If you're interested in a custom paint job that accentuates your RC's top-speed, consider a design inspired by the sleek elegance of the leopard. Knowing how to properly paint a leopard-print body shell will hone your painting skills while simultaneously providing you with an outstanding looking RC.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
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Things you need
- Jar of liquid mask
- Large paintbrush
- Can of black spray paint
- Can of gold spray paint
- Can of white spray paint
- Hobby knife
Wash the entire body with soap and water. Let it air dry, then paint on a single thin layer of liquid mask on the inside of the body shell. Set it aside to dry in a well-ventilated area before painting on a second layer. Allow it time to completely dry out before proceeding.
Cut out circles using the hobby knife; trace various sizes of circles in the mask, then peel them away, revealing the clear plastic underneath.
Spray a single even coat of black paint over the entire inner surface of the body shell. Allow it time to dry before applying a second coat. Allow the paint to dry out completely.
Trace another circle around the spots you previously cut out; the space between the black spot and the new circle should be around 1/2 inch.
Spray a faded coat of white paint over the inside of the body shell; the intention is to allow for some of the background colour to show through the white, so do not spray the white until it is opaque.
Trace the hobby knife around the windows, then peel away the remainder of the mask, leaving the windows covered.
Spray the entire inner part of the body shell with a single coat of copper paint. Allow it time to dry before spraying on a second coat; then, set the body shell aside until it is completely dry.
Peel off the clear-plastic cover on the outside of the body shell; then, apply any provided decals.
Tips and warnings
- Spray paint exudes toxic fumes; always use it in well-ventilated areas.
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