up the Kahn!
      It is true what you say, so amazing we’re able to get some awesome friendships over the internet. It is an amazing tool to meet likeminded people, and share info. Thank you very much for all the kind words, it means a lot to me to read that. See you in 2014! (And who knows, perhaps even in real life!)

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Bone stock gearing, not much work done to the Blitzes. They are pretty good right out of the box!

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  14. Dean Smith on

    Great Job on the paint work. Now can you use your new skills with styrene to build a rear bar for the back tray of the truck. This would really make it pop.

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  15. Andrew Bright on

    u rock man thanx for evry thing u do in the hobby and i second that man if u cant pay for it ur self then dont do it its taken me 2 years to get my truck to were it is

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      It’s a ton of fun to evolve a rig over time, the best example in my own collection is my HPI Baja. there is always something to add, alter, and it just never is entirely done. that is what I love about RC. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. DEMMERY11 on

    i am a new subscriber but i am in love with you videos. i slowly stopped using my rc cars but since i started watching your videos i have fallen back in love with the hobby it is all i do i am spending every cent i have on it ย thanks mate and on the paypal i would love to donate because you have showed me so much i feel like i am stealing off you but its great to see that you dont want to take money and that you care more about others then your selfย 

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Hi Demmery, glad to hear you are back to having fun with the hobby! Never think you are “stealing ideas” or anything, if I wanted to keep them to myself I wouldn’t make these videos. I love how on forums there is a lot of info being shared, I learn some new stuff every day, and I’ve been doing this for a long time. People are insanely creative, and it is what keeps the hobby interesting!

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  17. Brent Morrison on

    hey I love this body, I’m lookin at gettin a SVT body for my SC10rs when I get it…. I think the body would’ve fit without additional mod with the extended body mounts…?

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Hi Brent, I think so, it sits fairly low. Real good looking shell, they managed to put quite a bit of detail in it.

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  18. Tim H on

    I just got back into rc, I love you and DJ Medic!!!!! You guys do great shows!!! Your paint jobs are amazing!!!!! I play drums as well so keeping up with both hobbies is kinda expensive lol I have a glamis uno and am gonna attempt to do a sct conversion on it I am gonna utilize you paint techniques as well!!!! Thank you again for your love for the hobby to put your shows up Hemi!!!

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Glamis Uno, that’s a great ride, Tim! I wish I had a talent for music, great to have more than one passion. Keep it up man!

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  19. Nikel87 on

    Hi.
    Me and my friend has been sitting here for the last hour watching your videos and tutorials to get some inspiration for my Trail Stomper body.
    But then we got a bit suprised when you started talking about Halden and the fortress in your dragster video. Small world. ( We are working/staying in Halden on weekdays but living in Sweden)

    Keep uploading your great videos and maybe we see each other in town.
    // Niklas & Andreas

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    • Nikel87 on

      +HemiStorm RC – Custom RC builds, painting videos and moreย 
      Yeah, I guess I have to buy it from Ebay if I cant find it nearby.
      A couple of years ago there was an awsome Toy Store in Gรถteborg that had everything you could possibly want, but sadly the owner retired and sold the store and it turned around to be an everyday Barbiestore you can find everywhere.
      Yeah, I think we do.
      I got some Ideas for your Dragster you might like.
      Send me a PM if you like.

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      +Nikel87
      That is a good question, I import most of the time since Scandinavia had no real Tamiya distributor. Could be Smallsize AS has some, and if not you can try Modellers in Sem. Stud tires? Got them! We need to hang out!

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    • Nikel87 on

      +HemiStorm RC – Custom RC builds, painting videos and moreย 
      Indeed it is.
      Maybe we get some ice soon in the harbor and can drive with stud-tires.
      Btw, Just placed a massive order on paint a couple of minutes ago, but I couldn’t find the PS55. Any idea where I can buy one?

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Hi Niklas and Andreas, it’s a small world indeed! Halden is a great town to live, I’m pretty sure we will bump into eachother some day!

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  20. chillen691 on

    Just wanted to say how much i have enjoyed your videos ,you are talented gentleman and a great source of inspiration.
    I think all the people who enjoy your videos can see your are passionate about rc and will look forward to sharing our and your thoughts,fun and tips on this great hobby ย 
    Happy New Year Chris and all the best for 2014

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  21. Jakob Schilling on

    Your comment at the end just made me smile because it is so true and I am glad there are people like you! Nice paintjob AGAIN!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Nick Silvernail on

    ur a real good dude Hemi with the patince (I think that’s how u smell that) of a saint keep the vids rolling … but no matter how many times I watch ur vids I still can’t paint LOL !!!!ย 

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  23. Court Mojo on

    great stuff, ย I would really like to watch you cut out your lettering…sounds easy enough, but seeing would help a ton. ย i bought a cheap overhead projector from the library to help

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  24. jeremysev on

    ย  Please invest in some lighting. even DIY video lighting would help. Having you videos in this dark lighting you lose some much details in your work.ย 

    also look up a light desk diy. its used for drawing. it would help you in video masking…

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    • Joseph170 on

      i just bot black to go over my metalic blue, i want it to be dark, im thinking maybe getting white, or something to like add some type of trim..

