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Old 12-26-2008, 05:38 PM
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Default Race Queen Z33 (WIP atm)

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Here's my new take on my white car idea, starting out clean and will cover her in very nice black tribal/cursive gfx from Prostreet.

I might finish her up tonight or early tomorrow since I have the layout of the gfx done and the rest of the details are fairly quickly to paint/draw/apply.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:57 PM
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:59 PM
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That's pretty cool dude.

Those Mini Z bodies get a little hard to paint sometimes, but so far I think the 350z one has been the easiest. Awhile back I had a old school Megatron themed 350z you know the lite gray and tid bits of purple and black. It was sweet! Most of it was rattle canned and then some paintbrushed. I should of took pictures so that I could show you. Since your into that Japanese Anime stuff. But another white body I think is hard to paint without an airbrush is the RX-7 FD type.

I''ll keep an eye on this project.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:31 PM
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I don't want to hear a single easy on this one LOL. Its driving me nuts to work with the enamel marker I have to line the window frames (from the inside, you'd think its as easy as easy gets, right?). It either has no paint coming out or it spews a blob all over the area you're lining while being used with the tip pointing upwards!!! I've wasted a decent amount of Q tips, alcohol, and paper towel cleaning this thing up. At any rate, I'll finish paint work by midnight and jump onto stickers.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:23 PM
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stickering the thing just doesn't seem right to me.
and if it's a reace queen, then the stickers are just gonna be beat up and shredded.
races reallly beat on the cars. especially the 4 corners of the car. i think you just need some detailing on it and you can call it a day.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:47 AM
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You'll see, plus stickers will help protect the body in races. Nothing like FD with over-the-top manufacturer ones.

Here come clean pix, gfx will be tomorrow:








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Old 12-27-2008, 04:30 AM
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I love 350z's! Probably a noobie question, But whats with the black lines? It looks very cartoonish.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:37 AM
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its just his style of painting based on the japanese cartoon Gundum (sp?) basically yes it is supposed to be cartoonish.
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nah he says the cars look plain and less realistic without them....but im trying to beat him up and tell him that the car needs colour.
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He did his RX-7 the same way, I think it's cool that it's different.
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Slick little car.
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This actually doesn't look that bad at all. Neither did the Rx-7

You have inspired me to create another old school Megatron themed 350z with the whole marking up the body lines. Now if I could find one.

It looks like what you have done to yours, it looks easy but I don't know a thing about enamel markers? I haven't even heard of them, and I took 4 years of art in high school.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:59 PM
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Z allowed thinner lines than the RX7, so it actually looks pretty good. Besides wanting an anime/manga look, just plain white looks bland and lines are the only thing that you can do to highlight the car.

As far as window lining Spoon, is pretty easy, but I chose an akward way to do it this time (and a faulty marker at that), thats all. Just takes a steady hand and etc.

Today I'll sticker this babe up for the completed project.
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Ooo, looks nice! :]

Gotta love having a unique style, hehe.
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I love 350z's! Probably a noobie question, But whats with the black lines? It looks very cartoonish.
I have to agree. Someone posted about doing that (not sure if it was SKV012 or not) But it helps ALOT with making the body look like it's a toy.

Sorry dude, that's just opinion and im bringing it up because I remember being very strong against doing that. But don't let that bother you, whatever you like I say do it. It is a cool car and I like it white and the wheels are sick. Cool to me otherthen the lining

It would be cool if you made it a Gundum themed car and put some Gundum decals on it. I could make some for you for free. Just PM me if you are interested and ill mail them to ya.

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Gundam I'll defenetly consider when/if I get an airbrush. Stickers are my speciality, but thanks for the offer of decals.

Panel line preferences are fine, I'm not doing these to please everyone lol. Another reason for it is because I am a big fan of Initial D and the games, where cars are made to look like real and drawn at the same time. A third is that I prefer technical sketches over full-color drawings/paintings, so lines are the way to go when there are areas that would be drawn with lines vs remain plain.

Now to get started on stickers. I might post several collages to see what everyone thinks is the better of the bunch. Stay tuned.
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You would love Auto Modelista for PS2 by Capcom. It was sweet in the day.
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Might try to DL it sometime even though I'm heavy into ProStreet and IDES atm. I think I remember what it was and it did look pretty interesting.
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-.- it looks like crap....BECAUSE your panel lining job was bad. redo the panel lining cleaner and it might at least look like a machine did it.

not to be overly offensive, but stickers just scream RICE RICE RICE RICE RICE, and the stickers aren't gonna protect the most hit parts, the corners of the bumpers.

and for some reason, those headlights look like crap as well.

and then again... a race queen doesn't have to look good.
somebody once said "don't care how good your car looks, if it can't beat me, it's crap"
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If you look at it point blank, alotta things look bad dude. Show me a good lining job instead of empty flaming.

Now whats wrong with headlights exactly? They accomodate LEDs when I convert a XM kit to a Z, so holes aren't there for the hell of it.

As far as ricing it- I think Zs perform hella well in the first place, so some deco never really hurt anything. Better motors will follow my 2.4G chassis since they have pretty good stock FETs.
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