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      +Joseph170 Haha, challenge yourself to throw a second colour in there!

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    • jerry waters on

      right on thanks, i bet it get a little hard to think and paint in reverse…. well i am new to all of this. but i am going to get in to it, were i live there is a lot of dirt and rock, and i think that i could start a up something here, SE Okla

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      +jerry waters Hi Jerry, the outside of these lexan bodies are always covered with a clear overspray film. You paint the inside to make sure the paint doesn’t scratch off, while still getting a full shine on the body surface. To paint them you need to think the opposite way from when you would paint the outside, building up layer after layer. I hope this makes sense, any questions, just shoot!

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  25. chris wallis on

    HI great vids , ok , so I get that you mask up the shell so you don’t colour the parts covered with tape, then you spray the whole shell and remove the tape . But how do you spray the masked bits without spraying the rest of the body shell? Sorry for sounding stupid !

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      +chris wallis Use a silver or a white to really make them pop. Backing it with a black will turn it into a non fluo colour. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • chris wallis on

      Thanks mate , yeah after watching a few more vids I get it now ! One question, if I spray a light colour like fluro yellow, can I back it in black? Or should I use something like silver instead ?

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      +chris wallis Hi Chris, not stupid at all! Since you spray from the inside there is no worry about overspraying the already painted part, as that is already covering up the transparant lexan. I hope that makes any sense, if it doesn’t see if some of my other vids clarify it.

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  26. Ratpack30 on

    it looks really simple but there’s work in this to get it good, much better then i could hope to get it..
    Mostly just paint in one color or “mix” them.
    Tried to get it somewhat nice but failed horribly on the masking =/
    But i guess i’ll become better with some training ๐Ÿ™‚
    Any suggestions to use masking as letters?
    I could cut the masking with a hobbyknife but always when i do that there tends to be tears in the masking as i don’t own a supersharp knife

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    • Ratpack30 on

      +HemiStorm RC – Custom RC builds, painting videos and more
      More or less, just ordered a surgical knife with lots of spare blades, will see how the difference is between that and a ordenary hobbyknife.

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      +Ratpack30 The best tip I can give you is to buy a good exacto blade with plenty of spare blades. It is all about patience, and getting more precise as you paint more cars. Lettering is a good way to train your hand. I hope this is of assistance.

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  27. Connor R/C on

    Im doing the same body. I all ready did the black details first. Do i have to mask those up to do the main body color? Or can i just spray over those?

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  28. Chris Moxon on

    Great message at the end. Bravo mate…. Well said. From your good actions comes karma…. What goes around comes around. Wish you all the best man.

    Youve inspired me to paint my own body…. Ford f-100 coming. Lumi orange,gun metal and white…. Gonna be sweet

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  29. Jimmie HORACE on

    Great job. I am a beginner. I have 1 question, I was told to always paint darker colors first. Watching your video you painted black last. Why? How did it not mees up the other colors? Thanks for the videos.

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    • Andres Kaminski on

      +HemiStorm RC – Custom RC builds, painting videos and more you know what is kinda strange, I start to believe that clear windows without interior looks less scale then just black ones. It robs somehow the magic when you see the empty car.

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      +Ankam All a matter of taste, it could look pretty cool I guess.

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    • HemiStorm RC - Custom RC builds, painting videos and more on

      Hi there, I use the “better edge” sanding block from Protoform. Comes with 120 grit I believe.

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  30. Rui Chaves on

    ficou brutal, muito bonita mesmo, sera que este body tbm deve dar na teal associated 2wd ? e onde a comprar a bom preรงo !?

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    • NotaHipster on

      HemiStorm RC – Custom RC builds, painting videos and more But it looks hard and Im just a lazy guy I just wanna bash and if I do this its gonna get scuffed and ill start crying because I damaged my body which I worked hard on. With hydridipping Its easy so I can always hydrdip another body easily.

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  31. Rytek Security on

    After you do the first paint coat the light still allows you to see the other graphics and masking? I’m about to try another body and am inspired by your work, thanks for the videos from Payson Arizona.

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